Series: Pretty Little Liars
Next book in Series: Flawless
Release Date: October 1, 2006
Hardcover: 286 Pages
Age Group: Young Adult
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Three years ago, Alison disappeared after a slumber party, not to be seen since. Her friends at the elite Pennsylvania school mourned her, but they also breathed secret sighs of relief. Each of them guarded a secret that only Alison had known. Now they have other dirty little secrets, secrets that could sink them in their gossip-hungry world. When each of them begins receiving anonymous emails and text messages, panic, sets in. Are they being betrayed by some one in their circle? Worse yet: Is Alison back? A strong launch for a suspenseful series
First Paragraph: "Someone finally bought the DiLaurentises' old house," Emily Field's mother said. It was Saturday afternoon, and Mrs. Fields sat at the kitchen table, bifocals perched on her nose, calmly doing her bills.Okay, I have to admit that the first time I saw these books around the young adult fiction world; I wasn’t planning on reading them. Do you want to know why? The covers! You should never judge a book by its cover, I know, but I just was really put off by the Barbie doll looking covers.
When they first aired the trailer for the TV show, I was very intrigued and after the first episode, I was hooked! So I made it a goal to start the series as soon as possible this year.
Now I can’t wait to continue the series and can’t wait for season 2 to air! ABC Family really did a great job at following the books. I mean, of course there is a lot of stuff that is in the books that aren’t in the show, and vice versa, but the first book was amazing and the tv show is awesome!
But now I’m going to try and stop talking about the TV show now and continue on with my review of the first book in the series, ha ha.
Sara Shepard is a very good writer. I don’t know how she has so many main characters without getting confused! I’m a writer myself and I normally only have one main character perspective in my novels, sometimes two. But never four! And all four have very different personalities! So kudos to her!
Pretty Little Liars is also a very easy and short read. It’s another one of those awesome books that you can get through very fast because the words flow so well together.
I love the mix of drama and mystery. I know some people nearly consider them as part of the same genre, but not always. There can be a drama-mystery or just a plain mystery that just lurks on the mystery at hand and not a whole bunch of drama, if that makes sense at all.
I can’t wait to pick up the second book in the series, I am definitely ready to speed through it to and catch up with the books. I’m a bit worried, though, too. I don’t want to read the book and have an idea of what might happen in the show. It’s so complicated! Ha ha.
Overall, this is a really good read. If you love the TV show, definitely pick the books up!
Cover: Like I said, I was definitely NOT a fan of the covers when I first saw them.