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Pretty Revenge

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  1,387 ratings  ·  339 reviews
The name of the game is revenge—no matter the cost—in this emotionally charged thriller reminiscent of The Wife Between Us and The Perfect Nanny.

Kerrie O’Malley, jobless and in an unfulfilling relationship, can isolate the singular moment in her life when things veered off course—the night she was irrevocably wronged by someone she looked up to. Eighteen years later, when
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Gallery Books
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Nov 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I need a little grit with my lit, if ya know what I mean, and this wasn’t that.

Without the snappy dialogue and hilarious observations, I wouldn’t have even been able to give this 3 stars.

Two big problems, in my opinion:

When we finally learn what Jordana did, it’s underwhelming.

And if I’m going to read a 300 page book about revenge, someone had better get stabby, hmmmmkay?

I hung in there, just waiting for something to happen and well, it just didn't.
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Revenge is best served...

To what lengths would you go to seek revenge on someone you felt wronged you in the past? Change your life in order to destroy theirs? Is it worth it? When all is said and done will it give you the peace you seek, or destroy you in the end?

Kerrie’s life has never been easy. Her parents died very young and the only family left was her grandmother. Kerrie grew up with a white-hot hatred for Jordan, known better in the upper-crust of New York as Jordana. She’s decided now i
Katie B
3.5 stars

I had a good time reading this one, but it's not the type of story you want to take too seriously. It has a bit of a soap opera like quality and it's best to just roll with it and not get caught up in whether or not a person really would go to extreme lengths just for revenge.

The story opens with Kerrie O’Malley, currently unemployed and not that into her boyfriend, making the decision now is the time to finally get even with Jordana Pierson who wronged her so many years ago. So Kerrie
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kerrie is out of work and not happy with her relationship. She will never forget the one thing that happened in her life that changed everything for her... It all traces back to Jordana.

Unlike Kerrie, Jordana has it all. She’s happily married and wildly successful. She also has a closet full of secrets, of which Kerrie is aware.

If you love a revenge story, this one is for you! It’s addictively readable, compelling, with twists and turns. I loved hearing from both Kerrie and Jordana because it
Jul 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Pretty Revenge by Emily Liebert is being marketed as “a riveting, compulsively readable novel bursting with twists and turns and plenty of suspense.” I, however, have a hard time thinking of this as a thriller or having a ton of twists and turns. It seemed a pretty straightforward case of revenge leaving it more with a contemporary feel or slightly suspenseful drama.

Kerrie O’Malley has spent the past eighteen years dwelling on the day she felt her life had been ripped away from her in the blink
Natasha Niezgoda
Okay... So hear me out: This book bridges the gap of women’s fiction and domestic thriller genres!


Let me explain why! The plot isn't geared toward your typical thriller/suspense vibe - no one’s getting murdered and there’s no blood and guts. It plays out as a domestic drama with some twists. Predominantly, you're in it for the revenge game. And on a whole, that's entirely what this plotline is - a huge vengeance cat and mouse game. (There are totally subplots that include family backstories, mar
Jennifer Blankfein
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Reading, Writing and Pretty Revenge with Author Emily Liebert: women’s fiction with a healthy dose of psychological suspense is sure to grab you!

You will surely be hooked from the get go when you dive in to Emily Liebert’s upcoming emotional thriller, Pretty Revenge! Eighteen years ago, Kerrie’s life was turned upside down. Hurt by the betrayal and disappointment she once felt, and having never fully recovered, she is stuck in a bad r
Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
Revenge can be all consuming, and once Kerrie saw Jordana on the news, she decided to move to New York and take back what Jordana took from her all those years ago.

Out of work and with some money from her grandmother, Kerrie, using her new name - Olivia, makes the move and lands an interview with Jordana who owns a wedding planner business that caters to the wealthy and important.

Kerrie - the new Olivia - gets the job in a quick and easy interview. Was it too easy? Did Jordana really not know wh
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of Pretty Revenge by Emily Liebert from Goodreads for my honest opinion.

A twisted thriller that shows just how far someone will go to get Revenge.

Kerrie O’Malley had a terrible childhood and she blames everything bad that has ever happened to her in life to the person who is responsible. Kerrie is in a so so relationship, has no career and has a very boring life.

