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Hinter perfekt gesylten Outfits und dunklen Gucci-Sonnenbrillen verstecken vier Mädchen ihre geheimsten Geheimnisse. Doch plötzlich droht die Wahrheit ans Licht zu kommen ...Die bedrohlichen Nachrichten von A. reißen nicht ab. Doch statt zusammenzuhalten geraten Spencer, Aria, Emily und Hanna immer tiefer ins Netz der Lügen und Intrigen. Dann hat Emily einen furchtbaren VeHinter perfekt gesylten Outfits und dunklen Gucci-Sonnenbrillen verstecken vier Mädchen ihre geheimsten Geheimnisse. Doch plötzlich droht die Wahrheit ans Licht zu kommen ...Die bedrohlichen Nachrichten von A. reißen nicht ab. Doch statt zusammenzuhalten geraten Spencer, Aria, Emily und Hanna immer tiefer ins Netz der Lügen und Intrigen. Dann hat Emily einen furchtbaren Verdacht, wer A. sein könnte....

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Number of Pages : 332 Pages
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Makellos Reviews

  • Geraldine O'Hagan
    2018-08-24 01:46

    Back to the adventures of our four barely differentiated heroines: “intellectual” hipster Aria, sporty closet-lesbian Emily, insecure fat-girl-turned bulimic Hanna and competitive bore Spencer. Still all with the same self-obsessed and image conscious internal voice, still preoccupied with sex and shopping.First of all we find out the details of the mysterious “Jenna Thing”, a shadowy accident that the previous book skirted around for some time. It turns out to be kinda stupid, but at least it’s out of the way. Sadly the secret of Jenna’s brother Toby’s blackmail-worthy disgusting action is still undisclosed. It had better be good to be worth the wait, and not the totally obvious thing I think it is.Then on to the main body of the story. Hanna’s self-loathing manifests itself in TV-friendly dramatic ways like hallucinations of skin disease and ugly braces when she glances into the mirror. Nobody notices this. Instead her parents oblige her to work at a burns clinic owned by the father of the boy whose car she crashed whilst drink-driving, as some form of restitution. Other people have their community service and compensation arranged by the courts and put on record, but the rich handle their own legal affair. Meanwhile Emily continues to tiresomely deny her lesbianism, despite the continual efforts of the girl she is in love with, who pops up regularly at various locations to attempt sexual relations and/or invite her to parties. At no point does she consider the feelings of this girl as she veers between interest and running away without explanation. Aria’s father turns out to still be having the affair with his student which he broke off 3½ years ago to move to Iceland. Although since every single character’s life seems to have been on hold since Alison’s death, waiting for this book series to begin, I suppose it’s not too surprising his girlfriend hasn’t moved on. And Spencer’s parents continue to facilitate their daughters’ sibling rivalry by behaving like a pair of babies, taking sides and ignoring Spencer during and after the funeral of her best friend. Whilst all this is happening we are obliged to hear all four girls’ directionless worryings about the mystery blackmailer, each which is identical to the last.Luckily Hanna is working at the least secure hospital ever, and therefore gets the opportunity to steal unguarded and valuable medication roughly 5 minutes after she arrives. Does this come back later to bite her? Yes, indeed it does. Meanwhile Aria and her brother panic childishly about the idea that their parents might get a divorce and inconvenience them, Spencer’s pathetically petty parents drive her into the arms of creepy Wren and his “sexy British accent”(not sure which British accent this is, but since he went to Oxford I’m going to guess at “constipated posh”) and she has sex with him to a soundtrack of children’s cartoons, Emily fails to quit her swimming team, which is obviously enthralling, and Shepard continues to misuse the term “ironic” and its derivatives. Everyone suddenly seems to spend a lot of time fainting and having panic attacks, and Toby is everywhere in a potentially creepy but actually dull way, impressing Emily with his deep conversation about how the people at school who seem flawless (Like the book title! Such interconnections!) probably have problems too.As nothing much continues to happen it becomes increasingly difficult to tell the difference between the various girls and the various boys they get involved with, particularly since 50%-75% of the main characters are dating one person as a screen whilst being more interested in another. Nothing much happens other than Spencer’s academic ability being driven out of her head by her contact with a male. Although since she had “My Humps” by the Black Eyed Peas as her ringtone in order to be ironic, she was probably never as clever as she thought she was. Hanna is blackmailed into vaguely embarrassing herself in front of some girls she hardly knows by the mysterious A, even though not one of A’s threats so far has come to anything. Aria drunkenly threatens the girl her father is shagging, rather than speaking to her father or mother about the matter. Everyone continues to be surprised that the discovery of a teenage girl’s body buried in her own garden is being investigated as murder. Most appallingly of all, all the characters feel the need to mention “Foxy” up to 3 times per page, every page. This cutesy moniker actually refers to a charity ball in aid of the Rosewood Foxhunting League, which no one seems to have a moral objection to. In fact,“It’s so big, some girls get plastic surgery for it.” This lack of dissent from the entire community, including the local media, seems odd given that the local yoga studio is surrounded by cars covered in “MEAT IS MURDER” and “PETA” stickers.Most Specific Theme for a Hotel Bedroom1776. Not the Eighteenth Century, or the Georgian Era or the Romantic Era. Specifically 1776. Which means a “crazy quilt” (patchwork, presumably?) and a butter churn. Both things which came into existence after January 1st 1776 and were obsolete by December 31st of the same year. Obviously.Stupidest NamesTaryn Orr (female)Lanie Iler (female)Seth CardiffRiley Wolfe (female)Adriana PeoplesThayer Anderson (male)Ori Case (male)Most Charming Assessment of Local Society"Downtown’s full of dirty hippies"Worst Competitive Swimming Slogan “EAT OUR BUBBLES” or"FLY GIRLS: SLIPPERY WHEN WET"Least Inspiring Weather Related Comment “Rain was her favorite kind of weather. It reminded her of rainy days” Unexplained AcronymsSEPTA, EMS, ICU, LASIK, MFA, AP, OB.Most Pathetic Attempt at a Philosophy Reading List“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and The Tao of Pooh”Worst Compliment“When he cut [his hair] last spring, Hanna said it made him look a little like Justin Timberlake, only less skanky.” Least Intelligent Response to Being Helped Whilst Unconscious“Toby picked her up? Like, in his arms?" Well, I’m guessing he didn’t carry you in his mouth like a dog. I know you think he’s a weirdo, but try to make sense.Most Pathetic Example of an Enigma “[it had] just become one of those life mysteries they’d never understand, like why Brad and Jen really got divorced.” Leaving aside how vacuous and unimportant this subject is, it’s not even mysterious. I’m not an expert on these matters, but I’m fairly sure it’s common knowledge that they got divorced because he was shagging Angelina Jolie. So this reference doesn’t even make any sense. If you can’t do any better than this in your efforts to force entertainment news stories into the narrative Ms.Shepard, then I think it would be better for us both if you stopped trying.Weirdest Character Summary “her interests were quirky things like snow globes, tai chi, and magnets” How exactly is “magnets” an interest?Most Depressing Musical Reference “…a white T-shirt with a drawing of a banana on it. It was the cover to some old album, Aria just couldn’t remember what.” Most Reductive Summary of a Philosophical and Artistic Concept“It was surreal to see them again. And not the cool, Zac-Posen-kaleidoscopic-dress sort of surreal” I must admit that I have no idea what a Zac Posen kaleidoscopic dress is. But I know what it’s not. It’s not surreal. There again, to be fair, meeting your stepmother and stepsister who you haven’t seen for a little while, as in the context of this remark, is nowhere near surreal either. To be honest, I’m not sure why Surrealism was even brought up.Most Disturbing Concept “Kate probably thought they shared some sort of cute-girl bond.” No idea what a “cute-girl bond” is. Although in fairness there is no reason that I would.Throughout it all everyone has a massive sense of entitlement, constantly descending into sulks and histrionics for such reasons as “I touched that boy once, you can’t have him”, “That’s my dad, no one else is allowed to marry him” and “I own that dress, you can’t buy one in a different colour”. This is coupled with a plethora of “problems” that really shouldn’t be dignified with a moment’s thought, a such as “I fancy this gorgeous boy and he fancies me, but will he be put off by my almost insurmountable family baggage, which amounts to my dad quietly having an affair?”. Am I really supposed to feel concern?The book concludes with many chapters of the girls separately deciding that Toby is both the blackmailer and the murder, for the reason that they are all stupid. He isn’t, then he kills himself. His mystery blackmailable offence is then revealed, and indeed turns out to be exactly what I thought it was. Meanwhile no one learns anything about ‘A’ whatsoever, leaving us back where we started in time for book three.

