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I’m going to give you a Bear Hug! Book Review

Hello Friends!

I received this book from #Flyby to read and review. I received no further compensation. As always, these are my honest thoughts and opinions. <3

I was bummed out when I discovered on Thursday that my website server was down. It took the whole weekend to get through to tech support because (apparently) I wasn’t the only one having issues. :/ Thankfully, Katherine from the Bluehost tech support group was super helpful and solved my problem in a matter of minutes!

Do any of you remember Caroline B. Cooney? She is a very accomplished young adult author. I remember reading The Face on the Milk Carton series and how that story really stuck with me. (It makes me want to go back and re-read them.;)) So you can imagine that I was super excited to learn that she also writes children’s books!

Nothing better than a bedtime story and snack!

Declan loved this story of different types of hugs. The book flows well and the illustrations are beautiful and fun! It’s the perfect story for bedtime or any time really! I would recommend this book for kiddos age 4-8.

Just one example of the beautiful illustrations!

Grand Rapids, MI– – December 27, 2016– -I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!, written by bestselling author Caroline B. Cooney, is a playful and comforting bedtime book that imagines all the wonderful ways a child might give and receive a hug. Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples. Cooney’s sweet and simple rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is a sweet loving bedtime story book that is also sure to become a Valentine’s Day favorite for little ones who enjoy celebrating a day full of hugs and kisses from loved ones. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug will be available in hardcover for $16.99 in retail stores nationwide and online on December 27, 2016. Pre-order opportunities will begin on September 28th .

About the Author: Caroline B. Cooney was born in New York, grew up in Connecticut, and now lives in South Carolina. Caroline is the author of 90 Young Adult novels in many genres, and her books have sold over fifteen million copies. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is her first picture book. It’s based on a verse she wrote for her own children, Louisa, Sayre and Harold, who are grown now.

About the Illustrator: Tim Warnes has been illustrating childrens books for twenty years. He lives in Dorset, England, with his wife, children’s illustrator Jane Chapman, and their two sons. When he is not drawing little critters, Tim loves to write, watch birds and play his banjo.  Visit Tim at www.ChapmanandWarnes.com

Zonderkidz™, the children’s division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children’s communications, it creates products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 14. Zonderkidz is also publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the third grade reading level edition of the NIV. For additional information,please visit www.zondervan.com.

Zondervan is a world-leading Bible publisher and provider of Christian communications. Zondervan, as a part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., delivers transformational Christian experiences through its bestselling Bibles, books, curriculum, academic resources and digital products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and translated into nearly 200 languages. Zondervan offices are located in Grand Rapids, MI. For additional information, please visit www.zondervan.com.

What is your child’s favorite bedtime story?

<3 Anna

Friday Finds and Favorites #49

Hello Friends!

I’m still on the mend. I’m back to my normal routine for the most part, but still moving at a slower pace. I’m okay with that given that I was confined to my bed for about 2 weeks. That is not an easy transition to bounce back from! I had my first check up since surgery with my urologist on Wednesday, I’ll share more on that in an upcoming post. Stay tuned!

I was happy to have a brief family outing on Saturday to the local Apple Festival. We all got a nice family walk in and lots of goodies to enjoy later!

 

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We enjoyed a tasty lunch at this booth.

This deli had some delicious sandwiches and treats. We purchased a cinnamon roll and sweet potato bread. The sweet potato bread was so tasty it actually tasted similar to pumpkin bread!

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Taking a breather before making our way to the car.

We also could not leave the festival without a few apple goodies. We purchased an apple pie, apples, and apple cider on our way out. 😉

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I also have two perfect fall favorites to share with you all today!

Happiness! :)

Happiness! 🙂

This hand cream is so lovely! It smells heavenly and isn’t oily. I don’t like that feeling with creams/lotions. I was so excited to find it one day at Cracker Barrel. (I had originally discovered the brand while vacationing in TN and wasn’t able to purchase any at the time.) It was so nice to find it locally and be able to buy it at my leisure. The brand carries a variety of scents including peppermint, sugar cookie, butterscotch, and many more! 🙂 You can check out the website here or go to your local Cracker Barrel. 😉

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These cookies are such a treat! I limit myself to one box per year because they are highly addictive…at least for me anyway! 😉

Now it’s your turn! Share your favorite memories and finds this week! Leave a comment below. Add your blog to our linky and don’t forget to visit my amazing co-host, Camille! Feel free to grab a button it’s optional! 😉

 




 

 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!!

