Sunday, April 17, 2011
Book Review - Perfect by Sara Shepard
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Series: Pretty Little Liars
In a town where gossip thrives like the ivy that clings to its mansions, where mysteries lie behind manicured hedges and skeletons hide in every walk-in closet, four perfect-looking girls aren't nearly as perfect as they seem.
Three years ago, Spencer, Aria, Emily, Hanna, and their best friend Alison were the girls at Rosewood Day School. They clicked through the halls in their Miu Miu flats, tanned in their matching Pucci bikinis, and laughed behind their freshly manicured fingernails. They were the girls everyone loved but secretly hated—especially Alison.
So when Alison mysteriously vanished one night, Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna's grief was tinged with . . . relief. And when Alison's body was later discovered in her own backyard, the girls were forced to unearth some ugly memories of their old friend, too. Could there be more to Alison's death than anyone realizes?
Now someone named A, someone who seems to know everything, is pointing the finger at one of them for Ali's murder. As their secrets get darker and their scandals turn deadly, A is poised to ruin their perfect little lives forever.
There's not much to say about this book that I haven't already said about the first 2. The suspense of Perfect is there and will keep you on the edge of your seat. Things in the novel started to become clearer and sometimes you'll get that "a-ha!" moment when you figure something out (or think you have).
The characters are all the same, they haven't changed one bit, and I like that about this book. Along with the characters being true for all 3 novels, the action, suspense, drama and excitment is true too. I'm glad that I have number 4 to jump right into because with the ending of Perfect, you will want and need to have Unbelievable in your hands to start right away.
I'm excited to be able to see what else A has planned and see what get's revealed in Pretty Little Liars #4 since I've heard that this is where the good (better), juicy stuff comes out!
If you haven't already, you should definitely grab these books to read. You wont be disappointed, and they are quick, easy reads for in between some of the other books that are on you pile to read!