  • Jessica
    2018-09-12 21:49

    "An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind."-GandhiThe second book to the Pretty Little Liars series, Flawless, we're back and we're following the lives of the four reunited friends - Emily, Aria, Hanna and Spencer. Three years ago, their best friend disappeared without a trace and was never found - until now. Alison’s body was discovered in her old backyard, but the question is, who was the one to put her there? While the police open the murder investigation for the second time and hope to have more luck, the girls are made to go through the tough process and the loss of their best friend all over again. You think seeing it plastered all over the TV and reliving the moments of their friend, the late Alison DiLaurentis, is enough to worry about but all of the girls are still being harassed by the mysterious -A. The threatening anonymous messages aren't letting down and could unravel the lives of the girls at any moment - one by one. Making them admit their deep dark secrets or spilling the secrets for them. A bitter breakup takes place after Emily’s boyfriend witnesses a same sex smooch between her and her new friend Maya. Emily can't deny the sparks that fly between them and the way Maya makes her feel but is too scared to travel down the lesbian road because of what her friends and family might think or say about her. Trying to keep her mind off Maya and convince herself out of the inevitable, she turns to a blast from the past.Some relationships come to halt in Aria's life, thanks to -A. The first is the marriage that ties her family together after her Mother is let in on a little secret that Aria has been keeping quiet for her father - an affair with one of his students. The second is the forbidden romance between herself and her hunky English teacher, Ezra, after he thinks she is talking openly about their relationship.Everything seems to be crumbling away for poor Hanna. Her life is spiraling out of her control and she can't seem to get a grip on it. Newly single, getting caught stealing, a DUI and just when she thinks she might be getting her father back in her life, her ugly (on the inside) step-sister makes sure that it's never going to happen with her manipulative ways. Who was caught with their hand in the cookie jar? Spencer was. She covets her sister's boyfriend behind her back and gets caught red handed. After her perfect older sister runs to tell the family, they pretend like Spencer doesn't exist at all and forbid her to see Wren ever again. Will she listen? Of course not, she is young and in love. In the end, will things work out like the fairy tale Spencer had imagined?Like I said in my review for the first book in the series, it's a fun and light read to pick up. I had it glued to my hands the first time I read it because it just sucked me in with all the drama and mystery. I like that the girls deal with real problems like relationships, family issues and sexual orientation. The only thing I didn't like is that the girls aren't open about what -A says to each of them and what their own secrets are. I don't know why, but it just irks me to hell. So all in all, I really love this series but if you're not into drama filled YA series for teen girls then this isn't the book for you.Next book is Perfect.

