Thursday, April 7, 2011

Bookanista Thursday: Nothing but LOVE for The Liar Society!

I'm pretty sure all of the internet has heard of the amazingly awesome Roeker sisters and their debut novel, THE LIAR SOCIETY.  It hit shelves the shelves March 1st and if you haven't read it yet, it's time!

From Goodreads:

Kate Lowry didn't think dead best friends could send e-mails. But when she gets an e-mail from Grace, she’s not so sure.

Sent: Sun 9/14 11:59 PM
Subject: (no subject)

I'm here…
sort of.
Find Cameron.
He knows.
I shouldn't be writing.
Don't tell.
They'll hurt you.

Now Kate has no choice but to prove once and for all that Grace’s death was more than just a tragic accident. But secrets haunt the halls of her elite private school. Secrets people will do anything to protect. Even if it means getting rid of the girl trying to solve a murder...

My Take:

A funny thing happened when I picked up this book.  Laundry formed a mountain on my couch.  Then dishes piled up in the sink.  My children had to remind me repeatedly that while I was perfectly content devouring the mysteries of secret societies and hidden symbols, they needed a real dinner.  I cooked it one-handed.

THE LIAR SOCIETY is that kind of book.

It reminded me of everything I loved about reading Nancy Drew mysteries as a kid, only Kate is this spunky mix of bold and willfull and sarcastic that is waaaay cooler.  She's hilarious and relatable--the kind of character you love and root for from the very first sentence.  I want my own Kate as a best friend.  I'd sneak into old buildings and sit down with a full fat frap to Google with her any day. 

The mystery surrounding Grace's death is intriguing, and well-spun, with the kinds of twists and turns that take you on a wild ride and make you neglect your responsibilities. Lisa and Laura have a truly great knack for leaving each chapter with a pull that tempts you to read 'just one more' every time. 

One of my most favorite things about this book though, is Pemberly Brown itself.  The school, with it's latin stations, ivy-covered brick buildings, and dark history, is the perfect backdrop for this story.  Only it doesn't stay in the background.  Pemberly Brown comes to life as its own mythic kind of character that draws you in and creeps you out at the same time.

 I have nothing but love for this book. It's a twisty mystery with a well-paced plot and pink-haired kick ass heroine.  If you haven't read it yet, go get it! But make sure your kids are fed first.  :)

And make sure you check out what the rest of The Bookanistas are up to this week!


  1. Yes! To all of it. Great review! I used to love the Nancy Drew books, too. Definitely had that Nancy Drew flair, but updated and far more hilarious.

  2. Can't wait to get my hands on this! And great review, Jewelz. :)

  3. THANK YOU JESSI!!! This review completely made our day!!!

  4. Kate is such a great character! Awesome review!