Monday, January 7, 2013
Burned by Sara Shepard
Author: Sara Shepard
# of Pages: 336 (Hardcover)
Rating: 3.5 stars
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. . . .
For spring break Spencer, Aria, Hanna, and Emily are going with their class on a cruise in the Caribbean. Although they are glad to be leaving Rosewood for a while, they cannot help but think about what happened during their spring break the year before.
The car accident Hanna was in the previous summer comes back to haunt her. Emily falls for a new girl. Spencer competes for a boy. And Aria gets a little too close to someone who could be a potential threat.
This was supposed to be the last book in the Pretty Little Liars series. But alas, Shepard extended it by another 2 books. Although there was an unexpected twist at the end of the book, I was disappointed that nothing big happened. Sure A caused a lot of chaos and fright, but I kept waiting for some great OMG moment to happen and it never did.
I've been trying to figure out who A is, but there are so many potential candidates that he/she could really be anyone. Also some of the things A is threatening and demanding of the girls are getting redundant. Aria keeps remembering something bad she did in Iceland during the summer but there has yet to be any specifics on it. Hopeuflly they will be revealed in the next book.
Overall, Burned was a good book, but I was disappointed with it's lack of wow factors that would have made it stand out from the other books in the series.