Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pretty Little Secrets

Pretty Little Secrets (Pretty Little Liars Series)Title: Pretty Little Secrets     
Author: Sara Shepard          
Publisher: HarperCollins      
Price: $17.99                      
Release: 1/3/2012                

Grade: B           
Audience: Teens

    Rewind to junior year in Rosewood, Pennsylvania, to a winter break no one has ever heard about. . . .
    Fat snowflakes fall onto manicured lawns, quilted stockings hang over marble fireplaces, and everyone is at peace, especially Hanna, Emily, Aria, and Spencer. Now that Alison’s murderer is in jail and A is dead,
    Rule number one of being an effective stalker: Get to know your prey. So I watch these liars day and night, keeping an eye on the trouble they get into, the messes they make, and the secrets they keep. Hanna’s desperate for a very personal session with her gym trainer. Emily is number one on Santa’s naughty list. Aria’s old flame from Iceland is about to land her in hot water. And Spencer’s resorting to some backhanded tactics to get what she wants.

    What happens on holiday break stays on holiday break—right? But guess what. I saw. And now I’m telling.

My thoughts:
    I had debated on whether or not to read this book. I had been feeling less and less love for this series. I finally decided if I am going to finish the series I would have to go the whole way. It was different from the other books. It was split in to quarters and each quarter was about a different character. I didn't like that. I like having the stories intertwine like they do in the main series.

    The one other thing I did not like was how these big plot points happen but they are never mentioned ever again. These were life changing events yet to the characters they were small enough to forget about. That would be why you don't go back and add a book after you are already way past that point.

    The last thing that bugged me was that things mentioned in the story did not match the time period. When this book would have taken place people did not have ipads. Certain songs mentioned weren't out. Maybe I just think too much?

    The book was a fun read though and I have mostly enjoyed the series. When I am asked what books a reluctant reader should try, this is my go to series. I still recommend it.


Michelle Sedeño said...

I haven't read this series (or watch the tv show) and I don't think I will. Not that I don't like it, I just felt I'm so left behind that it's hard to catch up. LOL
Anyways, thanks for droppin by my blog and following. Following back yours. :)
Michelle from Michelle Shouts Random

365_books_a_year said...

I wish the author had allowed this series to end after unmasking (the original) A. Even through the original set of books, the last few seemed kind of like unnecessarily milking the cow. I kind of groaned when I heard she had signed a book deal to extend the series after that.