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Ruthless (Pretty Little Liars Series #10)

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062081872
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Series: Pretty Little Liars Series , #10
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 42,264
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sara Shepard

Sara Shepard is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. Sara’s Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia’s Main Line.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2011

    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 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.

    42 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2011

    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 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!

    19 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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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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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Can't wait till it comes out

    So excited!!!!!!

    10 out of 23 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2011

    I luv pll

    7 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    I love this book!

    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??????

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    Yaaaaaaaaaay!!!

    In Pretty Little Liars, the next book is always better. Thus, I shall probably read Ruthless approximately twenty threee consecutive times. I read Twisted nine. I agree with thee person who said they were obsessed and it IS a drug. However, I beg to differ on the Bieber Fever part. December 6th is sooooooooooo far away!

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Pretty little liars-10

    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!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    Love the books but....

    I Love the books but seriously? When's the series going to finally end? I just want it to end so I can know who A is(:

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    Love the books... they're getting insane, though

    I loove pll but they have done really crazy things... also, the A identities are getting a little rediculous. Seriously. As much as i liked the book, she needs to chill it. 10 books? Really? It still hasnt ended? Cmon. I want the end to this... not the next book . . . Which is a winterbreak between books if im correct.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    Haha ;)

    Awww. Poor little liars. Let's re-cap, shall we? Spencer was high on drugs all summer and sold out a 'friend'. Hasn't she learned from Macbeth? No one gets away with anything. At least while I'm around! Emily found a new friend to kiss, little did she know Kelsey was out for revenge. Hanna was kissing the enemy, then again, who isn't the enemy? Aria tried something new, and old. Then there was Tabitha. So she was in a mental hospital, doesn't that explain so much? Just wait. You have no idea what happens next. Good luck, your gonna need it!
    Kisses!
    --A

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Cannot wait!!!!

    Come on! Do not make me wait! I <3 these books!!!!!! XD

    3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Awesome book

    Love it sooooooooo much....... and haters need to stop haten and just read.......it just makes it better..... Sara Sshepard..... please don,t ever stop making PLL books........ i will never sto preading them....... fan for life

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    10 BOOKS 10 DOLLARS

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    great

    I love the series!!!!!!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2011

    This series should have ended...

    after book 8.

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    preordered it. Love it!!

    Fav series like. Ever.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    ELDERS DEN

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

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    I really have enjoyed the books in this series. However, after b

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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