Friday, 7 February 2014

Crushed (Pretty Little Liars #13) by Sara Shepard

Crushed (Pretty Little Liars, #13)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
It's springtime in suburban Rosewood, which means iced soy lattes, fresh manicures in shimmering pastels—and prom. But while everyone else is flipping through the racks at Saks in search of the perfect dress, Hanna, Spencer, Emily, and Aria are on a different kind of hunt: They're looking for A. . . .

Hanna puts her campaign for prom queen on the back burner to volunteer at the burn clinic, where one of A's victims is recovering. Emily digs into Ali's past at the mental hospital with some very crazy consequences. Spencer contacts a private eye to help her stalk her stalker. But when their sessions get a little too private, they may forget to keep their eyes on A. . . . And Aria's worried that A is even closer than she thought. When her dark secret from Iceland finally comes to light, she discovers that maybe, just maybe, the one person she's been trying to hide the truth from has known all along.

The liars are finally taking the fight to A. But no matter what they do, A's always one step ahead, ready to crush the girls completely.

Crushed by Sara Shepard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Crushed (Pretty Little Liars, #13)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Ali, Mona, Tabitha, and Courtney are supposedly all dead, but the dead don’t stay dead in this series, and now the pretty little liars are dealing with the possibility that Ali might not be as dead as everyone thinks. Who is A. this time around? Who was Ali’s boyfriend? And is he still helping her now?

This was an enjoyable book, and I thought it was a lot better than some of the recent books in this series.
I liked that the girls actually got together, talked things through, and actually tried to make a plan this time, rather than jumping on tiny little ‘clues’ and totally going off on their own ideas without consulting each other. I thought it was well past time that they actually had a serious conversation about what was going on, and actually tried to work together to fix it.
The storyline in this was pretty good, but the texts from A were pretty poor until the end. I thought that the girl’s latest guess as to A’s identity was once again pretty lame, and what Aria was doing at the start of this book was also just a very bad idea. Thankfully though things came together a bit more in this book, and we got some excitement towards the end that was almost a return to form. We also got confirmation of something about A which was pretty important!
Overall; a good addition to the series.
8 out of 10.


  1. Ahh. I'm so behind in these that I just gave up....
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. It seems like you like most of these books so now I am interested in the series.