Bad Girls with Perfect Faces
Bad girls get it done.Sasha’s all-time favorite person is her best friend Xavier. He’s smart, funny, and strange. He’s not just nice but kind. He’s endlessly forgiving, even when maybe he shouldn’t be.So when Xavier lets his ex, Ivy, slither her way back into his life, Sasha knows she needs to protect him. And not just because she can’t stop thinking about the night she and Xavier almost shared a rum-soaked kiss. No, it’s because Ivy is poisonous. The last time they were together, Ivy cheated on Xavier and he just barely survived.Sasha has a plan: pose online as a guy to seduce Ivy, proving that cheaters never change. But she soon learns to be careful who you pretend to be—because you can never truly know the darkness inside of someone. Including yourself.Told in multiple points of view.

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces Details

TitleBad Girls with Perfect Faces
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 31st, 2017
PublisherSimon Pulse
ISBN-139781481418607
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Mystery

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces Review

  • Dannii Elle
    January 1, 1970
    Sasha's best friend is Xavier. And Xavier's ex-girlfriend is Ivy. But Ivy is now seeking to remove the 'ex' from that statement, despite her frequent emotional manipulation, disappearances, and cheating, when they were previously together. But not if Sasha can help it. Because she will do anything to protect her best friend from harm. Anything at all.This started out as a rather cliched and predictable young adult contemporary. The writing was sublimely beautiful and gripped me from the very fir Sasha's best friend is Xavier. And Xavier's ex-girlfriend is Ivy. But Ivy is now seeking to remove the 'ex' from that statement, despite her frequent emotional manipulation, disappearances, and cheating, when they were previously together. But not if Sasha can help it. Because she will do anything to protect her best friend from harm. Anything at all.This started out as a rather cliched and predictable young adult contemporary. The writing was sublimely beautiful and gripped me from the very first, perfectly formed sentence, but the plot was, initially, a little lack-lustre. I was convinced I knew the direction the story was going and, perhaps if not so enamoured with the writing, would have disregarded this entirely.But this is where this novel so cleverly grasps you in its clutches. For, it seemed, in the turn of a page and a subtle redirection from the author, this novel became something else to what it immediately appeared. Something I was completely unprepared for.I won't say what exactly occurs, to allow the permeation of darkness to sweep over the contemporary elements of this novel, as the excitement lies entirely in the surprise. From about a third of the way in, I was intoxicated with everything about this novel and devoured in it one breathless and sleep-deprived sitting.This is the thriller novel at its best and at its darkest. This is also a novel that deals with so many contemporary problems - from gender stereotypes, online relationships, sexuality, mental health... I could go on. Multi-layered, complex, immersive, and completely engaging, this is one not to be overlooked.I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author, Lynn Weingarten, and the publisher, Simon Pulse, for this opportunity.
