Monday, February 6, 2012

Ruthless by Sara Shepard

Amazon Description: "For years scandal has rocked Rosewood, Pennsylvania—and high school seniors Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer have always been at the center of the drama. They’ve lost friends, been targeted by a ruthless stalker named A, and narrowly escaped death. And it’s not over yet.
Aria’s love life is on the fritz. Emily’s exploring her wild side. Hanna’s kissing the enemy. And someone from Spencer’s past—someone she never thought she’d see again—is back to haunt her.
But none of that compares to what happened last spring break. It’s their darkest secret yet and guess who found out? Now A is determined to make them pay for their crime, and the only thing scarier than A is the fear that maybe, just maybe, they deserve what’s coming to them."

My Review: I know these books---or the latest ones, anyway---are sellout books. I know that they're glossy sour candy. I know that I'm probably losing brain cells when I read them. But I can't help but love them anyway! Ruthless was just as good as the previous books (even if the story lines ARE getting more and more unbelievable). It kept me hooked and now I have NO idea what's going on, with Tabitha or Kelsey. Well, I think I've got Kelsey figured out. Tabitha? Not so much... It's all speeding towards one more dramatic ending, and frankly, I can't WAIT to see how it all plays out! I enjoy the way Shepard writes. It's hard to write from four characters' points of view in the third person---it's hard to keep things clear and un-confusing and, well, INTERESTING. However...I feel that Shepard manages to do it pretty nicely. She's really good at giving enough details to things that they feel realistic, relevant, and interesting. I'm looking forward to the next book a lot!

Cover: What can I say? I think all the PLL covers are cute. Candy colors, pretty swirly font, and cutesy/eerie dolls. What's NOT to like?

Overall Grade: A-

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