YA Book Review

Chapter by Chapter Blog Tour: Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy

The Book:

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Book Title: Pretty Dead Girls

Book Author: Monica Murphy

Page Count: 336

Publishing Date: January 2nd, 2018

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

Date Read: January 7th, 2018

Synopsis: Beautiful. Perfect. Dead.

In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed.

The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she’s next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to a boy from her physics class. The one she’s never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her.

There’s something he isn’t telling her. But there’s something she’s not telling him, either.

Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed.


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The Review:

Pretty Dead Girls is a riveting thriller! Like a cross between Scream and Pretty Little Liars, this one is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Be prepared for a fast paced ride back to high school where homework isn’t the only thing that will kill you.

What can I say about Pretty Dead Girls? I was entertained. I read it in one sitting. It was intriguing and gripping.

I had Scream playing in my head the whole time I read this one.  It had suspense, betrayal, and murder. Where it lacked in character development, it made up for in humor and thrills. It was certainly worth a read.

When I say it lacked in character development, that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I wanted to be pulled in to a creepy murder mystery without getting attached to the characters. These were shallow, annoying, high school girls. It was like watching a bad horror movie. It was more humorous than chilling, but too entertaining to quit.

The story was pretty well written. I could not figure out who the killer was until they were revealed. The points of view were well developed with differing writing styles too. The killer’s point of view was angry and intense in comparison to Penelope’s softer voice.

The characters felt like a mix between Scream Queens, Before I Fall and Cheryl from Riverdale. They were mean, superficial high school drama queens. They were the “over achievers” of the school, but were also the party girls. Though they were not my favorite ya girls, they were certainly too amusing to stop reading about.

I was looking for a good murder mystery, and despite the rushed ending, I definitely found it. It had a nice mix of humor, intrigue, romance, and killing. It was wickedly alluring. 3.5 stars (or 4 faeries because I’m not the killer!).

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Thank you to Chapter by Chapter for providing me with this free e-copy in exchange for my honest review, and as part of the blog tour.

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About The Author:

side+crop+of+paperback+image+TSTME (1)Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is a traditionally published author with Bantam/Random House and Harper Collins/Avon, as well as an independently published author. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance. She is also USA Today bestselling romance author Karen Erickson. She is a wife and a mother of three who lives with her family in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere, along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through many angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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Giveaway:

• Signed copy of Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy

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Tour Schedule:

Week 1:

January 8, 2018 – Adventures Thru Wonderland – Review

January 8, 2018 – Beware Of The Reader – Interview

January 8, 2018 – What Is That Book About – Spotlight

January 9, 2018 – Bibliobibuli YA – Guest Post

January 9, 2018 – Mythical Books – Review

January 9, 2018 – Book Lady’s Reviews – Review

January 10, 2018 – Darque Dreamer Reads – Review

January 10, 2018 – Literary Meanderings – Spotlight

January 10, 2018 – Writer’s Alley – Interview

January 11, 2018 – Sincerely Karen Jo – Review

January 11, 2018 – Firstbooklove – Review

January 11, 2018 – Bookhounds YA – Guest PostJ

anuary 12, 201 – pooled Ink – Spotlight

January 12, 2018 – A Dream Within A Dream – Review

Week 2:

January 15, 2018 – Cuzinlogic – Spotlight

January 15, 2018 – Confessions of a YA Reader – Review

January 15, 2018 – Indie Wish List – Review

January 16, 2018 – Smada’s Book Smack – Review

January 16, 2018 – The bookslayer – Review

January 16, 2018 – Treestand Book Reviews – Review

January 17, 2018 – Book-Keeping – Review

January 17, 2018 – Camillea Reads – Review

January 17, 2018 – Chapters through life – Review and Interview

January 18, 2018 – The Avid Reader – Review

January 18, 2018 – More Books Than Livros – Review

January 18, 2018 – Twirling Book Princess – Review

January 19, 2018 – Books Direct – Review

January 19, 2018 – Biscotto’s Books – Spotlight

January 19, 2018 – Jill Jemmett – Review

Week 3:

January 22, 2018 – My Book Addiction – Review

January 22, 2018 – The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – Review

January 22, 2018 – laura mauro – Review

January 23, 2018 – Lori’s little house of reviews – Review

January 23, 2018 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Interview

January 23, 2018 – Kendra Loves Books – Review

January 24, 2018 – Port Jericho – Review

January 24, 2018 – The Bookish Introvert – Review

January 24, 2018 – Cindy’s Love of Books – Review

January 25, 2018 – My YA NA Book Obsession – Review

January 25, 2018 – Blushing Bibliophile – Review

January 25, 2018 – Liezel and Angie’s Book Blog – Review

January 26, 2018 – Ambersworldofbooks – Review

January 26, 2018 – Chapter by Chapter – Guest Post

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