Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shephard

Three years ago, Alison disappeared after a slumber party, not to be seen since. Her friends at the elite Pennsylvania school mourned her, but they also breathed secret sighs of relief. Each of them guarded a secret that only Alison had known. Now they have other dirty little secrets, secrets that could sink them in their gossip-hungry world. When each of them begins receiving anonymous emails and text messages, panic sets in. Are they being betrayed by some one in their circle? Worse yet: Is Alison back? A strong launch for a suspenseful series.

Pretty Little Liars sets the story a group of five friends and when the leader of the group Allison mysteriously disappears, the girls all go their separate ways. A year after her death 

I have been following the show for a while now. Pretty Little Liars has to be one of the best and high rated shows ABCFamily has aired in a long time. I've been watching it since day one, and I knew the T.V. show was based on a book but I wasn't sure as to whether or not to read the books because like the Vampire Diaries, whenever This is one of the shows that is still renewed for a contract. I had seen the novels around the bookstore and I did judge it by the cover. I thought by looking at the cover this was going to be another one of those books series that tries to knock-off the popular books, like the Gossip Girl series. 

I hope this review doesn't make me sound biased but here it goes. I'm not going to lie. I thought the first four books in the series were really good. The final book in the series was originally book six, and that left everything into piece. Then comes in ABCFamily who decided to make Pretty Little Liars into a T.V. show, and still keep the show running because of it's highest ratings.  So then the publisher demanded more books from the series, and just like with the House of Night novels, the plot and everything else just went down the drain, and taking the characters with them. The first four books were good, then after that the rest of the series went south.