Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Review: The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard


From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Pretty Little Liars comes a thrilling new novel about five perfect girls who are framed for a murder they didn’t commit.

In Beacon Heights, Washington, five girls—Ava, Caitlin, Mackenzie, Julie, and Parker—know that you don’t have to be good to be perfect. At first the girls think they have nothing in common, until they realize that they all hate Nolan Hotchkiss, who’s done terrible things to each of them. They come up with the perfect way to kill him—a hypothetical murder, of course. It’s just a joke...until Nolan turns up dead, in exactly the way they planned. Only, they didn’t do it. And unless they find the real killer, their perfect lives will come crashing down around them.

From Sara Shepard, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars series, comes another story of dark secrets, shocking twists, and what happens when five beautiful girls will do anything to hide the ugly truth.

Publication Date: October 7, 2014

The Perfectionists was a good read that drew me in from the very beginning. I loved the setup as well as the backstabbing and drama as the five girls must figure out how to avoid jail time for a murder they didn’t commit.

Although I’ve watched Pretty Little Liars on TV, I haven’t read the series yet. However, I did find some of the characters reminiscent in the way that the author excels at crafting relatable, imperfect female characters. I liked the girls for the most part, but keeping up with five characters’ storylines felt a little tedious.

The twists and turns were fun, but I was a little disappointed to come to the end with no resolution. I knew the book was a series starter, but I figured the conclusion would offer some closure to at least one of the storylines.

I know Pretty Little Liars is a long series (I believe there is more than fifteen books) and I feel like that’s what The Perfectionists is shaping up to be. I’ll likely read the next installment, but I’d hope for at least some answers before continuing on with subsequent installments.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

1 comment:

  1. I can't commit to reading fourteen books in a series. Oh my... I barely get through a trilogy. LOL! Great review. I do hope the next one hits the mark harder :) WRITE ON!