Book of the Month Review: Deadly Little Sins (Prep School Confidential #3) by Kara Taylor


Book of the Month

deadly little sinIn Kara Taylor’s Deadly Little Sins, Anne Dowling investigates a mysterious disappearance in this fast-paced, twisty conclusion to the Prep School Confidential series.

It’s August and Anne is back in New York City for the summer, but she can’t escape the memories of the terrible things that happened at the Wheatley School last spring— and the possibility of being expelled looming over her. When an unexpected— and suspicious— turn of events gets Anne sent back to Wheatley, she’s determined to figure out what happened to her favorite teacher and only adult ally at the school: Ms. Cross.

After a shocking, gruesome murder with connections to the Wheatley School occurs, Anne is convinced there’s more to Ms. Cross’s sudden disappearance, and that her favorite teacher is in danger. But after an ugly breakup with Brent and a new, inexplicable distance between her and Anthony, Anne isn’t sure who she can trust. And even worse, someone at Wheatley knows the truth about what happened to Ms. Cross— someone who will stop at nothing to keep Anne from learning the truth in this engrossing, unputdownable read.


My Review:



That’s going to be my face for days. Weeks. Months. Well, until Kara Taylor comes out with another book that blows me away.


Deadly Little Sins was an amazing finale to the Prep School Confidential series. It was packed full of tension, suspense, action, and spooky goodness. I won’t even lie, I had to turn on the light to be able to finish this one because I was terrified that something dark and sinister was lurking right around the corner. And that’s a good thing, right!? A YA murder mystery that actually scares the crap out of me is awesome and unexpected! I loved it!

I read a review on Goodreads that said that the mystery was lacking a little bit. I want to be the first in line to tell you all that IS NOT TRUE. Omg. I had no idea what was going on or who did it. When I finally made it to the big showdown at the ending I was like WHAT?! What the heck is going on?! I was blown away. The only thing I will say, though, is that it was kind of short lived. All that build up for maybe two pages at the end? I wanted a little more than that for the finale.

One slight problem I had with this book was the romance. We previously had two books that really focused on the two boys and then the third one really only focuses on one and barely at that. The other boy (no spoilers here!) is completely knocked out of the picture and has maybe two scenes in this entire book. To make matters worse, he was also made to look kind of psychotic toward the end which wasn’t really appreciated it. Of course, it also didn’t bode well with me that the guy I didn’t like won the girl.

Overall, I loved this book. It was amazing and I loved the fact that it kept me on my toes and scared me senseless. I’m devastated that this series is over and hope that Kara Taylor returns to it in the future. Go buy yourself this entire series today!


Pages: 288

Publication Date: 8/5/14

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Rating: [rating: 4.5]