Thursday, July 16, 2020

✱✱Book Review✱✱ New Release: Devious Little Liars by Elle Thorpe

Devious Little Liars: A High School Bully Romance 
Saint View High Book 1
by Elle Thorpe 

“Everybody lies, Princess. Some of us are just better at not getting caught.”

He murdered my uncle then covered it with fire. A fire that should have killed me, too. Instead, he hauled me from the floor while flames licked the walls, strong arms holding me close.

He saved my life.

Now I want to know why. I never saw his face. All I know is the letters on his shirt. SVH.

Saint View High.

The worst school in a hundred miles. Full of drugs and despair. Breeding ground for future criminals. Armed security guards and weapon checks at every door.

A far cry from my privileged life of money, private school, and fancy vacations.

With the police doing nothing, I take matters into my own hands. I enroll in a school I have no business being at.

But the Untouchables are quick to let me know exactly how big a mistake I’ve made. They’re the group of boys even the teachers are scared of.

Colt. Banjo. Rafe.

Every teenage girl’s dream. Good looking. Popular. Powerful.

And determined to break me.

Thing is, I’m not that easily broken. And I’m coming for them, too.


Devious Little Liars is the story of three bad boys and a girl who knows how to stand her ground. It is a mature high school/new adult, #whychoose romance, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. This book contains enemies-to-lovers and bullying themes. It is the first book in an ongoing trilogy.

Momma Says: 5 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I really don't even know where to start with this book. Right now, I'm torn between asking the author what on earth she was thinking and telling her how brilliant she is. I literally devoured this book. It's like Mean Girls on steroids only it's not just the girls who are mean. I'll be honest, I wasn't sure about a bully romance. I kept thinking that I didn't see how those two words could even go together. Nevertheless, I haven't met an Elle Thorpe book I didn't like, so I gave it a whirl. And, now I get it. Boy, oh boy, do I get it. It's been a while since I talked to the characters in a book, at least not out loud. I talked to these a lot. Every time I thought I knew where a character stood - good or bad - Elle threw a wrench into the works and had me doubting myself. Now, here I am, having turned the last page, and I still don't know about most of them. Speaking of endings, this one got me like I haven't been gotten in a long time. There I was, reading the last line and hoping against hope for just one more page. Not that one more page would be enough. What it comes down to is Devious Little Liars grabs hold and doesn't let go even after the final page has been turned. The characters, the secrets, the lies, the attractions, the machinations - it all comes together for one twisted, compelling, impossible to put down read, and I am very impatiently waiting for whatever's next for the world of Saint View High. 

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