  • Morgan F
    2018-08-29 02:52

    Well, I didn't like this book as much as the first one. I also have to admit I'm liking the TV series a little more and it kills me to say that because I'm sure TV will one day eat my brain (if it hasn't already).I just couldn't ignore some of my complaints about the series this time around. I mean, the mystery part of it is still really really good. I have absolutely no flippin' clue about what will happen next. But I'm not liking the girls as much. Is it me, or are they becoming even more air-headed and flippant? It just annoys me when Shepard goes into insignificant detail about clothing, throwing out brand names left and right. I have nothing against brand names, but that is only because I have zero to none knowledge about them. I do not know the difference between Gucci and Prada and Marc Jacobs, and I have no idea what Chanel Number 5 smells like. So please stop reminding me that I am poor and fashion-ignorant, Ms. Shepard, if you'd be so kind. It's also hard for me to believe what these girls supposedly did in 7th grade. I probably still ate glue in 7th grade (exaggerating, but you get my point). I don't do the stuff they did when they were 11 now, and I'm a senior in high school. Well, this might be because of my limited social life, or it could be that Ms. Shepard wants these girls to appear overly glamorous. But alas, maybe that really is how the other half lives....Despite my personal qualms, this series is like a big greasy bag of chips. Even though you know they are bad for you, you can't have just one. (or two....or three....or eight)

  • Iryna (Book and Sword)
    2018-09-18 01:48

    You are probably thinking - what are you doing giving this book 4 stars, when you've been giving 3 stars to way better books left and right. Let me explain: - As I've admitted earlier - this is my guilty pleasure read. - Yes, the writing is bad (although it has improved greatly from the 1st book).- Yes, the dialog is patchy and undeveloped at times. - Yes, the topic is silly and ridiculous. - But, it totally held my interest and I couldn't put it down! I loved all of the twists and turns. I started reading these series because I was nostalgic for some PPL, but didn't want to rewatch the whole show. The book two is totally different from the show and I am very interested which way it goes.My WEBSITEMy INSTAGRAMMy WORDPRESS BLOG

  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    2018-09-17 01:37

    It was OK. The girls are so nasty but somehow, I still want to find out what's going on in Rosewood. On to the next book!

  • Kate ♡
    2018-09-07 21:48

    Flawless by Sara ShepardThere's really not much I can say about this book, having already seen the TV-Show, nothing was a big surprise, but I still really enjoyed it because I just love Sara Shepard's writing!In this book we had the big 'Foxy' benefit dance, which was kind of like homecoming (I think it was homecoming, anyway) in the TV-Show.I can't wait to see what happens in the next books, and I'm really hoping for a lot more character development, and a larger development between the 4 girls and their friendship with one another.

  • MiaBakhthiar
    2018-09-19 21:56

    I'm really gutted by how disappointing this book was for me; especially considering how amazing I thought the TV series adaptation is. The book tried too hard to emphasize the glamour and high sophistication of Rosewood and everyone who lived in it, that it became so superficial, and the characters unlikeable - they were portrayed as being somewhat vapid and shallow - especially Hanna and Spencer, two of the most sharp-witted girls of the group with very strong personalities on the show. The fact that the book also frequently focused on the high-society vibe also weakened the mystery and thrill of A and his/her threats, which makes the story rather lacking, since those aspects were the only things that separated this plot from countless others in YA fiction. The way the story was written was annoyingly juvenile, like it was meant for young tweens of maybe twelve and under, even though the nature of the content proved otherwise. I thought the general plot and idea of the story is ingenuously amazing and brilliant, but the poor prose took so much away from that. Overall, it wasn't that bad - I didn't necessarily hate it, but it just wasn't my cup of tea.

  • Stephanie
    2018-09-12 00:01

    Wow, this book was so good! It was so addicting, I read it in 2 days which was fast for me. I need the next book. Stay tuned for reviews coming soon :)

  • Wolverinefactor
    2018-09-12 20:58

    Hi, Are you a teenage girl? Then rush out and buy this steaming pile of crap. Are you a fan of the TV Series and not a teen girl? You'll most likely hate this novel as well. While the show took the basic premise and made it good, it's clear why this series never really took off until after the show came out.None of the characters have a single redeeming quality to them. Yes, they come off as having multiple layers but in the end they are just as shallow as any real life pretty girl. I also feel offended by the lesbian stuff in this series. The Show, which is on ABC Family, handles it much better without seeming to put it down like the novel does, more so this book than the first.I also dislike how disjointed the book feels. None of these girls talk to each other, they seemingly hate each other and there seems to be no real reason. What I find amusing if the first book ends with them coming together as a group but this one quickly tossed that idea out the window within the first 20 or so pages.Sadly I've become invested in this crap series and need to see where it goes. It's clear the tv show is going a slightly different route which is good because these are some poorly written trash.

  • Kim
    2018-09-09 21:37

    An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind.Remember I said I liked Toby? I don't anymore, actually. He was sweet and cute but I now know what he did and... No.When I think of Aria, Emily Spencer and Hanna I see 4 train wrecks. They are all derailing so fast it's making my head spin.Bring on the next one!

