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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pretty Little Liars

Sara Shepard

Published 2007

304 Pages

Rating: A-

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!!! :)



  1. i'm waiting for the show, too! :) thanks for the lovely review

  2. I am so jealous of everybody who lives in the US, who can watch the show soon. Not that I have read the books, but they sound pretty good to me. I probably buy the first four books in the series in the Summer, and hopefully the show is going to be a big succes so it will be aired here too. :) Great review!

  3. great review Briana i love this series!!

  4. I can't wait to watch the show and even to start the series! They both look really good. Your review just made me want to read them even more : D

  5. I have heard so many negative reviews of this it is refreshing to hear that you liked it! Great review.

  6. Thanks guys! :)

    Emma, I haven't heard any negative reviews! I find it so weird when I like a book soo much and another person hates it. It's all about opinion but for some reason I can't imagine NOT liking this book haha. :)


  7. Awesome review! I'm glad you liked it :)

    I can't wait for the show, it will be interesting to see the characters brought to life!


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