One day, while watching TV, she is shocked when she sees the person she feels is to blame for her horrible life
Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
This one was tricky for me to rate, because it did hold my attention from the very beginning, and I flew through it, but it also felt sort of...icky? The whole premise is centered around Kerry wanting revenge on someone from her past, so she changed her name and identity to make that happen. She lies to everyone, even people who didn't know her in the past and are innocent in this whole thing, and doesn't care whose life she ruins in the process of seeking revenge, so that was tricky. I was root ...more
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVE a story about revenge.... and I was in LOVE with this cover.

This was such a wickedly juicy and fun book to read!! Pretty Revenge is juicy, delicious, and the perfect thriller to have on your side by the summer beachside!

Kerrie has been wronged in her life and is determined to get her revenge on Jordan. Kerrie soon moves to NYC to find Jordan to ultimately give her the revenge she deserves. This is where the game plays out between this two women... jumping from dual POV.

Mandy White
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow - my first approved book on Edelweiss and it was a cracker! Pretty Revenge is the first book by Emily Liebert that I have read and I loved it. I will certainly be looking out for more from this writer. This book was twisty, funny and read like a soap opera at times! I was intrigued to find out what Kerrie wanted revenge for and you don't find out until close to the end. This book kept me interested all the way, but I was a little disappointed with the ending. I was hoping for something a bit ...more
I received a free copy of Pretty Revenge by Emily Liebert from Goodreads for my honest review.

A story of sweet and simple revenge. Two women (Kerrie and Jordana) with a shared past ended up living very different lives. Kerrie’s life was not going so well. Then one day she Jordana on a morning TV show. Kerrie thinks Jordana destroyed her life. Jordana is living in Manhattan. She has a rich husband and an amazing business in which she runs a wedding concierge business. Jordana's life is amazing.

Kerri O'Malley was just laid off from her job, and is not optimistic about her future plans with her boyfriend/friend with benefits. When she turns on the local news, she sees Jordana Pierson speaking about her wedding planning company. Shocked to see the woman who ruined Kerri's life years ago, she has found the urge of what she wants to do. Kerri wants to seek revenge on this woman and show her what her actions ended up doing to her. Jordana is married to a successful hedge fund manager, and i ...more
Jamie Rosenblit
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
“The name of the game is revenge—no matter the cost” - The first line of the synopsis of Emily Liebert’s Pretty Revenge - and it certainly sets the stage! The best way to describe Pretty Revenge is delicious campy fun! And Liebert hits it out of the ballpark in this respect!

Early on, we learn that Jordan stole something invaluable from Kerrie at a young age and this event shaped the future for Kerrie tremendously. Fast forward 18 years, Jordan is now Jordana, a wealthy & glamorous wedding plann
Thanks to NetGalley for a Kindle ARC of Pretty Revenge.

Pretty Revenge was pretty lame.

This was my first book from this author and its going to be my last.

This was silly, ridiculous, and one of the most boring books about revenge I've ever read.

The narrative was populated with copious brand name dropping; privileged, entitled, shallow white people with more bucks than brains and two of the lamest female main characters I've read so far this year, and the year is young.

** Minor spoilers ah
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5

Pretty Revenge by Emily Liebert ended up being not at all what I expected, but that was no problem because I really enjoyed it!

What it's about: Kerrie O'Malley can remember exactly when her life took a turn for the worse, and it was when the older girl she looked up to stole everything she had left. So when Kerrie sees her former idol on TV seemingly with everything she lacks, she decides it is time to exact her revenge...

I loved the pacing of Pretty Revenge, and I read it incredibl
Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
3.5 stars

"The words listen and silent share all the same letters."

This sentence stood on during my reading of Pretty Revenge. If we took the time to just stop for a moment and pay attention to what's around us and really listen to things going around us, we might not be so surprised at what is coming our way.

Kerrie/Olivia and Jordan/Jordana come from the same home time but one night causes them to go in separate directions. While Jordana leads a successful and prominent life in NYC, she still ha
Jun 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
The name of the game is revenge--no matter the cost.

Maybe it's just the way my brain works anymore, after decades of reading twisty, psychological thrillers...but every time I turned a page in this novel, I found myself hoping something big would happen. Anything.

Nothing ever did.

