Never Have I Ever (Lying Game Series #2)

Never Have I Ever (Lying Game Series #2)

by Sara Shepard

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Overview

New York Times bestselling series

The second book in the New York Times bestselling series The Lying Game, by author of the bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, Sara Shepard.

Sutton Mercer is dead, but only a few people know it. Her long-lost twin, Emma, has stepped into her shoes—doing her best to flirt with Sutton’s boyfriend, hang with her friends, and live with her family all while tracking down Sutton’s murderer. But the killer wants Emma to keep playing the part of Sutton—after all, no missing person means no investigation—and will do anything to make sure Emma toes the line...or else.

Perfect for fans of Sara Shepard’s #1 New York Times bestselling series Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game has all the juicy plot lines, to-die-for lifestyles, and compelling secrets that fans love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061869723
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Series: Lying Game Series , #2
Pages: 309
Sales rank: 479,878
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: HL740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sara Shepard graduated from NYU and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. Sara's Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia's Main Line, where she lives today.

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Ladystorm More than 1 year ago
If you have read the first book then you know Emma has her hands full playing the part of Sutton, her dead twin. The Killer is out their amongst them and a cloud of doubt is very big in regards to if your friends hand anything to do with it. All she know is that she must continue to play Sutton, and Ethan is her only friend who knows that she is not Sutton. In Never Have I Ever, she starts piecing together more of Sutton's life and what she was doing around the time of her death. As she checks off her list of suspects, mainly her friends. She thinks she knows who the killer/s might be and sets out to try and figure out a way to call them out. Danger lurks in every corner though as Emma, has a few mishaps and always feels like someone is watching her. Ethan and Emma grows closer, but doesn't really want to get involved with a guy while all of this is looming over her. Gabby and Lili really want to be a part of The Lying Game Club and will go at great lengths to prove they can be just as evil as the rest of the clique. Emma is really suspicious of the twitter twins motives when it comes to a lot of things and doesn't trust them. As Sutton's ghost starts regaining bits and pieces of her memories we get to put more of the puzzle together on what happened at the train tracks, etc. --- The Lying Game continues in Never Have I Ever, and I really enjoyed the book. I have never really been one for these types of books, but I am really curious to know who killed Sutton. I am not really a fan of long drawn out series so I really hope The Lying Game is not like Pretty Little Liars, because I don't know if I will last that long. I mean I like what I am reading, but I am ready to find the killer. Sara Shepard does a great job of putting together a great group of characters and letting you have little bits of insight into them as Emma tries to figure it all out. The only thing that I don't really like is how one moment it can be Emma who is doing the talking or thinking, and then the next moment it could be Sutton's ghost doing the thinking. Sometimes that got a little confusing, and though I got use to it I just really didn't like that style of writing. Even though I have not read the Pretty Little Liar's series I am beginning to think that Sara Shepard is the queen of cliffhanger endings. I am sure she does the same thing with the other series..lol. As you all well know I really hate cliffhanger endings and I almost wanted to through my kindle across the room! Over all I did enjoy the book and can't wait to find out what happens in the third book, Two Truths and a Lie, it comes on Feb. 7th, 2012. Not a real long wait but long enough! If you like Pretty Little Liars I think you would enjoy The Lying Game series and suggest you go pick it up now! :)
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved the first book and can't wait to read the next one.
READ365 More than 1 year ago
These books are 1,000% better than the t.v. series. In fact i read the first book and then started watching the t.v. series and the t.v. version just made me mad so i prefer not to watch it anymore. These books are terrific! Nothing is what it seems to be! I would stay up in the early morning/late night just to read these books. I love love LOVE these books. They are the best books ever.. just saying..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[]In this follow up from The Lying Game, Emma Paxton will have to continue in this immense journey to uncover who killed her recently discovered twin sister, Sutton- a spunky girl whose actions in her lifetime are already an obstacle in Emma's path. As Emma was placed into Sutton's life, she learns more about the Lying Game, and interesting way of playing by pranking others that are involved in it. But Emma will find that Sutton has done some cruel things to a few of her closest friends-who could have gotten revenge. Emma is reluctant to trust anyone, and we are, too. [] [] A must read for mystery lovers and those who love Pretty Little Liars [] [] Hope you found this helpful! Wanna talk more? Invite me for a game in Words With Friends! My username is TheBombJD.[]
Dwight Berg More than 1 year ago
I read the first book and was bored from the first few chapters. By the middle of the book I couldnt set it down. I hope the second book is the same way!
Nailah Barnes More than 1 year ago
All of the lying games and pretty little liars books are amazing! The tv shows are totally different but good in a different way. Couldnt sleep until i finished them all. Awaiting the 3rd book in the lying games and 11th in pretty little liars. (:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first one was so good you should read the books of this series in order though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its not like the tv show but still a good read cant wait to start "Never have I ever"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not the target demographic for YA books, yet I found the book very enjoyable. I read the first book in the series on a whim, and was immediately drawn into the story of the twins. The underlying mystery that infuses ordinary teenage life is very reminiscent of Pretty Little Liars, but this series is definitely not an imitation of PLL. Each book contains a story arc that gets resolved by the end, but Shepard leaves enough unanswered questions to keep you anxiously waiting for the next book. I particularly liked the development of Emma's various relationships with the main characters in this book. I will definitely read book #3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, andi think it would be fine for yur class, but u would have to read the first one!! And plus, it is a little innaproriate, like lot of alcohol and sutton(emma) boyfriend tries to have u know what with her! So probly not good for a sixth grade class
