What I'm Reading: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Monday, January 14, 2013

Burned by Sara Shepard

Oh, Pretty Little Liars. I'm addicted to this series. I can't stop, no matter how much I may want to. So of course, I eagerly devoured Burned once it hit shelves.

Here's the summary from Goodreads: It's spring break, and the pretty little liars are trading in Rosewood for a cruise vacation. They want nothing more than to sail into the tropical sunset and leave their troubles behind for one blissful week. But where Emily, Aria, Spencer, and Hanna go, A goes, too. From scuba diving to tanning on the upper deck, A is there, soaking up all their new secrets. Emily is smooching a stowaway. Aria's treasure-hunting partner is a little too interested in her booty. Spencer's going overboard trying to land a new boy. And a blast--or rather, a crash--from Hanna's past could mean rough waters ahead for everyone. The liars better tighten their life jackets. A perfect storm is brewing, and if they aren't careful, A will bury them at sea. . . .

What I Liked: 1) The humor. The Pretty Little Liars books always have some humor, mostly in how outrageous they are. But there was more...what I viewed as intentional humor in this one. Oh, some of the things happening were still pretty outlandish, but the intentional humor was a new angle that I enjoyed. 2) New characters. Sometimes it's nice to break up this story with some new and fresh characters. They don't always stick around for very long, but as long as it can throw "A" suspicion on someone else, it's great fun. 3) A new setting. I think it must have been hard to come up with things that "A" could pull on the girls while on a cruise ship. It definitely made this one stand out from the other stories which have kind of started to run together.

What I Didn't Like: Y'all know I love this series, but I'm ready for the ending. It seems like it's just being dragged out longer than it needs to be. I think there is only one book left, but it's about time. I'm ready to find out where this has all been leading, and this book especially just felt like it was reaching.

Overall Thoughts: Honestly, this book, while it added a new setting, and some new characters, felt like a filler just propelling us forward to the next book. As much as I have enjoyed this series, I know I can't be the only one who is ready for "A" to have her butt kicked once and for all.

My Rating: 3 shots

3 comments:

  1. I never got into PLL the show or the books. It seems like people really like it though. I think that my library has the audiobooks. I might try out the first book.

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  2. I'm thinking I need to start reading this series. I'm in the middle of season one of PLL right now, and, while there are SO many things wrong with it, I like it in a weird, masochistic way, so I'm pretty interested in the books. Great review!

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