<3 Anna

Triggers Book Review

Hello Friends!

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One of my goals for March was to read Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses. This was such an excellent read! I feel like every parent should read this book. It’s overflowing with sound advice!

The book is broken up into two sections: external and internal triggers. The first section discusses the common things our children do to annoy us, such as: back talk, lying, ignoring instruction, manipulation, etc. The second section focuses less on what the kids are doing and more on what we can do as parents to improve our situations. Each chapter has a topic such as back talk and the authors share a story or an example and what God has taught them through dealing with said circumstance. Each chapter, also ends with a prayer and signature of the author who is sharing that particular chapter.

This book along with much reading on gentle parenting has helped me and John tremendously! I won’t say we never yell, because we are still human…BUT we are so much more mindful of it. I enjoy getting down on D’s level and looking him in the eye when speaking with him. I don’t want to be a dominant force in his life. I’m his mom. I want him to know that he can come to me, but also that he will be punished when necessary. BUT let’s be honest, it isn’t always necessary. It’s very easy to get carried away in our own agendas and/or get angry and then react, instead of speaking with our child in a calm voice and trying to figure out what is really going on. It can be very tough!

It reminds me of an analogy I heard on a recent podcast listening session. This particular podcast was on The Wellness Mama. It was titled “The Overmedication of America.” Okay, so how does this relate to gentle parenting? I promise it does! The nurse in this episode shares an example of a tree. She talks about how doctors don’t want to get to the root of the problem and how we end up getting several prescriptions because of the side effects caused from the drug prescribed from the first issue. (Our leaves are brown!) The same thing is true for parenting. We go in and immediately want to save those brown leaves. We want to stop the crying, stop the whining, stop the back talk, etc. We miss the problem in the child’s roots or more often in our own roots.

Mamas, I encourage you to look at your own roots. Do you need some self- care? Are you burnt out? Are you angry and don’t know why? Healing can begin when we seek the Great Physician. He knows our hearts and He can heal all wounds. Let’s allow him to hold us. Let’s allow Him to carry us today. <3

As you can see, this book gets me fired up! It’s such a positive life-changing read. (No, I’m not getting paid or anything like that to share this opinion. 😉 )

***** 5 stars!!!

<3 Anna

PS. That Wellness Mama podcast I mentioned, is totally worth a listen. It’s only about 30 minutes and it’s eye-opening!

Hello Fall Series: 5 Family Friendly Movies and Books!!!

Hello all!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Thanks so much for supporting my site!

I hate that I missed last week’s post. This is why I have decided to share with you 5 great fall movies and 5 great fall books for you to enjoy with your littles today! 🙂

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MOVIES!!!

I love curling up on the couch with family to enjoy a fun fall flick. (Sometimes this may or may not involve a tasty treat as well. 😉 ) This list is sure to keep everyone entertained!

1) Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

My son loves Curious George. He asks to watch him from the time he gets up— to the time his head hits the pillow at night. It’s a very close second to minions! 😉 This movie was a wonderful find! (It is also available on the Netflix DVD plan.) George celebrates fall and solves a mystery. Why is a “spooky” scarecrow stealing hats? Declan was sucked in from the first song. If your kiddo loves Curious George, you must check this one out! 🙂

2) R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour

Oh boy! A creepier version of Goosebumps—yes, please! I am not a fan of gory and sinister plots in movies. I enjoy psychological thrillers and things that are a little creepy, but won’t give me nightmares, if that makes any sense at all! 😉 This did the trick for sure! It’s like R.L Stine heard me after all these years. I have always wanted him to make Fear Street in to a tv series. It didn’t happen, but this is the next best thing!

We have watched three episodes of this series if you count (the two parter pilot, which is the spooky tale I’ll be sharing on.) I would say based on what I’ve watched and reviews from parents and kids, that I would give this a PG-13 rating. I would allow a very mature 10 year old to watch, if they are not easily spooked. Every child is different so definitely keep that in mind when you make decisions about what to watch.

