Books, Friday Finds, Reviews, TV

Pretty Little Liars & Somebody Else’s Life (Friday Finds)

 My latest TV obsession is Pretty Little Liars. It’s an American teen drama about a group of girls who are stalked by the mysterious ‘A’ after the death of their Queen Bee. ‘A’ somehow knows all their secrets and they have a lot of secrets! This show is weirdly compelling with some real scares thrown in alongside the typical teen angst and the central mystery of who the stalker is will keep you hooked. It’s so bad, it’s good.

I recently finished ‘Somebody else’s life’ by debut British YA author Katie Dale. It’s about a teenage girl called Rosie whose Mum Trudie tragically dies from Huntington’s disease. Rosie is terrified that she will inherit the genetic illness until her Mum’s best friend reveals she’s not Trudie’s real daughter after all. Rosie sets out to discover who her real parents are but her quest doesn’t go to plan.

I really enjoyed this book, so much so I finished it in a day as it’s a real page turner and I was desperate to find out how it ends. It’s an exciting mix of family drama, mystery, romance and heartbreak. It also poses a moral question about whether you would want to know if you had a genetic disease or not.

What did you discover this week?



18 thoughts on “Pretty Little Liars & Somebody Else’s Life (Friday Finds)”

  1. I’m a big fan of Pretty Little Liars. I’ve watched it since last season. A show I’ve been enjoying a whole lot this season is Revenge, which is basically genderflipped Count of Monte Cristo in the Hamptons. So good.

  2. I’ll have to check out Pretty Little Liars. I’m a huge fan of anything that can be described as “It’s so bad, it’s good.” I say that all the time about movies.

  3. Have you caught any of The Secret Circle? That’s my so-bad-it’s-good TV show these days!

    As for finds, I found the book The Looking Glass Wars at a used book shop last week. It’s so fascinating, I’m actually forcing myself to read in short bursts to prolong the experience. 🙂

  4. I am obsessed with Pretty Little Liars! Only two more episodes until we get to find out who “A” is! Have you read anything by Anna Godbersen? She writes the Luxe series and Bright Young Things, both are set in New York in the 1900s and are worth a read!

  5. I have a good friend who is really into Pretty Little Liars. I have refused to watch because I don’t want to get hooked on it. She told me about the books, too…but I haven’t read them yet.

    I used to watch Desperate Housewives because it was so bad it was good…now it’s just bad.

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