Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Crushed by Sara Shepard

Crushed by Sara Shepard
Released: June 4, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Pretty Little Liars, Book 13
Precended By: Burned
Followed By: Deadly
Page Amount: 338, US Hardback
POV: 3rd Person
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=93/100 A

In the thirteenth Pretty Little Liars novel, the secrets are more crushing than ever...It's springtime in Rosewood, but while everyone else is searching for the perfect prom dress, Hanna, Spencer, Emily, and Aria are on a different kind of hunt: They're looking for A...Hanna puts her campaign for prom queen on the back burner to volunteer at a burn clinic, where one of A's victims is recovering. Emily digs into Ali's past at the mental hospital with some very crazy consequences. Spencer contacts an amateur private eye to help her stalk her stalker. But when their sessions get a little too private, they may forget to keep their eyes on A. And Aria's worried that A is even closer than she thought. When her dark secret from Iceland comes to light, she discovers that maybe, just maybe, the one person she's been trying to hide the truth from has known all along. The liars are finally taking the fight to A. But no matter what they do, A's always one step ahead, ready to crush the girls


Wow. I never would have thought after 13 books that a series could still leave me on the tip of my chair. Of course I never would have said this about the last book. The last few books have been good, don't get me wrong, but so many unnecessary  pointless, stupid plot turns and new characters just made me want to scream and throw the book at a wall. I thought this series needed to end like 3 books ago. Not after this book. This book has redeemed this series for me! It was so good and focused in on the main mystery as the plot, which is why I picked up this series in the first place. I still cannot get this book out of my mind. It was creepy and really freaked me out while reading at night. IF you have given up this series because of all the foolishness in the last few books, please pick it up again for this book. It really is amazing.

The characters were much, MUCH better in this installment. The main storyline focused on the mystery from start to finish, but each of the four little liars had their own job to nail A. Usually, I end up hating some of the individual stories, but not this time. Each of them made sense for the story and all contributed to the plot. Hanna and the burn clinic. Like oh my gosh. That storyline blew my mind into pieces at the end. Ahh it was so good! And a good lead for the mystery. Emily took the mental Iris out of the mental institution. It sounds a little far fetched, but Iris had some information about Ali. Spencer and the conspiracy tracker was a little strange but not too crazy. And Aria. Honestly, I liked to see how the Iceland thing blew up in her face. I love Aria, but I'm glad that storyline is finished. Anyway, the characters' stories all tied together at the end and that was really a big improvement. 

This ending is still stuck in my brain. I can't get over it. Just oh my gosh! It's so creepy and just plain amazing because of it. Sure, it should be expected with this series, but it just reinforced my love of this series. The mystery is still going and I have a feeling it will be a shock when it is finally revealed. Shepard isn't stupid, she is definitely going to leave our jaws dropping at the end of the last book. That is a promise. 

My Favorite Part: How suspenseful this book was and how the plot was based on the mystery.

Do I recommend this book? Yes it's probably one of the best!!!!
Will I be reading the next book? I kinda HAVE to! What? It's kind of an addiction.

Thanks for reading! This series is nearing a end...

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Review by Macy ♥

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