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  • katherine ☾☮️ - paperbackdreamer
    January 1, 1970
    I think this is the first YA thriller I have read in a long time that I really enjoyed and was completely gripped from start to finish. 💓 If dark psychological contemporary thrillers are your thing then you really need to add this to your list straight away because you are going to be blown away. Bad Girls With Perfect Faces was such a surprise for me and I fell in love with the realistic characters that Weingarten created.Trying to write a review for this while trying not to give away any spoil I think this is the first YA thriller I have read in a long time that I really enjoyed and was completely gripped from start to finish. 💓 If dark psychological contemporary thrillers are your thing then you really need to add this to your list straight away because you are going to be blown away. Bad Girls With Perfect Faces was such a surprise for me and I fell in love with the realistic characters that Weingarten created.Trying to write a review for this while trying not to give away any spoilers will be difficult but I’ll do my best 👊The characters in this book are wildly complex and the narrative is so interesting and goes so well with each other. I do think that you need to go into this book without knowing anything other than its genre, I think the surprise element is best for this book. I read a bit of the blurb and that was about all I read as I didn’t want to know anymore, I liked going in not knowing what was going to happen.The fact that Sasha pretends to be a guy online to seduce Ivy I think was a great storyline to this, it made the whole book feel even more real because getting catfished is a real thing and happens to often, this book alone is a message to be careful who you talk to online, especially if you plan to meet up!What I loved most about this book was of course as I’ve said before the characters, they are so real – they are teenagers who jump to conclusions, make huge mistakes and try to fix them while making them even worse. I loved the friendship between Sasha and Xavier, even though she had feelings towards him she didn’t let it ruin their friendship and she never crossed the line, there friendship was so wonderful and authentic I loved reading about it.Then there is Ivy ☠ who I liked a lot less than anyone else, she was rude and clearly didn’t care about anyone’s feelings – especially Xavier who she is supposed to love who she doesn’t treat well at all. She infuriated the hell out of me throughout this book.This book shows us what true friendship is and the lengths we will go to protect those we love. I highly recommend this book to anyone! ☺️➡️ thank you to Egmont publishing and netgalley for the arc in return for an honest review.♕For more reviews, recommendations and bookish chats head over to my blog ♕
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  • Liz Barnsley
    January 1, 1970
    I was a huge fan of Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls so when invited to advance read the new novel from Lynn Weingarten, I didn't hesitate. Nor did I put in in the queue just dove straight in. For all the right reasons it turns out..Like Suicide Notes this is a story featuring young adults but with a very adult theme - Sasha will do anything to protect best friend Xavier, caught up in an unhealthy relationship with an obviously very damaged girl - but what damage will that do to Sasha herself? I was a huge fan of Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls so when invited to advance read the new novel from Lynn Weingarten, I didn't hesitate. Nor did I put in in the queue just dove straight in. For all the right reasons it turns out..Like Suicide Notes this is a story featuring young adults but with a very adult theme - Sasha will do anything to protect best friend Xavier, caught up in an unhealthy relationship with an obviously very damaged girl - but what damage will that do to Sasha herself? And, inadvertently, to any number of people...What I love about this is the depth given to the characters, the very real emotional core of the storytelling that puts you exactly where they are - you almost understand everything they do even when they are doing terrible things, it has that thought provoking "what would I do?" vibe throughout the narrative that leaves you ultimately a little melancholy. The tale twists and turns, Sasha sinks deeper into the mire, misunderstandings and assumptions cause chaos and it is totally totally gripping and realistically emotive.It is beautifully written to immerse you into the lives of Sasha and the rest, one thing this author has proven with this book is she knows how to write an ending. Oh boy does she! The ending of Suicide Notes was cleverly divisive and the ultimate last moments of Bad Girls is another one that will leave you going back and worrying at it for a long time. Clever plotting, engaging and multi layered characters makes Bad Girls With Perfect Faces a right old page turner with a huge dose of soul.Highly Recommended.
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  • Nicki
    January 1, 1970
