Thursday, July 5, 2012

Stunning by Sara Shepard

Stunning by Sara Shepard

Released: June 5, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Pretty Little Liars, Book 11
Precended By: Ruthless
Followed By: Burned
Page Amount: 306, US Hardback
POV: 3rd Person
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=84/100 B

Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna tried to get their lives back on track. But these girls just can’t stay out of trouble. First there was their disastrous trip to Jamaica, and their summer breaks were no less eventful. Now a new A is stalking them, taunting them with the very secrets these pretty little liars have been trying to forget. But this A doesn’t just want to blackmail the girls—this A is out for blood.
Sara Shepard’s fan base only gets bigger as the hit ABC Family Pretty Little Liars TV show continues to draw new readers to the bestselling series. Everyone will be dying to find out what A does next....

Once again, let me begin by saying that I love this series so much! I never read a series with such an amazing mystery. The mystery is the entire reason i read this series. I feel like half of the plot in these books doesn't advance the plot in any way. A wasn't pressuring the liars to do things as much as in the tv show, so I wondered what the purpose was of adding all kinds of crazy characters and mini plot lines (Klaudia & Noel's Dad). Other parts such as including the drama surrounding Emily's baby made sense and was intriguing. I wish that there was more focus on the major plot lines, rather then the miniscule ones. The writing was mediocre as usual. The pace didn't really pick up until the confrontation at the end. I think these would be much better books if Ms. Shepard just condensed the A dram into a few books instead of twelve. 

The characters were okay. There were less outlandish characters in this one which I am so thankful for. Personally I really hated Noel's dad. I still don't understand the purpose of that. Why couldn't his dad's drama be more practical instead of the insaneness that it was. EMily was my favorite liar in this one. She seems the most real in the later installments and is the only one to not get on my nerves. Hanna's story was kind of normal for Ms. Shepars, yet it still had some elements that just made me wonder why I was wasting my time reading this book. Aria was pretty good. I understood her more in this book, but I just couldn't get past that stupid secret. Spencer... ah how I hated her story. Her part made this book seem so teenage cliche and completely unreal to me.

The ending of these books is always what keeps me reading! Once again, this book ends with a bang. I liked how it ended because it was mysterious and made me wonder who exactly A is. If for nothing else, you should read this book for the ending. 

My Favorite Part: Emily's story...

Do I recommend this book? Yes, if you are ont this book of the series keep reading, you are so close to finishing this series!
Will I be reading the next book? Heck yeah, especially after that ending...

Thanks for reading!

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Review by Macy ♥

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