Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Pretty Little Liars
Everyone has something to hide—especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna.
Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend. Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily's crushing on the new girl at school. Hanna uses some ugly tricks to stay beautiful.
But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished.
How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were, the naughty girls they are, and all the dirty secrets they've kept. And guess what? I'm telling.
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked Pretty Little Liars! Although I felt like some parts of the book were a little unoriginal (maybe a little too much like Gossip Girl), I came out of the book feeling grateful to have bought it.
I kept hearing great things about this book on different kinds of online forums, so after thinking about whether or not this book would be worth the buy, I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt.
This book had a good amount of steamy scenes, without going overboard with details. I'm not going to lie, a little girl on girl action happens in this book and normally I would be a little "eh" about reading them. I have absolutely nothing against gay/bisexual/transgrender lifestyles, I just wouldn't be that crazy about reading about them because I felt as if I couldn't relate. After I read this book though, I found it to be pretty interesting! It was love shown in a totally different way than what I'm used to knowing and Sara Shepard wrote it in a beautiful way.
The suspense was just right! It kept me reading but I also felt like I had time to breathe in between crazy events. Basically it wasn't too much or wasn't too little.
Everything in this book had such a perfect balance for me and I can't wait to go forward with the rest of this series!
The TV series is starting on June 8th on ABC Family and I can't wait to watch it!!! :)