by Sara Sheperd
Published on June 2, 2015 by HarperTeen
ARC copy given by publisher in exchange of an honest review.
From Sara Shepard, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, comes the shocking sequel to The Perfectionists—with an ending you’ll have to read to believe!
Mackenzie, Ava, Caitlin, Julie, and Parker have done some not-so-perfect things. Even though they all talked about killing rich bully Nolan Hotchkiss, they didn’t actually go through with it. It’s just a coincidence that Nolan died in exactly the way they planned . . . right? Except Nolan wasn’t the only one they fantasized about killing. When someone else they named dies, the girls wonder if they’re being framed. Or are they about to become the killer’s next targets?
First…..I need to gush over the cover! I love, love, love it! It just portrays the perfect “bubble gum” pink and the mint ice cream…YUMMY!!! I spotted the cover on this book before I had even read the blurb for it!
Now, on to the good stuff! The author did a fantastic job of recapping the first book so I didn’t have to re-read or skim over it to remember what happened or where we were at. If you are like me, you read so many books that some of them are hard to recall all of the major events.
After reading the first book, I had no idea of whom was setting up the girls.And reading this book left me the exact same way! I had no idea of whom the “bad guy” was until the very end. The author left just enough hints to have you thinking it could be one person and leading the reader in one direction but then, there will be another hint and you end up second guessing what your original thought was?
I enjoyed getting to know all of the girls and reading about their relationships or lack thereof. I think my favorite may have been mackenzie, or maybe it was Ava?? I am not sure…I just know that I enjoyed all of their points of view equally!!
The ending was a complete shocker! I had never even had a hint of what was to come! This will be a memorable book for me and one that I recommend to all mystery fans out there!!!