    According to Sasha no one is ever going to be good enough for her best friend Xavier.Sasha would do anything to stop Xavier from getting hurt,especially by his cheating ex Ivy who has suddenly reappeared back in the picture.Worried that Xavier is ready to forgive and forget,Sasha decides to do a little catfishing.She poses as a hot guy online,to prove cheaters never change.But Sasha`s plan goes wrong fast,and soon the lies lead down a path from which there is no return.Told in chapters that alte According to Sasha no one is ever going to be good enough for her best friend Xavier.Sasha would do anything to stop Xavier from getting hurt,especially by his cheating ex Ivy who has suddenly reappeared back in the picture.Worried that Xavier is ready to forgive and forget,Sasha decides to do a little catfishing.She poses as a hot guy online,to prove cheaters never change.But Sasha`s plan goes wrong fast,and soon the lies lead down a path from which there is no return.Told in chapters that alternate between Sasha and Xavier and also including italicized chapters that are voiced by a unknown person this is a dark tale that is split into two parts.The reader spends most of the first part getting to know the players in this twist packed drama.You know something bad is going to happen,you have a good idea who it's going to happen too,you just don't know what is going to happen and who is involved.Then the event occurs and Sasha`s life falls apart completely.The second part is packed full of tension,twists and unexpected revelations that took me by surprise.The characters were well developed,realistic and believable,all of them had hidden secrets,complex behavioural issues and not one of the characters had any likeable qualities.I don't normally read young adult titles but the blurb for this one grabbed my attention and I'm really glad I requested this book.I was hooked from the gripping prologue right through to the unexpected ending,I changed my mind a number of times about who was voicing the italicized parts.I loved the tree branch illustrations at the start of the chapters.It's a well written,dark,gripping tale of young love,obsession,friendships,mind games,mental illness,control,misinterpretation and the fear and confusion our emotions cause us to feel when we are in the limbo years between being a teenager and a adult.I thought it was a very very good book and I would happily read more books by this author in the future.Many thanks to Egmont publishing/electric monkey for a arc of this book via in exchange for a honest review
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  • Sam Kozbial
    January 1, 1970
    Rating: 4.5 StarsWell that was one twisted love story. Full review to follow. *I would like to thank the publisher for the review copy. BLOG | INSTAGRAM | BLOGLOVIN | FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS
  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Bad Girls With Perfect FacesByLynn WeingartenWhat it's all about...This is a YA psychological thriller about some strange relationships that ultimately lead to disaster. Sasha and Xavier are friends. Ivy and Xavier are in a relationship. Ivy and Gwen are friends. I can't pinpoint one destructive force in this book because everyone appears to be quite dysfunctional. There is far too much texting, instagramming, drinking, and pill taking. No one is really supervised. Everyone is left to their own Bad Girls With Perfect FacesByLynn WeingartenWhat it's all about...This is a YA psychological thriller about some strange relationships that ultimately lead to disaster. Sasha and Xavier are friends. Ivy and Xavier are in a relationship. Ivy and Gwen are friends. I can't pinpoint one destructive force in this book because everyone appears to be quite dysfunctional. There is far too much texting, instagramming, drinking, and pill taking. No one is really supervised. Everyone is left to their own devices. It's the way of the world with these people. Why I wanted to read it...I read a review of this book that made it sound irresistible...it was. What made me truly enjoy this book...The writing was so good in this book. This author made these characters feel vivid, real and very much flawed. Sasha was so good for Xavier even though she hid her true feelings about him. Xavier was needy and sad. Ivy was manipulative, selfish and kind of evil. Gwen was sort of a nonentity until she wasn't. Why you should read it, too...Readers who enjoy psychological drama and unique characters should really enjoy this fast paced book.My thank you to Edelweiss and Amazon for enabling me to read this book on my Kindle Oasis.
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  • Christy LoveOfBooks
    January 1, 1970
    3.5-ish. RTC.
  • Brooke
    January 1, 1970
    Creepy!This book was messed up, y'all. It was creepy and bat shit twisted. I loved it.Sasha and Xavier were major friendship goals, I couldn't help but root for them to be something more. She was incredibly protective of him, he was very attentive to her and the whole thing seemed like it was a match made in heaven. Yet, Sasha was also very impulsive, a tad bit obsessive and full of jealousy. Xavier, at times, was completely oblivious and that's where things got dangerous. YES, Y'ALL DANGEROUS. Creepy!This book was messed up, y'all. It was creepy and bat shit twisted. I loved it.Sasha and Xavier were major friendship goals, I couldn't help but root for them to be something more. She was incredibly protective of him, he was very attentive to her and the whole thing seemed like it was a match made in heaven. Yet, Sasha was also very impulsive, a tad bit obsessive and full of jealousy. Xavier, at times, was completely oblivious and that's where things got dangerous. YES, Y'ALL DANGEROUS. Then there was Ivy. Ivy, Ivy, Ivy...if you looked up the word "erratic" in the fictional character dictionary, Ivy's picture would be right underneath it. I could not nail that girl down. I would love a book all from her POV.Speaking of POV, this novel jumped around from one character's perspective to another and just when I thought I had someone figured out or their actions pegged- BAM! Nope. Wrong. Surprise. I sure didn't. I read this book a few months ago and I still find myself thinking about it. Not only was it gritty and original, I think what made Bad Girls with Perfect Faces unforgettable was the fact it was SO insane and SO intense yet it was set in such a believable reality.Also. Everglades. 'Nuff said. READ THIS ONE Y'ALL!
