The Liar Society Review

Monday, February 14, 2011

Title: The Liar Society
Author: Lisa & Laura Roecker
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Published: March 1, 2011
Genre: YA, Contemps, Mystery
Pages: 361
Source: Publisher

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...
The Liar Society follow Kate Lowry, living in a prestigious boarding school in the aftermath of her best friend Grace’s death. Kate is confused and lost, wondering what could possibly have turned life so horribly upside down when she receives an email from Grace, saying that she needs Kate to figure out what happened to her – and to be careful. Up until now, Kate was certain that dead girls didn’t send emails, but now Kate has the chance to prove that Grace’s death was more than the accident it seemed. Teaming up with the cute and nerdy neighbor, Seth, and the ultimate bad boy at school, Liam, Kate is determined to find the truth once and for all.

I’ve been stalking reading Lisa and Laura Roecker’s blog forever, and when I say forever, I mean since the day I started my blog. Literally. Debut authors, Lisa and Laura are a sister duo, self-described as “The Hilton sisters – spray tans + brains – 4 inches + 20 (ok, 30) pounds / Cleveland, OH.” Seriously witty and original, the sisters have created a mystery story in The Liar Society that’s equal parts adventure, mystery and intrigue. Throw a little pinch of oh-so-cute romance into the mix, and The Liar Society is, essentially the epitome of a slam-dunk debut.

The Liar Society presents one of the most likeable heroines I’ve ever read. Kate has these hilarious one-liners that are so fresh and fantastic that I want to slap myself for ever having read books with whiny little female MCs. Kate, Liam and Seth perfectly complement one another and add a dynamic of intrigue and fun to their already-developed personalities. Furthermore, I am pleased to say that, though set in a boarding school, The Liar Society is NOT rife with your stereotypical mean girls/rich students with all their baggage. Rather, the mystery fuels the plot, and the flashbacks that let us experience the friendship between Kate and Grace give us even more depth. You know what? Kate is like Veronica Mars – full of snark and sass, but with a mushy marshmallow interior hiding beneath her resilient personality.

I am going to sing the praises of The Liar Society from here until the sequel, so help me God. A twist between Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars, The Liar Society is fresh and fabulous, leaving us hanging just a little with an ending I truly did not expect. I give it a 5 out of 5, and I want the sequel. Now. I would recommend this books to all YA fans, especially those who like mysteries and contemporary fiction.

I received this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This, in no way, affected my opinion or review of this book.


  1. Veronica Mars!! I've been hearing how The Liar Society has a VM feel to it and that makes me so, so happy. I've been holding off reading this until the release date is closer, but I think it is close enough now. I'll be getting to this very soon. Great review!

  2. Ah! I am so insanely jealous that you got this book!
    But I am so glad to see that you liked it so much. Makes me even more excited to get it!

  3. I'm a big fan of the Roecker sisters too and can't wait to get my hands on a copy of The Liar Society! Oh, and I love that it's a mystery!

  4. I can't wait for The Liar Society! I love the pink hair, plus it just looks awesome. Nancy Drew/Veronica Mars? I have to get my paws on it! Awesome review :D

  5. Great review! Mystery, adventure and a cute romance it sounds fantastic :)

  6. The Nancy Drew reference made me add this book to my TBR lol. The book sounds absolutely amazing! Thanks for the review!

  7. You must have really loved this book since you just got it last week and have already read and reviewed it. I have to say that I like the summary and the fact that all three characters work well together, and Lisa and Laura's humor is definitely a huge bonus. Fab review and I am going out and getting this ASAP.

  8. This one sounds great! I'm definitely looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the great review! :)

  9. Oh, Melissa, thank you so much for making our day! We are so glad you enjoyed the book and truly appreciate you featuring it on your blog. And we love you too! Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Great review, Melissa! I’m even more excited to read this one now.

  11. This sounds great! I love funny main characters, and I especially love books without the mean girl aspect.

  12. This sounds like an amazing book! I used to love watching Veronica Mars:) Great review Melissa!

  13. A 5 outta 5 from Melissa....ok the cover would turn me off from reading this...but Ill have to read it now after your review!!..:)

    *ahem* see case and point...a blogger who just sold me a book....!!!!

  14. Whoa 5 out of 5 stars - this must be good! I'll be honest, just based on the cover I probably wouldn't have picked this up, but now I will based on your glowing review :)

  15. Wow, fantastic review Melissa! I probably wouldn't have picked this one up just because I really don't care for the cover (shame on me, I know), but you don't give a ton of 5/5's so when you do I take notice! Thanks for the recommendation:)

  16. i've been following (read: stalking) LiLa's awesomely original and wonderful blog since forever too! i honestly adore them and their book sounds simply amazing. can't wait for it to release!

  17. Great review! I'm a BIG Veronica Mars fan, so this book sounds perfect for me!
    And I adore the cover!

  18. O a likable heroine? I love that. So many times she's a bit frustrating. Great review. You have me considering this one.

  19. It sounds and looks great :)
    Lol, I want her clothes

  20. I didn't think this one was that good although I admit I've been curious. Yep, another one I must add to the wishlist. You bad blogger (that was from my pocketbook). ;)

  21. Ahh! I've been waiting for this one (and I'm glad that this cover is chosen)! It sounds so good and fun. I'm glad you think the characters are likeable, it makes me so excited to read it :D

  22. Lol, that's because the duo is awesome. ;o
    And, yay, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! While I enjoy fluffy reads, I'm not one for catty drama, so I'm happy this book provides some substance. Great review - can't wait to get my hands on this one! :D

  23. With two simple words ("Veronica Mars") you have me convinced to read this book. But really, it sounds like a great story, and I'm so glad that it lived up to your expectations.

  24. Oh man, I've been looking forward to reading this for several months now. Loved this review. I love an MC with snark and sass and a story rife with mystery and adventure. BRING. IT.

  25. I'm so happy!!!

    Yup, I've been stalking these sisters too, and I've been excited about this book since forever, but you really had me at Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars!

    Praise away, Melissa! Can't wait to read.

  26. Awesome! I am so happy you gave this book such a glowing review. Your review confirmed everything I've been hoping for with this book. Thanks!

  27. YES! I just devoured this book yesterday and am already dying for the sequel! I absolutely loved Kate.

  28. You had me at Veronica Mars, Melissa! Lol. Though Nancy Drew is awesome as well. But I have a copy of this book for review, so I can't wait to read it now. Yay!


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