Book Review: Wanted – A Pretty Little Liars Novel

Posted December 19, 2012 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments

Pretty Little Liars - WantedWanted is the 8th book in the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard. As usual the novel picks up where the last one ended. What I enjoyed about this book was how neatly Shepard tied up the mystery. After 8 books you finally get all the answers you’ve been looking for, and the final Big Bad is revealed. In the synopsis according to Amazon:

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In Rosewood, majestic estates sprawl for acres, and Tiffany toggle bracelets dangle from every girl’s wrist. But not all that glitters is gold, and the town harbors secrets darker than anyone could imagine—like the truth about what really happened the night Alison DiLaurentis went missing. . . .

Back in middle school, Ali plucked Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer from obscurity and turned them into the beautiful, popular girls everyone wanted to be. Ali was the best friend they ever had. But she also made them do terrible things and taunted them with their worst secrets. Now, three years later, all their questions about Ali have finally been answered and they can put this awful chapter of their lives behind them. Or so they think.

Not every story has a happy ending, especially when four pretty little liars have done so many wicked things. In the dramatic conclusion of Sara Shepard’s bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer could get everything they’ve ever wanted—unless A has one more horrifying twist in store.

This book was one of the best in the series, and was extremely difficult to put down. What I don’t like, however, is that Shepard continued the series after it was brought to its conclusion. I haven’t read the other books past book 8, and I’m not sure I will. Though they seem interesting  the main reason I read the series was to find out the identity of “A,” and be able to compare the book to what is happening on the show. If you continue, just be aware that the later books have nothing to do with Alison DiLaurentis’ murder .


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0 responses to “Book Review: Wanted – A Pretty Little Liars Novel

  1. This series is like crack. No matter how bad, ridiculous or infuriating it gets, I always come back begging for more.3 crack-addicting, bad decision making stars.Perhaps you’ve never heard of Ms. Shepard’s “Pretty Little Liars”, or maybe you religiously watch every episode that airs on TV and have read all ten (now eleven) books multiple times and you are a die hard fan.Me? I’m somewhere in the middle of the madness. I don’t watch the show, but I have read all of the books (only once). No matter how awful they get, I always find myself going back for each new book. I’ve even read all of the books of her latest series.I believe that does say something about the author herself. While I don’t think many of the situations that occur with the girls are logical or realistic, Ms. Shepard does it in such a way that you can’t help but feel deliciously intrigued. These books may never win an award, but there is a reason for their popularity.One of those reasons is that Ms. Shepard is an author who keeps her readers on their toes. She always ends her novels with a plot twist and a cliff hanger. It may not be the strongest of endings, but her sales can certainly testify that they work. Another is that her characters are all incredibly relatable. I absolutely refuse to believe that there is any human being alive capable of making as many bad choices as all of these girls – but the fact that they do make these choices also makes them vulnerable. And vulnerability is reassuring.Overall, if you enjoy a quick, beach read and are willing to not dissect these books too much and end up hating them, I would recommend them. I have every intention of reading the next book in the series. Maybe they’ll become like the Anita Blake series (without all of the crazy group sex and… well, any sex, actually. This is YA.) but I believe that their sales speak for themselves. No matter how you look at it, these books are ridiculously addicting.

  2. well hello… i happily and accidentally found your blog. i am the production designer of ‘pretty little liars’ AND ‘gilmore girls’ seasons 4 through 6. loved your post… thinking i can clarify a bit by letting you know that all of the girls’ bedrooms are built on a sound stage at warner bros, as are spencer’s kitchen and hanna’s kitchen/foyer. aria’s house is a custom build with an existing shell of a house on the backlot (funny i used in numerous times on ‘gilmore’ as different sets). it differs from what many would think of as true craftsman style… i purposely designed an open floor plan which makes it very camera friendly and offers a large field of depth. emily’s living room is also on the backlot but we have to share that space with other shows believe it or not. the exteriors with the exception of hanna’s were originally shot in vancouver for the pilot… and that is why you noticed the difference in spencer’s kitchen. the pilot used the location kitchen but i designed the other on one of our soundstages… and please remember all on what is considered a tight budget for tv. all wallpapers are available on, except for hanna’s which is by trove. thanks for making my night with your post!! R **and i also designed a bedroom for alison which we see in season 2… first shown in our halloween episode.

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