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  • Jen Ryland
    January 1, 1970
    Okay, my prediction on this one is that (view spoiler)[ when Sasha tries to catfish Ivy to prove to Xavier that Ivy is no a no-good cheater, she falls in love with Ivy. Or maybe not in love, but I am predicting they have a torrid secret affair behind Xavier's back. (hide spoiler)] If you have read this, you can tell me if I'm right. Or not. With spoiler protection, of course.
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, I'm not even sure where to start with this review. Bad Girls with Perfect Faces is probably one of my favourite books of this year - I read a lot too! If you have ever read any of Lynn's (Author) work you'll know there is a standard, a formula to her work and often when you think you'll be getting isn't even close to what to end up with. This book is no different. I don't like to compare but I gelt as unhinged if not more so than I did with Lynn's Wherever Nina Lies (Another great book, if Wow, I'm not even sure where to start with this review. Bad Girls with Perfect Faces is probably one of my favourite books of this year - I read a lot too! If you have ever read any of Lynn's (Author) work you'll know there is a standard, a formula to her work and often when you think you'll be getting isn't even close to what to end up with. This book is no different. I don't like to compare but I gelt as unhinged if not more so than I did with Lynn's Wherever Nina Lies (Another great book, if you haven't read it give it a go).I don't like to delve into the plot too much with this type of thing. I don't do spoilers EVER in my reviews, so I will say this story is told mostly from Sacha and Xavier's points of view although towards the end you also get more. The pace at first I felt was slow, but soon builds to a nice warmth than eventually is burning so hot you'll wonder if you can keep hold of it. There is romance, unrequited love, mystery, horror, comedy, revenge and its all tied up in a neat little bow,I started this book a couple of weeks ago and read a chapter. I was in a reading funk and put it back down again (I just couldn't read any books at all). Until today where I picked up Bad Girls with Perfect Faces are didn't put it down. This was read non stop... toilet breaks (TMI?), making dinner (Not at same time as toilet breaks), tea runs, doing the recycling (I can multi task!), I literally had my kindle stuffed under my nose and did not stop.There is some mature elements in this book (Drinking, drugs, pills, sex) and it also covers a lot of subject matters relationships, sexuality, mental health, self sabotage.... Due to the mature content I would say old teens and up but would add that this isn't so juvenile that an adult will not enjoy it. I'm 41 and thought it was an excellent piece of work. I loved the twists and turns in this and things happened I just wasn't expecting. Will this end how you think? Probably not. IS there a HEA? I don't want to tell you. I will say I give this book a solid 4 stars if not 4.5 and think you should give it a go!Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with the ARC.
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  • Hallie
    January 1, 1970
    A nice cozy thriller for anyone who is too scared to read thrillers.
  • Alicia
    January 1, 1970
    Oooh, a perfect dark YA, how I have missed you since Wink Poppy Midnight and The Female of the Species! Welcome back. Now, I haven't read Weingarten's first book, so I might just, but I'm perfectly content getting to know Weingarten from here on out too. We've gone some main players-- Ivy, the man-eater who can use and abuse boys because she's perfect. She does this mainly with Xavier as her on-again, off-again boyfriend who gets into a funk when they're off again. And then there's Sasha, the ch Oooh, a perfect dark YA, how I have missed you since Wink Poppy Midnight and The Female of the Species! Welcome back. Now, I haven't read Weingarten's first book, so I might just, but I'm perfectly content getting to know Weingarten from here on out too. We've gone some main players-- Ivy, the man-eater who can use and abuse boys because she's perfect. She does this mainly with Xavier as her on-again, off-again boyfriend who gets into a funk when they're off again. And then there's Sasha, the chick who desperately wants to be more than the friend she is to Xavier is is willing to "become a bad girl" to get it though it's hard for her to imagine that she's be that way. Yet, inevitably, Sasha uses social media and cattiness to turn the tides her way, though a few additional players also turn the tables against her in what becomes a whodunit mystery that everyone is willing to keep quiet about for fear that their motivation and deepest desires are revealed. The plot gets super twisty and super dark (in all the best ways) by the second half as readers wade through the murkiness of motivation. It's about who is going to end up on top and yet ultimately no one comes out smelling like roses. Delicious! SPOILER: .
