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Ruthless (Pretty Little Liars Series #10)

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19 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Fun, but a little repetitive

What I Liked: 1) Reading PLL is like reading a tabloid, for me. Like, you can't possibly imagine how all of these crazy things are happening, yet you can't stop reading. I love being able to indulge in something like that every once in a while. It is unapologetically un...
What I Liked: 1) Reading PLL is like reading a tabloid, for me. Like, you can't possibly imagine how all of these crazy things are happening, yet you can't stop reading. I love being able to indulge in something like that every once in a while. It is unapologetically unbelievable, and I love it for that. Like one of those horrible reality shows when you wonder, "are you like that in real life, or are you only acting that way because there is a camera on you?" 2) Once again, we were met with more questions than answers. That's something I like about the series, but there was something different about it in Ruthless than some of the others. In Ruthless, we were met with a definite answer about one of the issues. I thought at one point everything might be all over, but of course it can't be. It was almost as if there was a story within a story. And while the main story continues, the other one was over. 3) I liked the direction the plot is going, though there were a few times I questioned the motivations of the four girls.

What I Didn't Like: 1) It almost felt like we were reliving parts of some of the other books. That was one thing that really just bothered me. I would be reading along and think, wait, didn't this already happen, just with another character? That disappointed me some, because I've always found Miz Shephard's storylines to be unique and creative. 2) Why does every book start with, "well, I don't really hang out with my old friends anymore..." How many times are they going to have a girl break-up, only to have A tie them back together. When will they figure out they are stronger as a group? *shakes fist at make believe characters*

Overall thoughts: For fans of the Pretty Little Liars series, I think you'll be surprised to find some repetitive storylines, but pleased to find that Spencer, Aria, Hanna, and Emily are still up to their old habits. I like it best when the girls are working together to solve their issues, and I found that to be lacking in this book. Here's hoping that in the next book, our favorite little liars will bring their friendship back!

posted by FuzzyCoffeeBooks on December 19, 2011

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42 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed after loving the others

Of course you're going to see the fangirls out there who will rate this book five stars just because its a PLL book. I will be honest, i loved all 9 books. They were full of suspense and lots of juicy secrets. This time, not so much. It read more like a story. There's n...
Of course you're going to see the fangirls out there who will rate this book five stars just because its a PLL book. I will be honest, i loved all 9 books. They were full of suspense and lots of juicy secrets. This time, not so much. It read more like a story. There's no "wow" moment and no great cliff hanger. I think Sara was going to stop PLL series after the whole "Ali was really Courtney" thing but PLL got popular and Sara was paid more. Maybe she ran out of ideas. Her contract still has more books so i'm hoping shes not rushing these. Another thing i'm sick of is the repeating. I know all about Ali, i know about about Emily being called Killer etc! It's as if Sara forgot we read the other books. Its a waste of ink and page numbers to repeat yourself so many times. Just because this book wasn't as great, it won't stop me from finishing the series. Crossing my fingers for a better book next time.

posted by Kristy1984 on December 14, 2011

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Worst series I have ever read!

    the first four books were extremly interesting and I thouroughly enjoyed them, but honestly now Sara Shepard is writting for money. the plot is going no where and honestly how many times can A die and come back. Complete Failure!!! Don't Waste your time or money!!

    12 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Ehh It's okay (Coming from a BIG fan of the books)

    I was always a big fan of these books. Not the TV show but the actual books. So when I read Wanted I felt like everything had come full circle. So when I heard about Twisted I was very skeptical. I didn't read it until the beginning of this year. It was decent. I knew at this point Ms. Shepard was writing for money but the book still brought me in a kept me there to where I finished it within 5 hours. I was excited for Ruthless and went to it straight after.

    To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Ruthless isn't nearly as good as the other books. Within the first three chapters this book felt forced. Like Ms. Shepard had no idea what she was doing. It became repetitive and I quickly grew tired of it. This book didn't hook me in and keep me there. There was no staying up late to read this book or ignoring dinner and phone calls to finish. I struggled to finish this book. Knowing my reward would be that my mom would buy me the first book of the Hunger Games. It took me two weeks to finish this and I fought through it because I felt bad that my mom spent 15.99 on the hardcover version and the least I could do was finish it. This book was just.....okay. Here I could truly see that Ms. Shepard was doing this for money. Twisted had me excited for the rest of the four books. Ruthless has me done with the series. I can't see this series getting any better. In my mind A was the real real Ali and she died in that fire. I can't continue the series after this without feeling like I'm forcing myself to try and enjoy it. I don't know MAYBE, emphasis on the maybe, when the next one comes out I'll sit in the store and read the first few chapter and if it still feels forced I will swear off the series for good. All I know is that even if I do continue, this is it. After these four books I will never enter the PLL world again. Even if she makes another four. My expectations of books have grown and with Ruthless I feel like Ms. Shepard is now below my average point.

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 18, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Same Old Same Old

    Most people think these books are awesome...by the way i read all of them...but i really dont think this one was that good. I feel like all of the books are the same. Sara Shepard
    should twist it up a little bit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    ?. ???

    Is it like the movie???

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