So, my fellow readers, if you're looking for a fast-paced stunner...this isn't the book for you. However, if what you crave is a slow-burning, character driven story which begins and ends EXACTLY as you'd expect it
Kimberly Belle
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Old wounds reopen with a vengeance in the latest from Emily Liebert, an irresistible page turner set against the glamorous backdrop of moneyed New York. Pretty Revenge twists its way through a riveting tale of blame and obsession, where revenge isn’t as neat or pretty as it seems. The perfect summer beach read.
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love a story about about revenge, seeing how far someone will go to get the vengeance they feel is deserved never ceases to intrigue me and with the word revenge in the title I knew this would be a perfect addition to my summer TBR! I was right, I can’t think of a better book to read poolside, this one was juicy and wickedly fun.

Right away to learn that Jordana has somehow wronged Kerrie in the past, you don’t find out until much later what the transgression was, and it really didn’t matter mu
Revenge isn't pretty...or is it? Pretty Revenge is a twisty tale of one woman's quest to ruthlessly avenge a family member's death. Kerri takes a job as an assistant to Jordana, a up and coming wedding concierge. Kerri also believes that Jordana is responsible for the death of her grandmother 18 years ago. Jordana wants to escape her childhood and a rich but narcissistic husband and make a name for herself. Kerri wants to destroy Jordana. Both women are relentless in getting what they want. I ha ...more
Liz Fenton
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another winner from Emily Liebert. Could not put it down!
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The synopsis of this novel sounded intriguing and had some elements of mystery, so I was definitely excited to check it out. What was inside kept me turning the pages, as I just had to find out what would happen.

I will admit that I was expecting this novel to be a psychological thriller, but it really wasn't. It was really just a straight-up revenge story. I liked seeing the dual perspectives, as both stories were compelling. Knowing the truth behind the past events made me feel bad for Jordana
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How have I not heard of this lovely author before??? Now I am going to gobble up every book she has written! This novel literally sucked me in from the beginning as I love women/friendship/frenemies plot lines and this one has it all! As a twelve-year-old, Kerrie admired Jordan as she appeared to have it all--a nice house and adoring parents. So when the opportunity arose to help Jordan, she was there to be a friend...but something went horribly wrong. Fast-forward eighteen years later as Kerrie ...more
menna hafez
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ohhh woow this book is really good, I adore feminine revenge specially when the author is very smart and trying different ways to get the revenge very smart and clever
First thing's first--can we talk about this stunning cover?! It's SO eye-catching!

As for the inside of this book, unfortunately, although I enjoyed my time spent reading this one, it fell flat in some ways for me. For a novel that's described as a thriller, I guess I just wasn't...thrilled enough. Reading this one required a lot of suspension of disbelief, which I can certainly look past, but then the big reveals along the way, plus that ending, were not dramatic enough for me. The story just ki
This is a tough book to review because the beginning had such potential, and it was well-written and funny and I liked the characters. Unfortunately nothing ever really happened. For a revenge book there is...very little revenge. This was almost a DNF for me but I just kept waiting for the big reveal. When it came, it was underwhelming. I think this author is talented, but this book was not really a thriller (though it was marketed as one) and it was hard for me to like or root for what the main ...more
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this ebook, it's not a story you should take as a serious physiological thriller. It has some fun character and I just went with it to see where things would come out. Whether a person would go to the lengths Olivia was willing to just for revenge, I'm not so sure. But it was a quick read and I liked it!
Megan L (Iwanttoreadallthebooks)
Pretty Revenge by Emily Liebert is a fast-paced novel full of revenge. Kerrie O'Malley's life was altered in a single moment; she was wronged as a young girl by an older teenage girl who she had looked up to and all she has wanted for eighteen years is revenge on that girl. Kerrie gets her opportunity for revenge when she sees the woman who ruined her life on television. This woman has become a prominent wedding planner and needs an assistant. Kerrie assumes another identity and applies to the p ...more
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Emily Liebert is the USA TODAY Bestselling Author of seven books.

PERFECTLY FAMOUS, her newest novel, was released on June 2, 2020. Prior to that, PRETTY REVENGE published on July 2, 2019. Both with Gallery/Simon& Schuster.

Her first narrative non-fiction book, FACEBOOK FAIRYTALES, is available across the globe.

In 2012, Emily wrote her debut novel, YOU KNEW ME WHEN, which published on September 3, 2

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