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    Wow.I need a moment with this ending. Is YA supposed to drive you to drink? Because Bad Girls With Perfect Faces is messed up... in all the ways I like.
  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    I was burned by Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls--which turned out to be misleading, unrealistic, and overly dramatic--but I think this sounds dark and fascinating. Hopefully, it follows through.
  • Carolina Herrera
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! I sat down this morning and started reading this book and, well, I didn't get up off the couch until I finished! It is absolutely amazing!It starts off in a pretty typical girl-in-love-with-her-best-friend-who-is-in-love-with-someone-else YA manner. But then things escalate quickly. Very quickly. I had no idea what I was in for!I didn't actually like any of the characters (meaning, I didn't like who they were/ their personalities/ I wouldn't want to be friends with any of them). But that ma Wow! I sat down this morning and started reading this book and, well, I didn't get up off the couch until I finished! It is absolutely amazing!It starts off in a pretty typical girl-in-love-with-her-best-friend-who-is-in-love-with-someone-else YA manner. But then things escalate quickly. Very quickly. I had no idea what I was in for!I didn't actually like any of the characters (meaning, I didn't like who they were/ their personalities/ I wouldn't want to be friends with any of them). But that made this book even more incredible. Meaning- even though I didn't find a single character to be personable or someone I would necessarily root for, I was completely sucked into their story! That, IMHO, is a mark of a fantastic story. Also, even if the characters themselves were not quite lovable, they were incredible well-developed and weren't actually meant to be lovable. The author provides you with a series of rich and complex flawed characters and sends you on an emotional roller coaster with them.Also- there is a pretty awesome plot twist. I did not see it coming at all. And then, when it did, it actually made sense. It wasn't randomly pulled out of left field, and if you go back through the book there's a couple easter eggs left along the way.There have been a lot of highly rated suspense/psychological thriller-type books released this year, and I was somewhat disappointed by each of them since I never felt they quite lived up to the hype. This book is everything I wanted all those other books to be, and more! I'm honestly surprised more people aren't raving about it.I haven't read the author's other books yet, but I'm excited now to see if they're just as good. This book releases in October, and you'll definitely want to add it to your TBR if you haven't already.
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  • Kaylee
    January 1, 1970
    OOOOH, I did not see that coming. Not even a little and I read so many mystery/thriller books i usually end up finding them predictable.So, love story here fair warming the majority of this story is just a love triangle. Then in the last third it turns into some sort of love pentagon? With one of them dead and one is made up. It's better than I'm making it sound and a lot less confusing.I adored Sasha I truly did, okay sure maybe she did something a little bit f-ed up but she did it for her best OOOOH, I did not see that coming. Not even a little and I read so many mystery/thriller books i usually end up finding them predictable.So, love story here fair warming the majority of this story is just a love triangle. Then in the last third it turns into some sort of love pentagon? With one of them dead and one is made up. It's better than I'm making it sound and a lot less confusing.I adored Sasha I truly did, okay sure maybe she did something a little bit f-ed up but she did it for her bestie so it's totally fine, right? Xavier was a completely whipped push over i spent most of the time wanting so slap. Ivy was a manipulative whore. Saying that the women in this book are great female characters, strong bad ass (with out needing to be some sort of assassin ninja) funny full of personality. Whilst everything in this book is done because of/for a love interest/guy friend they don't just seem like whinning jealous girls cat fighting over toys. Lots of funny moments in this books. Plenty of scenes particularly in the first half had me saying "I do that" or "wish I had a friend to do that with". Having said that, this book is DARK. The ending cannot be by any stretch of the imagination described as happy. Loved the ending though more books need ending like this. Writen in a very easy to read style, aimed at a young adult audience for certain nothing here will hurt your brain or make you reach for a dictionary. (Not a criticism it is what it and it'strue to itself).My only fault with this book is in the last half we have a third narrator (won't spoil anything by saying more) whose segments have RANDOM capitalization every FEW words for NO APPARENT reason. Could have just been my Ebooks though.I recieved this as a free ebook from Netgalley this in no way effected my review. This is purely my opinion please repect it and I will respect yours.
