By Sara Shepard
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books, 2009
Date Finished: 2/2/2011
320 pages, Kindle Edition
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Coming of Age, Mystery
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. . . .
~First Line: "Wouldn't it be nice to know exactly what people are thinking?"
~Last Line: "He had to go."
Review: The fifth installation of the Pretty Little Liars series was ah-mazing! Emily, Spencer, Hanna, and Aria are oh-so-sure that since Mona is dead, they are "A"-free. Unfortunately for them -- and luckily for those of us who love the series -- there's a new "A" in town . . . and they know all the girls' secrets, just like they never left. Then "A" starts blackmailing Ali's old friends to hurriedly figure out who killed their dead friend -- or else.
As far as action goes, there really wasn't any. No adventure, but the romance is always there. There was so much mystery in this novel. Since we have New "A," the suspense of who it could possibly be kills the girls as well as myself. The girls, contrasting to the TV show where they believe "A" is Noel Kahn, believe that "A" is Ian. I love that the main charries are so determined to find their former best friend's murderer.
Overall, this is an excellent novel, and it makes a great addition to the Pretty Little Liars series!
Quotes from the Book:
"Hanna had even received a few faux-A texts of her own, but they were obviously spam -- I know all your dirty secrets! And hey, wanna purchase three ringtones for a dollar? So lame."
"She had no idea what had happened in any of her classes today. Her peanut butter and jelly sandwich at lunch could've been made with sawdust and sardines, for all she noticed."
" 'Want to see the Mii Noel Kahn made of you?' Mike clicked back to the main screen, toossing Aria a someone still likes you look. Noel had had a thing for Aria back in the fall. 'He made one of himself, too. You guys could get it on in Wii-land.' "