Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Liar Society

I purchased The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker based on a recommendation at, which promised that it was Veronica Mars in book form. That review could not have been more right. I tore through The Liar Society in one day at the beach (on vacation in Florida). And, luckily, unlike the sadly cancelled television show, there is more Liar Society to come; a summary of book 2 is up on Lisa and Laura’s web site!

The Liar Society features Kate, a 15-year-old student at a fancy prep school whose best friend Grace died a year ago. When Kate gets an email from Grace (between this and Please Ignore Vera Dietz, I’ve seriously been enjoying the dead-best-friend-may-be-communicating-from-beyond-the-grave books), she begins an investigation into the suspicious circumstances surrounding Grace’s death. Her sleuthing uncovers clues about a secret society at her school, another mysterious death in the school’s past, and the darkness that may lurk under the beautiful faces of her classmates. As Kate gets closer to uncovering the truth, she begins to receive threatening notes. Will whoever is behind them stop Kate before she finds out what happened to Grace?

Did I mention that because it’s a fancy prep school there are a lot of Latin mottos all over campus that Kate has to translate? Did I mention that I love Latin?

If you love Latin (or even if you don’t) and Veronica Mars as much as I do, then this book is for you. Kate is just as tough and resourceful as Veronica, and the memory of Grace haunts the book as completely as the specter of Lily Kane did the first season of Veronica Mars.

Book 1 ends by setting up a long-term enemy for Kate. I can’t wait to find out how she fights them in book 2!

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