Title & Author: Pretty Wicked by Kelly Charron
Publication Date: September 30, 2016
Series: Pretty Wicked Series (Book 1)
Publisher: Dark Arts Publishing
Pages: 300 (ebook)
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The daughter of a local police detective, fifteen-year-old Ryann has spent most of her life studying how to pull off the most gruesome murders her small Colorado town has ever seen.
But killing is only part of it. Ryann enjoys being the reason the cops are frenzied. The one who makes the neighbors lock their doors and windows on a hot summer’s day. The one everyone fears but no one suspects.
Carving out her own murderous legacy proves harder than she predicted. Mistakes start adding up. And with the police getting closer, and her own father becoming suspicious, Ryann has to prove once and for all that she’s smarter than anyone else—or she’ll pay the ultimate price.
Are we born evil or do we become evil?
Pretty wicked will make you ask that question immensely. We’ve all read a book about people being murdered or hunted, but never really from the murders point of view. I was immediately intrigued when I found out that’s how this book was written. For the most part, it’s coming from our MC point of view, Ryann, 15-year-old aspiring serial killer. This book will have you hooked from the first page. You’ll want to keep turning pages as Ryann pulls off the most lavish murders her small town has ever seen. I couldn’t put it down, I had to know how it would end! Being the first book of the series, it definitely leaves you wanting more and more. It had me questioning the nature of being born evil or simply becoming evil, but not from the expense of a hard life. She carefully chose who she would bring down. She started off like any murderer; cautious and careful. After things started getting hectic, she started slipping. Will she get away with being a 15-year-old serial killer? You’ll have to find out for yourself on September 30th!
Overall, it was a fantastic book and I would recommend it to anyone! I cannot wait until the second book, Wicked Fallout.
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