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Never Have I Ever

(The Lying Game #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  18,558 ratings  ·  1,165 reviews
My perfect life was a lie.

Now I'd do anything to uncover the truth.

Not long ago, I had everything a girl could wish for: amazing friends, an adorable boyfriend, a loving family. But none of them know that I'm gone--that I'm dead. To solve my murder, my long-lost twin sister, Emma, has taken my place. She sleeps in my room, wears my clothes, and calls my parents Mom and Dad
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by HarperCollins
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Aug 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was definitely a page turner. Even more gripping than the first book!

Things that I liked that were different than in the first book:
• The pacing was much more fast
• There were unexpected twists and turns
• More characters were introduced
• Loved how Sutton's flashbacks provided clues to her suspects
• The writing didn't seem as forced

Once again, Sarah Shepard does not fail to deliver a light but gripping book that will keep teens on the edges of their seats while relating to how real th
Tylah Marie
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Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Never Have I Ever, The Lying Game #2

Re-reading this review in Feb 2015 and I've realised this book definitely deserves 5 stars.
I read it back in 2012, and literally still remember most of the book, that is how you know the book was amazing, it leaves such an impact!

Theres so must nostalgia attached to this book for me.
I just remember loving the scene in the forest, and the train tracks memory, ah, loved it!
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another awesome installment in this series. I love the mystery and how you're kept guessing. I don't trust anyone so far!
Katerina  Kondrenko
6 out of 10

This part is more fun than the book #1, and, oh, I see parallels with Pretty Little Liers) Of course, we learned nothing related to Sutton's death, but Emma fully implemented into her sister's life and even made some ammends. Can't say I'm super interested in the next installments, but I wouldn't mind to read them.
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Definitely a fun read and I'm glad that Emma is different from Sutton. I was definitely on the edge of my seat a good bit. The Twitter Twins were so weird and I still don't feel like ruling them out.

I wish it would stay in 1st person or stay in 3rd person. It's weird when it flips from Sutton observing to just 3rd person.

There are definitely a lot of suspicious characters, but there are also a lot of sweet moments between Emma-as-Sutton and her friends, sister, and dad. I just wish there was a
Irena BookDustMagic
May 21, 2015 rated it liked it
After finishing the first book in the series I wasn't sure whether I'll continue with the series or not.
There are two strong reasons for that:

1. Book number one was so much different from the tv show I actually felt hurt (because I really liked the show and since ABC family pulled that shitty move and cancelled it, books were my only chance to find out how the things would resolve).
2. I spoiled myself and I already know who killed Sutton.

So although I was entertained while reading this book I di
Oct 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Never Have I Ever the second installment in The Lying Game series is better than its predecessor, The Lying Game. That's why I really love this book, especially the so awesome ending!

Never Have I Ever follows where the previous book left off, Emma Paxton continues on pretending to be her dead twin sister, Sutton Mercer. As Emma goes deeper into trying to find Sutton's killer, she realizes that the killer might just turn out to be the one she least expected it to be.

Never Have I Ever in my most h
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I didn't like the first book as much, but it's written by Sara Shepard so I thought I should give it a chance. And so I did exactly that and borrowed the second book from the library.

This book is honestly just so so good.
Even though I didn't really read it in a day or anything, I loved almost everything about it. The pace was quite fast and I just kept (and keep) wanting more and more.

There isn't really anything else I could say besides jUST GO AND READ THIS SERIES OKAY. It's so amazing.

I alre
Apr 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Review TBC...

I must commend Sara Shepard for such a winning debut installment in The Lying Game series. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for Never Have I Ever (Book #2) as it fails to continue the fast-paced action and adventure one hopes for in these types of mystery/romance books.

It continually bothers me to see not only Pretty Little Liars but also The Lying Game series' dragged out over so many installments. I can't seem to understand how these books continue to be so popular when barely
Morgan E
Sep 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, boo-you-whore

I'm over it. I feel like maybe I'm too old for this book. If I had read it earlier in life, I might have had the patience to finish it.

I may give it another chance at some point.
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first one!
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was excellent.
I love to read mysteries and this was a fast paced page turner.
I have no idea who the killer is, but have one prime suspect in mind.
Looking forward to reading book 3.
Vanessa Bastardo
Jan 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
I read this book so fast, I didn't even had time to mark it as Currently-Reading, in about four hrs I think, Just like with the First One, Wanna know why? Because it's freacking impossible to put down!! Once again Sara, GREAT WORK!! I love Ethan and Emma, they are sooo cute together!! (so please, try not to break them for Thayer, would you?). Even if Ethan says "Like" way too much... Aaahhg damn, I was so convinced it was the Twitter Twins!! Poor Mads and Thayer!! They should deffinitely tell th ...more
Kelly Hager
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Emma is still posing as her twin, Sutton. The only one who knows is Ethan, and Sutton's friends do not know that Emma and Ethan are friends. Emma's not sure she can trust her friends, Madeline and Charlotte, or her sister, Laurel. She's actually pretty sure she can't trust ANYONE. But how can you be on guard every second of every day? Still, since Sutton's dead, Emma better at least try to be ultra-careful.

