Kate Lowry didn't think dead best friends could send e-mails. But when she gets an email from Grace, she's not so sure.
Sent: Sun 9/14 11:59 PM
Subject: (no subject)
I shouldn't be writing.
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 the murder...
Title: The Liar Society
Series: The Liar Society- 1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Date of Release: March 1st 2011
Number one, I love the cover! It gives such attitude and the colours (especially of the uniform) sent out an immediate Sherlock Holmes vibe. It stood out instantly and I could not wait to read it. But it was not what I expected... in a good way though.
Kate Lowry's life changes when she discovers her best friend, Grace, died in the basement one of the old school buildings at Pemberly Brown. But one thing that really hit home, Kate was suppose to be there. She feels guilty for leaving her best friend because of some guy distracting her, but she soons finds out there are more involved and whom of which she would never imagine to be twisted into this uncertain game. But she has also been under suspicion that there was more to Grace's death than meets the eye. As she goes on a large trek through the secret tunnels of one of the worlds most famous and high achieving private schools, she starts to discover that some secrets should be left alone and the deeper you go... the harder it is to get back out.
Kate Lowry is a great character. She has pink hair (LOVE IT), is very pretty and has a lot of attitude. She is also very stubborn which creates an even more explosive character, making her very 'cool' in a not-even-trying way. She is very intelligent and has found it hard over the past six months to come to terms with the death of her best friend and the betrayal of another. She is a well developed character, of which you can really warm towards and can be very funny and sarcastic at times.
Then there is her next door neighbour Seth. He has to be one of my favourite characters in this book, he is one of those people who everyone could do with. He was funny, very intelligent and has a fascination for history and the-impossible. He brought such an uplifting vibe to the book, he was also one of those people who doesn't really care what people think about him which added such fun and sweetness to his character. Likewise, he is one of those awesome people who has a tree-house and uses it to spy on the neighbours of which he believes they are secret agents working for the CIA (yeah...). But, with his mass of bright red frizzy curls and and massive beaming smile to accompany it, who wouldn't want to see him bounding down the street towards you? Then we have Liam, he's a bit of mystery. His history and personality are very slow to come out which adds a lot of theories to him, meaning you find it hard to chose as to which path you should take, the trusting path... or the not-so-trusting path.
This book, as I quoted earlier, was not at all what I expected. But in a good way. It was very dark and more mysterious than I could imagine this book to be like. The plot and idea of the book was very original and the school reminded me a little bit of a haunted castle and the way people would sneak in and out through the secret passages. The writing was also brilliant and I loved the added touch of latin to give the school more character and a darker, dead history.
This book was full of mystery, suspense and a much darker aroma than originally expected. As secret societies rain havoc on the school and surrounding town, you will find yourself thinking of as many possibilities as possible to solve this mystery. So when you see the cover, grab it and never let go as you will be in for one big ride.
I highly recommend this book and cannot wait to read the next book in the series, The Lies That Bind.