Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces

From the New York Times bestselling author of Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls comes a stylish thriller about the darkness that lurks inside all of us.When I looked up, his smile was wide and real. “Ready?” he said.I faked a smile back. I had gotten so good at faking things.I thought: You brought this on yourself, Sasha. You will have to pretend forever now.He squeezed m...

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Bad Girls with Perfect Faces Reviews

  • Patty

    Bad Girls With Perfect Faces

    By

    Lynn Weingarten

    What 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 Faces

    By

    Lynn Weingarten

    What 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 the publisher, Edelweiss and Amazon for enabling me to read this book on my Kindle Oasis. I made no promises other than writing my honest thoughts.

  • katherine ☾☮️ - paperbackdreamer
  • Dannii Elle

    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.

  • Liz Barnsley

    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.

  • Nicki

    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

  • Christy LoveOfBooks

    3.5-ish.

    You know I can't resist the bad girls! :D

    Actually, that isn't a joke. So of course, I snagged this baby.

    What are you willing to do to protect your best friend? Sasha decides to prove Xavier's ex-girlfriend is still a lying, cheating, manipulative

    person, but things take a very dark turn.

    Okay, so this wasn't the most outstanding story, but it is

    . It has a mystery that's predictable, but that's totally fine in this case. Because even though you know who and what, it's the flawe

    3.5-ish.

    You know I can't resist the bad girls! :D

    Actually, that isn't a joke. So of course, I snagged this baby.

    What are you willing to do to protect your best friend? Sasha decides to prove Xavier's ex-girlfriend is still a lying, cheating, manipulative

    person, but things take a very dark turn.

    Okay, so this wasn't the most outstanding story, but it is

    . It has a mystery that's predictable, but that's totally fine in this case. Because even though you know who and what, it's the flawed, destructive characters and the

    that pulls you in. Plus, It has that addictive

    that makes it impossible to put down. I'm not sure if the author intended it to have a bit of a dark humor element to it or if it's just me, but I felt like it did.

    Overall, it's a quick, enjoyable read with a dark side.

  • Marty :}

    Thanks to the publisher who provided me a copy of this book via netgalley!

    Can you hear me screaming from here "cover lust" ? Because I'm screaming and it's rea

    Thanks to the publisher who provided me a copy of this book via netgalley!

    Can you hear me screaming from here "cover lust" ? Because I'm screaming and it's real, that cover is absolutely gorgeous and I adore how the title and the cover work so perfectly together.

    This book is about two friends, Xavier and Sasha, the relationship they have with one another, the relationships they have with other characters and how that influence everything in the end. Bad Girls with Perfect Faces is a very wicked tale of morally grey characters doing rather questionable things.

    It's kind of difficult to review this book because I don't want to reveal anything to you because it would be totally fun-ruining. But it's also hard to fangirl over it/rant over it without spoiling anything. So, I'll try to speak less of the plot and more of the way the book will make you feel.

    This book shows perfectly how obsession can make people do very crazy things. I feel like every character in this book had a very dark kind of attachment towards someone. There were no healthy relationships in this one, only these very strong, intense connections.

    I loved Sasha, she was a very complex character, very loyal to those she loved (I think her loyalty could be her downfall, actually). I adored the scheming plots that took place in the book, it was interesting to see how the 'bad' characters weren't punished in the end, but it was also a very open ending, building up the suspense that it might happen sometime in the future.

    To be honest, I felt bad about most of these characters, they were so messed up (usually because they had some family issues or self-esteem issues or whatever) that you could barely hold them accountable for what they did. I felt like Weingarten did a great job at making you feel sorry for these characters. You knew what they were doing was very troubled, but you couldn't help understand their reasons behind their actions.

    I took off a star from this one because I felt like after the climax, things weren't as interesting as before, it might have been my mood, I don't know. But I didn't really feel it, I wasn't really interested in Sasha and Xavier's trip.

    Also, I thought Xavier, as a character, was a bit too bland. It might be because he was surrounded by those girls who had such strong personalities and completely overshadowed him.

  • Shannon

    I ran through this within about a day. I’d rate this 4 Stars. I don’t normally read YA but Bad Girls With Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten was calling my name. I mean, the blurb? Exactly.

    So what’s it about? Sasha is (secretly) hands down just in love with her BFF, Xavier. They have been best friends for a long time. Sasha has helped him during his lowest point, she would do anything for him. The night Sasha plans to tell Xavier the truth about her feelings they run into his ex, Ivy, and HER BFF

    I ran through this within about a day. I’d rate this 4 Stars. I don’t normally read YA but Bad Girls With Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten was calling my name. I mean, the blurb? Exactly.

    So what’s it about? Sasha is (secretly) hands down just in love with her BFF, Xavier. They have been best friends for a long time. Sasha has helped him during his lowest point, she would do anything for him. The night Sasha plans to tell Xavier the truth about her feelings they run into his ex, Ivy, and HER BFF, Gwen. Of course Ivy comes crying back to Xavier. Now, Sasha knows she has to stop them. Immediately. She needs a plan. She decides to make a fake Instagram account to prove to Xavier how much of a sketchball Ivy really is. Sure enough, Ivy does respond to “Jake” aka Sasha. They actually text for weeks until... Sasha decides it’s time to meet. Annnnd, I’m stopping there!

    Xavier was really weak to me. He was needy and kind of pathetic but nice lol. I enjoyed Sasha’s character. She was good for Xavier. Ivy was one of those jealous young girls who gets what she wants.

    There were a few twists in Bad Girls With Perfect Faces. I was like pretty surprised with them. I saw a few reviews saying that this book is dark but to me it wasn’t at all.

  • Pauline

    Bad Girls' With Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten was a dark, twisted tale of friendship, jealousy and misunderstanding. This is a Young Adult novel with a few twists and turns. Some people's addiction to Social Media play a big part in this story. It was a very interesting read. I would like to thank NetGalley and Egmont Publishing for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • ♥ D r i  ♥

    Eu nem sei o que dizer sobre esse livro, ainda estou tentando digerir tudo e principalmente esse final...

    Mas, uma coisa é certa: essa história me surpreendeu muito com o rumo que tomou e com revelações que eu realmente não esperava!!!!

    A leitura valeu super a pena porque eu adoro surpresas e tenho a impressão que não esquecerei desse tão cedo...

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