Monday 30 November 2009

Killer: A Pretty Little Liars Novel - Sara Shepard

Killer: A Pretty Little Liars Novel - Sara Shepard

Pages: 323
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: 1st July 2009

Other Titles in this Series: Pretty Little Liars, Flawless, Perfect, Unbelievable (my review), Wicked (my review), Heartless (19/01/10), Wanted (29/06/10)

In picture-perfect Rosewood, Pennsylvania, ash-blond highlights gleam in the winter sun and frozen lakes sparkle like Swarovski crystals. But pictures often lie - and so do Rosewood’s four prettiest girls.

Hanna, Aria, Spencer and Emily have been lying ever since they became friends with beautiful Alison DiLaurentis. Ali made them do terrible things - things they had to keep secret for years. And even though Ali was killed at the end of seventh grade, their bad-girl ways didn’t die with her.

Hanna’s on a mission to corrupt Rosewood’s youth, starting with a very attractive sophomore. Aria’s snooping in her boyfriend’s past. Spencer’s stealing - from her family. And pure little Emily’s abstaining from abstinence.

The girls should be careful, though. They thought they were safe when Ali’s killer was arrested and A’s true identity was finally revealed. But now there’s a new A in town turning up the heat. And this time Rosewood is going to burn.

Killer is the sixth book in the Pretty Little Liars series, and this one definitely isn’t my favourite of them.

This instalment of the series made my love for these books waver. I have to admit that it pretty much annoyed me and I got a little bit fed up. It seemed to get a tad repetitive. Aria falling for inappropriate guys, Spencer getting tangled in lies and mistakes, Emily having serious girl/boy issues and Hanna battling to be Queen Bee. It’s been that way since the first book.

A was the only one that wasn’t the same. He/she seemed to have a new agenda, focused less on the girls’ exploits and didn’t play such a large part in Killer. A’s texts and emails brought up so many new questions and answered hardly any of them.

But any ill will I had towards Killer had evaporated by the last few shocking chapters. Sara Shepard really does know how to deliver an explosive cliffhanger! I was left staring blankly with shock and confusion for a good five minutes after turning the last page of Killer.

After Killer’s shock ending, I’ll be reading book seven, Heartless, as soon as it’s released next January. I will definitely be seeing this series through to the end, if only to find out what’s really going on!



  1. It's so interesting to read a mixed review like this. I'm intrigued - it must have been quite a cliffhanger! Thanks for the great review!

  2. Sounds like an interesting book and series. Hmmm.

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  3. This one sounds kind of good. I really like the cover. I need to pick up this series.

    Great review!

  4. Thanks for the honest review. I'm not sure if I should start this series. I don't like the UK covers which look more adult (boring). I'm glad you enjoyed the cliffhanger though =)

  5. Great review- I love, love, love this series! I agree about the ending, I can't wait for the next book!

  6. I've never heard of these. They sound like fun reads, although I do hate major cliffhangers. Thanks for the review!

  7. I couldn't help reading this review, so it's a good job there were no spoilers (silly me). I can't wait to get around to reading these, though I'll remember that Killer isn't *quite* as good as the rest.


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