Thursday, August 15, 2013

Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Release Date: June 11th 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: Hardcover
: 419
Source: Edelweiss/Publisher/Library
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The spine-tingling horror of Stephen King meets an eerie mystery worthy of Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series in Kate Karyus Quinn's haunting debut.

On a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished.

A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles away. She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know how she got there. She only knows one thing: She is not the real Annaliese Rose Gordon.

Now Annaliese is haunted by strange visions and broken memories. Memories of a reckless, desperate wish . . . a bloody razor . . . and the faces of other girls who disappeared. Piece by piece, Annaliese's fractured memories come together to reveal a violent, endless cycle that she will never escape—unless she can unlock the twisted secrets of her past.

This book is a debut paranormal romance; it is weird and dark and slightly suspenseful. I had expected more of a thriller and I don’t know if I would consider this a horror novel but it did have some pretty graphic scenes. Really, all I had to read was that it was Stephen King combined with Pretty Little Liars and I was hooked. I can say however, that this is definitely an original novel and that I haven’t read anything like it.

I absolutely love the cover of this book. The typography of the title is perfect for the story. Speaking of the title, that couldn’t be more appropriate either. The blurbs on the back of the book and on the inside flap are also super creepy to draw you in.

The story follows around Anna or Annaliese Rose Gordon. She wakes up in a cabin in the middle of nowhere with no memory of who she is. She only has the clothes on her back and trash bag. She soon finds out who she might be and is reunited with “the mom” and “the dad”. She starts to get her memory back in the form of flashbacks and her prior life gets more and more terrifying as the book goes on.  Another Little Piece is scattered with poems and the flashbacks to past lives. The flashbacks could get sort of confusing sometimes but once you got used to it was less confusing.

Dex was the strange next door neighbor that become sort of a love interest for Annaliese. He was probably one of my favorite characters beside Annaliese herself. The Mom was an interesting character. You could really tell how obsessed she was with keeping Annaliese safe from anything happening to her again. Logan and Gwen were pretty important characters but I didn’t like either of those characters. I felt I couldn’t connect to either of them and Logan’s character was extremely obsessive in a pretty creepy way.

There were a couple things with the novel that I wasn’t a big fan of. Dex has a special ability that I thought was a little strange and I’m not really sure it was necessary for the novel but it did play an important role at the very end. The end was actually another part that I wasn’t a big fan of either. I was actually quiet confused on what actually happened at the end. I was surprised that nobody questioned what had happened either.

Overall I recommend picking this book up if you like paranormal suspense books and I hope to read more books by this author in the future!

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*This book was provided by Edelweiss and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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