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Killer (Pretty Little Liars #6)

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In picture-perfect Rosewood, Pennsylvania, ash-blond highlights gleam in the winter sun and frozen lakes sparkle like Swarovski crystals. But pictures often lie—and so do Rosewood's four prettiest girls.

Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily have been lying ever since they became friends with beautiful Alison DiLaurentis. Ali made them do terrible things—things they had to kee

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Paperback, 321 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by HarperTeen (first published January 1st 2009)
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Geraldine O'Hagan
Oct 17, 2012 Geraldine O'Hagan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Sophie
Nov 20, 2009 Sophie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Killer is the sixth book in the Pretty Little Liars series, and this one definitely isn’t my favourite of them.

This instalment of the series made my love for these books waver. I have to admit that it pretty much annoyed me and I got a little bit fed up. It seemed to get a tad repetitive. Aria falling for inappropriate guys, Spencer getting tangled in lies and mistakes, Emily having serious girl/boy issues and Hanna battling to be Queen Bee. It’s been that way since the first book.

A was the only
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Vanessa
Jun 27, 2012 Vanessa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
At this point, the formula that all of the books follow is way too repetitive. If I didn't already own all of the books, this is the point where I would definitely give them up. There is going to be some sort of memory of when the girls were younger and Ali was still alive. The girls will flashback to this a million times throughout the book. New information will only be revealed half of the time. There will be at least one party. Aria's story is going to involve her getting involved with an old ...more
Charlynn
Jan 05, 2012 Charlynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes, when reading a Pretty Little Liars novel, I find myself marveling at the girls' lives, disbelieving them. While I, too, hail from Pennsylvania, my hometown is the antithesis of the fictional Rosewood – fictional being the all-important word there, because there are moments when I question whether such places could really exist. But they do. Shop for real estate in the towns which dot the real Main Line outside of Philadelphia; check out the King of Prussia mall which the series' King ...more
Kate ♡
Apr 19, 2015 Kate ♡ rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-read
Killer by Sara Shepard
Book six in the Pretty Little Liars series

First of all, that ending oh my goshhhh! Now I'm even more excited to continue with this series!

Giving this one three stars because not a lot was going on throughout it, until the end of course, but the girls individual stories weren't particularly that interesting in this one. Especially compared to the last book, which has been my favourite so far!

I did guess who A, or in this books case A's, would be, but I wasn't really expecti
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Kim
Jul 19, 2010 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Barbie
3.5 stars, actually.

Well... Hanna never fails to disappoint me. The word 'pathetic' often comes to mind when I read about her and her little ridiculous adventures.

Spencer is the perfect example of how 'being smart' often means 'being able to learn lots of stuff by heart'. She obviously isn't able to use her brain in a more useful way. Smart people don't handle the entire inheritance fiasco and everything that happened because of it like she did. The outcome was something so obvious it even had a
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Stephanie
Wow this book was so good! That ending was so intense! I need to read the next book but I have to wait until next month to read it :)
Razan
Sep 01, 2012 Razan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**Spoiler alert**



Would have given it 4 stars if it weren't for the last 2 words I read!

"It was Ali"
I can't believe my eyes. It says that Alison's parents didn't check the body's DNA for some reason.
So, could it really be Ali?!
The things that happened to the girls in between the chapters left me with a very sad face, though. Mostly Spence. I can't believe she lost all her college money savings! It was a stupid thing to do anyway. Why doesn't she just live with her mum without buying an apartmen
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Haley
Jul 03, 2009 Haley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Stef
Jul 03, 2010 Stef rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
**Spoilers for previous books as usual, but none for this instalment**

Killer is the 6th book in the Pretty Little Liars series. I found it to have a good consistent pace but it still has that annoying repetitious look at the past, every time looking at tiny details that weren’t included before. Even if it was needed to give hints, too much repetition bothers my reading flow.

So the drama continues without a yield since old A kicked the bucket and a new diabolical, yet confusing new A is torturing
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Gaby (lookingatbooks)
Book six in the Pretty Little Liars series

Can someone please explain to me what just happened? Because that ending was insane.

Each book gets better and better. And I'm not quite sure I can pick a favorite yet.

I give Emily props. I like what she said to Isaac. He didn't give her a chance to explain herself when she told him what his mother had done.
Aria, as always, is my favorite. She's staying away from Xavier, but unfortunately at the cost of spending no time with her mother. I believe, shor
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Tiny Pants
Jan 22, 2010 Tiny Pants rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To get ready for reading this book, I looked back on my reviews of the earlier books and flipped through my copy of Wicked. Just doing that was enough to convince me to go online and buy a copy of the seventh book, Heartless without having even yet cracked open this book (the sixth in the series).

I'm glad I did, because having read this book in one delightfully lazy day (I think I read it in three sittings total), I'm practically panting for the next one. Part of me is always expecting this ser
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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:
The ending!
Worst Part: Girls can be dumbbb.
Overall Feels Felt: Nail biting; Why you so dumb?!; Oh shitttt.

Conclusion

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

Short Review: Spen
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Karen
Jul 27, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Loved reading this and loved the "ending"... I need to start the next book asap!
Min Yue
WOAH, I gotta say Sara Shepard is not only incredibly talented but incredibly cruel as well. I suspect she delighted in seeing her characters suffer. Just when u thought things are going real good for the girls, then disaster strikes.

