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Ruthless (Pretty Little Liars #10)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  14,163 ratings  ·  729 reviews
The #1 New York Times bestselling Pretty Little Liars are back with more scandals, secrets, and drama.

Everyone’s favorite pretty little liars are back with a fresh story arc filled with dark new secrets and deadly plot twists.

Hanna, Spencer, Emily, and Aria are trying to move on and forget about their old friend Alison DiLaurentis and all the torture she put them through.
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by HarperTeen
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Okay, so I'm going to try to keep this classy, unlike my Twisted review.

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk.

My dearest Sara,

Why, oh why, do you pain me with this? Why continue on? You had it perfect. Your series was like a taco.

Pretty Little Liars was the shell to the taco, and with each book, you added something tasty to it! By the end of Wanted, you wrapped it up all nicely for me--you made a wonderful Literature Taco!

Then, you came out with Twisted and Ruthless...YOU DESTROYED MY TACO!!!!! You took it and...and..


What an explosion of shit that was. Lets summarize, shall we?

-The 'oh-so-bestselling' Sara Shepard wrote 'fishes'...Isn't the plural of 'fish', 'fish'?
-Ali has always had those amazing blue eyes right? Well she described Tabitha's as green. Maybe Aria should have paid attention to her eyes before FUCKING PUSHING HER OFF A BUILDING.

So every fan girl was waiting for Ezra to come back right? Well, Ezra was back and whin
"Everyone’s favorite pretty little liars are back with a fresh story arc filled with dark new secrets and deadly plot twists. "

Fresh story arc? *snort* This ought to be good /sarcasm


30% into the book:

-Seriously. Has Sara Shepard never, ever, ever taken a course in Biology or Sex Ed before? How do you hide a 9-month long pregnancy from all of your friends and family? Spring Break is in March... and her baby was delivered by the end of summer? I know I mentioned this in the last book review bu
Geraldine O'Hagan
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So it took me ONE and a half days to read this 350 page book and almost a MONTH to finish a book I was reading before it. That's how interesting this book is. Plus it doesn't hurt that I'm Jamaican and I live in Jamaica and the pretty little liars's murder took place there ;D

You'd think after ten books the whole A is trying to get you thing is stale? Nope. The twists and turns almost give you a headache because you so desperately want to make the connection and figure out who the new A is before
I have been reading this series for years now. And the first book I found amazing. Heck, the whole original series I found pretty darn amazing, full with twists and turns, though the whole Courtney thing seemed a bit out there and I still find it confusing.

But the two books following that...

I liked this book and I will continue to read the series. But part of me just wants it to end, and that's not the best sign. But it's also addicting because I feel like I can't just stop reading. I need to fi
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I read the first 8 books of the Pretty Little Liars series and relatively enjoyed myself. It was suspenseful, scary, and mysterious, however also a little bit risque and nothing I would allow my teenage daughter to read, Young Adult status or no. So, I decided I would give the next set of books a try (Shepard meant to end at 8, but then with all the hype surrounding the TV show, she got some fresh "ideas" and decided to give it another go. Well, she should have ended at 8. Now the books are taki ...more
And so we're back. Book nine? Eight? Ten? I'm not sure, but this storyline has been pulled to within an inch of its life.

The drama and tension of the earlier books is pretty much gone, because it's expected. There will always be a random chick who comes into the girl's lives who initially they trust, then start to suspect, then have an "OMG! New A!" moment, and then realize the girl had nothing to do with it and A is still out there. All the books have ended like this.

Ruthless doesn't really ext
Of course you're going to see the fangirls out there who will rate this book five stars just because its a PLL book. I will be honest, i loved all 9 books. They were full of suspense and lots of juicy secrets. This time, not so much. It read more like a story. There's no "wow" moment and no great cliff hanger. I think Sara was going to stop PLL series after the whole "Ali was really Courtney" thing but PLL got popular and Sara was paid more. Maybe she ran out of ideas. Her contract still has mor ...more
I'm so excited to read this!!! Omg I just can't wait 'till it comes out! Ask any PLL fan, and they'll also agree that they're so psyched for it to come out!
Oh, the delightful, ridiculous escapism of a Pretty Little Liars novel! I don't know what it says about me (or the rest of this series' fan base) that we like to escape to the fictitious world of Rosewood, Pennsylvania where backstabbing, deceit, and murder reign supreme. But who cares? Sara Shepard's novels are a delicious getaway to the land of the rich and miserable and these are books I've been hooked on for years.

Ruthless is the tenth installment in the series. It picks up a couple of weeks
I give up on this crapfest series. I'll wait until she ends it to google who "A" is... I think the books have gotten consistently worse. I'm floored by the rolling exposition from previous books (I read them already, I don't need constant recap), what giant assholes the main characters are, and the product placement every line for some other designer. Not to mention the Shakespeare parallels in this installment; undeserved. I just don't get why I should care about any of them. Who. The eff. Care ...more
This was without doubt the 'this series has jumped the shark' book and the last one that I am going to look at. The plot has just gone a bit mental, the girls aren't just dumb bitches-they are horrible psycho bitches and I don't really care who the latest 'A' is. It has just got to that point and spoils the memory of those first eight gripping books with characters that you liked.

So what are the bitches up to now? Quick sum up with spoilers?

