She's Too Pretty to Burn

She's Too Pretty to Burn

An electric romance set against a rebel art scene sparks lethal danger for two girls in this expertly plotted YA thriller. For fans of E. Lockhart, Lauren Oliver and Kara Thomas.

The summer is winding down in San Diego. Veronica is bored, caustically charismatic, and uninspired in her photography. Nico is insatiable, subversive, and obsessed with chaotic performance art. They’re artists first, best friends second. But that was before Mick. Delicate, lonely, magnetic Mick: the perfect subject, and Veronica’s dream girl. The days are long and hot―full of adventure―and soon they are falling in love. Falling so hard, they never imagine what comes next. One fire. Two murders. Three drowning bodies. One suspect . . . one stalker. This is a summer they won’t survive.

Inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray, this sexy psychological thriller explores the intersections of love, art, danger, and power.

"Wild and satisfying." —Kirkus Starred Review

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Christy Ottaviano Books

Title:She's Too Pretty to Burn
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250246752
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    She's Too Pretty to Burn Reviews

  • Kai

    the author really said Dorian Gray but make it sapphic, murderous, teenage girls...

  • daph pink ?

    3.5 stars ♥️✨This book is what we say 'Aesthetically Pleasing ". Just imagine this book being made into a movie , all those art installation, those photography room scenes , ohhhhh( yup that's ...

  • chai ?

    [bursts through the wall at such a high speed that I phase through solid matter] did someone say-A REIMAGINING OF "THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY" AS A SEXY PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FEATURING SAPPHIC GIRLS ...

  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    Stupid decisions all over, of course. Annoying characters. Worst parents award winning characters. Silly plot. Unlikeable misrepresented main characters.But I still kept on reading because the writing...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Wow! After reading the last third of the book by holding my e-reader with my shaky hands, puffing, sweating, jumping up and down from my seat, I feel like I ran a marathon! This is impressive dedicati...

  • Angelica

    You had me at "Dorian Gray".Then you had me again at the words murder, and mystery. Unfortunately, that's exactly where you left me.First, let me say that this book was a rollercoaster and I am not qu...

  • Melanie

    *gasping between breaths* sapphic inspiration of The Picture of Dorian Gray Blog | Instagram | Youtube | Ko-fi | Spotify | Twitch...

  • ;3

    that release date should be illegal ...

  • megs_bookrack

    I feel like I have been given an incredible honor!!!Henry Holt & Co., thank you so much for the ARC. I have been beyond excited for this title and am really looking forward to picking it up!Original:....

  • ?    jamieson   ?

    "Inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray, this sexy psychological thriller explores the intersections of love, art, power and violence. "YES YES YES YES YES...