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Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

sambolin's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

This might be marketed as YA, but this book will thrill you to your bones. The plot is just twisty enough to keep you on your toes, while truly building out this world. I know a lot of people don’t love the main character, but Pip is a typical high achieving teenager. She’s got angst and anger and a righteous sense of justice in a world that doesn’t. I’m intrigued to see how the last book deals with the ramifications of this story.

carolratr's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging emotional mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.0

sabrina15999's review against another edition

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mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

tahnirose's review

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4.0

I’m definitely in a reading slump after Iron Flame so this took me a while to read but I really enjoyed it!! Kept me guessing but I think the big plot twist was just a little bit unrealistic, going to read the next one though!

izzy_eden's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

susanw's review

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adventurous dark hopeful inspiring mysterious reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

emheartsreading's review

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4.0

I loved this book! It was even better then the first

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ only because I felt as the main plot twist was a bit underwhelming (still good just more was expected out of the plot twist, also a person involved I knew they would be involved from the moment they were introduced)

ilikerainydays's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny inspiring mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

macewanlauren's review

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adventurous dark mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

nott_the_brave's review

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3.0

3.5 stars rounded down to 3. I thought some of the clues/details of the twist were good but I did guess early on that Charlie was 'the bad guy' in some way just because he was presented as being almost too wholesome. I hadn't guessed who Layla was or what had happened to Jamie, though, so points for that. The ending felt off, though, like it was just dropped. Even for a book that's part of a series, that sense of the book just suddenly stopping when you don't expect it to isn't ideal. Still, I'd read a third Pippa novel for sure. Overall I enjoyed it.