by CJ

January 18, 2023

Vicious Little Darlings by Katherine Easer

“Sarah Weaver wasn’t looking forward to starting at an all-girls school. But that was before she met Maddy. Maddy and her best friend, Agnes, are fun and rich and interesting—and for some reason, they seem to really like Sarah. Before long, Maddy and Agnes have moved Sarah into a big house off campus, where they cook together, buy each other presents, and share each other’s secrets. So why does Sarah feel like something’s bizarrely wrong? As more and more cracks start to show in Maddy’s and Agnes’s perfect veneers, Sarah notices some strange and disturbing things: Maddy’s compulsive lying, Agnes’s obsession with Maddy, and the deterioration of their friendship. And just when Sarah begins to question her own sanity, things turns deadly.”

When I first heard of Vicious Little Darlings, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it, to be honest. I knew it was being compared to Pretty Little Liars, though, so I had to give it a chance. To me it feels as if you’ve crossed Pretty Little Liars with Single White Female, with a nice healthy dose of humor. It’s bizarre, but definitely fun.

Sarah is bright and is pretty funny, especially with her inner dialogue. I found myself marking several quotes, because they were just so funny and out there. For example, the mysterious guy she sees in the dinner who reminds her of Edward Scissorhands? I fully enjoyed her observations of him. I was a bit annoyed by Sarah’s promiscuious tendencies.

Then there are Maddy and Agnes, both girls seem to be rich, maybe a bit bitchy, but fairly normal. But then crazy situations started happening, I found myself wondering who was the cause and doubting everything/everyone. One minute I’d believe it was one character causing things to happen, then the next page would make me question another. This continued for the entire book! I never knew who to trust or not to trust.

Before I was even halfway through I began recommending this book to my friends and family. Especially those who I know have a tendency to love psychological thrillers. Vicious Little Darlings is worth checking out if you like books of this sort!


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