Book Review: Burned – Pretty Little Liars #12

It’s Spring Break, and Aria, Spencer, Emily, and Hanna are thrilled to be leaving Rosewood for a cruise vacation. They envisage days of tanning, scuba diving, and partying, but of course, wherever the girls go, A follows. 

Soon the pretty little liars realise they’re being followed, and that all their deep, dark secrets they’d tried to conceal are in very real danger of being revealed. But the girls were convinced  that Real Ali is dead. So who is this new A? Or did Real Ali somehow make it out of the fire alive? 

Add in new love interests (times two), some suspects (times two), a scavenger hunt, schoolyard rivals, detective work, and some very big secrets, and you have the perfect recipe for an awesome addition to the super popular series (and to the YA genre in general). 

I have read the first book in the series, and watched a few episodes of the TV show, but found that Burned was written in such a way that it didn’t matter that I’d skipped eleven books. Important events were recounted, characters re-introduced, and relationships re-examined in a way that would possibly be annoying for someone reading the whole series, but that was perfect for me. 

I read the whole novel in about two hours, so it’s an easy, yet addictive, read. The characters are relatable, the storyline addictive, and Sara Shepard has absolutely mastered the art of suspenseful YA writing. 

I’m sure fans of the series will be happy with this instalment. 

Rating: 3.5/5
Published By: Atom Books
RRP: $16.99

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