They say revenge is a dish best served cold.
I’d had four years to stew on what Daria Followhill did to me, and now my heart was completely iced.
I took her first kiss.
She took the only thing I loved.
I was poor.
She was rich.
The good ...more
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Luna is Trent's daughter, the one that doesn't talk
Vaughn is vicious son
Knight is Dean's son
Vaughn and…moreDaria is Jamie's daughter she's the mean one
Luna is Trent's daughter, the one that doesn't talk
Vaughn is vicious son
Knight is Dean's son
Vaughn and Knight alway's up to no good lol.
All of them cute and adorable personality.
He gave me the rarest thing in the world, and I gave him heartache."
Oh the angst! The angst of it all!!!
Welcome to your new addiction, angst addicts. Because this new series? It's about to reach into your very soul and tear out all of the feels!
Pretty Reckless took high school rivals, added a splash of enemies to lovers, wrapped around heart-wrenching angst, and delivered one finger-licking utterly addicting page-turner! If NA angst is your crack of choice, then Shen is about to becom ...more
Gah!! This story was just outstanding. Penn and Daria have a shared past and secret from ...more
Wow....just wow! LJ Shen delivers with the second generation of sinners! Get ready.
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5 Hideous Monster CROWNS
LEIGH SHEN certainly kicks of the second generation of the Sinners of Saints with a bang. The angst and twists and turns are many, the characters are mostly rotten and devious, and yet I was consumed by the whole world and each deviant tothole .
These characters aren’t your standard YA girls and boys. Would you expect them to when they are the produ ...more
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A Top Read of 2019. These characters are the most complicated, entertaining, and unique characters I’ve ever read. Flat out AMAZING! Another EPIC read from one of my favorite authors!!
This book is pure fucking kindle crack. The angst! The drama!!
Prepare my lovelies! The second generation of Sinners will blow you away!
Daria Followhill is my favorite L.J. Shen her ...more
I'm hyperventilating. I'm laughing and crying. I just finished reading my most anticipated reading of all time. And the wait was totally worth it. Mrs. Shen slays again. She caught me with her flawless prose that left me with an EPIC BOOK HANGOVER. Two days in Zombieland because I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN for a single second and immediately after finishing it, I wanted to read it again and again and again.
OMG !! I loved the story so much. It is inte ...more
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➽ KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS 'PRETTY RECKLESS' is the first book in L.J. Shen's 'All Saints High' series. This is Daria Followhill's & Penn Scully's story.
🙌Get ready for a high octane read of Angst 🙌Unquestionably a unique, unputdownable utterly fantastic read!!
This book right here was one of my most highly anticipated, sought after, stalked its ass off, give ...more
There are novels I read and love and cherish. But every so often I find a story that hits me so hard I’m irrevocably changed. Pretty Reckless is the latter. I’m certain, even months down the road when the typical grind returns, that I’ll still be obsess ...more
This book rendered me speechless. I think I broke the highlight option on my kindle because Leigh had woven a web of perfect, beautiful words. I am still thinking about this book days after I finished it.
I’ve read all of Leigh’s books, and I don’t know how she does it, but every single one gets better and better. Which is ridiculous because she started out **** better to begin with. Her writing is insane, the pace to her perfectly executed plot was a work of art, and yup you gu ...more
this one of my most anticipated reads of 2019. to say i was hyped for a spin off of Sinners of Saint would be a massive understatement. i love me a depraved bully romance.
but i think i should have known after reading LJ's last two standalones that maybe her shit just wouldn't be for me anymore. because this was formulaic as hell.
what you can expect usually is
- some sort of enemies to lovers situation
- girl falls first, gets betrayed by the dude
- and then the dude grovels and ...more
This was so much more than first love. It was first hate, too.LJ Shen is the master of writing enemies to lovers/bully romances. I knew exactly what I was getting into when I picked up Pretty Reckless. It was intense, angsty, and an all consuming read.
This book is the first in Shen’s newest series, All Saints High. I’ve been eagerly awaiting these books ever since I realized that these were the kids of the original HotHoles in her Sinners of Saint series, which I loved. This book is ...more
I was beyond excited to get to dive back into the All Saints world I know and love, but this wasn’t just the YA HotHoles 2.0 version, this was even better! These kids are meaner, more entitled, and the last time they gave any f*cks was probably 2015. Maybe. The drama is still there and more captivating than ever. And no one conjures up drama better than the Queen B herself, Daria Followhill.