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After the first one got me hooked it was a no brainer to biy this one. The minute i bought it i couldnt put it down. I finished this one before the third one had come out and spent every day waiting for the next chapter in the characters lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has so many twists u winder if someine is really who they say they are our are they
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOOOVVVEEEDDD this book so much. I was awesome and love where it takes you with the twists and turns and the evidence all leads up to a twist ending. It was amazing and I stay way too late reading it and then its the first thing I do the next day.
iluvdeadis More than 1 year ago
I honestly love the t.v. series and haven't read the books but the overview sounds nothing like the series. Who knew Sutton was dead? lol well in the book i guess. so can't wait to read the series.!
Robert Williamson More than 1 year ago
Good book, really gripping. BUT REALLY? 10 bucks for 200 pages? ABSOLUTLY HORIBLE. WORST PRICE EVER... I am not willing to by the second book untill the price goes down. But the book it self is great. Even though the story line hasnt gone anywhere. Nice storyline...
Melbarr More than 1 year ago
The first book was great, but this one was even better. Great cliffhanger ending!
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Never Have I Ever" wasn't quite as unique, fun and twisted as the first book "The Lying Game" in the series of the same name. Still the book was enjoyable. I don't necessarily know if Emma has gotten any closer to finding her twin sister Sutton's murderer but along the way we find out more about the events that led up to the murder and by the end of this installment Emma is able to cross several suspects off the list. However, more questions seem to keep popping up. I liked the book just fine but it really did end up feeling like not enough happened. I still have more questions than answers at the moment and I don't mind this being a series but I hope it isn't completely drawn out through so many installments that it ends up getting boring or overly convoluted. Emma is a nice, strong character and I like reading about her but Sutton was just an unbelievable mess. Right now her friends haven't exactly won me over yet either. So, without giving much away, there was some action, and some small things revealed but it wasn't anything earth shattering. Still if you want to move on with the series, I do believe it will be very important not to miss one along the way.
cleoppa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After spending a bit of time trying to decide whether I love or hate this series, I think I do like it. My biggest complaint is that it feels like the author drew out this series into more books than necessary to make more money. Although I'm on the second of four, it seems very probable that the whole series could easily have gone into one, or possibly two, books.The elements of these books are definitely teen pleasers. The "it crowd" along with all the bff, cattiness, boyfriend, etc., that entails. Sudden rise to popularity of a nobody girl. And, of course, the mystery. It's a fun concept. I just feel like there's a lot of fluff and nothingness.Judging from the first two books, it seems like each book has a suspect or group of suspects who are then ruled out in the end, except of course (hopefully!) the last book. My guess for a suspect is Ethan. Just putting it out there now.
iwriteinbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After a few weeks of swapping her worn-out foster life for her deceased twin¿s former high life, Emma Paxton is still on the case. She is playing the part of her ex-sibling to solve the mysterious factors that landed said twin, Sutton, in a rather otherworldly position. And by ¿otherworldly¿, I mean ¿dead¿. Though the dilemma of mismatched identity is becoming old hat, the drama of the still unsolved disappearance has no hope of getting old any time soon.The relationships she thought she had built, during the first installment, shift and shatter, leaving her to both trust and question everything and nothing.This series is exactly why I love reading, yet ate reviewing, books in series. I feel like I cou;d do a seriously bang up review if I knew everyone had read the first book but I know that¿s not true. It¿s especially difficult, in this case, since the entire four book series explores the mystery. It¿s not simply a series that answers a whodunit in a single volume.Though I can¿t give much away, I can still tell you that I¿m well addicted to this little adventure. Yes, it¿s pretty young for my reading habits but it¿s also incredibly fun. For a mystery, it¿s certainly comprised of enough twists and turns. I¿m sure that, as soon as I find out who the killer is, it will seem as though it was obvious from the beginning but, for right now, I can tell you that I¿m totally in the dark. I¿m dying, here, knowing that the third book is going to be done within a day and then I¿ll have to wait until this summer for all of the answers. Eek!I also have to add a side note: I have no idea how they¿ve made this into a t.v. series! I know that Shepard¿s other mystery thriller series, Pretty Little Liars, has been given the same treatment but it¿s a much longer series and it¿s also, I think, complete. I might be tempted to investigate the show, later this summer, when the last book is out. No possible spoilers for me, thank you!
Annesanse on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Lying Game series picks up right where the first one leaves off and ends right where I'm guessing the third one starts back up. I find myself completely drawn into this story and can't wait to find out what's going to happen. After I'm done with this, I definitely plan on starting the Pretty Little Liars series also by Sara Shepard. I really enjoy her writing style.
SarahMCY on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amazing. Taking over your dead sisters life, telling no one shes dead, falling in love with some one your sister never would have, and keeping secrets from the family you wish you had.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the pretty littke liars series
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The book is nothing like the show its way better i would read it a thousand times