REVIEW: Vicious (Pretty Little Liars #16) by Sara Shepard

vicious books keep me saneTitle: Vicious (Pretty Little Liars #16)

Author: Sara Shepard

Genre: YA Mystery

Release Date: December 2nd 2014

Purchase: Amazon (Kindle, Hardcover)

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In Rosewood, Pennsylvania, reporters are lined up outside the historic courthouse, typing furiously at their iPhones with freshly manicured nails. Because the trial of the century is happening right here in Rosewood: the four pretty little liars have been accused of killing Alison DiLaurentis. Only Aria, Spencer, Hanna, and Emily know that they’ve been framed. Ali is still out there, laughing as she watches the girls go down for her murder. But when your nickname includes the word “liar,” no one believes you’re telling the truth. . . .

Aria tries to run away from it all but finds that life on the lam is even harder than life as a liar. Spencer gets in touch with someone who can help her disappear–but when a guy from her past reemerges, Spencer no longer knows what she wants. Hanna decides that she’ll hear wedding bells chime before she serves time. And in the face of prison, Emily does something truly drastic–something that will change her friends’ lives forever.

As the trial goes on and the outcome looks grim, the girls are in their darkest hour yet. But maybe they can finally figure out how to beat Ali at her own game. Because once upon a time, she was just a pretty little liar too.

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I really love the Pretty Little Liars series but thank goodness it’s now over. I really hope it’s REALLY over this time. Because if you’re a huge fan of the series, you might have heard the news that the series was supposed to end after the eight book but the author felt she can add more to the series. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on to the review itself— the meat of this post.

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GUEST POST: Harvey of Bookmarked Book Reviews

Hello everyone! I’m so excited for you to meet Harvey from Bookmarked Book Reviews. He’s going to tell you his reasons why he reads and why you should too! So. without further ado, take it away Harvey…

Why I Read (And Why You Should Too)

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Hi! My name’s Harvey and I am a book blogger at Bookmarked. First of all, I’d just like to thank Farzy for letting me write here, as I really love her blog and this is a real honour.

Why do I read? It’s a tough question, and one that can’t be answered easily. There are a number of reasons why I read… to escape into another world, to improve my vocabulary, to learn new things – a better question is what I read and what benefits I get from it. I don’t have a real motivation to read, but I still have reasons to do it – and so here are my top five reasons to read, and why you should read too.

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REVIEW: The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner

the maze runner books keep me saneTitle: The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1)

Author: James Dashner

Genre: YA Dystopia

Release Date: October 6th 2009

Purchase: Amazon (Kindle, Paperback)

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If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Everything is going to change.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Remember. Survive. Run.

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For a long time I’ve struggled to sort my feelings towards this book. While it’s not really bad, it didn’t blow me away either.

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My #BuqoYA Online Writing Class Experience

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This year I want to make it a goal to focus on my writing. It all started when I won NaNoWriMo last year. It made me realize how fun it is to write stories! And I’ve always been dreaming of becoming a published author. Last November I realized that it was time to stop dreaming and start doing. And so, for a month I sacrificed a huge chunk of my sleeping time to write a novel. And it totally paid off.

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REVIEW: Toxic (Pretty Little Liars #15) by Sara Shepard

toxic pretty little liars books keep me saneTitle: Toxic (Pretty Little Liars #15)

Author: Sara Shepard

Genre: YA Historical Mystery

Release Date: June 3rd 2014

Purchase: Amazon (Kindle, Hardcover)

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One A has been captured…but the most dangerous A of all is still out there in the penultimate installment in Sara Shepard’s #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series.

High school seniors Aria, Emily, Spencer, and Hanna barely survived their most recent encounter with A. And it’s not over yet…. The police don’t believe there’s another, deadlier, A out there, but the girls know what-and who-they saw. If they don’t track down this final tormentor soon, A will silence them forever.

Sara Shepard’s fan base continues to grow as ABC Family’s hit Pretty Little Liars TV show draws in new readers to the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Full of unexpected twists and shocking revelations, the second-to-last novel ramps up the stakes for the jaw-dropping series conclusion in Pretty Little Liars #16.

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Before I review Toxic, I would like to comment first on the 17 other books that preceded it. I love the Pretty Little Liars series and I’ve read every book in the series, I’m talking about all 18 of them! This has gone for so long and honestly, it’s getting repetitive. You could say that I could stop reading the series if I was really bored with it but the thing is that I’m too emotionally invested in the series. I’m in too deep. Don’t get me wrong, I love this series, truly, I do but at the same time I want closure too. This can’t go on forever. I’m tired of the wild goose chase.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Hardcore vol 2 (Hardcore #2) by Staci Hart

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Hi guys! I’m here today with a very special release day blitz for Hardcore vol 2. Now, I really really LOVE this serial, you guys. You should definitely check it out. Oh and be sure to read my 4-star review of Hardcore vol 1 and my 5-star review of Hardcore vol 2.

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