  • Jessica Avery
    2018-08-26 01:04

    loving this series so far!

  • Fables&Wren
    2018-09-20 01:58

    WrensReads Review:So I have already read the “Pretty Little Liars” series including the add-on ones. I don’t really like Shepard’s writing, but her storylines are pure gold. I am going to do the reviews of the “Pretty Little Liars” books a little different. I plan to ask questions as I read the series again and see when (or if) the question is answered. I’ll hide them with the spoiler code so you’ll have the choice to spoil it for yourself! I’m doing way too much for this series, but hey, I like to analysis things and I’m a little nuts. So here we go:WrensReads Review:So I have already read the “Pretty Little Liars” series including the add-on ones. I don’t really like Shepard’s writing, but they are quick reads and her show is kind of a guilty pleasure of mine.I am going to do the reviews of the “Pretty Little Liars” books a little different. I plan to ask questions as I read the series again and see when (or if) the question is answered. I’ll hide them with the spoiler code so you’ll have the choice to spoil it for yourself! I’m doing way too much for this series, but hey, I like to analysis things and I’m a little nuts. So here we go:Pretty Little Liars: Flawless, Book 0201. Who actually caused Jenna’s blindness? (Flawless, pg. 009)(view spoiler)[Alison DiLaurentis(hide spoiler)]02. Why are Toby and Jenna Cavanaugh back? (Flawless, pg. 018)(view spoiler)[ no answer(hide spoiler)]Text From “A” From Flawless(view spoiler)[Emily:01. Em! Still enjoying the same kinds of “activities” with your best friends, I see. Even though most of us have totally changed, it’s nice to know you’re still the same! Gonna tell everyone about your new love? Or shall I? – A (pg. 039)02. Emily, how about this picture for the yearbook? [a shot of Emily and Maya from Noel’s photo booth] You wouldn’t want this to get around, would you? – A (pg. 135)Aria:01. Naughty, naughty Aria! You should know better than to go after a teacher anyway. It’s girls like you who break up perfectly happy families. – A (pg.125)02. P.S. Wondering who I am, aren’t you? I’m closer than you think. – A (pg. 126) [post-it]03. A A A A A A: Two choices: Make it go away or tell your mom. I’m giving you till the stroke of midnight Saturday might, Cinderella. Or else. – A- A A A A A A: Not sure how? Here’s a hint: Strawberry Ridge Yoga Studio. 07:30 a.m. Tomorrow. Be There.04. Don’t forget! Stroke of midnight! (pg. 247)Hanna:01. Hannakins: Mopping the floors at Bill Beach won’t help you get your life back. Not even you could clean up this mess. And besides, I know something about you that’ll guarantee you’ll never be Rosewood Day’s it girl – ever again. – A - Hanna’s Response: You don’t know anything - A’s Response: I know it all. I could RUIN YOU. (pg. 067)02. Four simple words: Hanna. Marin. Blinded. Jenna. What would daddy think about you if he knew that? I’m watching you, Hanna, and you’d better do what I say. – A 03. Hi again, Hanna! I want you to read Naomi and Riley the sentences below just as they’re written. No cheating! And if you don’t, everyone will know the truth about you-know-what. That includes Daddy. – A [I tried to get in Sean’s pants at Noel’s party, but he dumped me instead. And, oh yeah, I make myself throw up at least three times a day.] (pg. 196)04. Since you followed my orders so nicely yesterday, consider this a gift: Get to Foxy, now. Sean’s there with another girl. – A (pg. 231)Spencer:01. Spence, I don’t blame you for not telling them our little secret about Toby. The truth can be dangerous – and you don’t want them getting hurt, do you? – A (pg. 024) 02. What the easy A? I think you know where to find it. – A (pg. 189)- P.S. You hurt me, so I’m going to hurt you. Or maybe I should hurt a certain new boyfriend instead? You guys better watch out – I’ll show up when you least expect it. – A (pg. 190)All: (hide spoiler)]People They Dated / All Types of Romantic Relationships(view spoiler)[Ali:01. Matt (Pretty Little Liars, Book 01, pg. 010) [dated]Emily: 01. Ben (Pretty Little Liars, Book 01, pg. 025) [dated]02. Ali DiLaurentis (Pretty Little Liars, Book 01, pg. 074) [kissed]03. Maya St. Germain (Pretty Little Liars, Book 01, pg. 196) [kissing]04. Toby Cavanaugh (Flawless, Book 02, pg 133) [kissed]Aria:01. Hallbjorn (Pretty Little Liars, Book 01, pg. 032) [dated]02. Lars (Pretty Little Liars, Book 01, pg. 032) [dated]03. Ezra Fitz (Pretty Little Liars, Book 01, pg. 040) [hooking up]04. Sean Ackard (Flawless, Book 02, pg. 208) [dated]Hanna:01. Sean Ackard (Pretty Little Liars, Book 01, pg. 044) [dated]Spencer:01. Ian Thomas (Pretty Little Liars, Book 01, pg. 057) [kissed]02. Wren (Pretty Little Liars, Book 01, pg. 211) [hooked up]03. Andrew Campbell (Flawless, Book 02, pg. 182) [fake dated] (hide spoiler)]Unanswered Questions from the Last Books(view spoiler)[Why did Emily and Hannah have the same dream? (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 014)(view spoiler)[no answer (hide spoiler)]What had Spencer’s fight with Alison been about that night at the barn? (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 017)(view spoiler)[ no answer(hide