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And everyone who comes in contact with her gets caught up in Fate's narrative. On one side or the other, either as the vessel of Byrony's demise, the intervention in Fate's design, or as an innocent bystander tasting the blade, in the perfect place at the imperfect time.
This star girl has made a life of running. But when she finds friends, finds love, makes a life for herself, she loses focus and a new, dangerous player enters stage-left, posing as a hero he is anything but.
In the days leading up to the release of "Pretty Little Dead Girls" I was beginning to be a little concerned. Anxious that I was making such a fuss over this book, putting it on such a high, polished and ornately engraved mahogany pedestal in my excitement to read it, I felt like I was setting the book up to be a disappointment. When I downloaded it to my Kindle, for the briefest of moments I didn't want to start reading. I pondered taking a few days to let my self-imposed hype die down a little bit, to give PLDG a fair shake, a level playing field. I chose not to wait and I needn't have worried.
"Pretty Little Dead Girls" is a magical novel. A stand out in the genre and unafraid of being different. It hits on many different levels, whimsical, fantastical, emotional, horrific, dismal and heavy. Never straying to long on any one theme. Like pistons in a finely tuned engine, purring right along.Read more ›
Through school, university, suicidal boyfriends, we watch as she cheats death and tries to choose where to live That does not Involve serial killers or places That Could be in horror movies. Eventually the ethereal Star Girl settles in Seattle where she meets a variety of wonderful friends, all are drawn to Also Become her protectors.
As the bodies start to mount up around her I Could almost feel the weight of her sorrow pulling at my own heart. In a sort of cat and mouse Told MY way of all the potential murderers after Bryony and left me on tenterhooks wondering who would be successful and get Their prize? She made it sound like it would be delicious to witness, Which was rather worrying!
The surrounding characters are well fleshed out and have a wonderful sense of reality to them, even now I miss them. The devotion from her friends is breath taking the obvious love from her Father and Mrs W Nearly broke my heart. I adored the little comments acerca's would-be, could-be's and may-be's.
The Saucepan of Vengeance will stay with me for a while as it really made me chortle.
The language is Certainly whimsical But Also so amazingly clever, it is after all quite a gore laden book with talk of serial killers, murder and death but I loved the conversational way That MY pulled me into the story, Involving me in Bryony's fate, she was very clever in mind evoking scenes Which Had No business make me smile, but did anyway.
The ending is spectacular and I can not wait to read more from this author; I finally got to read a book with the word discombobulated in it!
Mercedes M. Yardley's Pretty Little Dead Girls is a darkly beautiful and strangely compelling fairy tale for adults. It's a fascinating combination of dark fantasy and urban fantasy elements. I was impressed by the dark and original story, because it was different from other stories in many ways (I have to mention that I don't recall reading anything quite like this before). I don't often praise this kind of novels, but in my opinion, this novel deserves to be praised for being a boldly different kind of a novel and the author must also be praised for writing it.
Dark happenings, death, beauty, whimsiness and everyday life blend in an irresistible way in Pretty Little Dead Girls. In less capable hands this novel might have been a total disaster, because it contains common elements that can be found in many fantasy novels, but Mercedes M. Yardley manages to use these elements in an exciting way.
It's great that author intentionally avoids clichés. You don't have to be afraid of being annoyed when you begin to read this novel, because the author has done her best to create a memorable story that contains lyrical language. She has managed to create a story that both terrifies the reader and attracts him/her to find out what happens to the protagonist at the end.Read more ›
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I have read a LOT of books in my life. A lot. Never, ever have I read a book such as this. Never. Don't let the pigeonhole of "horror" keep you from reading it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Madeupagin
This was a gorgeous, funny, dangerous, wonderful masterpiece - and I don't say that often or lightly. A cross between Jane Austen, J.M. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michaelbrent
I read this novel about a month after finishing Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu, which just about stopped my heart. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steve Fey
Bryony Adams is what I would call the all American beauty OR ‘girl next door’ that everyone loves and tries to protect from this strange impending fate she seems to have which... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Fans of Modern Horror
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Review While normally not the type of book I gravitate to read, Pretty Little Dead Girls was on sale for $1 and I figured why the hell not. Read more
From the moment Bryony Adams was born, the world held its breath. Fated as the prefect murder victim, no one expected her to survive into adulthood and much less find her way from... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chris Musgrave
*** This a copy of my Goodreads review. ***
I am not quite sure how to impress upon future readers which will tell them how amazing this book is and how the quality of... Read more
Crystal Lake Publishing have made the wise decision in signing up Mercedes Murdock Yardley. Recently, they have re-released a string of her books including 'Little Dead Red' a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Adrian Shotbolt
This book is one of my favorite books of all time. Yardley has such beautiful prose and she weaves her story in such a way that pulls the reader into her world. Read morePublished 8 months ago by LauraH213