Lilly is your typical spoiled daddy’s girl. She is accustomed to getting everything she wants. So the episode begins with Lilly (not so patiently!) waiting for her “Really You” doll to arrive. Lilly D arrives in style in a car that pulls right up to the door. The lady that steps out appears to be the owner of the “Really You” company and tells Lilly that she and Lilly D can go out for a girl’s day. Lilly is all over that and goes off with her mom to spoil herself and new doll with new clothes. Life is good. That is until Lilly D decides she doesn’t like Lilly. She wants to be Lilly. I won’t spoil the ending, but I will say this is a very intriguing story. Lilly’s mother even begins to like the doll more than she does her own daughter! 

This story reminded me a little of Talking Tina from The Twilight Zone. Except this is much worse. This is why my daughter will never have a life-sized doll. Nope, not going there. Eep!!!  (You can find this one on Netflix Streaming also!)

3) Scared Shrekless

The whole family loved this one. It does have some questionable material so I would definitely give it a PG rating like any other Shrek movie. This movie shows Shrek, Fiona, and their children celebrating their first Halloween. Shrek and his friends challenge each other to a spooky story contest in Lord Farquaad’s old kingdom, which is now a “frightening” place! The stories parody popular real scary movies without making them too scary for children. (This one is also available on Netflix Streaming!)

4) Paranorman

This one surprised me! I didn’t expect much, but it had a very interesting story. Norman doesn’t fit in at school. He doesn’t fit in at home. He doesn’t fit in anywhere. He soon learns why as he and his friends take on a witch and a band of zombies! This story illustrates really well how you should not discriminate against someone because they may be a little different from you. It made me think of The Salem Witch Trials and how horrible that time must have been for people who were considered different. I would give this movie a PG-13 rating as well. This movie deals with more adult issues than you would expect. It would definitely create some great conversation for those of you who have older children.  (This one is available on Netflix Streaming!)

5) Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie

This movie was very cute! Great for the whole family! I loved the Heffalump’s adorable British accent. It held Declan’s attention pretty well. He got bored a little over half way through.

Winnie the Pooh is up to his old tricks again! He eats all of the Halloween candy! He immediately feels terrible and has a tummy ache, to boot! 🙁 Lumpy and Roo decide to catch a Gobloon. Apparently, if you catch one you are given a wish and they want more treats. Lumpy is very easily scared as this is his first Halloween. Roo does what he can to help Lumpy not feel afraid. This story encourages children to overcome their fears and to remember to use teamwork. 

This movie can be found on Netflix’s DVD Plan.

 

BOOKS!!!

I am so thankful that my Little Mister loves to read. He will bring me stack after stack of books. It can get old after awhile though and having books that are appropriate to the season can be a nice change! The books I’ll be sharing below are mostly geared towards babies and toddlers. 🙂

1) Five Little Pumpkins

This was a fun little rhyme that I remember growing up. I was so excited to find this book! It’s a great counting book as well!

 

2) Minerva Louise on Halloween

This was a fun find at our local library. I love how the story is told from the perspective of a chicken. I also love saying “Minerva Louise” not gonna lie! 😉

 

3) Ten Orange Pumpkins

This is another great pumpkin counting book. I love the illustrations! Another great library find!

 

4) Where’s Boo?

D loves peek-a-boo books. He thinks they are the funniest thing! This is a very cute Halloween version with an adorable black cat.

 

5) Leaves

I love to start fall with this book. It’s all about a bear and his first year. It teaches about the seasons and it’s beautifully illustrated.

Well that’s all for today! Please come back next Monday for our next edition in this fun series!!! Do you have any movie or book recommendations? What do you like to read and watch in the fall?

<3 Anna

Sweet Dreams with Bedtime Bliss: Sleep Mask, Ear Plugs, & Carry Case!

Hello everyone,

I received the Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask, Ear Plugs and Carrying Case. I was not compensated in any other way. These thoughts are my own.

