Legacy of Lies (Dark Secrets #1)
Something is haunting Megan...
She had seen Scarborough House only in her dreams. Now Megan was here, visiting the grandmother she'd never met, and her newfound cousin Matt, too handsome by far, who wanted her to disappear. Grandmother was so cold, so distant. Why did she finally reach out to Megan after all these years? And why was Matt so determined to call her his "al...more
She has had dreams of the house, her grandmother's house, although she has never seen it and when she comes to visit, Megan begins to have more dreams. Then, other strange things begin. Stuff is being misplaced and Megan wants to find out exactly what is going on.
I picked this up from the library and wow, I really liked it. Interesting story, lots of mystery ...more
Obwohl "Versteinerte Seelen" zu einer Reihe gehört, kann die Reihe in unterschiedlicher Reihenfolge und unabhängig voneinander gelesen werden, da ...more
Deuxième série d'Elizabeth Chandler, Les Secrets de ...more
She is independent. Check.
Has a sharp tongue and is witty. Check.
She wants answers even when confused. Check.
Does't let anyone intimid ...more
The story is about Megan, Her Grandmother and Cousin.
I dont want to spoil this book for you guys.But It was one hell of a read.
I couldn't put the book down. Such a terrific book with all the elements to make it
a successful mystery book .. The book is also a YA book .. and anyone who loves YA genre .. will LOVE this book .. Give it a try .. you wont regret it.
It didn't have a slow plot ., it was a perfect page turner. With good amount of witty re ...more
The true is that I'm getting tired of silly heroine who's scared to speak her mind and doesn't stand up for herself... Megan, she knows how to speak up to bullies, knows when to give her respect when the same is given, and especially, she do ...more
The weird history between grandmother, her grandson, and ex-husband; the coincidence of being adopted in that exact family; main character's "special" looks, and "the trip" in which she met the "old friends" made me lose credibility.
Also, I'm not a fan of supernatural but I ignored that fact while reading.
Despite that, I liked it. This story has many good twists and turns which I enjoyed. It's unique. A quick reading. I wanted for it ...more
English 9 Honors period _4_
September 22, 2014
Book Review #1 (First Quarter)
Remember, in this book review the first paragraph elaborates on a viewpoint about the main character of the story, using methods of characterization to analyze him/her. The second paragraph is your recommendation or condemnation of the book to others.
Cite the Novel: Chandler, Elizabeth. Dark secrets, Legacy of lies. New York: Pocket books, 2000.print.
Fiction or Nonfiction?: Fiction
Write Here: In th ...more
After reading Legacy of Lies, I quickly continued to read the rest of the Dark Secrets series, and from then on would read anything written by Elizabeth Chandler.
While Legacy of Lies was not my favorite from the Dark Secrets series, It still made its way on to my list of favorites along with the rest of the series. This book is unique and unpredictable- two of the things I loved about it. I was ...more
Legacy of Lies is scaresly a novel - it's lenght felt to me quite like a novella would. This is not nessecerily bad though, because the story was a great deal more than interesting this way and it was not tiring at all - I would happily re-read it. The characters had no exceptionary depth, but this is something easily forgiven as they still held my interest. There were small doses of romance, mystery and paranormal - focusing on the subject of reincarnation.
16 year old Megan, daughter of " ...more
Her choppy, quick, style of writing is something to get used to, but after ploughing through books filled with descriptive, tedious dialogue, this was a breath of fresh air. I though ...more
Legacy of Lies is my favourite out of all the Dark Secret novels, (then No Time to Die, The Back Door of Midnight, Don't Tell, and The Deep End of Fear)
> first off, let me just ...more
Als Megan von ihrer Großmutter die Aufforderung erhält, in den Ferien einige Zeit lang bei ihr zu wohnen, ist sie erst einmal abgeneigt, denn eigentlich kennt sie ihre Großmutter garnicht und ihre Familie hat auch nur wenig Kontakt zu ihr. Trotzdem lässt sie sich von ihren Eltern überreden hinzufahren und macht sich auf zum Landsitz ihrer Oma: Scarborough House. Dort angekommen trifft sie nicht gerade auf Zustimmung, weder bei ihrer eigenen Großmutter, noch bei ihrem Cousin Matt, der lan ...more
Seconde série de l'auteur Elizabeth Chandler, Les Secrets De Wisteria se révèle être une lecture très divertissante et prenante, alors que personnellement, je ne m'y attendais pas.
Je vous assure qu'au début, je me disais que ce roman serait tout simplement une lecture "passe temps", sympathique, mais sans plus... Je m'étais lourdement trompé ! Ce livre est très agréable à lire, et une fois que l'on a pénétré dans son univers, il est dif ...more
Both of these books were extremely quick reads. They were fast-paced, mysterious, and actually quite creepy!
Legacy of Lies, the first book in this bind-up, was originally published in 2000, and Don't Tell, the second book, was published in 2001. Keeping that in mind, the writing was different than what I'm used to. However, I will be reviewing it as normal.
Both of the plots we ...more
Legacy of Lies focuses on Megan. She was adopted by her parents and she has younger brothers. Her maternal grandmother, Helen, basically disowned Megan's mom because of the choices she made when she was younger, mainly marrying a black man. Talk about major racism. Helen had very high expectations and Megan's mother disappointed her.
Out of no where, her grandmother invites her to Wisteria and stresses that it is important. Right about this time Megan is havi ...more
16 June 2013
I chose to read the novel, “Legacy of Lies” by Elizabeth Chandler for this terms reading assignment. The main character Megan is invited to stay at her grandmother’s house in Maryland. However, her grandmother is bitter towards her, as is her cousin Matt who lives with the grandmother, for a reason unknown to Megan. It is unraveled as the novel progresses that in a past life there was a love triangle between Matt, Megan and the grandmother. Throu ...more