Daria is a s ...more
I should start out by stating that I generally don't read high school romances. They're just not my thing. But I figured, hey...this was written by Leigh Shen, and I love her writing, and I have a 16 hour flight, so I'll give it a shot. I'm so glad I did!
I loved the characters, the world building, and most of all the writing. LJ Shen has an exquisite, original voice and deserves all of her success.
If high school romance isn't your thing either--read Pretty Reckless anyway. ...more
5 RECKLESS SEA-GLASS STARS!
I basically just realized that I kept on blabbering in this review like a 3-year-old girl, sorry if anyone couldn't find tons of info here. My bad. I was just tooooo happy with this book \_(ツ)_/
This was super duper intense.
During the prologue i chocked on my drink twice
it is soooo heartbreaking
What Daria takes (or does something to) Penn is something BIG. it isn't easy to forgive nor forget. But what leads to it is a l ...more
It's no secret that I regard Vicious as the best asshole hero ever written and ever ...more
Pretty Reckless gave us everything that our hearts were so desperately craving from this author’s writing. Pulsing pain from betrayals that you never saw coming, a crack in our armor for the confidence that we thought we had and that we were going to come out of this story unscathed and not fall head over heels for these characters. If it’s one thing that I have learned over the years when it come to Leigh Shen, is to NEVER underestimate this woman. After all, there’s a new queen bee in town ...more
We ruined ourselves the day of our first kiss.
To say this was different and brimming with a WHOLE LOT OF ANGSTINESS, is putting it mildly.
This is my first read by this author and really enjoyed the originality of her writing.
Of course, I went in completely blind and suggest you do the same. I will tell you though, this is a YA read, as the characters are seniors in high school.
Revenge is the main theme in this storyline, and wow, is it is given out in spades. A right side of the railroad trac ...more
Penn and Daria stole my heart. These two have some issues, but had each other’s backs throughout. Daria brings the mean girls mentality to a whole new level. But when you are left feeling invisible and let down time and time again by the same people that are meant to show up for you, protect your heart and not smash it, walls are bui ...more
She presumably has everything, but appearances are deceitful. He comes from nothing and has to make his own way.
There are so many twists and turns. Nothing is predictable. Heart stopping, oh my 'Marx' moments! It was everything I wanted it to be. Eve ...more
For the first time, I found myself staring at my computer screen in silence, struggling to write a review. Yes, I was super excited to read Pretty Reckless , Yes I freaking love the covers, Yes I am a big fan of LJ Shen’s words BUT this time it was different. Don’t get me wrong it was not different bad… it was a different that left me speechless and in awe.
Love is so contaminated. It tarnishes all that is beautiful and corrupts the soul. Love is so much uglier than hate because wh ...more
Pretty Reckless is the first in a series that follows the children of this series -> Vicious
Here's what I loved about this book - the heroine is flawed, she's a bitch, and she is 100% real. I am now in my forties, but this story really took me back to my teens. Girls are often brought up to be "kind always" and all that jazz. But, the fact of the matter is that girls have emotions, huge angsty teenage feelings that are not always pleasant and nor should girls have to be kind to people th ...more
This, my pretty reckless rival, is how our screwed-up story starts"
When life gives you lemons, your heart turns acidic. Simple.
"Totholes--children of Hotholes"
And so the new generation replaces the older ones. Judging by the first book, the parents are going to have their hands full. Daria Fallowhill is a spoiled little princess, baby daughter of Dean & Melody and it's her misfortune she goes to the same school her parents hooked up in, ...more
This story was every single thing that I hoped it would be, yet so much more than I expected. Hands down...my favorite LJ Shen book! We fell in love with their fathers, so the love for their offspring was inevitable!
The problems Penn and Daria faced were relatable. Their pain and heartache will break you. Their attraction was completely unstoppable and unbelievably HOT! Their love was fated.
This book delivered! The writing was flawless. The characters made you e ...more
<3 5 stars <3
Another masterpiece from Leigh Shen, this book was amazing!From the beginning till the end I was hooked!Daria and Penn for me were complex characters and unique.They will have a special place in my heart!
I loved the connection between Penn and Daria, intense,angst and their chemistry is off the charts hot!This was an emotional roller coaster and my heart was aching!I loved the connection I felt for both characters.
This was a fantast ...more
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