Thursday, December 15, 2011

Review: Ruthless (Pretty Little Liars, #10) by Sara Shepard

Summary/Cover Image from Publisher's Website:
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.

It's no secret around here that I adore the Pretty Little Liars series. Yes, the books are not especially life changing or amazingly well developed, but I love them nonetheless, and there's little (if anything) that can change that. Therefore, when Ruthless showed up on my doorstep the eve of its release, I dove right in, because I was dying to know what was up next for my four favorite Pretty Little Liars! As it turns out, it was just as scandalous and juicy as the previous ones, especially given the cameos and surprises that were often thrown in.

With Ruthless, the tenth Pretty Little Liars book, readers are thrown back into the world of Rosewood, where secrets grow with every word spoken. Aria, Spencer, Emily, and Hanna are still dealing with the things that haunted them in the previous book: the Tabitha problem and the new, deadly A. However, little’s going to get them down given how well things have been going lately. Aria’s old love is back and better than ever. Spencer is the lead in the play and may have even caught the eye of another over achiever. Emily’s also found love in a new place thanks to her oldest sister’s crazy new ways. Lastly, Hannah’s gone back to being daddy’s favorite and met a new guy who makes her heart flutter in ways it has never done before. However, as with most things in Rosewood, not everything is as it seems, especially when A is involved. What way is she going to torment them and their lives next? Better yet, what’s up with Tabitha and new A? Well, only time and more pages can tell in this heart racing new addition!

One of my favorite parts of this series has been seeing the point of views of the four girls, and it was just the same in Ruthless. I loved watching the girls get involved in new trouble, because not only did it provide for a suspenseful read, but it also provided some amazing cameos, especially when it came to Aria’s storyline. The only problem I had with the characters in this one was the little character development that occurred, but there’s still the chance of it being helped in future books.

Moving on, I loved the plot in this one! It was so SCANDLOUS! There was always a new twist or turn with every chapter. In addition, for once every girl got a chance at love in this one, which proved not only some sweet moments but also some big secrets. The ending was also shocking, and given that cliffhanger ending, I can’t wait to see what’s up next!

Full of suspense, romance, and lots of secrets, Ruthless is yet another fun addition to the Pretty Little Liars series, one that I’m sure diehard fans of PLL were eagerly eat right up, even if it means waiting for the next one that's sure to leave them with even more questions than answers.

Grade: A- 

Ruthless (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads) is now out! 

Source: Publisher 


  1. I love pretty little liars books too! i am still reading Ruthless and i am loving it! This review makes me want to read it even more!

    1. yay glad to hear you love the Pretty Little Liars books to! Ruthless is fabulous. Just wait until you get to the end, you'll be like "I need the next one NOW!" :)


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