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Blogger Book Review: Kitty Kitty by Michele Jaffe

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on June 4, 2011

Welcome to the weekend, inkpoppers! On this first Saturday of June we bring you a review of a fun piece of fiction to kick off your summer the right way – Michele Jaffe’s Kitty Kitty from Sara of the blog The Hiding Spot.

Of herself Sara says, “I’m a college student and ex-aspiring novelist. Maybe someday I’ll write something, but for now I stick to reading and spreading the word about great books!” Visit The Hiding Spot to read more reviews from Sara; for now brace yourself for Kitty Kitty!

“Michele Jaffe’s books totally rock my socks off! I don’t know how she comes up with such great plot lines and hilarious dialogue, I just hope she never stops!

“‘Kitty Kitty’ is the the continuation of Jas’ story that began in Jaffe’s first YA novel, ‘Bad Kitty’. While readers will most likely be able to follow Jas’ story if they begin with ‘Kitty Kitty’, I recommend reading ‘Bad Kitty’ first. Not only will you have a better idea of who the characters are and how they came to be in Venice, you’ll also laugh your head off.

“One of my favorite things about reading Jaffe’s YA novels is the fact that when I’m reading, I constantly feel the need to find someone to read passages aloud to! These books are so funny that I ‘must’ share them!

“There isn’t a lot of YA mystery out there – which is another reason to pick up Jaffe’s books. She is a seasoned mystery author, as she writes adult romantic mysteries as well. I’ve read her adult novels and was pleasantly surprised to see that she wrote YA as well. The YA novels are completely different than the adult novels, but just as good: Jaffe’s diverse writing talent astounds me!

“Those of you who have read ‘Bad Kitty’ will be happy to see all your favorite characters return for ‘Kitty Kitty’. Those of you who haven’t read ‘Bad Kitty’… hurry up and read it: there are some characters you need to meet!”

Thank you to Sara of The Hiding Spot for sharing her thoughts regarding Kitty Kitty with us.

Over to you…have you read Kitty Kitty? If so, what did you think of it? If not, will you be picking this book up during your next trip to the bookstore and/or library?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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May 2011 Top Picks!

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on June 1, 2011

The official start of summer is almost upon us, inkpoppers! But before we can usher in a new season, we must usher out a handful of new projects – selected by YOU – which are already on their way to the desk of the HarperCollins Editorial Board for review!

So what five (5) projects were voted most popular for May 2011? Find out below!

inkpop May 2011 Top Picks:

Mercury Books by Ms.Marauder (Book – General Fiction / Humor / Romance)

Plastic Rings by Colleen Dorothy Marie O’Reilly (Book – General Fiction / Romance)

Silence by Hannah H (Book – Adventure / Science Fiction / Fantasy / Romance / Paranormal)

Windswept by wildgreenskittle (Book – Science Fiction / Fantasy / Romance)

The Wishing Well by MariellaHunt (Book – General Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Mystery)

Congratulations to the May 2011 Top Pick authors! Once the Editorial Board has had the chance to review your project, you will receive a critique and feedback from a HarperCollins Editor.

In the meantime…five slots now stand empty. Does your project have what it takes to be a June 2011 Top Pick?

Speaking of Top Picks…what was your favorite May 2011 Top Pick? Did you fall under Cameron Quillen’s charming spell in Mercury Books? Were you inundated with dreams from your childhood after delving into the pages of Plastic Rings? Did Sage’s harrowing plight found within the pages of Silence leave you spellbound? Were you swept up in the beautiful prose found within Windswept? Did the mystery of The Wishing Well make you rethink your last wish?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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Blogger Book Review: The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 22, 2011

Happy, Happy Sunday, inkpoppers! On this sunny morning we bring you a review of Kimberly Derting’s The Body Finder straight from Cait of Escape Through the Pages. Read more reviews from Cait at Escape Through the Pages; at this very moment, however, lose yourself in The Body Finder.

“‘The Body Finder’ is absolutely amazing, I was so happy with it.

“Violet has always been able to feel the echoes that a dead animal/person leaves behind – not only on the murdered itself, but on the killer. Those who have been violently murdered leave behind such strong echoes that it almost draws her in when she comes across them. Her gift has never really been anything but a small annoyance until she uncovers the body of a girl who has been murdered – the start of a run of serial killings in the area. Violet is determined to use her gift to help solve the killings before more girls she knows go missing and end up dead. To do this, she enlists the help of her best friend Jay – a best friend she’s been feeling more than best friend feelings for.

