Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pretty Little Liars.....

HarperTeen has reissued Shepard's first volume with a TV tie-in cover photo featuring the show's promotional poster: dressed to the nines and looking flirtatious, the four main cast members are perched atop a pile of dirt, which also covers their arms and faces, and appear to have just dug up-or covered over-something juicy. Given the show's popularity, this book will fly off library shelves. However, Shepard's series stands firmly on its own merits, with a solid word-of-mouth following among teens and more than one million copies of the first seven titles sold. Easily identifiable by their familiar covers-doll versions of the story's female characters set against pastel backdrops-the series has kept fans on the edge of their seats with an enticing combo of cleverly placed red herrings, jaw-dropping scandals, and tantalizing suspense. The eighth and final volume, Wanted, has just been published, with the promise of tying up loose ends and perhaps throwing out one or two more dramatic twists. Readers can visit HarperTeen's dedicated website and the "Pretty Little Liars" official website, both replete with photos of the TV cast and links to the show, for info about the characters, books, and author as well as quizzes, a "Doll Yourself" feature, and the opportunity to sign up for news, giveaways, and more.

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