Book: Wicked by Sara Shepard
Pages: 310 (Hardcover)
My Review: Wicked is the 5th book in the Pretty Little Liars series. In book 5, a new A appears, sending the girls threatening texts. They think it’s a joke because Mona (who was A) dies, and so they don’t take it seriously until they find Ian in the woods. Emily falls for Isaac, a boy she met at a church event, and feels confused about her sexuality, but eventually comes to terms with the fact that she’s bisexual. Hanna starts a new clique with Naomi, Riley, and her stepsister Kate. Aria has feelings for Xavier, who she met at an art show, but he ends up dating her mother, whom he met through an online dating website. And Spencer realizes that she might be adopted because her grandmother left her money to her “natural-born grandchildren.” Ian still denies the fact that he killed Alison, and the girls discover that he was murdered by A after discovering his body in the woods.
So far, this is my least favorite book in the series. I liked it, but it was slightly harder to get into. We figured out who A was in Volume 4, but then A/Mona died in Volume 4, and suddenly a new A appears? The girls just can’t get a break!
It didn’t really add anything new to the series, and I expected something more interesting since so much was resolved in Unbelievable. But Wicked was more of a repeat of what happened in Unbelievable. But it was still a good read, with a lot of intrigue and the murder of Ian will certainly make the next book really interesting. In all honesty, it felt like it was written to make the publishers happy. Like, the first 4 are doing well, so why don’t you write another one to keep it going? It really felt like an afterthought.
Rating: 3 out of 5. I liked it, but I just couldn’t get into it.