Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Book Review: Pretty Little Liars

I bought books 2-4 in the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard a while back because I found them cheap at a used book store. But I was never too inclined to read them. To be honest, I think the covers turned me off. But when I heard they were turning this into a television series for ABC Family, I decided I should read it. So I recently got the first book, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, and I read the entire thing in one day.

I wasn't really expecting much. But I loved it. I could NOT put it down. It takes place three years after Alison disappears. The four remaining friends have grown apart. Each chapter jumped from one girl to the next, giving you enough time to learn about them in the present and past without lingering too long on one girl.

I think one of the reasons I enjoyed the novel so much was the DRAMA! I hate drama in my own life. But in others... it's fine. I can get my daily does of drama without having to deal with it in my own life. And to be honest, I feel better about myself knowing what these girls are dealing with. In high school, I was pretty much the opposite of these four, and I'm thankful for it. I had my own fair share of drama, but Aria, Spencer, Hanna, and Emily create their own.

I've already started book two, FLAWLESS, because... well... I'm a little addicted.


Everyone has something to hide - especially high school juniors Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna.

Spencer covets her sister's boyfriend. Aria's fantasizing about her English teacher. Emily's crushing on the new girl at school. And Hanna uses some ugly tricks to stay beautiful.

But they've all kept an even bigger secret since their friend Alison vanished.

How do I know? Because I know everything about the bad girls they were and the naughty girls they are now. And guess what? I'm telling.

And be sure to check out the ABC Family Original series which starts a week from tonight, June 8, 2010. I can honestly say I'm excited about this show. Holly Marie Combs (Piper from Charmed) plays the Mom of one of the four girls. It's from the producers of The Vampire Diaries... one of my favorite shows!

Check out http://wwwprettylittleliars.com/ for more info about the books. There are links for twitter, facebook, and more. Enter to win all seven books, and shop for PPL merchandise. Oh, and turn yourself into a pretty little liar. See me below:


Allison said...

I told you on twitter I was looking forward to your review, and you definitely have my convinced to try it :) I'm going to try to fit it in this week before the show premieres.

Thanks for the review!

Unknown said...

I agree that this book was addicting! I didn't think I would enjoy it, but I did.

Sandy said...

Hmm I won't read the books but I'll definitely watch the show ^_^ its got my favourite Charmed witch so I have too. And thanks for telling me its ABC Family I thought it was CW all this time lol. Also you make a kick ass doll.

Cam said...

I might have to read the books now...and I'll watch anything with Holly Marie combs because she's just awesome.

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