spoiler)]What does Spencer know about Alison that the other girls don’t? (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 017)(view spoiler)[ no answer(hide spoiler)] Who was the blonde-pony tail in Maya St. Germain’s window? (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 084)(view spoiler)[ no answer(hide spoiler)] What does Alison know about Spencer that’s so secretive? (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 123)(view spoiler)[ no answer(hide spoiler)]Who killed Allison? (Pretty Little Liars, pg.254)(view spoiler)[ no answer(hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)] Answered Questions from the Last Books(view spoiler)[ What is “the one secret they couldn’t even bear to talk about”? (Pretty Little Liars pg. 004)(view spoiler)[The Jenna Thing (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 057) (hide spoiler)]What did Emily’s letter say that she sent Alison? (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 017)(view spoiler)[The letter was Emily telling Alison that she loved her (pg. 195). (hide spoiler)]What was the secret that only Aria and Alison knew? (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 032)(view spoiler)[Byron, Aria’s dad, was cheating on her mother with a girl about twenty years old named Meredith (pg. 100). (hide spoiler)]How did Hanna lose her weight so quickly? (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 043)(view spoiler)[She’s bulimic: While hard-core dieting was sexy and admirable, there was nothing, nothing, glamorous about eating a tone of fatty, greasy, preferably cheese-filled crap and then puking it all up (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 043)(hide spoiler)]What’s the Jenna Thing? (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 016)(view spoiler)[A firework he [Ali claims it wasn’t her fault and she didn’t light it] went off in Toby Cavanaugh’s tree house which ended with his step sister Jenna Cavanaugh going blind. Ali was going to light a firework in his window to scare him. This was payback for spying on girls trying on each other’s clothes (Flawless, pg. 006 – 011) (hide spoiler)] Where’s Alison? (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 015)(view spoiler)[Maya says they found her body in her backyard (which was the old DiLaurentis House) (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 255). Her body was found under the concrete in her backyard. They knew it was her from the ring she was wearing. But they’re doing DNA tests to make sure (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 256). (hide spoiler)] What did Ali see Toby do that was just as bad as The Jenna Thing? (Pretty Little Liars, 145)(view spoiler)[ Toby molested Jenna, his step sister.(hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]Who Died?(view spoiler)[Alison DiLaurentis: They found her body (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 255)Toby Cavanaugh: After thinking that Emily knew about his big secret, he went into the woods behind her house, OD’d on some pills and died (Flawless, 315). (hide spoiler)]Who Is A?Pretty Little Liars: Book 01Alison DiLaurentis?:(view spoiler)[Throughout the whole first book, the girls all think that Ali is back and is playing a game with them. They think this on and off until they find Ali’s body at the end of the book. (hide spoiler)]Andrew Campbell?: (view spoiler)[Spencer thinks Andrew is A because he drives by her house all the time and probably saw her in the hot tub with Wren (Pretty Little Liars, pg. 144) (hide spoiler)]Flawless: Book 02Toby Cavanaugh?:(view spoiler)[Spencer things Toby is A because he knew what really happened to Jenna and told Ali that he would get her back for what she did (Flawless, pg. 018) Emily gets a feeling Toby might be A when she sees how much he changed and rereads a line of A’s text, “Even though most of us have totally changed” (Flawless, pg. 072). Aria thinks it might be Toby because he could have snuck into the school and put the post-it on Ali’s case (Flawless, 148). Aria, Spencer and Hanna think that Toby is A because he is at Foxy and knows about the Jenna thing (Flawless, pg. 260). Emily thinks A is Toby because he knew what Alison did and is really bitter about her. She also thinks that he killed her (Flawless, pg. 271). (hide spoiler)]Ben Coogan?:(view spoiler)[Emily thinks that Ben might be A because he is the only one that saw Emily and Maya in a “more than friends” moment (Flawless, pg. 074). (hide spoiler)]Hanna Marin?:(view spoiler)[Aria suspects Hanna because Ali could have told Hanna about her parents and she was a part of the Jenna Thing (Flawless, 148). (hide spoiler)]Spencer Hastings?:(view spoiler)[Aria now thinks that A is Spencer because she showed up at the yoga place where she was told to go to by A; Wondering who I am? I’m closer than you think (Flawless, pg. 180). (hide spoiler)]Melissa Hastings?:(view spoiler)[Spencer thinks that A could be Melissa because A told her to use the saved files from Melissa’s family-shared computer. Only the family knew about it so it seemed logical that A could be Melissa (Flawless, pg. 189). (hide spoiler)]WrensReads | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram

