Ruthless (Pretty Little Liars Series #10)

Ruthless (Pretty Little Liars Series #10)

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by Sara Shepard

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Sometimes bad things happen to bad girls. . . .

Aria's love life is on the Fitz—ahem, 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 these pretty little liars did on their last spring break. It's

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Sometimes bad things happen to bad girls. . . .

Aria's love life is on the Fitz—ahem, 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 these pretty little liars did on their last spring break. It's their darkest secret yet. And guess who else knows?

I haven't forgotten, and I certainly haven't forgiven. These pretty little liars better watch their backs because they're about to get exactly what they deserve. . . .

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Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Shepard does a fine job of writing an intriguing tale full of provocative exploits and adventure…It will not disappoint the fans.”

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Pretty Little Liars Series, #10
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Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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Ruthless (Pretty Little Liars #10) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 644 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
FuzzyCoffeeBooks More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sara Shepard is complete genius. I adore this series and this book is amazing! So... Spencer has a guilty conscience about what she did to her friend over the summer, Aria's love life is forever changing, Emily thinks she found a new best friend, and Hanna is in love with the enemy.... I wish my life was this exciting! Oh yeah. I almost forgot... there's a psychotic stalker named "A" out to get them. But don't worry the figure out who it is...or do they??????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wow. this is suchh a great sereis. Highly recomend it!!! its definately got me hooked. ive read 1-10 and have thoruoughly enjoyed it. too bad i have to wait a whole year for #11 to come out on 12-5-12. :( Thats ookay though! Keep up the suspence Sara Shepard!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it sooooooooo much....... and haters need to stop haten and just just makes it better..... Sara Sshepard..... please don,t ever stop making PLL books........ i will never sto preading them....... fan for life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay so yes this series is VERY addicting but it's getting expensive to keep up with Sara. I mean the last 2 books have cost $20 so $10 each (on nook). The "A"'s are getting dumb now. Plus the amount of books this series contains is crazy. I mean 10 BOOKS? It's longer than the Harry Potter series. Also the shortness of the books is crazy too. $10 for 200 pages? Other than these crazy numbers the series is fine. Just a question in mind, where is Emily's "baby"? Its like it just dissapeared out of nowhere unless i missed something. So to Sara, its over darlin. Oh and the TV series i dont see real connections with the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book series are just absolutely amazing! Some people may be all "but it's been 10 books!" Ya 10 fantastic books! I strongly recommend for anyone who loves an awesome thriller and mystery!
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
I really have enjoyed the books in this series. However, after book #10 shouldn't we know exactly who is behind all the menacing text messages and harassment? The series just keeps dragging on and on about someone stalking the girls and knowing every single secret. I just want to know who is behind everything NOW seeing as it's not Ali anymore..Or is it???? All in all the writing style is still good, there is suspense, and the books are still interesting. It will be fun to see what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love PLL and when i got this book i was freaking out and fangirling while my mom just stood by. It had amazing twists and turns and guilt is eating the girls inside out. I loved this book and i'm really looking foward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know each and evry on of your secrets. Meet me at killer to find out who i am. ~A
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing series. I really lucked out when my best friend told me about the series and let me borrow her copy of the first book! The series never ceases to impress me and I love the plot. Although I think this series is amazing there are a few moments of repetativeness. I greatly enjoy this series and I recommend it to anyone in need of a new obsession. Word from the wise: avoid reading this book at night, I know all too well that you wont sleep too soundly...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did Hanna really think that Liam loved her? Puh-lease. She wishes. Aria needs to choose who she wants to be with. Between Noel and Ezra. You're making me confused. And don't even let me get started on Spencer and Emily. With Emily kissing the enemy and Spencer making apperances with drugs. They may need a little push in the right direction. And it's my job to help that push. For Spencer it may just have to do with college. Mwah!-A
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this installment in the series yet, because I am only on the eighth book. However, I look forward to doing so, because I need to catch up. I think the TV show is a very good portrayal of the books, but some of the events that happen on the show do not happen in the books, I recommend that you read the books before watching the show, because you will wind up a little confused.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! People think that this series is just a preteen/ teen girly book about friends but it is a suspenseful thriller mystery that any female will absolutely live.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all the previous books and I am so glad they decided to continue the series. Most people think this is a book for teenage girls, and yes it has some stuff that only young females would relate to but it's also loaded with drama, mystery and suspense that pretty much anyone would love. I read all kinds of books including classics, fantasy, nonfiction, momiors and I enjoy many different genres. This series is one of my favorites. It is so well written and a great read for a rainy day. I highly recommend you try it, you'll be hooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a HUGE Pretty Little Liars fan! I got Twisted shortly after it came out and just now finished Ruthless. It might've just been me, but i was REALLY confused through out the book. There were a couple scenarios that i didn't remember happening before. Sara Shepard kind of revealed what happened over the summer like the movie, The Hangover, where there putting the peices together of what happened over the summer. It was confusing me a lot until the end, when i didn't really care about those incidents anymore. Don't get me wrong, i thought i was a great book and i couldn't put it down! It was just like every other PLL book; you can predict whats going to happen, and then BOOM! Something else happens. I would give this book 4 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read alot of the reviws on this book before i bought it, and most people said they didnt like it. I LOVED IT! Best book in the series yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books more than anything in the world. I am a picky reader and only like a few types of books, but these are the best books ever written. I am soooooo thrilled for the 10th book to be coming out. I cant wait for december. The books are filled with never ending twists and turns, just like the show! The show may be a little different but i have seen every episode and they are fantastic!! :) I love how the books show how even though Ali was ther best friend she was their worst enemy. Anyone who hasnt read them they are 100000% worth it (no joke!). I love Ali, Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer! In theshow the actresses play their part perfectly,the deserve everything the have gotten! I love these books hope more will come after the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read every single pll book and watch the show. Personally i lik the bookd bttr than the show but its nice tht i kno wht to picture the characters as and im so xcited for ruthless to come out!!!!!!!
Emma Brady More than 1 year ago
I am honestly one of the most excited people right now!!! I can not wait!!
rida niazi More than 1 year ago
I cant wait!!!!! I love the show so much
Brittany Baily More than 1 year ago
Can this book come out sooner ..i hate waiting n i read a book a day!:( so unfair
Allison9516 More than 1 year ago
The books are getting a little repetitive. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago