Monday, April 4, 2011

Sentence Sneak Peek - The Liar Society

The Liar Society by Lisa Roecker and  Laura Roecker
The first sentence from each chapter of The Liar Society, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

*All first sentences are from an ARC I read via Around The World ARC Tours  
*Spoilers are highlighted  like this

"Her email didn't move or disappear or do any of the creepy things I'd expect an email from a ghost to do."

"This was it."

"Wednesday morning, bus 315 jerked and stuttered around the stately neighborhoods surrounding Pemberly Brown Academy, and my head banged against the finger-smudged windows."

"As we filed off the bus, I looked around at the Tudor-style buildings."

"I made my way to Station 3, the school office, and touched the cold bronze on my way in."

"It was the first week of school, and I had a bad case of what the upperclassmen liked to call First Year-itis."

"Miss Lowry, last time I checked, you were a second-year."

"Tennis practice after school was excruciating, particularly with the picture from Cameron's locker burning a hole in my book bag."

"The night of the Spiritus bonfire felt electric with energy."

"The text came late the other night."

"It occurred to me as I walked into Starbucks with one bare foot that I might not qualify for coffee, given their "No shirt, no shoes, no service" clause."

"My cell phone buzzed on and off throughout most of the night."

"Bradley and I had finally reached the lake in the center of campus, and I wondered if he remembered me from the night of Nativitas."

"Number of times I'd refreshed my email since I'd sent my last message to Grace: 548."

"I practically sleepwalked through the following day, nodding off in World History and sleeping so soundly in Latin that a pool of drool formed on my notebook."

"After Maddie left, I decided to head home."

"I used bubble letters to draw the words Audi, Vide, Tace in the margin of my notebook when I should have been taking notes during a PowerPoint presentation on Dostoevsky."

"That night as I pretended to do homework, I accomplished nothing more than spreading every clue I'd gathered to date around me on my bed."

"As I waited for the traffic light to change at an intersection, I saw lightning streak through the blackness."

"I wished whoever was screaming would stop."

"Attention everyone," Taylor rapped a small gavel on the podium and called the Concilium to order."

"I paused in front of the doorway to Station 5, the student deten-tion room, or more accurately, hell."

"I grabbed my bag and made my way to the nearest girls' bath-room"

"That evening, my parents were working late as usual."

"The heat had finally broken, making it the perfect fall morning, but I was too tired to appreciate the weather."

"The second hand of the black-and-white clock hanging above the marker board was painful to watch."

"Half screaming, half laughing, we rushed from Liam's jeep through the door at Starbucks, both shielding our heads from the pouring rain with our blazers."

"If someone held a feeling chart up in front of me (you know, the one with all the cartoon faces that guidance counselors use to help us describe our emotions?)"

"I scooped the last two soggy Cheerios onto my spoon and slurped."

"After I got back from the nursing home that afternoon, yet another email was waiting for me in my inbox."

"I'm going to be sick."

"We huddled under the green glow of an Applebee's lamp, our heads nearly touching."

"I don't think I'd actually ever seen Seth run before."

"Back home, I stood under a scalding hot shower, letting the water run over me as the rain had just hours before."

"I cradled my head in my palm and pretended to listen to Beefany drone on about Homecoming weekend."

"As soon as I was free from the hell that was centerpiece planning, I sprinted through the empty halls to Station 3, marveling at how the Station inscriptions shifted based on the kind of day you were having."

"Google is a beautiful thing."

"When Seth and I finally made it home, the sun had just about set."

You're still not answering your phone, and I didn't know how to explain all of this to you earlier."

"Half-empty paint cans clattered to the floor in the garage as I yanked on the handlebars of my bike, attempting to release it from the jaws of junk."

"The next morning, I walked through Seth's garage door without knocking."

"I woke up early on Monday morning and splashed cold water over my face, pushing the sleep away."

"Remind me what we're doing here again."

"I'd like to believe that if secret tunnels really ran beneath the school, they'd be documented on the school's original blue-prints."

"Lucky for us, we didn't have to search hard to find good old Porter during lunch."

"The Reynolds family lived in one of those gorgeous historical mansions previously occupied by families like the Rockefellers and the Mittals."

"As soon as I was in the safety of my bedroom, I pulled the crumpled paper from my skirt pocket."

"Sleep was hard to come by again that night."

"If I was a normal girl, I would have spent hours picking out the perfect dress and coordinating accessories for Homecoming."

"Well, that was awkward," I said, trying to keep my voice steady in front of my faithful sidekicks."

"Liam and Seth came running toward the office as I ran away."

"I navigated through the secret clock-tower door and down into the maze of tunnels like an expert."

"Something about her words sounded different to me, and then I realized it was the first time she'd spoken to me since I'd seen her at Maddie's the day after Spiritus."

"Alistair reacted instantaneously."

"The next morning, my parents and I were called to the police station to give an official statement to the officer in charge of Grace's case."

"I rode home in a fog of depression."

"I sat on the swing hanging from our porch for so long that my thighs ached against the hard wood."

"I walked into Dr. Prozac's office weighed down with even more issues than when I had begun counseling the previous year."

"I had a love-hate relationship with my computer."


  1. Cool cover.
    And the teaser sentences intrigue me, so I might try to find this book.

  2. @Sullivan, Yeah the cover's cool and it's a fun read with a nice spooky mystery.

  3. I think we all have a love/hate relationship with our computers. Great idea to post the first lines.

  4. @Cozy in Texas, Yeah I agree with you on the whole love/hate relationship with computers like my work computer which I hate most of the time because it's horribly slow.

    Thanks, glad you like the Sentence Sneak Peek idea :)


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