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Heartless (Pretty Little Liars #7)

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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  29,633 ratings  ·  1,006 reviews
Four gorgeous girls are telling very ugly stories.

First Emily, Aria, Hanna, and Spencer claimed they found a dead body in the woods behind Spencer's house, only to have it vanish without a trace. Then, when the same woods went up in flames, they swore they saw someone who's supposed to be dead rise from the ashes. And even after all that, the pretty little liars are still
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Hardcover, 274 pages
Published January 19th 2010 by Harper Teen
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Naina
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Hunger For Knowledge
Buddy read with Jessica. Our Liarthon is continuing with the seventh book in the Pretty Little Liars series.

Heartless was very much needed installment as it took most of my previous complaints and frustrations away, and did not only pull me back to the story but made my interest toward the series grow back to its original levels.

Couple of last reviews my main issue has been the overwhelming repetitive storytelling that made me spend pages after pages reading the same thing over and over again. L
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Kate ❣
Heartless by Sara Shepard

Bad/boring review because I'm not home so I'm writing it on my phone:
This instalment was very enjoyable, as usual, but I don't think I enjoyed it quiet as much as the last 2 because of exams...at least they're over now, haha

I would've liked a bit more out of this one, but oh well, there's still about 9 books left in the series... Oh my, hahaha
Emily
This series really pulls you in. It's stuffed from cover to cover in each book with mystery after mystery. New theories are always arising and complications presenting themselves. Will Ali's murderer ever be caught? Is Ali even dead? Even after reading this installment, those questions still linger. One thing certain about this series is that no one will really know what happened until the series is finished.
Geraldine O'Hagan
How is this still happening?

As usual nothing happens in the prologue, although we are reminded of those suspicious builders from the first book. Then onto the exact same story arc as last time – as with the previous cliff-hanger figure (Ian), Alison has now vanished as quickly as she appeared. Which means a book’s-worth of characters obsessing about finding her and doubting her reality. Even Emily despairs “But it couldn’t be happening again. It couldn’t.” Sadly, it is. Also, we catch a brief
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Hayden
Heartless is, without a doubt, the best installment so far.
You could tell from the very beginning that the end was going to be worthy of shitting bricks, and upon arriving at that point, I realized it's very true.

In Heartless, the girls are kind of split up. Hanna is sent to a mental institution because of her big problem she's had her whole life, which I'm not going to get into detail about to spare you the details. Emily is sent to an Amish community by A to investigate, and she finds some int
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Sarah
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Is Ali really dead? Who set the fire in the woods? And who will find out the identity of the ‘killer’ first?

I really liked this book, it was a bit of a return to form!

We learned loads of new stuff in this book, and discovered lots of new secrets. Each of the girls was sent off in a different direction, each thinking that they were close to discovering Ali’s killer, and each coming to different conclusions. The good thing though was that each girl’s ideas seeme
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Sydney Chapters
5 star PPL book but a 4 star book in general.

THAT ENDING...

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Ingrid
Oh good grief. I cannot believe this wasn't the last book. I must have lost track. Surely there is no way that "Twisted" will wrap this all together with a pretty little bow and set everything straight.

You won't get too much validation from Heartless; however, this book stands out from the rest because the girls actually take ACTION, which is more than they do in the other books. They don't let people hold them back as much, and circumstances don't trap the girls in situations that render them c
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Trisha W.
I was so excited when this book came in the mail. I have been waiting for months to read it and it is finally here! YAY! Still really excited about it.
This book started where the last book ended, in the fire. The girls swear that they seen Ali in the fire but no one will believe them. In the last book Spencer had met with the woman who she thought was her adoptive mom only to have her take all of her savings. But then, at the beginning of this book, Spencer's parents tell her that the woman who
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Vanessa
This is really the point where the series has to keep coming up with random drama to continue the series. Hanna's in a mental hospital. Emma is hanging out with the Amish. There is very little explanation as to how that storyline is supposed to actually work. The plot seems to be based mostly on the reading of a Wikipedia page. Aria's chapters introduce even more supernatural elements, which just don't fit in well with the rest of the series. Also, it just doesn't feel like she's doing anything. ...more
Erica Alyson
OMG this book is amazing always keeps you guessing and leaves more motives for different people. I don't want to say too much cause it is a mystery, but I definately recommend, and I don't believe the last chapter, and I mean there are so many twist and turns, I don't think the person they want you to think it is killed Ali.

The facts add up, and it makes sense and they found evidence but I still think there is something more to it...which is maybe the last secret we will find out in the last bo
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Jess
Please, can she just end this series already? I mean of course I read it so I'm obviously addicted, but this one really said NOTHING! I'm sticking to my evil twin theory though.
Mei
4.5 stars

** Spoilers from earlier installments **



Heartless was the best book in the PLL series so far! I honestly don't care what the others say about this series, I admit that it's addictive. I said previously in my review in Killer that I felt like I'm about to give this series up but Shepard gave me a sparking hope, hahaha! The last two books, Wicked and Killer, were not that enjoyable so I'm really glad Heartless changed everything and the things that I loved about the earlier installments
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Paula  Phillips
It's Pretty Little Liars time again and in Heartless it will make your heart jump in a way as we near the conclusion of who killed Ali and I'm dying to actually discover who the true "A" is :). In Heartless , we see the effects and the aftermath of the arson attack on Spencer's barn , the fire that nearly killed our lovely foursome and then the shocking revelation that they all in fact saw Ali in the woods. However , it seems that the only one telling the truth is Emily who runs to the cops and ...more
Janelle Dazzlepants
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Jisoo
This book is really great but if you want to read it, you must read the first volume first.

