By Sara Shepard
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books, 2009
336 pages, Kindle Edition
Date Finished: 26/2/2011
Genres: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Romance, Coming of Age, Mystery, Chick Literature
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.
~First Line: "What if, all of a sudden, you could remember every single second of your entire life?"
Review: The sixth installation in the Pretty Little Liars series was really intriguing. I immediately started the novel after I finished Wicked.
There was more mystery, which was (1) to be expected, and (2) greatly appreciated. The addition of mystery makes the characters behave in ways you would never in a million dreams imagine. Having said as much, I must add that you can never be oh-so-sure as to what shall occur next in books like these.
"A" is sending the girls all kinds of clues to help them find Ali's true killer. OMG! There is a shocker at the very end of the story (the last sentence matter of fact; I didn't post it because of the HUGE spoiler) that will make you hurry-scurry-hurry (hehe) down to the store or on your eReader and buy Heartless.
Overall, this novel was really ah-mazing; if you haven't began reading the PLL series yet, I honestly do NOT understand what you're waiting on! If you enjoy the TV show, you truly needto stick your nose in the books! :D