“‘The Body Finder’ has a great mix of mystery/suspense and romance. Interspersed throughout the main story are chapters from the perspective of the killer; his sections are eerie, and gave me chills. They were written to be creepy and Kimberly Derting delivered. The reader is able to see briefly into the killer’s mind, but never really find out too much…and that’s good. The book is about Violet and her journey discovering that her gift can be used in a practicale manner – and her relationship with her best friend Jay.

“I was pleasently surprised with the romance in this book. For a moment in the beginning I was worried there was going to be yet another romance triangle in a YA book. The romance progression in ‘The Body Finder’ was great. Violet and Jay have been friends practically forever. Recently, she’s noticed that she feels more than just friendship for him but doesn’t want to say anything. As the book goes on, her friendship with Jay is tested and the reader wonders if the romance is actually a romance at all (I don’t want to spoil it either way)!

“I was impressed with Violet and Jay. Violet is comfortable in her family and her friendships, and she knows her ability can help people. She understands the need her family has to keep her protected, but Violet has the strength and will to help, and she’s going to. Jay is a great friend to Violet, and their relationship is believable – they argue, they make up, they hang out and go to school. Jay is incredibly protective of Violet and is a genuinely good guy. It’s quite refreshing, actually!

“Between good writing, plot, characters and ability to entertain, ‘The Body Finder’ is a great debut novel. I’m confident in recommending it to anyone age 12 and over (or even younger depending on the pre-teen).”

Thank you to Cait of Escape Through the Pages for chatting with us about The Body Finder.

Over to you…have you read The Body Finder? If so, what did you think of it? If not, will you be picking this book up during your next trip to the bookstore and/or library?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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April 2011 Top Picks!

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 1, 2011

We all know that “April showers bring May flowers,” inkpoppers; but they also bring five new projects – selected by YOU – to the desk of the HarperCollins Editorial Board for review!

So what five (5) projects were voted most popular for April 2011? Find out below!

inkpop April 2011 Top Picks:

A Passion Called Hate by Whyte.Rose (Book – Humor / General Fiction / Romance)

The Bride and Her Prince by mimi11052003 (Book – General Fiction / Romance / Humor)

Paradox by Seattlelover7 (Book – Paranormal / Romance / Mystery)

What Goes Up by morgan.sparr (Book – Adventure / Science Fiction / Fantasy / Romance / Humor)

Total Insanity by RosesXRed (Book – General Fiction / Romance / Humor)

Congratulations to the April 2011 Top Pick authors! Once the Editorial Board has had the chance to review your project, you will receive a critique and feedback from a HarperCollins Editor.

In the meantime…five slots now stand empty. Does your project have what it takes to be a May 2011 Top Pick?

Speaking of Top Picks…what was your favorite April 2011 Top Pick? Did you learn to love alongside Coralie in A Passion Called Hate? Did The Bride and Her Prince sweep you into a world of romance and happily-ever-afters? Did you find yourself unable to escape the clutches of Summer’s new existence in Paradox? Were you caught up in the adventure and intrigue found within What Goes Up? Was it impossible to keep your head when delving into the pages of Total Insanity?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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inkpop Fundamentals: April 19, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on April 19, 2011

‘Sweet Valley High’ grows up…and hits the bestseller’s list! It was 1983 when author Francine Pascal first introduced tow-headed twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield of Sweet Valley, California to the world. During their years as stars of the Sweet Valley High series, readers followed them through the many trials and tribulations they encountered as teenagers; perhaps those are the very same readers who helped to put Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later – which hit bookstores on March 29, 2011 – on multiple bestseller’s lists, leading industry professionals to believe that “The book’s success will undoubtedly spawn a wave of YA novel updates for adults.” GalleyCat.

Breakfast with Roald Dahl? We’ve seen cereal boxes decked out in crossword puzzles, word searches, clever cartoon characters, and giveaway announcements; soon, however, Asda cereal lovers in Britain will find themselves treated to an excerpt from a Roald Dahl novel when they sit down for their morning breakfast. “According to The Telegraph, the excerpts will appear in at least ten million Asda brand cereal boxes sold in Asda supermarket chains. The excerpts will be drawn from ‘The Witches’, ‘The Twits’, ‘The BFG’, ‘Danny, the Champion of the World’, and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.” MediaBistro.

Author Anthony Horowitz to take on the world of ‘Sherlock Holmes’ YA author Anthony Horowitz may be best known for his creation of the bestselling Alex Rider series, and work at adapting many of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot novels for television; but come November 1, 2011, Horowitz – who has written and published over fifty novels during his writing career – will take up the role of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by penning Sherlock Holmes: The House of Silk, a tribute to the author who passed away 81-years-ago. “The book is set in 1890, but as written by Watson in a retirement home, a year after the death of Holmes. The story opens with a train robbery in Boston, and moves to the innocuous setting of Wimbledon – but, Holmes says, the tale was too monstrous, too appalling to reveal until now. ‘It is no exaggeration to say it could tear apart the very fabric of society’, he writes in the prologue.” The Guardian.

