Book Title: Pretty Dead Girls
Author: Monica Murphy
Genre: YA | Mystery
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Setting: Cape Bonita
Source: I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Main Characters: 2/5
Secondary Characters: 2/5
The Feels: 1/5
Theme or Tone: 2.5/5
Flow (Writing Style): 3/5
Backdrop (World Building): 2.5/5
Book Cover: 4/5
Ending: 2.5/5 Cliffhanger: Nope.
Steam Factor 0-5: 2.5
Total: 2/5 STARS - GRADE=D
This might appeal to a younger audience, especially if they like to read about sexually promiscuous teenagers being total bitches. Right from the beginning, I was skeptical of the mystery, the pacing felt off. The characters are completely unlikable, basically, all of them. The conversations between them are just over-the-top bizarre and contradictory. These girls are just so flipping mean and I kind feel like they got what they deserved, well sort of...
I was compelled to read this until the end, although I'm not sure why, just to see who it was, maybe. Which I more or less guessed.
⇝Will I read more from this Author?⇜ No, I will not. Her writing is just not for me.
Ohhhh...December! I had very good Christmas, and I hope you all did too. I even managed to read a few books. I'm having a difficult time reconciling the end of 2017. Not sure why that is??? I just can't believe the new year is here, already. On to my re-cap...
(Audiobook) The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepionka
Finish Date: 12/01
4.3/5 STARS - GRADE=A-
(Audiobook) Marrow by Tarryn Fisher
Finish Date: 12/08
4.5/5 STARS - GRADE=A-
(Kindle eBook) Undone by Wendy Higgins
Finish Date: 12/13
4.8/5 STARS - GRADE=A
(Audiobook) Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little
Finish Date: 12/14
3/5 STARS - GRADE=C
(Kindle eBook) The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott
Finish Date: 12/19
5/5 STARS - GRADE=A+
(eBook Novella) Down to the Liar by Mary Elizabeth
Finish Date: 12/20
(Audiobook) Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Finish Date: 12/20
3.7/5 STARS - GRADE=B
(Audiobook) RoomHate by Penelope Ward
Finish Date: 12/23
3.8/5 STARS - GRADE=B
(Audiobook) Undertow by Michael Buckley
Finish Date: 12/29
4.2/5 STARS - GRADE=B+
(Netgalley eArc) Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy
Finish Date: 12/30
2.5/5 STARS - GRADE=D+
Plus 1 DNF...I just couldn't get into this.
11 BOOKS TOTAL
6 Audiobooks, 1 Novella, 2 eBooks, 1 DNF eBook and 1 Negalley eArc.
Eden & Josh have been best friends for so long. They share each other's secrets. When a new secret arises, can Eden help Josh to solve his problem?
Josh wants Eden to help him find a girl. She does not want him finding just any girl. So he enlists her help. Along the way, they see their relationship in a whole new light....
These characters are just such a joy to read. I love their solidarity. The banter is so much fun too. I found myself eagerly absorbing every page. Such a great read. I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
Saving It, takes the unconventional route to romance. Ms. Murphy paves her own way with a often explored theme adds a bit of a twist. Love, friendship and virginity are explored through the eyes of teenage angst and adult themed narration. Get out of your head, listen to your heart and take a chance on a true original.