Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pretty Wicked by Kelly Charron

Title: Pretty Wicked (Pretty Wicked, #1)

Rating: 1-Star

Summary on Goodreads.

"The daughter of a local police detective, fifteen-year-old Ryann has spent most of her life studying how to pull off the most gruesome murders her small Colorado town has ever seen.

But killing is only part of it. Ryann enjoys being the reason the cops are frenzied. The one who makes the neighbors lock their doors and windows on a hot summer’s day. The one everyone fears but no one suspects.

Carving out her own murderous legacy proves harder than she predicted. Mistakes start adding up. And with the police getting closer, and her own father becoming suspicious, Ryann has to prove once and for all that she’s smarter than anyone else—or she’ll pay the ultimate price..." [+ more]

Firstable, this is book #1? Seriously? What will be the next books about, more psychopath teenagers?

The idea of this book was good but the execution was very, very! poor. Ryann killed four people in four weeks. Damn! Not even real serial killers kill that often.

The reasons to kill were very unsubstantial, but then again, I guess you don't need to have elaborate reasons to kill somebody. For instance, Ryann killed her teacher because he asked her to leave the classroom because she didn't brought in her homework. Next thing you know, she goes to his house and burns it down with him in it. Nothing planned, but it was successful because that's the way that it had to be for the sake of the story... except that somebody saw a teenager that looked like her coming to his house and she had to leave her bike on his yard. Pretty dummy; I expected more from this highly intelligent teenager.

I mean, more planning on the murders would had been more realistic; but everything was left to chance, to luck. So I was rolling my eyes at how lucky Ryann was.

With four murders in four weeks, everything felt rushed. I didn't have a chance to "enjoy" her killings and the police's chase because one body wasn't even cold when another one was found.

At some point, somebody finds a bag of evidence that Ryann had buried and starts texting her "I have your bag," "What would daddy do if he knew your secret?" I liked this taunting and I had no idea of who the person doing it was! That was the only thing I liked about this book.

Oh! And Ryann has some sort of something going on with a police officer. Seriously? A police officer with a minor?

Oh! And after Ryann gets caught fingerprints (hers) are found and pictures from surveillance cameras come forward... Where were those pictures before?

Frankly, I would rather read about wicked Ryann in prison; that would be interesting!