21 June 2013

Title: Another Little Piece
Author: Kate Karyus Quinn
Publisher: HarperTeen, 419 Pages (June 11th, 2013)
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Format: ARC
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Synopsis: 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.

Review: 2.5 - 3 Stars - Another Little Piece by author Kate Karyus Quinn was a title I was drawn to for a few reasons. One thing I looked forward to was how mysterious the synopsis sounds, which it was, however it was to the point where I kept scratching my head in utter confusion.

While confused from the first page through to the last I was captivated by the horror, the unique sequence of events and how the abstract puzzle pieces somewhat fit together.  I was also able to feel the same need for answers as Annaliese, our main character. The closer she got, the more the story turned dark and twisted which gave me some of what I was hoping and looking for in this title.

Sadly reading Another Little Piece took me longer to finish than I would have liked. I had a need to find out what Quinn was doing to her characters, yet dreaded the confusion that I knew I’d most likely face.  In the end reading and then writing this review has felt a bit like a tug of war. As mentioned above there were things I liked, yet I was ultimately let down. With the multiple layers to the story and characters, I felt that with each one I peeled back, there was another set of questions lurking underneath.

All in all, Another Little Piece is almost as disturbing as it is confusing, making it often difficult to enjoy. Yet when I think back, even now, trying to figure out what I’d read there was some bits of beauty in Quinn’s madness. I believe that Quinn is an author to watch, she has an imagination that is sure to bring other unique stories and characters to readers. For Another Little Piece I recommend this title to anyone who looking for something completely and utterly unique. Who doesn't mind a bit of horror and who doesn't mind being completely perplexed. 

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2 comments:

  1. I love this cover, it's so pretty. It just draws the attention and makes you curious.

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  2. Sorry you found this book so confusing-I hate when that happens and tend to overall dislike the book if that's the case. I do really love the cover and synopsis for this one (the meeting of Stephen King and Pretty Little Liars).

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