Over to you…were/are you a Sweet Valley High fan? If you could revisit any YA characters in ten years, who would they be and why? What do you think of putting book excerpts on the back of cereal boxes – yay or nay? If you could sit down to breakfast with any fictional book character, who would it be and why? Are you a Sherlock Holmes fan? Will you be picking up a copy of Sherlock Holmes: The House of silk when it is released in November?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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Breaking the Genre Code: inktips from Kimberly Derting

Posted by inkpopbecki on April 13, 2011

Most authors will tell you it’s important to write in a genre and stick with it. That’s great, but not all books are that easy. Kimberly Derting’s Body Finder series offers readers a paranormal story with a bit of suspense. So what do you do when your genre is not so clear cut. Join us for a live chat today at 5 p.m. EST in the inkpop Forum Events with Kimberly Derting who will answer this and other questions. Can’t wait until tonight? We have some  writing tips from Kimberly Derting to wet your appetite.

 

Trying to pin down the exact genre of THE BODY FINDER was no small feat.  It was a mystery/thriller with a paranormal spin.  And, on top of that, it was a romance as well. It was a paramystamance.  Yeah…not so much.  But writing THE BODY FINDER was a whole other story.  I never once thought about how I was going to fit it into a neat little box, mostly because the secrets to writing suspense are the same whether you’re writing a fast-paced action-thriller or a toe-curling romance. For whatever genre you write, it’s all about trying to keep your readers on the edge of their seats.

 

1)  Use the Red Herring approach.  Sounds like some sort of cold, dead fish, right?  Well, it’s not.  The red herring can be your best friend when you’re writing.  Don’t know what a red herring is?  Here, let me help.  Red Herring: something intended to divert attention from the real problem or matter at hand; a misleading clue. Think about it, you have to give your readers clues along the way, hints as to how your story will wrap up, but you don’t want those clues to be too obvious or you might as well just tell them whodunit and get it over with!  One way to make those hints less conspicuous is to use the “red herring” trick.  Just when you’re dangling a particularly juicy bit of information onto the page, divert their attention by giving them something even shinier to look at…something more interesting to focus on.

2)  Cast aspersions and doubt onto your characters.  This seems obvious, but you’d be surprised how easy it is to fall into this trap.  Make sure your “bad guy” isn’t wearing a black hat and your “hero” isn’t always riding a white horse.  Don’t let anyone off the hook.  Give your readers reason to questions everyone.  In romance, a lot of writers create love triangles to build this sense of tension for the protagonist, forcing her (or him) to choose between two romantic opposites.  Making the readers ask who will they pick?  Is he/she the same one we would choose?

3)  Ratchet up the tension.  How many times have you been reading a scene and you’re perched on the edge of your seat practically screaming at the pages—at the character—not to go in the room where danger awaits?  You know what I mean.  We do it with books, TV, at the movies.  But it’s those moments before the protagonist is wandering into dangerous territory that really get your heart racing and make you want to jump out of your skin.  Take the movie JAWS, for example.  The girl is swimming along, minding her own business, and suddenly you hear it…the music.  You know the shark is coming, but she has no idea.  You hold your breath.  You squeeze the hand of the person next to you.  You want to tell her “Swim!  For the love of God, swim!!!”  But once you see the blood gurgling to the surface, and the girl has disappeared beneath the dark waters, you already know she’s toast and you can breathe again.  At least until you hear that familiar soundtrack once more.

Take your time constructing those “moments before”.  Set the scene by describing the atmosphere, what they’re smelling, hearing, and feeling around them.  Think about the emotions the character is going through…is their heart racing?  Is their breathing shallow?  Give the reader some time to really fret over that character’s well-being.

So how does that same principle apply to romance, you ask?  Simple.  What’s really the best part of the love story?  I love a good kiss as much as the next girl, but even better than the kissing scenes are those moments before the first kiss (or kisses).  The close calls and what-ifs and will-he-or-won’t-he moments that have you leaning closer to the page and holding your breath.

 

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March 2011 Top Picks!

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on April 1, 2011

Springtime has officially arrived, inkpoppers! As we welcome warmer weather with open arms, we bid a fond farewell to five fantastic projects – selected by YOU – all of which are already on their journey to the HarperCollins Editorial Board for review!

