This third installment of Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars series was so far my favourite that I’ve read. I wanted to start the series before I delved into the TV show, and since I was slow getting around to watching the series, I decided to continue reading on with the novels. Perfect held the blend of Gossip Girl-esque cliqueness with mysterious intrigue of a whodunnit.
With the previous two books, I found it too contrived and repetitive that all 4 girls would get text messages from “A” at the same time, and they ALL flip open their phones to see the same haunting message. This time, although A was still a presence, it wasn’t the dominating plot-mover. There was a lot that happened in this 3rd book, a lot of suspense and drama-filled pages. And, not really giving anything away, I’m glad that Shepard doesn’t drag on some of the mysteries for far too long. Though, who knows, the way the book ended, maybe it’s leading the reader to think the way the author wants you to think. Perhaps it’s not quite entirely wrapped up as I think it is.
I was unsure about wanting to read the rest of the series, but after this third book, my interest has been renewed!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ (4/5 stars)