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Pretty Little Liars-The Booklist

With Pretty Little Liars now a TV Show on ABC Family, my hold list for the series is up and teens are wanting to read the series. So what can you give readers while they're waiting? Here are other books to suggest:

Private Series by Kate Brian-I haven't read this one yet, but it has boarding school secrets, mystery, and scandal, so fans of Pretty Little Liars should find similar themes. There's also a Private webseries, so readers can get hooked on another show.

She's So Dead to Us by Kate Brian-Rich girls turns poor girl, this was recommend in the comments!

Top 8 by Katie Finn-Another one I haven't read yet, but my teens have told me it's good. This one has social networking sabatoge-with someone hacking Madison's Friendverse profile.

The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen-This one has gossip, secrets, jealousy, backstabbing mean girls, romance, and lots of fashion.

Paper Towns by John Green-I read this for my lit class and I can't believe I never reviewed it! After a crazy night, Margo disappears and Quentin is determined to find her. Trust me-this book is great! Give this to readers who like the mystery and friendship over the gossip girl plot.

Deception by Lee Nichols-This new YA release has a paranormal twist-the main character sees ghosts. But there's lots of questions on who can really be trusted and a great paranormal mystery that will engage readers.
Beautiful Americans by Lucy Silag -Four high schoolers with secrets studying in Paris when one of them disappears.
The Naughty List by Suzanne Young-Cheerleaders who lead a secret life as spies and catch cheating boyfriends.

What else are you giving your Pretty Little Liars readers?


  1. She's So Dead to Us by Keiran Scott (aka Kate Brian). Similar enough to her Private series for fans to enjoy, but with enough differences to feel fresh. I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the sequel.

  2. Looking forward to Kieran's She's So Dead to Us! I LOVE THE LUXE series!!! Now those books are just screaming "I should be a movie."

  3. Jacqueline-I haven't read She's So Dead to Use yet-I have it in my TBR pile! A teen borrowed it and said she loved it, so it has teen appeal!:)

    Jackie-I would love to see a Luxe movie!

  4. Is there a specific order that I should read the Pretty Little Liars series in?

  5. Literary Wife-Yes-the order is as follows:
    1.Pretty Little Liars
    2. Flawless
    3. Perfect
    4. Unbelievable
    5. Wicked
    6. Killer
    7. Heartless
    8. Wanted

  6. While not exact read alikes both of these are pretty mysterious:
    The Cinderella Society and Naughty List, both revolve around secrets, but mostly everybody gets to live.

  7. Rosalia-I was thinking of putting The Naughty List down too! Good suggestion!

  8. Such a great idea for a post! I have to say, I never even wanted to read the PLL series, but then this morning I watched the first two episodes on Hulu and got hooked. I went to the library right after to check out the first book, but of course.... there were zero on the shelf! Thanks for the alternative suggestions :)

  9. GreenBeanTeenQueen, would you recommend the PLL books? I'm not a big fan of trashy books but I LOVED the TV series so...And DECEPTION was amazing. I definitely can't wait for the sequel!

  10. Bookworm-I just finished the first one and I'm addicted!!! I didn't find them as trashy as Gossip Girl and the show is following the books pretty faithfully.

  11. I would add, Rosebush by Michele jaffe

  12. One more that is a little older, and not all white girls is Haters by Alisa Valdes-Rodriquez.


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