Pretty Little Liars is one of my favorite book series. Yes, book series! I read the books around the time that the series premiered and I became addicted. The books are very different than the series, so if you read both, it won't really spoil the other.
The reason I'm telling you this is because Sara Shepard, the brain behind the PLL obsession, wrote my all time new favorite book.
The Heiresses was Shepard's second departure from Pretty Little Liars (the first being The Lying Game which confused the hell out of me). The Heiresses was released in 2014 and it's been on my 'to read' list ever since.
After getting my iPad Mini and finding my Nook in the back of my desk drawer, I got back into reading and this was one of the books I immediately downloaded. I started reading it a few weeks ago, and then after a very relaxing bubble bath, I finished the entire book in 3 hours.
I could not put it down.
Does that ever happen to you.. where you hit a point in a novel where you know there is no going back. You can't help but finish it because you're so excited about finding out the ending.
This happens to me a lot, and it happened with The Heiresses.
The book is about this group of heiresses; they are to inherit a diamond fortune from their grandpa, and they all (almost all) work at the company that their grandpa left their parents. The girls are cousins, in their mid twenties, and they are simply glamorous.
It takes place in New York City, and you could feel the city and streets jumping off the page. Sara Shepard has a great way of giving detail and character background without giving too much detail. Sometimes authors go overboard with back stories but Shepard gets it just right.
Well, with that being said, the Saybrooks are said to have a curse following them because bad things keep happening to them. They are celebrity socialites and the world is enthralled by them so it's no wonder there is a website dedicated to them and their curse.
The book follows the Saybrooks and showcases their lives after a true family tragedy. It shows the inter minglings of their world, the crazy stuff that happens to them after this tragedy, and everything in between.
I don't want to give too much away (I always say that in my book reviews) but this definitely has that Pretty Little Liars feel. It leaves you on the edge of your seat and points you in all different directions. You think you know what's going to happen and then BAM, it completely changes.
It's probably one of the best books I've ever read: love, glamour, family, scandal, and suspense. The perfect combination of everything!
If you like suspense with a side of fluff, I 100% recommend this book!
What books have you been reading lately?