I love Sara Shepard's YA books. They're total guilty pleasures and they completely suck me
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
I am too old for this I believe.
SoMany twists and turns with so little answers.
Ethan gives me a bad vibe. He is around so often. I will bring suprised if the killer really is thayer.
2.5 stars
Misha Mayhem
Aug 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Mar 09, 2011 marked it as to-read
I loved the first and I read the pretty little liars.... So if it's as good as those then I'll stay hooked on her books ! +).
May 22, 2015 rated it liked it
3.8 star
Better than the first but still is not good enough for 4 star. It’s more fast-paced than the first book and I really enjoy the friendship between Emma and Sutton’s friend.
Two and a half. Maybe three.
A good suspense ending, but I don't think I care enough to find out who done it.
Pretty in Fiction
Nov 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews-by-kira
REVIEW originally posted on Pretty in Fiction.

Title: Never Have I Ever
Author: Sara Shepard
Publisher: HarperTeen (a HarperCollins imprint)
Pub. Date: August, 2011
Rating: 4.7 Stars
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Never Have I Ever is one of those books that it felt like I'd been waiting on forever.

I read The Lying Game this past January, and loved it. I couldn't wait for the second book. But when Never Have I Ever was released this past August,
Paula  Phillips
Feb 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Whose been following the new TV Series "The Lying Game" based on the new book series by Sara Shepard ? I have now that Pretty Little Liars has completed Season Two and here's hoping they bring back a third season but by the way Season Two ended it could be unlikely that they do. As there are only two books so far in The Lying Game , we can already see that the TV Series has gone for a different angle. In Book #2 Never Have I Ever, we read as Emma Paxton not Becker , is still living Sutton Mercer ...more
Hannah McBride
Aug 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-contemporary
I read The Lying Game when it came out last year, my first Sara Shepard book. I thought it was cute, fun, summer-y fluff with a unique plot. I’m not sure if I simply have a different frame of mind this time around, but while book one was fun, I found Never Have I Ever to be addicting. I could not put this book down!

While it still has the catchy, summer vibe that I enjoyed in book one, Never Have I Ever takes it to the next level. It explores the dynamic between the lying game group, and makes de
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
a tiny bit of a spoiler, beware!

SO THRILLING! i was 100% convinced that the twitter twins were her killer! it all added up! but, nope.. it was a prank. but that still leaves the light incident.. who could have done THAT? i really have no idea. im totally clueless to who it was that killed sutton. other than one suspicion i have; ethan told emma that he hear that she had hit someone with her car.. and with her car gone from the impound lot.. what if someone forged her signature, took sutton's car
Aug 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Holy crap- these books just keep getting better and better. A lot happens in this book, but at the same time, a lot doesn't happen.I like how we see a lot of people's true colors though. and I LOVE Ethan and Emma, love, love, love, love. They make my heart smile in so many ways. There's so much I want to say about 'the lying games' and the murder mystery, but I don't want to give spoilers out. I will say this though- there were times where I had to lean forward and say out loud 'holy shit what i ...more
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and would recommend this book to anyone who likes stories with suspense( like when Sutton is remembering the train prank and something happened to one of the twitter twins)and murder case that needs to be solved( Sutton's twin is trying to solve her murder.)
What would you do to save your life? Pretend to be someone your not? Life has changed ever since Sutton went missing and was found dead. Now her twin is here to take her place and no one is to know her true identity. She i
May 29, 2014 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
I've only read 9% of this and haven't gotten back to it in months and while the first book was "okay", it still was mostly meh. I pretty much only wanted to give this series a shot because I was hoping it would be able to come close to the guilty pleasure awesome of Pretty Little Liars but it didn't even come close. Maybe I'll try the TV show and see if I like it better than the books and maybe if that's the case I'll continue with the book series but we'll see. No hard feelings or anything, I'v ...more
Dec 24, 2010 marked it as to-read
I think that Sara is very clever in the way she writes her books. she really brought me into the mystery of this book. I wanted to get to know the characters more and really understand what was going on. i think it could be just as good a pll
Alexis Labrecque-Bedard
I f it's as good as the first ill love it!!
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Sara Shepard graduated from NYU and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. She has lived in New York City, Brooklyn, Tucson, Arizona, Philadelphia, and now lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Sara's Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia's Main Line.

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