Sunday, September 2, 2012

Review - Pretty Little Devils by Nancy Holder

Pretty Little Devils by Nancy Holder
Released: September 3, 2009
Publisher: Razorbill
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 272 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
Rating: 4/5
Author Website: Nancy Holder
Watch out! These babysitters will stab you in the back.

Everything changes for Hazel Stone when she's noticed by Sylvia, queen bee of their high school's popular girls, the Pretty Little Devils. Sylvia invites Hazel to one of the group's famous soirees - held at the site of one of their babysitting jobs. Hazel couldn't be more thrilled! But what she doesn't know is that popularity comes with a price.
I could not put this book down! It had me guessing until the end who the culprit was because it literally could have been anybody! My initial guess at who it was was NOT who it was and that is all I am saying on that before I spill the beans but it basically has your usual clique of popular girls that everybody wants to be or in this story wants a piece of.

Sylvia was an awesome character...played her part to the hilt as the original queen biatch who tried to rule all her queens courts lives better known as the PLD's. She is just one of those characters that you love to hate and as much as I despised her I loved Hazel. She was sweet to an extent but she was determined not to succomb to Sylvia's rules like the others had no matter what and then things begin to get nasty as animals and students begin to pile up dead and it appears somebody has it out for the PLD Squad but WHO?

As good as it was there were still some moments that just didn't click for me or seem to fit like for instance there was this one dead animal whose owner/character just didn't have anything to do with the story. It just never got tied or gave motive to the killer for it's death but overall a wonderfully suspensful read!

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