Friday, February 28, 2014


pretty little liars #6
sara shepard
published 2009

In picture-perfect Rosewood, Pennsylvania, ash-blond highlights gleam in the winter sun and frozen lakes sparkle like Swarovski crystals.  But pictures often lie - and so do Rosewood's four prettiest girls.

Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily have been lying ever since they became friends with beautiful Alison DiLaurentis.  Ali made them do terrible things - things they had to keep secret for years.  And even though Ali was killed at the end of seventh grade, their bad-girl ways didn't die with her.

Hanna's on a mission to corrupt Rosewood's youth, starting with a very attractive sophomore.  Aria's snooping into her boyfriend's past.  Spencer's stealing - from her family.  And pure little Emily's abstaining from abstinence. 

The girls should be careful though.  They thought they were safe when Ali's killer was arrested and A's true identity was finally revealed.  But now there's a new A in town turning up the heat.  And this time Rosewood is going to burn.

Here's what I really don't like about this series:

  1. The ever present high-pitched, familiar giggle.  Each one hears a giggle when something goes wrong and they turn around but, *gasp* no one's there!
  2. How can there be this many nutcases in one small town?
  3. All their parents are jerks or just as dumb as they are.
  4. Nothing they do makes sense.
  5. I could buy the first 'A', but two?  Nope.
  6. How is this one person EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME?
  7. I do not buy that a 12 year old had a beauty so amazing that not only high school boys were enamored over her, but grown men as well.
  8. The repetitiveness involved in the storytelling.  Every book has had at least one flashback to a scene when Ali was still alive that is supposed to hold some clue about her killer.  Each girl has to first remember the memory and then they revisit it multiple times through out the book.  It is nearly like reading the same page over and over and over again.
  9. Yet despite these 'clues' the girls continuously get shit wrong.
  10. None of them have learned from any of their mistakes - and there have been plenty.

I still have 7 books to read to finish off this series.  I have to admit that the desire to know what happens does keep me going, but while I'm reading I get so irritated.  But I must know what happens!  It's truly evil.

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