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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Book Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

TITLE: Another Little Piece 
AUTHOR: Kate Karyus Quinn 
FORMAT: Hardcover, 419 pages
GENRE: Young Adult, Horror
ISBN: 9780062135957
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.


I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation for my review, and the views expressed herein are my own. 

When I read the synopsis for Another Little Piece, I was immediately intrigued. The book was even darker and stranger than I expected!

Annaliese Rose Gordon is a 17 year-old girl from Buffalo, New York who has amnesia. She apparently had gone missing for over a year and then resurfaced nearly 1,300 miles from home in Oklahoma with major memory loss.  Annaliese knows that there is something wrong with her, something that she cannot explain and doesn’t understand. As little bits and pieces come back to her, she realizes that she is not the same person (literally!) that she was before.

It is better to jump into this book while the reader is totally in the dark, so I really do not want to divulge anything else that transpires.

I thought that Quinn's debut novel had a unique storyline, but it became a little convoluted with a lot of jumping back and forth in both time and personas. I did enjoy the book, but I did have several, “What the heck just happened???” moments. I think that I would have enjoyed it more if the story hadn’t become so muddled. Even so, I would certainly look at reading more from this author because I think that she shows a lot of potential.


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