Sequel to Pretty Crooked...
Willa Fox was told to stay out of trouble. In fact, it was an order from a very serious juvenile court judge.
However, that was before Willa found her house ransacked and a mysterious email from her mother telling Willa she had to leave Paradise Valley for a while and not to come looking for her. Willa knows her mom’s in danger and that no one at school will miss her after her recent sticky-fingered stunts with the Glitterati. So with the help of her pal Tre and with her degenerate crush Aidan as her wingman, Willa violates her probation and hits the California highway in search of her mom.
But when Willa and Aidan’s journey turns dangerously criminal and they wind up being the focus of a national manhunt, they realize it’s sometimes easier to escape the law than the truth—and that everything Willa thought she knew about her mom, and her life, was wrong.
Pretty Sly is Elisa Ludwig’s fast-paced sequel to Pretty Crooked, the second book in a trilogy that’s pitch-perfect for fans of Ally Carter. With a daring heroine who has one-of-a-kind spunk, a roller-coaster Bonnie and Clyde romance, a thrilling mystery, and a shocking twist ending, this book will have readers rooting for Willa as she makes the wrong choices to do the right thing. Fans will be eagerly awaiting the series conclusion.
March 18, 2014, from Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins
A fun series---book 2 will draw in younger teen readers for sure!
You all know, if you've been reading my blog for a while, that I'm not a very big contemp fan. I LOVE scifi books, dark and bloody things. So when I picked up Pretty Crooked, book 1 in this trilogy, I didn't really know what to expect. But I actually enjoyed it. It was lots of fun, and it had just enough of an edge to it that I was pleasantly surprised! So, well done Elisa Ludwig, for drawing in a pretty much scifi/para/horror only reader, to a contemp!
PRETTY SLY delivers the same fun, sometimes a bit snarky writing that book one did.
(And I have to say, the new covers are GREAT. I think they'll draw in a whole new group of readers!) Once again, I found myself drawn to Willa (our main character). And although she may do things I wouldn't do in real life, and her thought process along the way was also way different from mine (I'd give up before I even stole a pack of gum at a drugstore), I found myself thinking "I want to hang out with this chick."
I will say---there is a darker aspect to this sequel than I expected, and that's what had me still turning pages. The word starts with a K and ends with a G, and it's NOT kissing (although that happens, too. So that's always a plus).
Overall, a fun series, and I'll be picking up book 3 next year to see how it all comes to an end!