Book Review: Unbelievable (Pretty Little Liars Book 4) by Sara Shepard

“It's about taking everything you thought was true and throwing it out the window. It's about embracing life's unpredictability, letting go of boundaries, and starting over”

― Sara Shepard, Unbelievable 

The fourth installment in the captivating Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard is titled Unbelievable. The story was released on May 27, 2008. A novel that served as inspiration for the popular ABC Family television program Pretty Little Liars. Brimming with startling revelations and surprising twists.

Synopsis from Pretty Little Liars Fandom...

Four pretty little liars' charmed lives have turned into living nightmares.

Emily has been shipped of to Iowa to live with her ultraconservative cousins. Aria's boyfriend is behind bars-because of her. Spencer is afraid she was involved in Ali's murder. But Hanna's fate is much worse: She's clinging to life in the hospital because she knew too much.

If these girls don't start listening to me, Hanna's gonna look like the lucky one.

My reaction to the novel...

I recently completed reading Pretty Little Liars' fourth season, entitled Unbelievable. For me, it is absolutely unbelievable since it abruptly altered how I view Hannah, one of my favorite characters. I was incredibly stunned by the third book, therefore I was ecstatic to read this fourth one since I was so curious about Hannah's fate. And after reading this book, I'd want to declare that it's my least favorite.

Actually, I'm not sure how the author managed to make this series so compelling. I kept reading it nonstop. Because I believe the series has at least 10+ more novels, you'll be left wondering what will happen next and whether there is still more to the narrative. I'm not sure how the author managed to make this story both huge and fantastic at the same time. Even though I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did the other three, I still think it's astounding since so many unexpected things happened.

My sentiments for Hannah have gotten worse since reading this book. Throughout entire novel, she irked me. I really don't like the fact that she seems to have turned into a nasty bitch. Her acting like a diva in this situation bothers me. Moreover, I am upset at Emily's experience and the radical transformation of her family. Incredibly unbelievable, in fact. The closeness between Spencer and Melissa is the only thing I want to see develop in the subsequent volume. I want them to have a happy relationship as sisters. And now that "A" has already been identified in this narrative, I can't really predict or speculate as to what will occur next, which is what got me so thrilled.

I couldn't say much since I didn't want to give anything away to other readers who might not be still reading this, but I really wanted to urge everyone out there who hasn't read this book series to do so. It is quite simple to read, yet a lot of surprising things happen that will get you thinking a lot while you read it.

My Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐✨(3.5/5)

“Don't believe everything you hear”

This adage is accurate. The majority of the time, stories that were told by other people have been altered, thus before we believe something that we hear, we should see it for ourselves, or alternatively, we should gather adequate proof. We are unsure about its veracity. You can get into problems or perhaps start to have second thoughts about someone. If you quickly believe it, the following thing will make you regret it if you discover that it was false and you made a snap judgment on the person who was the subject of the rumor that was circulated by others.


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