Jun 23, 2013

Review: Crushed By Sara Shepard


Title: Crushed
Author: Sara Shepard
Genre: Chic Lit, Young Adult, Mystery, Suspense, Romance 
Page Count: 336
 Publisher: Harperteen
Book #13 in Pretty Little Liars series


Summary:

It's springtime in suburban Rosewood, which means iced soy lattes, fresh manicures in shimmering pastels—and prom. But while everyone else is flipping through the racks at Saks in search of the perfect 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 the 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 a 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 finally 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 completely.

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OMG! I literately was jumping up and down when I learned that this and the 14th book are going to be published. Pretty Little Liars will always be my favorite series! *insert teenage girl squeal here*

Sara Shepard never fails to bore me. Every time I read one of her novels I am left sitting on the edge of my seat. This time the A suspect is: Noel. I almost died when I read that. Like he is so sweet and caring, it couldn't possibly be him. (****Spoiler: He isn't A ****) 

In the prologue we learn a ugly secret that Aria and Hannah have been hiding since their Trip to Iceland. Aria met a boy, and learned about a practice painting of The Starry Night by Van Gouh stolen by the French. In mansion near by held the painting and Aria got the idea in her head they should steal it back. Lets just say Aria made it out and this boy didn't when the alarm sounded. 

Back in Rosewood after the trip the girls are still tormented by A. When they finally suspect that A is working with someone else their new goal is to track them down. Emily has to get information from Iris (a patient at the mental hospital Ali spent time in. She suffers for Anorexia Nervousa) We learn from her that Ali had a secret boyfriend, and had he had come to visit every so often. Hannah has to volunteer at the burn center were Graham is being held (He was in the last novel Burned) Spencer is trying to track down A by teaming up with a conspiracy blogger and Aria needs to get information out of Noel. 

Of course Tabitha's murder case isn't helping. Even though they learned in Burned that Tabitha being pushed off the building in Jamaica didn't kill her, blunt force trauma to her head did. But now Agent Fuji is on the case and determined to get the answer she needs. And when she starts to question the girls it is only a matter of time before their secret comes out. 

I can't say more with out spoiling the rest of the story. But once again Sara Shepard managed to shock me. I been a Pretty Little Liars fan long before the show came out. (Though I am a huge fan of that too) I can't wait for book #14! 




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