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Today I’ll be sharing with you about Sweet Dreams with Bedtime Bliss. The Sleep Mask is very soft and comfortable for a sleep mask. I won’t say that I use it or the ear plugs on a regular basis because that would be a lie. I tried this product and found it to be good for people who like sleep masks. I think it would be great for a spa treatment or something of that nature. The ear plugs were great for drowning out sound and were comparable to other ear plugs I’ve used. The carrying case was also handy!

Do you use a sleep mask? Would you try one? Ear plugs?

<3 Anna

Vitamin C Serum + Organic Rosehip Seed Oil Review

Hi guys!

Today I will be sharing with you about InstaNatural’s Vitamin C Serum and Organic Rosehip Oil. Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 

InstaNatural’s Vitamin C Serum:

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In the last skin care challenge, I participated in I was told that I have good skin already and didn’t need to use anything. (*Blushes* Thanks again, guys!) I’m not going to lie, I was blessed with a clear complexion in my teen years. I have only recently really dealt with the yucky breakouts that many complain of. (They say it has to happen sometime! I guess that’s fair. 😉 ) Anyway, this product boasts that it gives your skin a natural glow and I agree it does. It also helped me with my last breakout and seemed to reduce the amount of time that it stuck around. You can check out my Amazon review here for more details on this product.

InstaNatural’s Rosehip Seed Oil:

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Rosehip seed oil is a moisturizer for the skin and hair. I tested it on my scalp (I have trouble with itchiness there.) and some stretch marks on my thighs (Thanks, son! I say it with love…hehe) Anyway, I have noticed a slight change in the stretch marks and my scalp is less itchy after use. You can check out my Amazon review here for more information on this product.

 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Thanks for reading!!

 

<3 Anna

Fall Giveaways: October, Lacy Cowl from Amanda of The Knitted Sparrow!

Hello all!

I’m having so much fun with my Fall Giveaways and I’m happy to share with you the first one of October today!

Amanda of The Knitted Sparrow is sharing with one of my lucky readers, a lovely hand knit, lacy cowl.

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Amanda has an Etsy Shop filled with all of her beautiful work. All of her work is hand knit and can be custom made to your liking.  She has an assortment of fun colors to match any person’s fashion sense.

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You can choose from any of these fun colors and more!!

Well here’s how to enter:

*Like my  Facebook page— (Required to enter!)

*Favorite Amanda’s  Etsy shop! (1 entry)

* Tell me your favorite thing from Amanda’s shop. (2 entries)

*Follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ (Counts as 1 entry per each form of social media)

*Follow my blog (1 entry)

* Suggest my Facebook page to friends. (2 entries)

Good luck! Deadline for this Giveaway is October 13th!

<3 Anna

Fall Giveaways: September, Pumpkin Fall Orange Glass Lampwork Bead Earrings from Lisa of The Bead Shack!!!

Hey guys!

Sorry it’s taken me a bit to get this post up. (If you have personally emailed me then your entries are counted.) Otherwise please follow the entry form below. If you follow me on my facebook page (which you really should and it’s a requirement for this giveaway) then you have seen posts about this giveaway and the fact that I will be hosting a giveaway September-November in honor of my favorite time of the year.  I have lots of fun prizes rounded up and I’m so excited about introducing you all to these amazing store owners and their lovely products. 🙂

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First up, is Lisa of The Bead Shack. Lisa has a beautiful shop on Etsy filled with all of her creative bead jewelry. She has so many great pieces that you could easily cover most of your shopping list for Christmas…hands down! The best part, you won’t break the bank doing so either! She has beautiful and affordable necklaces, bracelets, earrings,  and even a beautiful selection of bracelets dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness.

Lisa has generously offered a pair of her beautiful Pumpkin Fall Orange Glass Lampowork Bead Earrings to 1 of my lucky readers.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/83462390/pumpkin-fall-orange-glass-lampwork-bead?ref=shop_home_feat

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Well here’s how to enter:

*Like my  Facebook page— (Required to enter!)

*Favorite Lisa’s  Etsy shop! (1 entry)

* Tell me your favorite thing from Lisa’s shop. (2 entries)

*Follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ (Counts as 1 entry per each form of social media)

*Follow my blog (1 entry)

*Share one of the posts announcing the giveaway on my FB page. (2 entries)

* Suggest my Facebook page to friends. (5 entries)

Deadline is Monday, September 23, 2013, 6pm.

