Book Review: The Lying Game Two Truths and a Lie

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I am a big fan of author Sara Shepard (she also wrote Pretty Little Liars!) and I love The Lying Game series. The series follows former foster child Emma who discovers her long-lost twin Sutton. When Sutton mysteriously vanishes, Emma steps into her life and uncovers secrets about their past and her twin’s disappearance. There has also been a show based off of the books on ABC family which I love! Anyone who is a fan of the Pretty Little Liars show should check out The Lying Game, I think I might even like TLG more than PLL.

Overall, I’m a huge fan of this series. However, I did not enjoy this book as I had the others. This is the third one and by far the worst. I felt that there was no suspense and that you could tell right from the start how things would end up. The best thing about Shepard’s books is usually that they keep you up until you finish them. After that you just lie in bed trying to figure out what you’ve just seen. That element was really lacking from this book. I would definitely recommend reading this series, but be ready for a disappointment on this book. I am still a loyal fan and will be reading the fourth Lying Game book when it comes out this summer.

Get the books: The Lying Game, Never Have I Ever, Two Truths and a Lie (reviewed) and Hide and Seek (On pre-order out this summer)

XOXO

Lauren

One is Silver and the Other’s Gold

I’m loving the metallic trend this spring.You can glam it up, or keep it casual like I did here. It’s fun to pair different shades together and include bright accessories. The dark wash cuffed jean keeps the look casual and fun.

XOXO

Lauren

Credits:

Shirt: Free People

Gray Sweater: Hinge

Purple Sweater: Topshop (England)

Jeans: Citizens of Humanity

Shoes: Sperry (Similar here and here)

Earrings: Kate Spade

Bag: Kate Spade

Bracelets: J. Crew and Morris & Co.

Chicken Parmesan

I recently got back to my Italian roots and made some chicken parmesan for my family. I used the recipe from Everyday Food: Great Food Made Fast from The Kitchens of Martha Stewart. It went well, I love how the zest of the red sauce combines with the cheese. I just used some jarred sauce for my dish, but for an extra challenge you can substitute that for the homemade variety. In the recipe you fry the chicken in olive oil, but it says that it does not need to be fully cooked thrugh because you’ll broil it later. When I do the recipe again I will follow this, but I will bake the chicken instead of broiling it. If you wanted to still use the broiler, I recommend that you cook the chicken fully in t he pan before moving to the broiler. Also, when you put the chicken into the oven be sure to cover it in foil and put some toothpicks (without the plastic toppers on them) into the chicken to keep the foil from getting stuck to the cheese.  I paired my dish with some mixed greens with a vinaigrette dressing. Sit down at the table, put down the cell phone, light some candles, have a good conversation, and enjoy your meal!

XOXO

Lauren