Thursday, January 22, 2015

YA Mystery Review - Deadly Little Sins by Kara Taylor

Today I'm reviewing Deadly Little Sins (Prep School Confidential Series # 3) by Kara Taylor.

Summary from Goodreads: In Kara Taylor's Deadly Little Sins, Anne Dowling investigates a mysterious disappearance in this fast-paced, twisty conclusion to the Prep School Confidential series.

It’s August and Anne is back in New York City for the summer, but she can’t escape the memories of the terrible things that happened at the Wheatley School last spring— and the possibility of being expelled looming over her. When an unexpected— and suspicious— turn of events gets Anne sent back to Wheatley, she’s determined to figure out what happened to her favorite teacher and only adult ally at the school: Ms. Cross.

After a shocking, gruesome murder with connections to the Wheatley School occurs, Anne is convinced there’s more to Ms. Cross’s sudden disappearance, and that her favorite teacher is in danger. But after an ugly breakup with Brent and a new, inexplicable distance between her and Anthony, Anne isn’t sure who she can trust. And even worse, someone at Wheatley knows the truth about what happened to Ms. Cross— someone who will stop at nothing to keep Anne from learning the truth in this engrossing, unputdownable read.

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Review: Deadly Little Sins is the second trilogy I finished in 2014 and was sad to see it come to a close, the other being the Jazz Dent/I Hunt Killers series by Barry Lyga. However, as with Blood of My Blood, all good things must come to an end. Plus, I would much rather see my favorite characters go out on top rather than continue and meet a terrible ending like Showtime did with the Dexter series. Series ending sadness, aside Deadly Little Sins continues/concludes the awesomeness that is Anne Dowling's story. If you have read the Gallagher Girl series by Ally Carter (and you really should if you have not), then you will know what I mean when I say that I feel as though Anne is a Gallagher girl at heart whose acceptance letter to the Gallagher Academy was somehow lost in the mail. And yes, that sound you hear is fanfiction calling my name. I digress, what I have really enjoyed about the Prep School Confidential series is that each book is progressively better and more exciting. Kind of like when you loved the Marvel movies and were excited for The Avengers but unsure if it would live up to the other MCU movies? That's how I feel about the Prep School Confidential trilogy, and Kara Taylor nailed Deadly Little Sins. I don't want to say too much, but the ending is the best thing and is absolutely not your standard HEA for a trilogy. I won't reveal any spoilers, although the book has been published for quite a while now so if you want to discuss in the comments, feel free to do so and I will certainly respond & flail with you. =) 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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