Friday, September 25, 2009

Currently Reading *Pretty Little Liars*

So I've always hemmed and hawed over reading Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard because I am not really a fan of the bitchy girls clique-y theme. I guess that's not completely true. It just sometimes makes my stomach turn because I tried to avoid any girlhate in highschool I could. Girls can be so scary and backhanded. Which I guess is the lure for this type of book.

I read Lauren Myracle's Rhymes With Witches and Bliss and liked them well enough. Rhymes With Witches had this nobody-could-be-that-popular-without-invoking-the-dark-arts theme while Bliss was more Carrie or Prom Night (the orig.). But both books had that popular girls vs. losers thing. But mixed in with horror genre motifs.

Anyway, I've been lion-hunting Pretty Little Liars for a week now, circling it on our teen shelf, enticed but cautious, when I read this on goodreads:

Definitely my favorite of the Mean Rich Bad Girl genre -- it's like some crack-laced combination of The Clique, Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives.

And yes, Bookshelves of Doom had written this assessment. I really trust her reviews. Maybe it's the crack but I finally pounced and will take this yellow gazelle back to my lion-y pad for consumption.



Tales of Whimsy said...

I LOVE the cover!

Lauren said...

I've read the first two of this series, and it's not usually my type of thing, but I *loved* them. I really should read the rest.

Allison said...

And I'm the complete opposite: I can't get enough of clique-y books. Well, used to. They're not as good anymore but PLL is just the best. It drags slightly after the fifth book but it always picks up again. A great guilty pleasure because it lasts longer than any chocolate bar.

Mandy said...

Yeah, I'm super-psyched to start reading it. This book has a LOT of love generally. So many people have mentioned really liking it. The author seems neat too.

Thanks for the extra excitement-generating ladies!!

YA Book Queen said...

I like the PLL series, it's just so addictive. I haven't read the newest one, though.

Cecelia said...

Ha! I love your little 'justification' post. Sounds like the sorts of things I say to myself all the time, but don't post. I would if I could write it all out and make myself laugh like you just did...

Hope you enjoy this!

Donna Gambale said...

I've had the exact same thoughts about the Pretty Little Liars series! I'm so anti-clique-ish books, but I've heard great things about PLL. I'm definitely going to give them a shot.


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