Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Source: Bought at Barnes and Noble
Summary: It’s been a year since the torturous notes from A stopped and the mystery of Alison DiLaurentis’s disappearance was finally put to rest. Now seniors in high school, Aria, Spencer, Hanna, and Emily are older, but they’re not any wiser. The pretty little liars have more secrets than ever—twisted secrets that could destroy the perfect lives they’ve worked so hard to rebuild.
Aria’s jealous of her boyfriend’s new exchange student. Spencer’s getting a little too cozy with her soon-to-be-stepbrother. Hanna’s one scandalous photo away from ruining her dad’s Senate campaign. And Emily will do anything to get a swim scholarship.
Worst of all: Last spring break in Jamaica, they did something unforgivable. The girls are desperate to forget that fateful night, but they should know better than anyone that all secrets wash ashore . . . eventually.
My Thoughts: Oh. My. Gosh. I am besides myself trying to find the perfect words of amazing-ness to describe how much I LOVEDDDDD this book. As many of you may or may not know, I am a HUGE Pretty Little Liars fan. Like HUGE. (not to much of a fan of the T.V. show: I stopped watching after they added new characters that weren't in the book....like who does that?!!?!?!) So this book pretty much just completed my heart. *sigh*
When the four-some, Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily all come together and then do something bad, you know that it's gunna be killer. Like whoa. Shepard, (who is a genius, might I add! Love her! ...read my review of The Lying Game here.) writes a story that is complex, new and original that brings flare to the series. The girls get in some trouble of their own and the mysterious A returns. A new twist/mystery is thrown in when the background for the story is that the girls did something terrible in Jamaica on spring break, which you don't really find out what happens until about halfway into the book but it is worth waiting for!
More lies, new twists and more chaos! I can't wait for the next couple books in the series that Shepard has announced.
Style of Writing: 4.5
Overall: 4.7 (YAY!!!!)
Would I ever read from this author again?: Yes!!!!
Posted by Zoe at 6:29 PM