Pretty Wicked by Kelly Charon
Series: Standalone ?
Publisher: Dark Arts Publishing
Published September 30th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Dark
* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions, are as always, my own.*
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.
Written in a mature YA voice. Some graphic content.
“I liked who I was. I liked what I was capable of. It made me different. Special. Skilled at doing what other people only fantasized about.”
Ryann Wilkanson is a 15 years old cheerleader and serial killer, whose father is a police officer. She is the perfect daughter, friend and student. But in her free time she does what others never imagined possible. And she loves it!
In this book we will follow her doing her everyday and see what she will do to became one of “The Greats”.
I really liked this book, I thought it was an awesome idea to read from the serial killer’s perspective. Especially being a teenager serial killer! It was interesting to see her mind working and putting up her plans to kill.
It was difficult to connect to the character but… I loved how disturbed, yet interesting she was. She was clearly not normal, not only because she liked to kill and she was only 15. She didn’t like to be touched to an abnormal level, she never talked what she thought, and she was obviously obsessed with serial killers’ biographies. But, although she was intelligent, she was not as mature as she thought sometimes, she doubted herself and couldn’t keep as much control as she thought she would. Sometimes, that made some moments looking too much the same.
I liked how she managed to have two “lives”. It made all of it more realistic. Especially being the daughter of a police officer.
I was kind of expecting the end but it was still an awesome trip and I couldn’t stop reading.
Overall the book was pretty thrilling and exciting. And I would for sure recommend it if you like some dark, twisted novels!
Are we born evil or do we become evil?