Review: Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy
Review By Heather ~ Good Reads Review
3.5 Stars for Pretty Dead (Mean Larks) Girls!
The whole time I was reading Pretty Dead Girls, I was thinking Larks = Mean Girls, and someone is offing the Mean Girls. If you know me at all, you know I have a pretty (LOL) odd sense of humor so I found this rather ironic and laughed quite a few times.
Penelope (aka Pen) is the character that we follow the most. She's the one that I found the least mean and the most endearing. Her friends, not so much. When Gretchen (anyone else see the parallels here) is murdered the town of Cape Bonita, mostly the school goes into chaos. What follows is just craziness.
The authors writing is flawless and the characters are extremely developed. However, I had a really hard time connecting to them and staying engaged. Maybe it was me. Maybe it was the whole mean girl - who is killing the Larks theme? Mostly, I think it was me.
So, if you're a huge fan of Mean Girls, Cruel Intentions, secret societies and murder - this book is just right for you! Step into the world of Cape Bonita and try to figure out who is killing the Larks!
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 both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.
She is a wife and a mother of three who lives 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 angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.