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Pretty Little Liars: End Game Series Finale

 

So the series finale of Pretty Little Liars aired this week and pretty much blew up my Twitter feed. As it usually goes with this series, some fans were left greatly disappointed,  while others like yours truly thought the end was presented well. Lets get into the review{ Yes, there are spoilers. No reason to keep it a secret now 🙂

 

 

The final twist our lairs figured out was A.D turned out to be Spencer’s  evil twin. I found this final twist appealing, yet  do agree there were far better directions for the end game.  I’ve always been a fan of Ezra being A or AD and seeing Aria shoot him in the gut, watching his dead corpse fall out of a two story building, while she weeps in the night, but that would be way too dark for a Freeform series, so I’m cool with them being happily married. Go team Ezria! Mona continues to be the brilliantly crazy person we’ve all known and secretly loved. Will Spencer ever visit her real mum and evil twin whenever she visits Paris, France? Man her dad sure couldn’t keep his pants on when around beautiful women.  Hannah and Caleb are starting a family, yet they don’t seem as close in their relationship as they were at Rosewood high.  Emily and Allison have many mouths to feed. I’m still not sure if Spencer and Toby will ever be a legit thing.

Pretty Little Liars was always a fun, quirky series and I think this series finale fit that perfectly. It was a thrilling series which always kept me guessing. IMO it was a modern detective series that featured iconic theme’s from books like Psycho, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and other well known literature. This show had many interesting characters each with their own secrets too hide.  It was nice to see a series with female leading characters which centered around their unbreakable friendship. Friendship was always the main focus of the series. No matter what obstacle they faced, our lairs stuck together through it all. I wouldn’t be surprised if Pretty Little Liars TV series creator Marlene King figures out a way to bring Rosewood back into the spotlight with a new series someday. Who knows of what lies we haven’t heard about from this not so innocent Pennsylvania town. For now, we must say Au Revior,  Pretty Little Lairs. Tuesday night will never be the same.

 

Got a secret
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you’ll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you then I know you
Won’t tell what I said
Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead … 

 

 

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The Pretty Little Liars Book Tag!!

So I was scrolling through my PLL tag list and found this gem of a tag had recently appeared. The creator of this tag is from a YouTube account you may watch here> CREATOR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfnekqHUx4M and I found this book tag on  alwaysandforeverreading’s page. In case U somehow do not know, because maybe you live under a rock, yet Pretty Little Liars is a hit drama that airs on Freeform. It also happens to be one of my favorite shows, because 1. It’s a pretty good series 2. It’s a series of books and 3. Lucy hale is my queen, so lets get this tag going!

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We all know Hanna has the best style: Who is one author who’s writing style you simple can’t get enough of?

I’m simple amazed by Alexandra Bracken’s writing style. I’ve read The Darkest Minds and Passenger which are entirely different stories, yet both get my jaw dropping. Her stories are so captivating. Frankly she has a way with words I cannot get enough of.

PLL Hiatus: A book/series it pains you to wait for?

The series is complete, yet while reading Vampire Academy I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the next novel. It’s such a cool and bewildering story. The vampire series I’m creating is similar, so it has a special place in my heart.

You’ve stumbled into A’s lair but quickly realize you’re not alone: Which fictional character do you send an SOS text?

I would definitely send an SOS text to Samwise Gamgee from Lord of the Rings although he would probably have no clue what an SOS nor text even means. Certainly a time gape struggle, none the less he knows how to save the day.

Rosewood: A fictional place you would like to visit, despite it’s reputation?

Knockturn Alley. Touchy place, yet it would cool to explore. I’ve done so a few times at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

A has invited you to the masquerade ball! What lavish outfit from a book would you wear?

Something from Sherlock Holmes closet would do best. Dr. Watson also has a good sense of style.

Cece Drake: Name a totally epic plot twist

The plot twist from Life is Pi. Was the story factual or mere fiction? Life is PI is a great story for both religious and atheist to mull over.

It’s Halloween! You’re Aria and A has locked you in a crate. What power or weapon would you use from a book to help you break free?

This may sound too corny, but I’d like to have a  wand in hand. Poof! You’re now free!

Wren: Who is a minor character whose story you would love to know more about?

I would like to know more about Boo Radley from To Kill a Mockingbird. He’s an important character, yet there is so much missing about him. How does Boo feel about being stuck in doors constantly? Those questions are still left unsaid.

That does it for this tag. Thank you so much to  AlwaysAndForverReading for sharing this tag. I’m always looking for good, secret, tags to create, so if you have any in mind I may enjoy please let me know 🙂

 

Sara Shepherd’s Pretty Little Liars Book One

ABC Family or now officially known as Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars has become a smash hit. The teen detective drama staring, Shay Mitchell,  Trojan Bellisario,  Ashley Benson, and Lucy Hale began as a series of books written by Sara Shepherd. The books are vastly different from the TV show. The other week I read the first book, so here is what I thought. Clearly my thoughts on the show are more positive than the book.

Pretty Little Liars the book has the characters names, yet they’re slightly different from the show’s version of them. Some of the characters from the book also look entirely different.  The first novel is basically a few episodes from the first season, so I’m sure the rest of the series is different. The first Pretty Little Liars novel was published in 2006. The last book was released in 2014.  In these type of books I sort of get confused about the characters age. Certain moments in the  book they seem like youthful girls while in other parts they seem no older than twenty five. Huge difference in age right there.

  Many times in this book they’re either drinking or using drugs which to me is very poor creative writing. Hearing about Emily smoking a joint with Maya gets old fast. Emily’s mother being a racist seem sort of silly. I like how on the show her dislike for Maya is, because she’s gay since that topic is more relatable today although there are still racist people out there.  The topic of homosexuality just makes more sense to me. Spencer cheating with Wren in the book is also silly. It makes Spencer look super foolish which she is not. Spencer is like the brightest one out of the group. I know what she did was wrong, but Melissa telling her to go to hell and stuff should of got her into serious trouble as well. Melissa should do a better job of finding a man rather than a boy whose pants are not on tight. The character most alike is Hannah. In the beginning, she was shellfish and self centered, yet I’m hopeful she grows in the novel like so to the TV series. Her character is on point.

  Another strange point in the book is how Aria is drinking at the bar. If she’s suppose to be sixteen how is she allowed to drink? Perhaps I missed where Sara Shepherd mentioned her using a fake ID, but it still seems a little goofy. I do not feel the same connection between Aria and Ezra  as we get from the TV series. Aria is hopelessly trying to create a spark between them which makes her character seem very clueless. The Aria we know and love would not be this pointless. On the other hand, Ezra is also different. In the book he seems like a jerk to me. When Aria asked him what he’s up to and he responds with” I’m drinking a scotch how are you,” or how he disses Aria about the text sent by A I felt like slamming my head into a wall. Again very poor creative writing skills.  Ezra is an English teacher. He should speak far better than he does in this first book.

Maybe I’m just too big a fan of PLL the TV series that I just cannot relate to the book version of our Pretty Little Liars. If you’ve read this series or are a PLL fan let me know what your thoughts are in the comment section below.

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