11 January 2018

Book Review: Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten


No one is good enough for Xavier. Not according to Sasha, his best friend. There's nothing Sasha wouldn't do to protect Xavier from getting hurt, especially by his cheating ex Ivy, who's suddenly slithered back into the picture. Worried that Xavier is ready to forgive and forget, Sasha decides to do a little catfishing. She poses as a hot guy online, to prove cheaters never change.

But Sasha's plan goes wrong fast, and soon the lies lead down a path from which there's no return... 


Source: NetGalley Request

5 Words: Friendship, love, manipulation, secrets, lies.

When I picked this up, I have to confess I was expecting something a little Pretty Little Liars ish. Something mostly light, with a slight attempt at darkness. Something that I could easily predict. I was wrong.

Bad Girls With Perfect Faces is twisted and twisting. Just as I thought I had it figured out, I'd turn the page and be wrong. So wrong. It's like the writing was set up to make me think it was going to be a predictable cliche. After a slow start, all of a sudden it changed. I never felt at ease reading this story, I knew that whenever I felt I'd figured it all out that I'd be tripped up.

The story is gripping and addictive. It actually surprised me. 

Make no mistake, this book is DARK. I loved the intoxicating toxicity of the relationships, the complexity of the plot, the steady drip of the truth between the split narrative. Although it took a small while to get going, I could not put it down.

The writing itself I thought was fantastic - even the writing style changes with the characters as the story progresses.

2 comments:

  1. Good review! Not sure I'm ready to read anything dark right now, but this actually has me a bit intrigued. Will definitely add to my TBR list. Thanks!

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  2. Fantastic review! Ooo I love dark books. I'm definitely going to add this one on Goodreads. It's right up my alley!

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