Oh my friends, A is back, and badder than before. It seems that out favorite Pretty Little Liars have been really busy since we've seen them last. It seems that they went to Jamaica for a bit of R and R, just to get away from what has happened to them. The sad news is that the PLL weren't all that innocent. They think that someone from their past has follow them to Jamaica and tried to mess with their minds. Something happened, and the PLL came back from Jamaica not speaking to each other, and promise what happened in Jamaica should stay in Jamaica. But secrets have a way of coming out, especially when "A" gets involved.
Spencer: A lot has happened to her. She has to get ready for college, and comes to grips with her mom's new boyfriend, and his family. That included a stepbrother, someone she might be getting a bit to close to.
Aria: Her boyfriend, Noel has a foregin exchange student that is now living with his family. Aria is jealous of the Klaudia, when she finds out Klaudia is a knockout. Does Aria have a reason to be jealous?
Emily: She's made the decision to skip a year of swimming, and now have to pay the price and work hard to get back to where she was. She gets some help from an unlikely source, but that brings problems that she never through she's have to deal with. Also, we learn something very shocking about her past. Honestly, I didn't see this one coming.
Hanna: Poor Hanna, she's still vein as ever and wants people to like her. She is still thinking with her heart and feelings, and not her head. If she was thinking with her head, she'd have saw something coming, and now isn't sure she can deal with it. With all of this going on, her father is running for the state senate, and Hanna has to deal with her feelings about her step family. The thing is that Hanna could either help her father out, or destroy him.
All of the PLL's have a lot to deal with. The problem is that they have to deal with the problems, and with a brand new A. This A knows what happened in Jamaica, and has no plans on letting our favorite PLL's off the hook.
This book has a lot going for it. It has the usual plot twists and turns, but it offers up so much more. We get to see the psychocicical results of the past 8 books. That was an interesting theme that Shepard put in this Twisted. I also liked how we get to see that the PLL's aren't all the innocent. As the reader, we get to see a darker side of them. It was a refreshing touch.
This is the part that I loved: we get a secret message from A!! When I read hardcover books, I take of the dust jacket, just to keep it nice and neat. I was surprised that when I took off the dust jacket, there was a message from A!! I won't say what it is, but when you buy it, take the cover off, and read the message, it's a doozy!
I can't say enough good things about Twisted. If you're read the other books, then you know what to expect. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!
The next book called, Ruthless, comes out December 6th, and I know I'll be at the bookstore bright and early to get my copy.