  • Sarah Marie
    2018-09-17 20:44

    1 star. I don't think I'll be continuing this series. Review to come.

  • Marissa
    2018-09-14 00:44

    I thought this book was really good. Its genre is realistic fiction and I'm usually always into that kinda stuff because I can compare to my experiences. It kinda flowed over from the first book, so I would suggest you read the first one if you want to read this one so it will make more sense. It has the same thing the other book does- the four girls: Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hannah are still getting threatening messages from an unknown sending who always signs the threats "-A." They are trying desperately to figure out who this mysterious person is but there are no clues that could help them. They can't tell anyone because "A" tells them not to. Emily tried to once, but A let out one of her deepest secrets and after that, the girls kept quite. The four girls all used to be friends. They had a ring leader- Ali. But she was killed and her body was found buried in a hole. The only way they identified her was from the ring on her finger. Ali knew all of the girls deepest and darkest secrets. Whoever "A" is, seems to know all of the girls secrets too, all the ones they told Ali.The book ends when the girls think they know who the real "A" is. This "suspected A" dies in the end so they think it is all over, but then they get another message from "A" saying that it would never be over.

  • Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
    2018-08-30 02:56

    At A GlanceGenre: Young Adult; MysteryLove Triangle/Insta Love?: Nope.Cliff Hanger: Nope.Rating: 4 StarsScore SheetCover: 6/10 (I don't really like the tv covers)Plot: 6/10Characters: 8/10World Building: 5/10Flow: 8/10Series Congruity: 10/10Total: 7/10In DepthBest Part: Melissa screwing over Spencer, neither deserve Wren.Worst Part: (view spoiler)[Toby killing himself, i don't see why he did that, so it felt like a stretch to me (hide spoiler)]Overall Feels: This 2nd book flowed so well from book 1, which is always a good thing. The ladies were trying to be friends at first, but of course that didn't last! I just love reading about other people getting screwed over for some reason and these books deliver. I love how even the minor character's like Mona and Kate are getting in on the screwing over action!ConculsionContiuing the Series: yes!Recommending: yes! Misc.: Trigger warnings; eating disorders. Review In GIF Form["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Xxertz
    2018-09-08 01:50

    Are you kidding me? I'm so mad at myself everytime this happens with Shepard's books. This is yet another book that ends in the middlr and, guess what? It was no where near as good as book #1. I could leave right now and be happy (which, if we are being honest, is mostly because I read book #0.5 which I'm fairly certain gave everything away..)

  • Crystal Starr Light
    2018-08-24 19:54

    "Don't get too comfortable. It's not over until I say it is"The events of "Flawless" occur immediately after "Pretty Little Liars". The four girls meet after the funeral of their deceased friend and share some of what the mysterious "A" has threatened. They separate, swearing to keep each other posted...but when "A" returns to taunt them, they find themselves unwilling to reveal their deepest secrets. Aria has her eyes on a boy who used to be Hanna's boyfriend. Hanna's actions in the last book come back to haunt her, and she is forced to work in a burn clinic. Her relationships are all over the place--Mona is feeling left out, her dad reappears, her boyfriend dumps her. Spencer's relationship with Wren is proving to be more difficult than she thought...how can she balance all her AP classes AND Wren? And what about how her parents have been ignoring her? And Emily is more confused than ever about who she is when she meets a really hot guy...Toby, the stepbrother of Jenna.After the intriguing and deliciously juicy "Pretty Little Liars" (and knowing I would need a light read for flying), I had to pick up Book 2. And I was impressed at how it balanced giving the audience more, answering questions while raising the stakes and giving us more to ponder.The characters are really beginning to stand out. Last book, I mentioned how the four girls felt interchangeable at times. Not so here. Each girl has her own struggles, her own style, her own likes and dislikes. I love how each one makes excuses for hiding her secrets; I love how each one has a different take on who "A" is; I just love the diversity that is brought to the table.This time around, I felt the secondary got even more time to make an impact. Melissa, Spencer's sister, really was a backstabbing bi-otch, while I saw a glimmer of compassion from her father. Sean got more interesting through his conversations with Aria, and I really admire Shepard for making Meredith a character and not just "the bad guy". Toby was fascinating; Mona was great.The thing I find most impressive is how Shepard is able to push the story forward while still keeping it interesting. This is a mystery at heart; to keep the mystery of "A" shrouded for even this long is impressive. And not once does it feel forced. We get to learn more about "The Jenna Thing"--and there is a revelation about "The Jenna Thing" that I expected, but was still shocked to see. And yet, while we learn more about this mysterious event in the girls' past, not once was I bored or no longer interesting in reading more. Instead, I am more curious...I want to know who "A" is!One complaint I do have is with consistency/continuity. The primary example was this one: Aria and Sean are out in his car making out. She gets a text from "A". Then we switch to Hanna's POV, and Hanna confronts Aria and Sean making out inside where the party is. How did Aria and Sean get inside and go back to making out so quickly after the text? I don't need a play-by-play report of what everyone is doing, but it just didn't seem to make sense that Aria would run back inside and suddenly start making out with Sean. However, this is small, and I only caught the one instance of it.As with "Pretty Little Liars", I want to make a few caveats for parents and teenagers. There are a lot of mature situations in these books. Sex, violence, alcohol, drugs, etc. This isn't for a young teenager. Mature teens and adults will love the situations (and who knows, maybe parents can use these books to talk with teens about these serious topics?); they are intricate, well-done real-life situations. Younger teens probably won't understand it, and it might be confusing."Flawless" is a great Book 2. It somehow manages that balance of asking and answering questions and also isn't boring or redundant. I'm already starting on Book 3.

  • Adela Cacovean
    2018-09-02 22:40

    După ce terminasem primul volum al acestei serii, începusem să mă gândesc dacă oare chiar merita să îmi cumpăr și să citesc și următoarele volume. M-a făcut să cumpăr următorul volum spiritul de colecție și opiniile unor englezi, care spuneau că acțiunea din carte e mult mai complicată decât cea din serialul TV. Și după ce am terminat de citit volumul 2, am fost imediat de acord.În primul rând, în roman nu avem parte de un Sean care flirtează cu Aria imediat după ce se desparte de Hanna. Să nu uităm nici de faptul că în serial, Emily e singură la părinți, iar în carte ne întâlnim des cu sora ei mai mare. În plus de asta, din Impecabil aflăm că, de fapt, Toby o abuza pe sora lui și nu invers, cum ne prezintă serialul. În plus, în carte, Jenna pare să le fi iertat pentru glumele din trecut pe cele patru prietene. Și multe, multe altele…Vă invit, așadar, atât să citiți cărțile, cât și să urmăriți serialul TV, și să le tratați ca pe două versiuni diferite ale aceleiași povești.