Aria has welcomed back the waste of space Ezra after be
Paula  Phillips
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Ashlee Telschow
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Holly Moore-mcmiller
I loved this book just like the other books in the series. In Ruthless, Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily try once again to find out who A is. The girls believe that A is Kelsey, Spencer's roommate at a summer program at Penn the previous summer but they realized that their assumptions were wrong at the end of the book. I loved this book because the mystery kept thoroughly interested with every page. For example, the point of the book where Emily found out that Kay was Kelsey was a huge shocker to ...more
Rosie M.
Whew, I am LATE on this book! But I finally got my hands on it and finished it, and it was actually pretty good.
I didn't expect a whole lot from the book. Twisted was okay, but I expected quite a bit from it--being Pretty Little Liars, and all. So it didn't really reach my expectations, so I set them pretty low for this one and it ended up pretty good. (yes, I purposely said "pretty". punny, aren't I?)
We all know they came back with new secrets from Twisted over their A-less summer, and this on
Guillem Plà Quiles
Number 10. We've come a long way, my dear Shepard. And it's getting hot in here. Ruthless is a book that starts off as a transition between the madness in Twisted and the amazing promises that come with Stunning, but as the novel progresses, we start seeing what the deal is going to be from now on: this is war, bitches. It must look like I never have any negative comments for this book series, but hey... I just love it, and that's it. The last 6 or 7 chapters of this installment have been dark a ...more
It's no secret around here that I adore the Pretty Little Liars series. Yes, the books are not life changing or especially well developed, but I love them nonetheless, and there's little (if anything) that can change that. Therefore, when Ruthless showed up on my doorstep the eve of its release, I dove right in, because I was dying to know what was up next for my four favorite Pretty Little Liars! As it turns out, it was just as scandalous and juicy as the previous ones, especially given the cam ...more
Honestly, I am not really sure how I feel about this book. I sometimes feel like this drama is becoming boring. I was not a fan of the big storyline in this book. I was pretty bored with this book, until the last 50 pages. After I finished Twisted, I was excited to see where these books would be heading. Ruthless seemed to focus a lot on Spencer and Emily. However, I did enjoy reading about these characters. They are like an old friend when you start reading about them and all of their previous ...more
Jan 05, 2012 Tori rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: If you liked Twisted and have read the whole series
Shelves: mystery, young-adult
I'm not totally boycotting the next few installments of Pretty Little Liars, because yes, i'm still a little curious, but I do believe Twisted and beyond was completely unnecessary, especially when Shepard ended book eight with a happy ending (and the question of "Is Alison still alive?" at the end).

Not only did the book seem to not continue on with storylines from Twisted, but it created outrageous ones that were just screwed up.

The books are becoming predictable. The Little Liar finally find
I was able to get the first 3 chapters of Pretty Little Liars #10: Ruthless from Alloy Entertainment website.

The book started by what happened to the four girls after Twisted. Aria was hesitant to go on vacation in Iceland with Noel, Mike and Hanna. Later on, Aria saw Noel assisting Klaudia. She haven't speak with him for weeks after Klaudia's fall. Aria was so surprised that Noel approached her only to find out that he wanted to break things off between them. Emily, on the other hand, stayed at
There's a saying I'm sure you've all heard. "Too much of a thing isn't a good thing."
Slowly, I felt myself itching out of this book. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it but there was some resentment issues there. The series started out as gripping, intriguing yada yada but now it's just *flatline pulse* Why?

A) Aria was the one who pushed Tabitha off in Twisted and yet, Emily feels more guilt. (Yes, Aria was obsessed with it for a while but Ezra came *poof* because Ezra makes it all better. *cues in
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Ruthless was a good, fun, quick read, but there were some things in there that pissed the hell out of me!
I'm gonna comment on each girl's story separately:

Spencer: Well, that was surprising. And somewhat convenient. Just when Spencer's character was stuck in a rut, something bad she did from the past resurfaces to haunt her. And when I say bad, I mean way bad. Nothing the old Spencer we know and love would ever do. Alas, she did, and now she has to face the consequences. Along with Emily, poor g
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Ali, Courtney, and Tabitha are all dead. Spencer did some naughty things over the summer, and Hanna has more confessions to make to her father.
Is A. really gone? Or has she just been waiting for the right time to strike, again?

This was a good story, but A. and her multiple reincarnations have more lives than a cat.

The story continued in this book with Spencer doing some very un-Spencer like things, and yet another mystery A. While this storyline was okay in th
Ruthless was an okay sequel, but it dragged in a few places.

The -A texts weren't as great as the other books. They weren't as creepy, or dramatic.

What Spencer did at the beginning was pretty awful, but i guess it wasn't so bad when you compare it to what happened in the previous book!

I can see Hanna regretting what she did in the next book. (view spoiler)
I officially have to stop reading these books. I'm finished with them. They were so good, and then, they turned into complete garbage. The pretty little liars are generally terrible people. Everything that happens to them is their own fault, and they do some really terrible things. They pretty much deserve everything that's coming to them. You'd think by now that they would have learned their lessons, but no, they keep getting more selfish, and more stupid each book.
Hanna: looks and popularity
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Sara Shepard graduated from NYU and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona. Sara's Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia's Main Line.
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