So what five (5) projects were voted most popular for March 2011? Find out below!

inkpop March 2011 Top Picks:

Bound Together by rainveins8 (Book – General Fiction / Romance / Humor)

Unwell by Hail the Fallen (Book – General Fiction / Mystery)

Dear Liver, Just Deal with It by ashlutz (Book – Humor / General Fiction)

Eden’s Fall: Changeling by DD (Book – Paranormal / Romance / Science Fiction / Fantasy)

The Game of War by HealedMyWings (Book – Adventure / Science Fiction / Fantasy / Humor)

Congratulations to the March 2011 Top Pick authors! Once the Editorial Board has had the chance to review your project, you will receive a critique and feedback from a HarperCollins Editor.

In the meantime…five slots now stand empty. Does your project have what it takes to be an April 2011 Top Pick?

Speaking of Top Picks…what was your favorite March 2011 Top Pick? Did you find yourself bound to the pages of Bound Together? Were you enthralled with the character of Alec in Unwell? Was it impossible for you to stop from laughing out loud while perusing the pages of Dear Liver, Just Deal with It? Were you captivated by the description and imagination put forth in Eden’s Fall: Changeling? Did cast of crazy characters and intense action found in The Game of War leave you hungry for more?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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Blogger Book Review: Vesper by Jeff Sampson

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on March 27, 2011

Good morning, inkpoppers! Today we bring you a review of Jeff Sampson’s debut novel Vesper from Tina of Fantastic Book Review.

Of herself Tina states, “I’m a bookaholic with a special love for all things fantasy and supernatural.” Check out more of Tina’s reviews at Fantastic Book Review; for now, read up on her thoughts about Vesper!

“Sampson definitely created mysterious page turner with ‘Vesper’. I read this book in one sitting as it was hard for me to put it down. The transcripts sprinkled throughout the book added more mystery and intrigue to the unfolding events surrounding Emily’s strange transformations. I was thrown by one of her personas especially if you go by the synopsis of the book. It was a very interesting turn of events since it deviated from traditional myths which were a great thing. It only made me want to find out more about what was happening to her.

“Emily’s normally quite shy, geeky, and dresses to keep from being noticed. Then out of nowhere, she’s a completely different person where she’s confident, brave, and she’s exhibiting some kick-butt abilities. She’s a real Jekyll & Hyde. Her antics were quite entertaining as I followed along while she tried to put the puzzle pieces together surrounding her life and the mysterious murders in her town.

“‘Vesper’ had so many interesting details layered in mystery and the premise really got my attention. There are so many things I want to know about the characters now especially with how the book ended. I look forward to reading the next installment in this series.

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Thank you to Tina of Fantastic Book Review for chatting with us about Vesper.

Over to you…have you read Vesper? If so, what did you think of it? If not, will you be picking this book up during your next trip to the bookstore and/or library?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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inkpop Fundamentals: March 17, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on March 17, 2011

Sara Shepard’s ‘The Lying Game’ coming to the small screen! Though only in bookstores since December of 2010, Sara Shepard’s The Lying Game is quickly following on the heels of the author’s mega-popular Pretty Little Liars series, by making the leap from bookshelf to small screen via a new ABC Family Series based on the book – the first in a new series which “…follows Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who learns she has an identical twin sister, Sutton. Sutton, unlike Emma, was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on the mysterious identity of their birth mother. After Sutton inexplicably fails to return to the girls’ designated meeting place, Emma must decide whether to come clean about her identity and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sister’s whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place.” The series is set to premiere in late 2011, and stars Alexandra Chando as Emma/Sutton. Just Jared, Jr..

Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark? With all of the hype surrounding who will play girl wonder Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, many have overlooked the fact that the male lead – Peeta Mellark – has yet to be cast. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that the competition isn’t fierce. Though names such as Alex Pettyfer and GLEE‘s Chord Overstreet have been tossed around in reference to the still un-cast role, the current frontrunner appears to be Josh Hutcherson, whom starred in the 2007 film adaptation of Katherine Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia alongside AnnaSophia Robb. Says Hutcherson on the role, “The character is so much who I am – self deprecating, a people person. And he’d be such a great character to play!” New York Magazine.

Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s ‘Caster Chronicles’ headed to theaters! – Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight…all have become, or are on their way to becoming, big-time franchises in the movie world; but there is one additional series that has managed to slip largely under the radar for quite some time – Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s The Caster Chronicles; the third title of which will hit bookstores in October of 2011. All that is about to change. With a screenplay already completed by Richard LaGravanese, and a backing by Warner Bros., the only thing left to do is cast characters before pre-production begins on the project late this year. The series “…follows fated lovebirds Ethan and Lena. Ethan, the narrator, is just an average high school kid in a small Southern town until he meets the wildly unique and beautiful Lena, who turns out to be a caster (which, for simplicity’s sake, is like a witch). Amidst loads of Civil War flashbacks, Southern traditions and humorous crossword puzzle references, Ethan is thrown into the mystical caster world filled with life, love or death consequences and realizes he and his family are not so average after all.” Next Movie.