<3 Anna

Pretty Little Liars—Books vs. TV Show

Hi guys,

 So I finally started watching the Pretty Little Liars tv series. This was after reading almost all of the books. (I still need to read Burned, Crushed, and Deadly) There are rumors circulating that Burned is the last book, but according to Wikipedia there are two more books at least.

  SPOILERS BELOW!!!

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So there are definitely some major differences between the show and the books. First off, the girls themselves look different from the book descriptions. An example, would be that Hanna is a brunette in the books and she is blonde in the series. It’s like they switched hair color, for Spencer and Hanna.

  Emily

 Emily’s father is not in Afghanistan in the books.

Emily has siblings in the books.

Emily looks very different from the book.

There is a lot that bothers me about Emily’s character and her family in the tv series vs. the books.

And it doesn’t help that Emily is probably one of my least favorite characters. She comes off very whiny to me in the books and then in the series she is all loud with herself, which is great, but totally deviates from the vulnerable character in the book.

  Spencer

 Spencer’s tv character is growing on me and I can kind of see how she relates more to her book counterpart.

In the first season, Ian and Melissa (Spencer’s sister) elope and Melissa becomes pregnant. This never happens in the book.

Toby Cavanaugh and Spencer never get together. The Emily and Toby date happened, but that was the extent of that. Toby also commits suicide in book one.

 I love the actress playing Melissa. She completely fits the part. I think they cast her way better than I even could. 😉

 and now on to my favorite characters—

  Aria

Ezra and Aria being together longer in the tv series is interesting! Ezra is still a charming yet frustrating character. Aria is immature and yet she has a depth to her that is intriguing.

Aria’s parents are starting to grow on me as well. I didn’t like them at first, but I’m thinking they match their book counterparts better than I first expected.

Meredith plays a greater role in the books. I don’t know if they plan on doing more with her later in the tv series, but she hasn’t been used much there.

They don’t act as if they are going to put Mike (Aria’s brother) and Hanna together. This makes me sad.

They were very cute in the books together.

The guy playing Jason annoys me. I just don’t like him. It kinda looked like they were going to put him with Spencer, which would have went away from the books. It now looks like they will stay true to the books and he and Aria will get together for a time.

  Hanna

 I love Hanna even more now. She is my favorite character.

My brain is hazy on this Caleb character. Was he in the book? They are cute together, but I’m Team Lucas forever. He is just too stinkin cute!

Mona was another character that I had to adjust to, but I like her and she seems to work.

 I feel like Hanna is much closer to her mom in the tv series. I think all of the girls are closer to their parents. It’s interesting…

  Other Characters and Observations:

 Jenna is just wicked. She is much darker in the tv series and I kind of love to hate her.

 Noel and Ian are both darker too.

 Garrett is a made up character, I guess he replaced officer Wilden.

 Maya had a much bigger run time in the book, but I think I read that she comes back in season 2 and has an unpleasant demise. :/ Also Maya wasn’t sent away in the books, Emily was! (She ends up having another relationship in the book with another girl—which is obviously not talked about in the tv show because she never leaves Rosewood.)

 Apparently, in the tv series (at some point) it is hinted at that Ali was pregnant. When in the books it was Emily.

 Alison’s character is pretty spot on and very nasty.

I think the girls have a lot more heart than they do in the books. The books portray them more as spoiled, rich girls, which they are. BUT I think they are easier to relate to on the show.

 In the book, it is revealed that Courtney is Ali’s twin and that the real Ali is the one that has been blackmailing the girls. In a Yahoo article, written by Amanda Austin, she states that there has been no mention of Courtney and there is suspicion of her showing up in Season 3’s finale.

 And here are a few more of the differences: http://pretty-little-liars.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:How_the_books_and_TV_show_are_so_different

Do you watch Pretty Little Liars? Read the books? What do you think of the differences?

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Ruthless Review

A’s baaaaaaaaccccccck!

This series is crazy addictive! Unfortunately, there seems to be no end in sight. There will be at least 2 more books. I’m so hooked, that I will keep reading and reviewing for my own enjoyment…lol.

