I keep getting a song stuck in my head—from the early ‘90s--“The things you say/You’re unbelievable” from the EMF song Unbelievable. Except those were the only lyrics I knew—I didn’t even remember the band name, so I totally had to google it. Um, yeah, apparently I didn’t listen very well, because the song is kind of dirty and totally has some swear words, and I probably only knew the radio edits…It was probably the most disappointing thing I’ve ever googled. And I still can’t get the ONE LINE I know OUT. OF. MY. HEAD.
Yeah. It totally BLEW. MY. MIND.
I thought I knew what to expect; Unbelievable is the fourth book in Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars series, following Pretty Little Liars, Flawless, and Perfect. Shepard has a talent for making the series flow together seamlessly. Shepard has talent, period. While each book so far has read like a chapter in the overall series, I keep finding myself satisfied at the end. Don’t mistake me—I still want LOTS more, the who dunnit, the whys, and the hows… But I’ve read some series where their versions of cliffhangers are giving you half the story, no answers, and making you wait a year until the next book. Well, I’m sure I’d be going crazy if I had to wait that long for my next Liars installment…And thankfully I don’t have to wait. But I have to say, Sara Shepard does a fantastic job of making the unsatisfying seem satisfying.
So…In case you haven’t read the books, watched the tv series, or seen my reviews of the previous books…The Pretty Little Liars series is about a group of girls who used to be friends…before one of them disappeared. Now, years, later, someone starts sending the other girls messages threatening to expose all their secrets.
For anyone who has watched the tv series, it follows books one through three pretty closely. Perfect had a very climactic ending, and since the series seemed to end where Perfect ended, I had no idea what to expect of Unbelievable. But I didn’t expect anything. I didn’t see any of it coming.
I’ve said before, I love mysteries, but I’m HORRIBLE at them. And this is BY FAR one of the juiciest, most gossipy, delectable mysteries I’ve ever read. And I still have no idea what’s coming.
The only thing I know, is that I don’t believe ANYTHING. The ending was too good. And it’s only the fourth book. So, it CAN’T BE the ending. I know there’s more. I have four more books sitting on my desk to prove it. Oh yeah, there’s A LOT more. But that’s all I’m going to share. For now.
So frackin’ Unbelievable!