In Killer, we have a different set of person being suspected as A. Story is the usual as we see how the girls being tear down to pieces. All of the adults in this book are very unlikeable. I find myself sympathizing the girls and wish those god damn adult will fuck
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Stacy Ivashkov
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Lotta
Hmh. Aina sama juttu. Parisataa sivua on pelkkää turhaa draamaa ja jaarittelua ja viimeiset 50 sivua mennään jyrinällä eteenpäin. Jokainen tämän sarjan kirjoista tuntuu menevän samalla kaavalla.

Aluksi haluan antaa tälle vain 1 tähden, mutta sitten tapahtuu jotain ja viihdynkin viimeisten kappaleiden parissa, enkä voi enään antaa sitä yhtä tähteä. Hirveitä cliffhangereita nämä loput.

Ehkä mun pitää silti jatkaa tän parissa, viimeistään kun seuraavan osan deadline lähestyy.

Tämä saa 2.5 tähteä.
Elizabeth Scott
Jul 30, 2009 Elizabeth Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
!!!! (That was me when I got to the end) I cannot wait for the next book to come out...
Katie
Feb 27, 2009 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t read the first 5 books of the Pretty Little Liars series do not read any further.

Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily thought things would get better when A was killed. They were wrong. The original A might be gone but now there is someone new who knows there secrets and they want something in return for their silence.

Hanna has a new mission now. Her only goal now that she doesn’t have Lucas is to get back at Kate for stealing her father’s affection and her friends. It s
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Stephania
312 pages Genre: mystery


Now that the old A is dead, Hanna, Aria, Emily and Spencer think that they are free from harassment. However, what they don’t know is that there is a new A that is out to get them and is worse than the first! Hanna’s convinced her new stepsister, Kate, is out to take down her entire reputation, (which isn’t looking too hot thanks to thee mysterious A) so she decides to fight fire with fire and tries to go for Aria’s younger brother, who Kate pretends to like. Will Hanna
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Olivia
Jul 11, 2009 Olivia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PLL Fans!
Recommended to Olivia by: LOVE the TV Show.
Wow, wow, wow, wow. Must read the next one right now. What the heck just happened????

While this book was a little low-key on the drama than the previous ones, it doesn't mean that A. isn't even anywhere close to being over. While I did like Wicked a lot better, this one wasn't that bad. The beginning was a little slow and it took me awhile to get through it, the ending totally makes up for all of it. Now I got to talk about the girls!

Hanna - She is my favorite. I just can't help but not like her
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Anna  Tee (The Bursting Bookshelf)
To start off, I would just like to say that this review might actually contain spoilers as this book is fairly far into the series, so those of you who haven't read the first five books might not want to continue on reading this review.

The writing in this book is great. It flows very well, despite the fact it's written in four different perspectives. The story never felt chopped together either which was great. And the fact that shocks me the most is that this is the sixth book in the series and
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Abby
I hate this book.

I really, really hate this book.

Shepard really is just going OUT of her way to drag out an incredibly stupid and ridiculous story line. To save time, here's a bullet list of things I hate about this book:

-No self-respecting writer should ever use the words "made a farting noise" EVER, let alone MULTIPLE TIMES!
-I think by the SIXTH BOOK, people understand the basic plot. There is no need to repeat everything that has happened since book one. Repeatedly, at that.
-I must have rea
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Sarah
Oct 03, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In picture perfect Rosewood, Pennsylvania, pictures often lie - and so do Rosewood's four prettiest girls.
Hanna's on a mission to corrupt Rosewood's youth, starting with a very attractive sophomore. Even though Hannah is Queen-Bee there is someone willing to change that and send Hannah back to her original self "Piggie". Aria's snooping into her boyfriend's past, but will she like what she finds. Spencer's stealing from her family, no wonder they dont like her, and pure little Emily's abstainin
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quinnster
Here's what I really don't like about this series:

1. The ever present high-pitched, familiar giggle. Each one hears a giggle when something goes wrong and they turn around but, *gasp* no one's there!
2. How can there be this many nutcases in one small town?
3. All their parents are jerks or just as dumb as they are.
4. Nothing they do makes sense.
5. I could buy the first 'A', but two? Nope.
6. How is this one person EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME?
7. I do not buy that a 12 year old had a beauty so amazing t
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Madeleine
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Sarah
(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 6 in the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ series.
Ian is on the run, and there’s a new A. in town.
Who killed Ali? Who’s the new A.? And what will happen next?


This was another interesting instalment and yet more secrets were revealed. In response to the ending though – I totally saw that coming.

I did enjoy this story, and I thought it was better than book 5. It was interesting to see how things developed and the new relationships between the characters. Some o
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Abbie
Sep 27, 2012 Abbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating - 3.5

I enjoyed Killer slightly more than Wicked, but that was only because of the ending.

-A's texts still weren't as good as the earlier ones.
I really miss the creepiness.

I felt sorry for Spencer in this one. (view spoiler)
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Adiba
May 11, 2011 Adiba rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Berit☀️✨
Jul 16, 2015 Berit☀️✨ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read a book in the series in quite some time, it was fun to get back in touch with these girls, and join in the craziness. Spencer's parents are still clear candidates for worst parents of the year. Hannah and Mike are cute and unexpected. Emily is dating a boy???Aria is still making bad choices, although she might be a little more reasonable now. Enjoyed my trip back to Rosewould, And I will definitely finish off the series, eventually.
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Sara Shepard graduated from NYU and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. She has lived in New York City, Brooklyn, Tucson, Arizona, Philadelphia, and now lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Sara's Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia's Main Line.
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