Pretty When She Cries
I was the new girl trying to find her place.
Landon was the brooding neighbor I tutored over the summer.
I didn’t know he was a legend at Black Mountain Academy.
I didn’t know they worshipped him like a religion.
But I fell for him before I knew those things.
To me, he was just the tortured soul who drew me in l ...more
I haven’t been able to buy in to the premise upon which the book is built, so there’s no point in continuing, really. Which is a bummer. I love AZ and I love bully trope books.
I’m sure it’s not you, it’s me, book. Maybe I’ll try again another day when I'm in a different mood. I can't help but think I might love it on another day. ...more
... A piquing and gritty romance.
Note: This is a high school, enemies to lovers romance.
I am so mad with the antagonist! She's a manipulator, psychotic, obsessive, and horny bitch. What happened to her in the story was not enough. She should suffer for the rest of her life. For the record, Audrey is officially my worst fictional enemy, so far.
Pretty When She Cries completely hooked me. I loved how the prologue instantly captured my interest that I never noticed I just finished the b ...more
The book itself was OK. But it gave me the feeling I had already read about these people/situations/problems like THOUSANDS OF TIMES... Pretty typical angstish school drama contemporary romance book (which is scary haha) . If I compare my teenage years with these dudes'... oh well, they ...more
A HS drama later, both Kailani Hale and Landon Blackwood are bitter sworn enemies, their so called friends playing truant in between, widening the chasm.
“You started the war two years ago”...”I just came back to finish it.”
Landon surely doesn't need enemies, h ...more
I guess it's true what they say about forbidden fruit. Kailani is the sweetest poison.
Do you have authors that you don't even bother to read the blurb from? A Zavarelli is one of mine. No matter what the woman writes, I know I'll be gagging for it. Because she never fails to create some of the most captivating and memorable characters. And this installment in the Black Mountain Academy series was finger licking good. No joke. I honestly wanted to lick my fingers when I turne ...more
Pretty When She Cries is full of heartbreak, betrayal, angst, lies, obsession, misunderstandings, along with miscommunication. On the positive, it’s full of desire, love ...more
So anyway, teenagers are fucking annoying and honestly I am too old for this shit. This absolutely concludes my trials with bully romances this year. I think this is the 5th or 6th one and it's safe to say this genre just isn't for me... or any sort of HS roman ...more
Wow! These characters really captured my attention and held it as they pulled me through their wild roller coaster ride of a relationship. Kailani grew from a sweet innocent teenager into a young woman that was fierce in her determination to find her own form of justice. I couldn’t stop reading as she maneuvered her way through her circumstances and dealt with her emotional responses to what life was throwing her way.
Landon was another wonderful Zaverelli he ...more
Told in dual POV, 1st person, it’s in the "Black Mountain Academy" world but it can be read as a standalone. It was another good read by this author. It’s a friends-to-enemies-to-lovers high school story and angsty. I have a major problem here and it’s that everything here is based on a misunderstanding! Everything could have been solved from the beginning only with some talking! Well, what can I say?! They are a bunch of high schoolers and it’s Zavarelli’s writing so I can’t complain ...more
Okay so this book started of interesting, I was hooked until chapter 13 ngl. Till then it was a solid 4 star read for me. I even teared up a little bit when the queen bitch of the school was trying to humiliate Kail (h).
So let’s summarize what all has happened till the end of chapter 12
1. Kail and Landon first meet during the summer after Landon transfers into Blackwood academy, taking a break from being a famous actor. The principal asked Kail to tutor him because she doesn’t h ...more
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“You are so fucking pretty.” The words come out all gravelly. “Even when you cry.” He kisses the tears away.
“Pretty When she Cries” is a standalone by the Best selling author A. Zavarelli . This book is a part of the Black Mountain Academy series and is told in dual perspectives. Get ready to meet landon and Kail.
This author is my all time favourite , I never hesitate to one click her books! There is absolutely no doubt in my ...more
The main characters were ok I guess but they couldn't communicate at all. They just assumed what the other had done and they didn't speak to each other for days (even years after the incident in the prologue).
The writing style was ok but since the other books...more
it’s not a bad book yall, it just didn’t make me feel. It felt stale most of the time. I felt numb reading it and maybe it was a “me” thing, but that’s what happened. also, the miscommunication was frustrating af.
i was going to give it 3.25 stars but the way the villain was taken care of was... too movie-ish for me lmao. it was quite literally THAT scene in the movie Mean Girls.
the ending was cute, though. And I liked how their family was built. Landon was a softie, ...more
“You’re insane.” A pretty blush spreads down her neck. “You know that, right?"
“‘With long intervals of horrible sanity.’”
-ˏˋ My Overall Thought(s) ˎˊ-
W T F, is going on at Black Mountain Academy✨
Seriously, WTF is going on at this damn school. We've got a hero who loves breaking, entering, and jerking it on the heroines bed, we have a heroine who got her fake gay ex-boyfriend sent to a gay conversion camp, the villain is. . .well she went through this very elabo ...more
“You wish I thought of you.”
“Enjoy fingering yourself tonight while you remember that kiss.” I grab the doorknob and turn it. “Oh, and by the way, I jerked off in your bed.”
I stayed up until 3:30 am reading this book because I couldn't fucking stop! OMG the angst! The heat! The twists! The turns! The tension!! I wanted to throw my kindle so many times. AND LET ME TELL YOU LANDON IS SO AMAZING AND HOT AND BROKEN AND I AM NOT OVER HIM BECAUSE HE IS LIFE! Even when he was an asshole! Ahh young ...more
Pretty When You Cry
*arc generously provided by the promo team in exchange for an honest review*
What’s this book about? (I'm trying to give as little spoilers as possible)
She didn't know who he was when they met. When she finds out, everything changes.
This whole book was a mood. I related to Kailani from her first appearance. I loved her, and I wanted her safe! NOT OUR GIRL!!!!! Ugh I wanted to punch so many characters!!! There are lots of snappy comebacks and shocking moments. The chemistry ...more
It pains me to say this, cause it's one of Ashleigh Zavarelli's, but I didn't, I couldn't connect with either the characters or the plot...
I mean, I found no sense in any...and it kills me to say this but I can't finish reading it....
So, DNF @50%
Kailani was just supposed to tutor the guy next door. She had no idea he was a big deal. She helped him for weeks, never knowing who he was. Then one night at a party c ...more
I liked how the book opens up, it was dark and intriguing and I also liked how Kailini go back and become this new persona a
As for the hero welp he has tendency to run whenever confrontation emanate instead of actually having a decent amount of conversation, I find it repulsive.
Then somewhere along the line, I got lost and bored with the antics. I love A. Zavarelli books and writing style, she's written a favorable Dark Romances, alas this book wasn't just for me.
The chemistry, angst and situations these characters are in doesn’t feel li ...more
It’s a shame that this author is such an incredible writer. The way she wields the English language and develops her characters is a thing of beauty indeed. But holy f*ck the over the top melodrama, the plot lines that got more ridiculous and mind numbingly dumb with every page turned, negated any positive impressions.
This story was disturbing AF in that it took a very traumatic experience that many girls have experienced, and flung romantic fantastical b*llshit over it, where all was an il ...more
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