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  • Tiana
    January 1, 1970
    Beautifully twisted “Bad Girls With Perfect Faces” is a fun and dark look into the mind and the lengths we could go if it meant protecting the ones we love the most.This book was so so good and I think I was so hooked by it because of how real it was. The characters in this book could have easily been people I know in the world and the decisions they made (though awful) could have logically been made if you were under similar circumstances. The characters were both likable and unlivable at the s Beautifully twisted “Bad Girls With Perfect Faces” is a fun and dark look into the mind and the lengths we could go if it meant protecting the ones we love the most.This book was so so good and I think I was so hooked by it because of how real it was. The characters in this book could have easily been people I know in the world and the decisions they made (though awful) could have logically been made if you were under similar circumstances. The characters were both likable and unlivable at the same time. They were flawed and reckless but undeniably human and that’s what made this story so good to me.In this life, technology and social media make things so much more personal yet impersonal at once. It’s so easy to abuse it and do as you like that sometimes the line gets so blurred you don’t know what is right or what is wrong anymore. Stories of people getting catfished are all too common and you have to wonder what sorts of things cross a persons mind to the point where they think that getting to that point is ok?I’m so drawn to this book because it makes me think of things in such a philosophical way yet I am still completely entertained. I love a good morally twisted story and this one was done amazingly well. Gosh, I can’t get over how much I absolutely loved it! The actual storyline was amazing, filled with so many WTH moments and OMG moments and Holy Cow moments that blew my mind.Anyway, if your still here reading this post you shouldn’t be because you seriously need to be reading Bad Girls With Perfect Faces! You won’t regret reading this twisted contemporary thriller brimming with twisted grey areas of our reality.
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  • Sandy Reilly
    January 1, 1970
    I was a fan of Weingarten's first book, so I was excited to have found this ARC abandoned on a random side table at BEA 2017. It was on my list of books to hunt down at the Expo. Sadly, though, I was very underwhelmed after the last page. Maybe it was all the f-bombs dropped (I'm not naive, I'm a high school librarian -- I know some teens curse on an almost every-other-syllable basis) but it was too much for me personally to be comfortable with, especially in a YA title. Maybe it was the numerou I was a fan of Weingarten's first book, so I was excited to have found this ARC abandoned on a random side table at BEA 2017. It was on my list of books to hunt down at the Expo. Sadly, though, I was very underwhelmed after the last page. Maybe it was all the f-bombs dropped (I'm not naive, I'm a high school librarian -- I know some teens curse on an almost every-other-syllable basis) but it was too much for me personally to be comfortable with, especially in a YA title. Maybe it was the numerous moments of foreshadowing in the first third of the book that were so explicit they felt more like plot spoilers than hints at the drama to come. Maybe it was the plot twist that was so unsupported, it not only came out of nowhere but seemed as though it was dreamed up solely for the purpose of being able to say there indeed was a plot twist. One aspect of the novel that was right on target were the characters -- each seemed realistic and quintessentially teen in their own right. Not a bad story but just not one I really got caught up in or left an indelible mark on me.
