Guest Review: Stunning by Sara Shepard

Stunning by Sara ShepardTitle: Stunning (Amazon)
Series: Pretty Little Liars, #11
Author: Sara Shepard
Genre: Young Adult
Source: publisher
June 5, 2012 by HarperTeen

Full of darker secrets, juicier scandals, and deadlier plot twists, the latest arc of the #1 New York Times bestselling series continues to deliver fast-paced, tension-ridden drama.

After Alison DiLaurentis tried to kill them, Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna tried to get their lives back on track. But these girls just can’t stay out of trouble. First there was their disastrous trip to Jamaica, and their summer breaks were no less eventful. Now a new A is stalking them, taunting them with the very secrets these pretty little liars have been trying to forget. But this A doesn’t just want to blackmail the girls—this A is out for blood.

Sara Shepard’s fan base only gets bigger as the hit ABC Family Pretty Little Liars TV show continues to draw new readers to the bestselling series. Everyone will be dying to find out what A does next....


Reviewed by Terra:

I seriously can't get enough of this series and I thank the Book Vixen for bringing me back and letting me review another installment of the PPL books. 

Back from Spring Break and keeping the secret of what happened there between them, the girls try and move on with their lives.  Spencer is moving on with her college life and working on getting into the best Ivy Clubs.  I don't think A likes the thought of her having such a great life.  Spencer makes friends and Princeton and the head student for the Ivy Eating Club.  Life just couldn't get better.  A makes sure of that when she puts Spencer and her new friends in the hospital.

Hanna takes on a bit of A when she becomes a stalker herself.  Its not what its cut out to be and leaves her the laughing stock of the school once again.  But it doesn't end all too bad for Hanna. She's become civil with her stepsister and does a great job of helping her dad out with his campaign.  Hanna and her sister aren't the only ones pitching in to help out though, there's a big time "do-gooder" that has the money to put Mr. Marin all over the state.

Aria has her ups and downs in her love life yet again.  With A in the picture only lies can tear up her and Noel's relationship.  Aria isn't the only one keeping lies this time.  You wouldn't believe the secrets families can keep.  The phrase don't judge a book by it's cover is pretty fitting for the Kahn's. I'd say Mr., Kahn in particular.

Last but certainly not least, we have Emily.  Emily has been through quite a bit more than the rest of the Pretty Little Liars and A doesn't let up one bit on our poor little Em in this book.  Emily was hiding a very big secret from everyone she knew.  She even moved out of Rosewood over her summer break and changed her name to Heather.  What could be so bad to make someone want to stay so far away from her best friends and family? A secret that could ruin her life.  A very wealthy woman, Gayle approaches "Heather" and seduces her into thinking that she can make all her problems go away and with a very big amount of money, Emily thinks her problems are over.  All the money in the world just couldn't let Emily go through with her original plan and when Gayle finds out that Emily has gone back on her word, she comes at all the Pretty Little Liars.

Who's A, how is she everywhere and how does she know what the girls are even thinking??  I have read every book and at the beginning I always try and figure out who A is.  Sara is pretty good with the twists and turns and by the time I'm done reading I find myself extremely anxious to find out who A is.  It sort of drives me crazy.  Like I said, right when you think you know, Sara proves you wrong.  I absolutely LOVE this series and I would recommend it to all as a light fun and addictive read.  The suspense, drama and mystery keeps you frantically flipping the pages.  I can't wait for the next book. Yes, you read right.  Burned, Book #12 is expected to be coming out in December of this year!

Terra’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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  1. I didn't realize this had so many books in the series! thanks for your review. I keep seeing these pop up on best beach reads lists.

  2. They are awesome quick, fun reads. I highly recommend!