Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Charmed and Dangerous: The Rise of the Pretty Committee
The Clique Prequel
Written by: Lisi Harrison
Released: October 27, 2009 by Poppy, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company
Summary: Once upon a time, in Westchester and Orlando, there were four betas just waiting for their alpha. It took a miracle to bring the Pretty Committee together--or rather, a New Years Eve party. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it just cliques. This special deluxe hardcover novella tells the outrageous story of how The Clique got together.
I originally wanted to get the second novel in the Clique series from my library but it wasn’t there so I got this one; the prequel to the entire series.
I wasn’t as taken with this book as I was the original, but it wasn’t horrible. It brought in some stuff that was mentioned in the first book, like the silver microphone charm, but the way that it was described didn’t mesh with how it was first introduced. In the first book, the microphone was stated as being bought where as in this book the microphone was a gift that later ends up being re-gifted. Still, it was interesting to see how the four main girls came together and how Claire was before she moved and went to OCD.
Side-note: OCD is a crazy acronym for a school.
Overall, though this book was a fun, easy read, it wasn’t as entertaining as the first – something that I hope doesn’t transfer to the other books in the series as well. I’m giving this book a 4.5/10.