Thursday, September 19, 2013
Book Review: Hide and Seek
Book 4 in the Lying Games series
AUTHOR: Sara Shepard
GENRE: Mystery, Realistic Fiction
SUMMARY: Emma continues to try and find Sutton's killer and learns that it may just be Sutton's father.
MY REVIEW: Once again, I must say: the Lying Games book series is SO much better then then the tv series. It's much better plotted, the characters are much better (and a lot less annoying) and so on. Yeah, Shepard still has the annoying tendency to name drop everything to show how in the know she is about pop culture. Oh and authors, for the last time: LIKING STAR TREK DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY MAKE YOU A GEEK. Same with something like Harry Potter or some other thing that the media has declared as "nerdy". I'm actually going to throw this out here: we're ALL geeks/nerds. It's just that it's more acceptable to be nerdy/really enjoy things like sports then it is to enjoy fantasy worlds or books. Hence why Jocks don't get made fun of even though they're just as bad about their sports as Trekkies are about Star Trek.
Now I will say, a good chunk of this book was mostly filler. The thing with the father was interesting while it lasted but it didn't last long enough for my taste. Too much time was spent on romantic drama and that ridiculous girl clique war (seriously what on earth was even the POINT of that plot?).
So...this one wasn't perfect but it did lead in nicely to the next book as these books always do. I just hope this one doesn't go on and on and on like Pretty Little Liars. There comes a time when you just need to stop writers.
WHO SHOULD READ: Lying Games TV Show fans, PLL fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five red herrings