Book Review: Pretty Little Liars

This is the first book in the Pretty Little Liars series. I came across the series when looking at Gossip Girl books on Amazon.

At the start of the book we meet Aria, Spencer, Ali, Hanna and Emily. They have just finished their school year and are ready to all hang out over the summer. Ali comes across as the leader of the group, confident, good looking and popular who pucked the four other girls out of nowhere and became a gang. Even though they love her because of this they also hate her snide remarks about individual secrets each of them told her that she always seems on the verge of telling.

Ali decides she wants to hypnotize and starts to argue with Spencer which leads to her kicking Ali out. But when she regrets her decision she goes out to find her but she had vanished.

Three years later and she is still missing. Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna since drifted apart and have their own lives. Then they start getting weird messages from someone called A. A who knows all their secrets who could only be one person. Ali.

But it doesn’t make sense why Ali is stalking them. They were all friends so why would she treat them like this.

But the new family who moved into Ali’s house find something terrible. Ali’s body. Then they realise that it isn’t Ali sending them messages but someone else.

The Pretty Little Liar books aren’t long reads but you get through them fast as you can’t wait to see which secrets A reveals and what the consequences are.

If you like Gossip Girl you’d love Pretty Little Liars. Sara Shepard also has another series called The Lying Game. Both series have been turned into TV shows. I have the first boxset but I haven’t watched it yet as the TV shows are usually so different from the books.

I give this book 5/5 as I loved all the drama and teen stuff going on.



The 100th Post

I can’t believe I’m already at the 100th post on my blog. I look back to my first blog post as originally I wanted to use it as a sounding board for writing ideas. I never thought I would be blogging about sewing, crochet, books, nail polish and Pok√©mon.

By reading other blogs it inspired me to share all the things I have done, set up a facebook fanpage and give Nanowrimo a try. Which leads me to a little announcement


Drum roll please…..


Yes after my first attempt last year I decided to try again this year. Only this time it will be fanfiction, an idea I have been toying with for a while and hopefully some of you reading this will like. If I’m feeling brave enough I will try to post some extracts.

But the main reason why I have reached the 100th post is all of you reading this who are followers or liked my other posts or liked the facebook fanpage. Thank you guys for your appreciation as I certainly wouldn’t have got past the first posts without it.

Until my next update… Happy Crafting!!

Time Travelling


Look what I found! Didn’t see the Doctor but I’m sure he will be back for his tardis soon

Until my next update.. Happy Crafting!!

Baby Bellini

baby bellini

When I saw this colour in Boots I had to have it! It’s part of Rimmel’s limited edition polishes¬†of cocktail colours. I didn’t take the picture as soon as I had painted my nails hence the chipping in the picture.

I have since removed the colour which was a pain and I still have glitter on my nails so it looks like I’m wearing a clear glitter polish!

Until my next update… Happy Crafting!!

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