Over to you…have you read Sara Shepard’s The Lying Game? Are you excited to see The Lying Game hit the small screen? Do you think that Josh Hutcherson would make a good Peeta Mellark – why or why not? If you could choose the perfect person to play Peeta Mellark, who would it be and why? Have you read Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s The Caster Chronicles? Are you excited to see Lena and Ethan adapted for the big screen?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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Blogger Book Review: The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on March 13, 2011

Good morning, inkpoppers! Today we bring you a review of Sara Shepard’s The Lying Game from Lena of Addicted 2 Novels.

Lena describes herself as a book addict whom has a fondness for YA novels. Read more reviews from Lena at Addicted 2 Novels; for now, sit back and savor The Lying Game.

First Line: “I woke up in a dingy claw-foot bathtub in an unfamiliar pink-tiled bathroom.”

Thoughts: If you’re a fan of snobby girls, cruel pranks, liars, mystery and the quiet-yet-brooding-boy-from-school, then The Lying Game is the book for you! Much like Sara’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’ series, ‘The Lying Game’ will have you questioning every character’s motives, including Sutton’s (one of the main characters). Who can you trust when it seems like everyone’s keeping secrets from you?

From the prologue, you (aka, the reader) know exactly what happened to Sutton. The main questions are how, who and why. That’s something that Emma (Sutton’s long lost twin sister) will have to find out.

After moving from foster family to foster family, the only thing Emma is looking forward to is graduating from high school and going to college. She’s had a rough life, and soon, she won’t have to rely on the system anymore. Then, out of the blue, she finds out there’s a girl out there who looks exactly like her. Could this girl be a long lost twin sister? With no family, Emma must find out more about this mysterious girl. So what does she do? She packs up her bags and goes to visit her!

As soon as Emma arrives in Arizona, everyone mistakes her for Sutton. Sutton’s friends, sister and even parents can’t tell the difference. But the bigger question is, where’s Sutton? In order to find out what happened to Sutton, Emma must now take her place. But how do you pretend to be a girl you’ve never met, especially when she’s everything you’re not? And what if something really bad happened to Sutton? Does that mean Emma’s next?

This book is like one of those 10000 piece puzzles. At first, I was confused and didn’t know what was going on. Then, the pieces started pulling together, and I started to see the big picture. Sadly, because this is the first book in a series, it left me with about 200 pieces of the puzzle placed together and the rest still scattered everywhere. While I have an idea of what’s going on, it still left me questioning where all the other pieces fall.

One thing I loved about the book is the plot. Yes, it kind of borderlined ‘Pretty Little Liars’ (it has that ‘What is going on?’ feel), but I still found it very creative and well written. It’s interesting and addictive. And, the best part is it’ll have you guessing over and over again.

Now, lets move on to swoon-worthy boys. This book didn’t really have that much romance in it, but it does leave you with the hope and potential for more. Garrett was Sutton’s boyfriend before she went missing. Now, since no one knew Sutton was missing to begin with and everyone thinks Emma *IS* Sutton, he automatically becomes- you guessed it!- Emma’s boyfriend. Personally, he’s not the guy for me. He’s just too cookie cutter and lacked personality. I do wish the book mentioned him more, but I guess this all falls into the mystery factor.

Then there’s Ethan. He’s the quiet, brooding and from what I can tell, hot guy from school. I think of the two boys, Ethan is a more swoon-worthy candidate. Who doesn’t love a boy who not only is a stargazer, but also reads Syvia Plath and various other poetry? He even writes his favorite lines on his arm! AH-DORABLE! The few interactions Ethan has with Emma are personally my favorite parts of the book. It’s strange how even though she’s pretending to be Sutton, Ethan just seems to know Emma and see through her facade. I’m definitely looking forward to more Ethan.

This is a great book for mystery lovers. Plus, if you’re a fan of Sara’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’ series, I’ll bank that you’ll like ‘The Lying Game’. It’s intriguing, has a hint of romance, and tons of dangerous, crazy situations. For anyone who thought the girls at your high school were mean, be prepared. You haven’t seen anything yet.

Rating: 4 Stars.”

Thank you to Lena from Addicted 2 Novels for stopping by to chat with us about The Lying Game.

Over to you…have you read The Lying Game? If so, what did you think of it? If not, will you be picking this book up during your next trip to the bookstore and/or library?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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