This book's setting is like today (2011) so some of the stories are connected with my life.

Like sometimes I just want some of my friends gone and when they travel for like a month or two I wished I hadn't think that my friends where gone. And also if something is lost or disappeared I try to find it where it is or who stole it with my best friend. Sometimes people think that my friends and I are lying wh
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Emma
I personally really love this whole series of Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard. All of these books are amazing and there has not been a bad one. These books keep you so interested and you find yourself always reading them to see what twist, scandal, heartbreak, and obstical will be thrown at you next. Pretty Little Liars is about 4 girls who were all best friends with one very popular girl named Ali. One summer was the best summer of their loves, they were with eachother every single day, ev ...more
Samantha
Sara Shepard does not disappoint with her seventh installment in the Pretty Little Liars series. I thought that Heartless was the best book since Perfect, book number three. It certainly had all the suspense, intricate plotting, and juicy secrets of its predecessors, if not more!

Heartless, after a prologue containing a signature flashback to when Ali was alive, picks up where Killer left off. The four pretty little liars are still reeling from the girl they saw the night the woods burned down an
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Jaimie
These books are so. Fucking. Good!

I have to say that Pretty Little Liars may definitely be my favourite series of books. Sara Shepard's writing is so addicting and easy to follow. Just when you think something's been all figured out, BAM! Another twist comes around the corner and hits you between the eyes.

Just like the other books, Heartless was a great read! Hanna's story had me at attention the most because it was very interesting. Iris was a fun character to read about because she was smili
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Sharon Mariampillai
Wow...after reading Pretty Little Secrets...I was nervous about this book! Note to self, read the whole series before the addition stuff. This book was amazing. It was a improvement from books 5 and 6. Plus, the mystery is getting more suspenseful. The ending was entertaining and unexpected. This is how a series bounces back! Really enjoyed it!!! Can't wait for the rest of the series! Recommended for fans of PLL TV Series!
Bhavya Gupta
Ooooh this was fun
But how I wish I hadn't read the #0.5 in the series beforehand! Because instead of being confused about the killer and identities, I feel the need to pick the characters in the book and direct them in right direction.

That being said, I won't say not every mystery is solved; there are yet some leaves to comb ! :D
Abbie
Actual rating 4.5

The last two books were quite slow in comparison to the rest of the series, but Heartless defiantly bought the series back to it's glory.
It was full of action, and had a couple of twists.

The girls didn't spend much time together in this one, as they were all looking for different clues.
Out of the four girls, i liked Hanna's journey the most.

I completely forgot about that ending, so it came as a bit of a shock.
I have no idea how i can forget something like that happening.

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Virginia
I love this series, but for some reason this one seemed to be a little off. The increasing pile-up of red herrings never bothered me before, but if Ali's still alive it's time for her to step in and become a main player in the actions, reuniting with her former friends against whoever "A" is now.

I liked Emily's Amish subplot and Hanna's rehab subplot but little else seemed to click with this entry. I'm sure the next book will pick up the slack!
Alyssa
Wow. This book. I'm still reeling a little bit from it.

It starts right where Killer leaves off. The girls have seen Ali during the burning of the woods behind Spencer's house. Or have they? All four of them have memories of seeing her, but they've all been told that she wasn't there, she was a hallucination. But, because they told the cops that they saw her, all their credibility has gone out the window.

Their lives are ok. They don't have as much of the terrible drama that has been happening ove
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Secret
Oct 08, 2009 Secret marked it as to-read
i really want to read it! do you think Ian is alive? are Jason and Wilden guilty?? did they really try to kill the girls? is Ali really alive, or are they dreaming????
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Genre:
Young Adult; Mystery
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Slight Love Triangles
Cliff Hanger: Yes!!
Rating: 5 STARS!

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover:
8
Plot: 8
Characters: 8
World Building: 8
Flow: 10
Series Congruity: 10
Writing: 9
Ending: 10!

Total: 9

In Depth

Best Part:
So much tension!
Worst Part: Um, none! :D
Overall Feels Felt: Nail biting; WTH!!; Oh shitttt.

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
YES
Recommending: YES
Misc.: Trigger Warning; eating disorder talked about.

Short Review: I completely underst
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Nicole *`((O_O))`*
HOLY CRAP!!





I don't know what I said about this book! (view spoiler)


But one thing that I am shock like this....
(whatever those mad face but whatever...) when.... eh spoiler part... (view spoiler) But comeon! I like her... I want to read more about her! But why she have to go!


YOU ARE SO DEVIL, SARA SHEPARD!!!


Anyways, I think...that all girls will think


*chuckle*

O
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Jamie Beck
A new text messenger arrivers on the scene, using the same signature of "A" and claiming she has information on Alison's death and true killers. Ian, who was blamed for the murder is on the run, and he too is communicating with the girls via instant messenger (IM) to help them find the real killer. A's text messages send Hanna to a mental hospital, Emily to Dutch Amish country, Spencer to believe her mother killed Ali and that her father was having an affair with Ali's mother, and Aria to believ ...more
Tiny Pants
Though I bought this book on pre-order, I delayed reading it till now -- I have this whole thing where when I really, really like something (books, movies, music, restaurants, whatever), I'll often delay having more of it because I am so afraid of it letting me down. It's weird, I know, this fear around disappointment, but what can I say, since it's my only explanation for why it took me so long to start this book.

Once started, it took me exactly two long sittings to finish it. All I can say is
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Sara Shepard graduated from NYU and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona. Sara's Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia's Main Line.
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