Friday, 20 February 2015

Book Review: Wicked by Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars #5)

In idyllic Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four very pretty girls just can't help but be bad. . . .

Hanna will do anything to be Rosewood's queen bee. Spencer's digging up her family's secrets. Emily can't stop thinking about her new boyfriend. And Aria approves a little too strongly of her mom's taste in men.

Now that Ali's killer is finally behind bars, the girls think they're safe. But those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. And they should know by now that I'm always watching. . . .

My Review:
The girls are convinced that 'A' is out of their lives until the notes start up again.Hanna is plotting against her evil stepsister Kate, Spencer has been dis-inherited by her nana, Ian pleads that he is innocent and is out on bail, Aria meets a new man who is of course her mother's boyfriend and the confused Emily has a new boyfriend. So things are just as messed up as ever for our liars.

Hanna-this girl really does need a major slap! She is neurotic and obsessed with herself and sees every girl as a rival. I do agree with her opinion of Kate but what she chooses to do to her is a bit bizarre for most people, though not if you are Hanna! It is these crazy moments that make Hanna so intriguing. Spencer is another one who does herself no favours with her dumb decisions and yet again, her parents don't want to know her. The ever helpful Melissa thinks that Spencer might be adopted which would certainly explain why she feels like an outsider. Are secret meetings with the guy suspected of killing your best friend a good idea? Of course not! But she'll do it anyway. Aria as usual finds herself in the vicinity of the forbidden man, this time her mother's boyfriend. Emily can't seem to work out her own thoughts and feelings and jumps into a new relationship. These girls have such a knack for trouble that they all need to be locked up for their own safety!

This was a slightly weaker book in the saga with the way the last book finished but it is still enjoyable to read. Things get interesting when Ian skips bail and the girls are sure that he is coming after them. He wants to convince Spencer that he did not kill Alison. I think that Ian is too obvious to be the killer and I'm sure there are more twists to come in the who killed Alison saga.

And then we come to the unexpected cliffhanger which of course throws up a few more questions for the reader to think about! It is the twists in the story that grip you and it makes me want to keep reading to see what happens next! 
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