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  • Teresa
    January 1, 1970
    *****3.5 Stars*****This book started out like many books...the main girl (quiet and confident for the most part) secretly in love with her best friend (the handsome, semi-brooding type)....thinking she is about to tell him her big secret. Alright I thought, I guess I can see where this goes....and I was pretty impressed with how the book ended up. Xavier and Sasha have been best friends for what seems like forever....the only blip in their relationship is Xavier's ex-girlfriend, Ivy. When Ivy re *****3.5 Stars*****This book started out like many books...the main girl (quiet and confident for the most part) secretly in love with her best friend (the handsome, semi-brooding type)....thinking she is about to tell him her big secret. Alright I thought, I guess I can see where this goes....and I was pretty impressed with how the book ended up. Xavier and Sasha have been best friends for what seems like forever....the only blip in their relationship is Xavier's ex-girlfriend, Ivy. When Ivy re-enters their lives, Sasha descends into a dark place...hellbent on making sure that Xavier sees just who and what Ivy is. If I am being honest I found myself liking the second half of the book a lot more than the first half...and I really, really loved the ending. Thanks to Simon & Schuster for the ARC!
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  • Liyah Smith
    January 1, 1970
    This book, "Bad Girls with Perfect Faces" was about two teens who were best friends, Sarah and Xavier. Sarah liked Xavier, but Xavier was really into this girl named Ivy. However, Sarah had made a fake account on Instagram pretending to be a hot guy and texted Ivy. Comes to find out, Ivy was basically cheating on Xavier with Jake aka Sarah. Sarah made a huge mistake because she felt as if she was protecting her best friend, Xavier, from Ivy who was a liar and a cheater and just there to break Xa This book, "Bad Girls with Perfect Faces" was about two teens who were best friends, Sarah and Xavier. Sarah liked Xavier, but Xavier was really into this girl named Ivy. However, Sarah had made a fake account on Instagram pretending to be a hot guy and texted Ivy. Comes to find out, Ivy was basically cheating on Xavier with Jake aka Sarah. Sarah made a huge mistake because she felt as if she was protecting her best friend, Xavier, from Ivy who was a liar and a cheater and just there to break Xavier's heart. I don't want to spill everything about the book, but I would definitely recommend it. It was very mysterious and kept me wanting to read more. 4/5 stars only because I didn't like the narration, but I did enjoy the novel.
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  • Katie Hurse
    January 1, 1970
    Read this in one sitting this afternoon - I received an arc via NetGalley and I'm so happy and grateful because I really enjoyed this. I really love this author's writing style - it's lyrical, dark and the confusion you feel as a reader is achieved through such well-crafted suspense writing. I thought Xavier, Sasha and Ivy were really interesting, different characters - Ivy has the making of the manic-pixie dream girl, it's true, but I think there was a lot of darkness and confusion and sadness Read this in one sitting this afternoon - I received an arc via NetGalley and I'm so happy and grateful because I really enjoyed this. I really love this author's writing style - it's lyrical, dark and the confusion you feel as a reader is achieved through such well-crafted suspense writing. I thought Xavier, Sasha and Ivy were really interesting, different characters - Ivy has the making of the manic-pixie dream girl, it's true, but I think there was a lot of darkness and confusion and sadness in her, too. The twist at the end, the revelation about what had really been happening throughout the entire story was really smart and I completely wasn't expecting it. I can't wait to read more from this author.
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    ** I read an e-advance reader copy of this book that I received from Edelweiss+ **I mostly enjoyed this book. It was dark, fast-paced, compelling and the characters were very well done. The 'surprise' twist at the end seemed a bit over-the-top though and the ease with which the main character dealt with the problem of an unexpected dead body didn't really ring true for me. I did like the ending. It wasn't a stereotypical happy teenage book ending. It was more real, I could see the characters rea ** I read an e-advance reader copy of this book that I received from Edelweiss+ **I mostly enjoyed this book. It was dark, fast-paced, compelling and the characters were very well done. The 'surprise' twist at the end seemed a bit over-the-top though and the ease with which the main character dealt with the problem of an unexpected dead body didn't really ring true for me. I did like the ending. It wasn't a stereotypical happy teenage book ending. It was more real, I could see the characters reacting that way in real life. Overall, it's a good book for young adults who enjoy dark, twisted (mostly) realistic stories.
