Author: Sara Shepard
Release Date: December 2011
Published By: HarperTeen
Goodreads Rating: 4.03 stars
Review: In the latest Pretty Little Liars installment, the Rosewood girls' lives are looking anything but perfect. Aria's love life is on the fritz, Emily's exploring her wild side, Hanna's fraternizing with the enemy, and someone from Spencer's past - someone she never thought she'd see again - is back to haunt her. And none of this can compare to what happened last spring break. A is here to pay them back for their crime, and the only thing scarier than that is the thought that maybe, just maybe, they deserve what's coming to them.
Sara Shepard does it again in RUTHLESS when she writes an addicting book in an addicting series that's simply impossible to put down. I found myself turning pages as fast as I could to find out what happens next, and with each chapter, the suspense was knocked up another notch, until I ended up flipping the last page with a sigh of disappointment.
If I did have a complaint to make, though, it would be that by this tenth book, the plot is starting to get quite a bit stretched out. I wouldn't say it necessarily repeated or anything, but some events that occurred here were strongly reminiscent of events from previous books in the series, and this book lacked that freshness factor that made the early books pop so much.
Still, even though I rationally think that the series should end, emotionally, I can't possibly let it go. Despite whatever flaws I find in the plot, I still am incapable of just putting the book down. There's something so easy and readable about this book that makes it so incredibly appealing, and that's the same quality that has me thirsting for the next book in the series. I'd recommend this to anyone who adored the rest of the series.
I received a free copy of this book for review. This in no way affected my review.