  • Laura (Booksforbreakfast)
    2018-09-14 18:41

    Flawless definitely lived up to its name - flawless!Sara Shepard has such a way of speaking to the reader and making it seem like they are right in the action. I found myself not wanting to read at night because I got so paranoid! That's the kind of book I crave.In Flawless, the girls are still struggling with their problems and they are becoming more advanced and more people are beginning to suspect something is wrong with them. A is becoming more vengeful and more into blackmailing them, their worlds are crumbling beneath them.I think if I could only read one series for the rest of my life, this would be one of the top contenders. It takes you on a ride that has so many twists and turns that you start to think crazy thoughts about who A might be. I am both annoyed and happy I haven't figured it out yet!This series is absolutely wonderful!

  • Gina
    2018-08-27 00:06

    So far I'm really liking this series!It's so easy-written and fast paced, enjoyable to read. Because I watch and love the TV show as well I love getting more insight in some things, getting more details etc...

  • Veronique
    2018-09-16 02:57

    Dit deel vond ik beter geschreven dan deel 1. Minder kinderachtig en spannender

  • Rachel
    2018-09-20 00:48

    Can't wait to read the 3rd book!

  • Maddison
    2018-09-17 01:02

    Why do I feel like every book is going to be the same? Yeah I get that more stuff gets uncovered, but it's such a long series, and I reckon (view spoiler)[they'll never find out who A is until the end.. (hide spoiler)] Surprised that (view spoiler)[Toby died though! And how the heck is A contacting everyone at once? (hide spoiler)] I really know know what's happening. The way all of the characters are intertwined is confusing me. So much stuff gets revealed each book, I forget what's happened to who and who's related to who. If I don't read them all quickly I'll forget. I get characters mixed up, and there's too many of them. I forget who got what note and what it said... The writing's not the best, but it is kind of intriguing. Just hope I read them all quickly.

  • Huutavakilpikonna
    2018-08-22 23:47

    Nyt alkaa jo tulla eroja sarjaan nähden.

  • Miranda
    2018-09-11 20:42

    Have you ever felt like someone was watching you? This is exactly what four Rosewood Day juniors feel like after they have been receiving haunting messages, IMs, emails and texts, from an unknown person going by ~A. Spencer, Aria, Emily and Hannah hadn't talked ever since their best friend, Alison DiLaurentis, went missing in seventh grade. Spencer stole her sister’s British boyfriend, but is falling apart at the seams. Spencer is an all A student but after all of the distractions, from Wren and A, she isn't who she used to be. Aria moved back from Iceland and all of her old fears came back. Before Ali died Aria and Ali caught her dad kissing someone and it wasn't her mom. Afterward her father told her to keep it between them and not tell her mom. But now she is questioning everything she kept a secret. Emily was known as the good girl but that all changed after a new girl moved into Alison's old house. Emily becomes a lot more than just friends with her. She tries to prove she is still a good girl but realizes it’s not really who she is. Hannah’s whole world fell apart when her boyfriend broke up with her at the biggest party of the year. After all of that went down she tries to prove that he really does want her back, and when she gets out of hand her mother calls her dad in. Hannah hadn't talked to him in four years and things are tense between the two.I loved this book, after reading the first book in the series I felt as though I had to read the following books. I think that this book was wonderfully written. It is very captivating, and just has you wanting to keep reading. After finishing the book I was shocked with the outcome and I can’t wait to start the next one. I would recommend this book to girls in middle school. More specifically I would recommend this book to girls who love gossip and lies because I believe they will not be let down after reading this book. The reason for me recommending this book to middle school girls is because there are a few scenes in the book that I believe aren't appropriate for girls under the middle school age.

  • Stefanie M
    2018-09-19 19:38

    Da ich den ersten Teil schon ganz interessant fand, wollte ich gerne noch diesen Monat weiterlesen. Außerdem wurde mir gesagt, dass sich die Bücher ab dem zweiten Teil dann von der Serie unterscheiden und ich war gespannt, was mich erwartet. Das Buch setzt da an, wo der erste Band aufgehört hat: Auf Alis Beerdigung. Die vier Mädchen Aria, Hannah, Spencer und Emily finden wieder zusammen, da sie mysteriöse Nachrichten von A bekommen. A kennt die schlimmsten Geheimnisse von jeder einzelnen und zwingt sie damit, bestimmte Dinge zu tun, damit ihr Geheimnis nicht verraten wird. Emily hat damit zu kämpfen, dass sie nicht wirklich weiß, wo ihr Platz ist. Instinktiv merkt sie, wie sehr sie Maya mag, aber sie hat Angst, sich ihren Gefühlen zu stellen. Hannah ist unglücklich, dass ihr Freund Sean einem Enthaltsamkeits-Club beigetreten ist. Außerdem versucht sie, ihren Dad zu beeindrucken, der inzwischen eine neue Familie hat. Aria versucht, ihre Familie zusammenzuhalten und spioniert der Affäre ihres Vaters hinterher. Und Spencer hat insgeheim immer noch Gefühle für Wren, den Ex-Verlobten ihrer Schwester. Zu allem Übel sind seit Alis Beerdigung auch Toby und Jenna wieder in der Stadt. Wir erfahren, was es mit der Jenna-Sache auf sich hat und welche Konsequenzen das möglicherweise haben könnte. Auch wenn ich durch die Serie die meisten Dinge schon wusste, gab es doch auch ein paar Sachen, die neu für mich waren. Allerdings war es bis zum Ende nichts Gravierendes. Wenn das allerdings stimmt, was am Ende passiert ist, dann entfernen sich die Bücher tatsächlich sehr von der Serie. Fazit: Die Pretty Little Liars Bücher sind immer schnell und einfach zu lesen, beinhalten ein bisschen Spannung, Drama und viele Geheimnisse. Niemand scheint der zu sein, für den man ihn hält. Auch der zweite Band hat mir wieder ganz gut gefallen. Ich bin gespannt, wie es im dritten Buch weitergeht, denn von nun an scheint sich die Handlung ein bisschen von der der Serie zu unterscheiden.

  • Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
    2018-08-26 02:05

    This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic NerdMY THOUGHTSI don't have extremely high feelings towards this series so far, but I did like this book and think it was a great sequel.Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna all have their own secrets that are spiraling out of control. What's worse it that a person called 'A' keeps sending them messages and threats to unleash their secrets. Some secrets that only Alison, their best friend that went missing years ago. And her body has just been found. All four of the girls have to deal with their own drama-filled lives along with trying to figure out who 'A' really is and they are getting very suspicious...First off, I read this as an audiobook and I would just like to complain how the narrator for the audiobook had a very young voice. Other than that, there weren't really that many problems. I'm actually very surprised that I was able to separate all four of the girls personalities and stories. Granted, I was able to do this with the last book, but in audiobooks all the characters are usually voiced by the same person. It's also very interesting because some of the characters aren't exactly likeable, but I still got absorbed into their dramas. This book series has a very strong mystery within it, along with the drama. I can't help but keep going to figure out what secrets the girls are hiding and, yes, who 'A' is (but, come on, why would that be announced in only the 2nd book?).IN CONCLUSIONOverall, this was a great sequel. It's surprising because of how I usually avoid books with drama, but it has become a bit of a guilty pleasure because of that. I am very curious about what will happen next, so I am definitely continuing.

  • Fiona
    2018-09-16 23:04

    Who the heck is A? Is A the creepy Toby that they all used to be scared of who is now somewhat normal? What had happened in the past for these girls to be tormented by? With this intense sequel, you will be left dying to get your hands on the next volume!Flawless finally reveals what Alison did when they were younger, which is a secret they all kept. It is something that anyone would keep their mouth shut about if they did it. There is quite a bit of morals involved within this novel. It makes you wonder as a reader what you would do if you were in any of the characters' situations.“Flawless” is every bit suspenseful, mysterious, and captivating as “Pretty Little Liars.” It’s a great book, and I love Sara Shepard’ style. Her ability to create these amazing secondary characters is remarkable. Each character is memorable, enjoyable, and realistic. I even love the titles, the titles of each chapter foreshadow the upcoming predicament of each character. Aside from that, it felt silly and funny how this book revolved around their suspicions on Toby as A. Honestly, this series is addicting. Yes, I said addiction...I can’t put these books down. I’m quite surprised that I love this series already as much as I do.I really am looking forward to Perfect, the third volume for this series. I have a feeling that things will get even more twisted because Flawless left a new mystery that needs to be solved. The only thing I hope for is that when I reach the end of the series that it would be worth it. But for sure, check out the Pretty Little Liars if you haven't yet! What Sara Shepard does best is that she keeps you enthralled as you wondered like mad what will happen to all of her characters at the end!

  • Giselle
    2018-09-19 20:00

    The second novel in the Pretty Little Liars series, Flawless, continues the story of 4 girls with a dirty secret. Starting right where we left off, the girls have all spoken and now know that "A" has been in touch with all of them.Like the first one, Flawless is full of drama and suspense. A is still daunting the girls with their secrets and threatening to expose them if they don't do as A says. It's a light read that is really fun and enjoyable. The girls have real problems and relationships, and the writing style is easy to read with a nice flow. I find the girls are a bit of a train wreck though, but it makes it amusing to read. Aria and Spencer are still the most interesting in my opinion. I'm glad Aria has met Sean but I do feel sorry for Hanna. The new character Kate is a total bitch and I think she's going to be fun to hate. A is still a mystery, but I now have an idea who it is, though I'm curious as to how that person can know so much info about the girls. They seem to know everything the girls are doing at all times. It reminds me of Gossip Girl. I'm really enjoying the series so far. Sara is a great author and integrates the girls' emotions and perspectives in a way that makes them truly three dimensional.

  • Gaby (lookingatbooks)
    2018-09-08 21:55

    Book two of the Pretty Little Liars seriesShe's dead. Allison DiLaurentis was found in a hole in her backyard. Someone threw her in there. But who?The story became more riveting in the second installment of Pretty Little Liars. It kept me guessing every free second I had. Why would someone kill Ali and why would someone scare 4 girls in Rosewood?Spencer has every reason to kill Ali. She has always been jealous of how easily Ali gets everything handed to her. Leaving perfect Spencer, not so perfect. And with every memory Spencer recovers, she starts questioning everyone, including herself. But Spencer could never pull off throwing Ali in a hole. She's too small, nor is she a killer. But of course someone else could. Someone older. I liked how the story connected the dots from the first book, in ways I had no idea possible. Sara Shepard has become a master story teller. And it shows. 5 stars