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  • Belle Ellrich
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to have won an ARC of this book off of an Instagram giveaway, and boy am I glad that I did! This book reminded me of real life situations that people, especially girl x boy FRIENDS, have gone through. I, myself, would understand what it is like to have a love for someone who doesn't love you back the same way. It hurts, it really does. Being alike to Sasha's character, I would have done exactly what she did had I been in her lifestyle and situation. I recommend buying this boo I was lucky enough to have won an ARC of this book off of an Instagram giveaway, and boy am I glad that I did! This book reminded me of real life situations that people, especially girl x boy FRIENDS, have gone through. I, myself, would understand what it is like to have a love for someone who doesn't love you back the same way. It hurts, it really does. Being alike to Sasha's character, I would have done exactly what she did had I been in her lifestyle and situation. I recommend buying this book AS SOON AS PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE to everyone!
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  • Ailsa
    January 1, 1970
    I was intrigued by the cover of this book - it's very reminiscent of some adult thrillers and made me very hopeful for the contents because good YA thrillers are few and far between. At some points I was properly shouting at the characters for the decisions they were making. This is a really great young adult thriller (a rare beast) full of twists and turns and flawed but likeable characters. My only criticism is that the first half drags on a little, while the second half where all the action i I was intrigued by the cover of this book - it's very reminiscent of some adult thrillers and made me very hopeful for the contents because good YA thrillers are few and far between. At some points I was properly shouting at the characters for the decisions they were making. This is a really great young adult thriller (a rare beast) full of twists and turns and flawed but likeable characters. My only criticism is that the first half drags on a little, while the second half where all the action is didn't seem long enough.(I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review)
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  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    Not sure what to make of this one. The first half felt very familiar and tired - the same ostentatiously edgy/complicated/insightful teenagers alongside a manic pixie dream girl. Not at all the kind of YA I admire; I would have quit with a yawn if it hadn't been the only book I had on the train! Then the second half turns into something very different and unexpected and almost scary. I wish that energy and creativity had been present in the first half (and that some of the twists had been better Not sure what to make of this one. The first half felt very familiar and tired - the same ostentatiously edgy/complicated/insightful teenagers alongside a manic pixie dream girl. Not at all the kind of YA I admire; I would have quit with a yawn if it hadn't been the only book I had on the train! Then the second half turns into something very different and unexpected and almost scary. I wish that energy and creativity had been present in the first half (and that some of the twists had been better supported).
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  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    Sasha is best friends with Xavier. She wants to tell him how she really feels about him until his ex girlfriend Ivy reenters the picture. Now Sasha is committed to exposing Ivy for who she really is and clearing the way for Xavier and her to get their chance together. This is a very fast read. Every time I picked it up I read 50 to 100 pages in a sitting. The mystery element is quick enough that you get your answers before you've had time to think about.
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  • Tara Lewis
    January 1, 1970
    #badgirlswithperfectfaces #netgalleyI thoroughly enjoyed this and could not put it down; it was one of those 'one more chapter' books. The characters were interesting and the relationships weren't pushed. They felt genuine. The overriding tension in the story was addictive and the visual imagery was excellent (that place in the woods- I felt like I could see it). I loved the ending. Light and gripping!
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  • Katie Palazzolo
    January 1, 1970
    *I read an ARC*At first I thought this book was just a fun YA book. Interesting, but not super complex or anything, just a quick read.But man, Part 2 gets convoluted and intense in really good and interesting ways.Lynn does a good job showing/describing the feeling of love and relationships through all the different characters.I enjoyed it a lot more than I anticipated.
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  • Rachel Strolle
    January 1, 1970
    [insert lots of swear words here]
  • Zola
    January 1, 1970
    Check out my pre-release review on readheart.blog ✨
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