Saturday, January 18, 2014


pretty little liars #5
sara shepard
harper collins
published 2008

In idyllic Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four very pretty girls just can't help but be bad...

Hanna will do anything to be Rosewood's queen bee.  Spencer's digging up her family's secrets.  Emily can't stop thinking about her new boyfriend.  And Aria approves a little too strongly of her mom's taste in men.

Now that Ali's killer is finally behind bars, the girls think they're safe.  But those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.  And they should know by now that I'm always watching...

This little 'idyllic' town is harboring one too many psychos and they're all obsessed with the same four high school girls.

Yeah, I don't know why I'm reading them either.

They are quick reads, for sure and they keep me reading.  No matter what dumb things these idiot girls do.  The thing is, they really should have ended with #4.  'A' was outed, the killer was arrested and the fearful foursome was safe (except from themselves).  But then we return to Rosewood and there's another 'A' and maybe the killer isn't the killer and the girls still keep making the same dumb decisions they made in the previous books.

I feel bad for Spencer - her family is a nightmare.  Those parents should not be parents.  Emily is trying her best and is usually the one who goes for the truth instead of more lies.  Hanna is just a waste of a human being.  Get over yourself already.  And Aria, well she's just gross.  Daddy issues much?

I'm committed to finishing this series (at this point), but it's going to be hard since I just finished #5 and there's 100 of them or something.  Or maybe it just feels like that....


  1. It's funny how different the books are from the TV show. My daughter has a bunch of these...I should probably read some!

    1. I haven't watched the show. I thought I would read the books first. I would always rather having the movie (or TV show) spoiled by the book than the other way around!


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