As always SPOILERS below. If you plan to read the series or are not interested, be sure to check out other posts from this week. 🙂

The girls are feeling guilt over Tabitha’s death, which is making each of them act out in different ways.

Aria: As predicted, Ezra returns. (to the happiness of some readers) I don’t know, but common sense to me says that this relationship was doomed from the start. (I think I was naive at the start, and wanted them to be together, but after the first separation….it was clear to me.) So I got a little ahead of myself, after all the drama from the last book, Noel breaks up with Aria and starts dating Klaudia. *hiss* Just like a magnet, Ezra comes waltzing back into the picture, desiring to rekindle his relationship with Aria. Things are clearly not the same and end with Aria catching Klaudia with Ezra. Noel and Aria make up. (I’m not entirely sure if this relationship will last.)

Emily: Emily meets a girl named Kelsey at a party. They instantly connect and quickly become best friends. This relationship does not make Spencer happy. (This is explained further in Spencer’s part of the story)

Hanna: While helping with her dad’s campaign, Hanna meets a guy named Liam and falls hard for him. She finds out early on that he is the son of her father’s opponent and continues with the relationship. She later learns that her Romeo is really a Casanova and dumps him. She reveals to her father some secrets she learned from Liam about his father, in hopes of revenge and a successful campaign run. Kate also shows a different side to herself, by agreeing to help seek revenge on Liam. (This is due to her having a boy do the same thing to her)

Spencer: Spencer attends some AP classes at The University of Pennsylvania. There she meets a girl named Kelsey and they become fast friends. The girls soon discover “Easy A” a speed pill that the girls believe help them with their studies. One night, the girls run out of their pills and seek out a dealer. The girls get pulled over by the cops on their way back to campus. The girls get interrogated and Spencer terrified of the consequences pins the whole thing on Kelsey. She does this by getting Hanna to plant pills in her room. This is why Spencer is understandably upset with Emily’s new friendship. Spencer and Emily have a huge fight over Kelsey. Emily is so upset that she reveals to Kelsey that Spencer framed her. Kelsey gets very upset and jumps in her car, Emily concerned joins her. Kelsey drives Emily to a familiar spot, Floating Man’s Quarry. (this is where Mona Vanderwaal died) There is a struggle and then Kelsey decides to kill herself. She suffers a nasty fall, and ends up getting sent to The Preserve. (the same center Hanna and Alison were sent to) This leaves the girls thinking that Kelsey was -A and their troubles are over. (Not so fast!) The girls get a text with a picture of Tabitha’s body washed up on the beach. The girls decide they need to find out how much Kelsey actually knows. They discover that Kelsey did know about Spencer when she met Emily. They also discovered that Kelsey had another stash of drugs hidden in her room, so Spencer sped up the process of her ending up in juvie. The girls left with heavy hearts and few answers. The book ends with one of the girls turning and seeing a memorial bench, the girls are horrified to discover that the name on the bench was Tabitha. She was a patient at one of The Preserve centers! The book ends yet again with many questions.

Honestly, the only thing that keeps me reading is the need to know the ending…lol. The girls stories were not as strong. Ezra coming back seemed stiff and uneventful. Emily comes off again being very naive and ignorant for someone who has been through so much. You would think she would have some trust issues. I actually had high hopes for Hanna’s relationship even though it was star-crossed. Oh well! Spencer has got to be the slimiest most spineless of all the characters. She just keeps getting darker and darker. She seems to approach a level almost equivalent to -A’s. (I guess they all have, but hers is easier for me to see.)

Next up!


* Currently on book shelves there is a book titled, Pretty Little Secrets, it contains short stories revealing more of the girl’s secrets.

* The next book in the series, Stunning,  is scheduled to be released June 5, 2012. This book will mainly revolve around Emily. (Twisted was a group secret, Ruthless was Spencer’s secret and the books to follow will cover Hanna and Aria’s secrets.) Maya was not in this book, but I imagine she will probably pop up in this book since it is about Emily’s secret.  You can learn more information on Stunning here.

More reviews to come as I read through the series!

<3 Anna