Vicious Little Darlings
Publication: June 21 2011
Age Appropriate: Young Adult 15+
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. Fans of Pretty Little Liars will devour this juicy debut novel.
I would describe this book as a cross between One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and Single White Female.
This book is crazy and that's not to say it's bad, there's so many twists and turns in this book you just don't know what's going on.
So the book starts with Sarah who gets sent to an all girls school , she meets her roommate Maddy and her best friend Agnes.
Agnes isn't happy with her current roommate so convinces Sarah and Maddy to move into a house off campus where Agnes pays for everything (her parents are rich).
That's when all the weirdness starts, just when you think you have it all figured out you don't.
You've got Agnes in love and obsessed with Maddy, you have Maddy who has mental problems and you never know if what she's saying is ever true she is such a flawed character, her and Agnes just seem to be creepy and then there's Sarah who doesn't feel loved so goes around sleeping with it seems any guy she comes across (and even sleeps with Maddy's boyfriend the second time she meets him).
With Sarah she says one thing but then you also get to read what she's really thinking in her head which proves to be quite amusing at times (especially when she starts having doubts about Maddy and Agnes).
And then you have a showdown at the end and I have to admit I never would have guessed at the way it turned out.
So if you're after a book with mental head cases, obsession, sabotage , lies and revenge then check this book out. I give it 4/5
A big thanks to Sonia @ Bloomsbury Australia.