Toxic by Sara Shepard

Toxic (Pretty Little Liars #15) by Sara Shepard

18599776Pages: 352
Genre: Mystery
Publisher:  HarperTeen, June 2014

Rating: 5/5 stars

Synopsis: One A has been captured…but the most dangerous A of all is still out there in the penultimate installment in Sara Shepard’s #1New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series.

High school seniors Aria, Emily, Spencer, and Hanna barely survived their most recent encounter with A. And it’s not over yet…. The police don’t believe there’s another, deadlier, A out there, but the girls know what-and who-they saw. If they don’t track down this final tormentor soon, A will silence them forever.

Sara Shepard’s fan base continues to grow as ABC Family’s hit Pretty Little Liars TV show draws in new readers to the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Full of unexpected twists and shocking revelations, the second-to-last novel ramps up the stakes for the jaw-dropping series conclusion in Pretty Little Liars #16.


Since Pretty Little Liars is a tv show that’s my favorite, I imagined the characters easily. I imagined what Hanna’s outfits, like what she would be wearing to the night club in New York.

This book had some positivity in it since the other books, before, were when “A” haunted the girls. I liked reading about Aria’s and Hanna’s success. Hanna is in a movie while Aria is being recognized for her art.

I recommend these books for fans of Pretty Little Liars or anyone who wants to read something suspenseful. If you’re a fan of the show, you can compare and contrast the books to the show.

If you do read the PLL books, read in chronological order. I did not do that and I was frustrated because I couldn’t remember if I read this book or that book already. There are eighteen books in the series.


What’s ironic is that Alyssa Bloom (chapter 3) is a book publisher for HarperCollins Publishing. That company also publishes the PLL series.

Also, the chapter where Hanna was wondering who’d replace Hailey and play Hanna in the movie Burn it Down. She was thinking of Lucy Hale. Hale plays Aria on the show!

Here’s a quote that Specner thought that got me thinking about writing a book: “Princeton would have to let her in if she wrote a book.” (pg 38, Shepard).

I knew there was something shady about Greg. The first time he asked Spencer what was going on, he insisted her to tell him her theories about Ali. I thought that he was being more than just concerned.


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