Monday, January 2, 2012

Book Review: Killer - Sara Shepard

Published: January 5, 2010 (first published July 1, 2009)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 321 pages

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 into 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.
"Sara Shepard never ever disappoints with her novels. KILLER was an exciting and fast paced novel that made me never want to set it down. Absolutely stunning.

In the sixth Pretty Little Liars novel, I expected a lot from it because of the ending of the fifth book, Wicked.  And believe me, it did not disappoint in any shape, way or form.
There's trouble brewing between Hanna and Kate. Hanna is sick and tired of Kate sucking up to her Dad so Hanna's dad will picture Kate as the 'good girl' in the house. So, Hanna goes after the person that Kate likes the most -- Aria's younger brother, Mike. 
Aria has found somebody to talk to about the death of Ali -- Ali's brother, Jason. But while rock climbing one day, something strikes a chord in Jason that makes him hate Aria. She then finds out some secrets about Jason that may not be the best secrets to reveal.
Emily's new boyfriend, Isaac, has a mom that absolutely hates her. And his mom might just be planning to do some very harsh things to Emily.
Spencer has found of some super deep secrets about her past. Secrets that her parents have built up on her and has made her question her entire family.
As always, Sara Shepard's novel are one of the best around. They're upbeat, current, mysterious and overall,  just simply amazing. They captivate me into the story, toss me around, and then when the ending comes, throws me back onto the ground and leaves me begging for the next installment. 
I love the four main girls in Sara Shepard's PLL novels. They all have their story, and most of all, they're not bipolar. You know, they don't switch back and forth their moods. And Sara Shepard's writing style is just awesome. Yeah, it may be immature at times, but of course, it's written about teens. She keeps the story very current and fast paced throughout the entire novel.

But then, I did have some problems. I notice that the girls like to stammer and stutter a lot. "H-hi." "W-what are you doing here?" "I-I don't know what to say." And then Mike was just a total jerk about the whole I-have-two-girls-lusting-over-me thing.
Overall, this sixth installment was my favorite by far in the series and I can't wait to see where Sara Shepard takes the story in the next book, HEARTLESS.

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