Friday, June 11, 2010

Wanted by Sara Shepard


Don't read ahead if you haven't read up through book 7 in the series! No spoilers for this book, but there will be spoilers for 1-7.

[description from goodreads]

In Rosewood, majestic estates sprawl for acres, and Tiffany toggle bracelets dangle from every girl's wrist. But not all that glitters is gold, and the town harbors secrets darker than anyone could imagine—like the truth about what really happened the night Alison DiLaurentis went missing. . . .

Back in middle school, Ali plucked Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer from obscurity and turned them into the beautiful, popular girls everyone wanted to be. Ali was the best friend they ever had. But she also made them do terrible things and taunted them with their worst secrets. Now, three years later, all their questions about Ali have finally been answered and they can put this awful chapter of their lives behind them. Or so they think.

Not every story has a happy ending, especially when four pretty little liars have done so many wicked things. In the dramatic conclusion of Sara Shepard's bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer could get everything they've ever wanted—unless A has one more horrifying twist in store.

Review:

I don't usually talk about series books on the blog but I am dying to find someone who has already read Wanted because I want to talk about it. It was crazy! Crazy but awesome.

I sped through this book in a matter of hours because I was dying to figure out who A was. I gave up on guessing about A's identity around book 6, so I was finally happy to figure out who was behind all the madness. I was also glad that even though this is the last book in the series, the author still found ways to include a whole bunch of new twists and turns. I wish the twists had a bit more time to develop because there were some HUGE things to get used to, but I was so caught up in the book that I didn't really notice while I was reading.

The twists are absolutely crazy and I definitely did not see them coming. I don't know how anyone could have predicted what happened- it was so unpredictable and suspenseful and totally awesome. The biggest one regarding Ali's death unfolds quickly but in a way that made me gasp and wish I could skip pages to find out the truth. Loved it!

I wish I had read the book before I watched the show, however, because the whole time I thought "I hope they are able to film the show up through book 8 because they would have a fun time trying to convince me the Spencer and Alison look alike."

Wanted was a extremely satisfying ending to one of the most addicting series I've read. I love the ending that all the girls were given, even though I desperately wished to knock some sense into them during the entire middle of the book.

Book details: HarperTeen/Hardcover/$16.99

3 comments:

  1. Great review! I skimmed a bit in the beginning and end because I haven't read up to book 7 quite yet, but Wanted seems intense. I definitely need to pick up from where I left off on this series last year...

    Your comment that you wanted to knock some sense into the characters made me smile, haha. I tend to want to do that too, though depending on how dense the characters are, I can get more violent, lol. Not really a good thing. :D

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  2. I just finished the whole series too! I found myself rushing through Wanted just to find out the truth about A. Even though I thought it got a little too far-fetched, it was still super entertaining.

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  3. Well I admit It was the cover why I want to read the book because the cover looks like my bestfriend. funny but cute. Nice blog by the way.

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