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Saturday, June 16, 2012

DANIELA'S BOOK REVIEW Stunning by Sara Shepard @Danielac34 @harperteen

Book Description

June 5, 2012 Pretty Little Liars (Book 11)
In Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four stunningly beautiful girls are haunted by a very ugly past. Spencer, Aria, Hanna, and Emily want nothing more than to forget Alison DiLaurentis, their former best friend who tried to ruin their lives. But someone refuses to let her memory die. A is still out there, lurking in the shadows and digging up the pretty little liars' newest secrets.
Emily's reconnecting with an old flame, one baby step at a time. But is she headed toward true love or another bundle of heartache? Spencer's learning about the highs and lows of campus life on a trip to Princeton. Aria's seeing a whole new side to Noel's dad—and it could drive a wedge between her and Noel. And, for better or worse, Hanna's getting in touch with her inner A.
Secret by secret, lie by lie, the girls get tangled in A's dangerous web. A knows about everything, from their tiniest transgressions to the awful incident in Jamaica. Soon A will have enough ammunition to pull the trigger and end the pretty little liars, once and for all. . . .

About the Author
Sara Shepard is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Pretty Little Liars. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. Sara recently moved back to Philadelphia’s Main Line from Arizona, where the Lying Game series is set.


  • Reading level: Ages 14 and up
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062081896
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062081896



My Thoughts:
I can't believe this series is almost done. I don't know if it could have gone any longer, it'd be a relief for the friends to finally live a life without an evil A on their backs, but still... just one more book and the series is done.
Except now the four friends have a huge problem at hand. A third evil A is out blackmailing them with all their dirty little secrets, and this time a fifth pretty little liar has come into the picture.

Now that Spencer is visiting Princeton and dreams about joining an Eating club; when she meets a potential friend who could get her in, everything falls apart with the help of a little A.

And Hanna is having troubling not turning into a stalker herself. She's determined to win someone back no matter what.

Aria is having her own boy trouble. She can't decide whether to ruin her boyfriend's image of his parent's relationship or just lie about it even though they both agreed to be honest with each other.
Emily is down in the deeps as well. She has her own fifth pretty little liar with her, and A is determined to rip her life apart.

Stunning was an amazing roller-coaster ride that twisted all the way through. It was full of nonstop suspense that had me glued to my seat in excitement. Sara Shepard's writing flowed so smoothly that before you even knew it you where at the end. And by then I was left with an overwhelming urge to get on the ride again.

The characters are lifelike and unique. They become friends once you join them on their adventures throughout the series. They don't even feel like characters in a book anymore, it's almost as if you've been friends with them your whole life. But I was disappointed in Hanna's premature conduct. Running after a guy who rejected you and has a girlfriend is definitely not cool. She made herself an easy target.

The plot was exceptionally thrilling. Even knowing the truth would keep you latched onto this book without hesitation. Shepard's has a way of writing that grabs your attention entirely. She makes her books come to life with the amount of suspense she adds in them. She doesn't describe surroundings as much, though, and it's a little hard to picture the places, but the thrilling rush of excitement the books give you is enough.

Overall, I really really enjoyed this book. It's a fast-paced read that gets your heart pumping and your mind going. Who's the real A? Who killed who? What's going to happen to the girls?

By the end of Stunning I was left with this similar reaction:
And suddenly the book just stops.
I was left with a cliffhanger.

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