Saturday, 6 July 2013

Book Review (241): Another Little Piece - Kate Karyus Quinn

Another Little Piece

Publication: 11th June 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 419
Genre: Horror/Paranormal
Age Appropriate: Young Adult
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.
My Thoughts.
I really don't know what to say in regards to writing this review, this book was one of my most anticipated releases of this year, ever since it first appeared on Goodreads I was captured by the synopsis, intrigued and anxious to get my hands on a copy, unfortunately though as much as I tried to love it, the book left me so disappointed.

I ended up quite confused a lot throughout the book, I understood the basics, Annaliese appears one year later after disappearing, suffering from amnesia but there's one thing she knows and that is that she's not really Annaliese, and then throughout the book we delve into memories that at times had me trying to remember/figure out who's memories we were seeing.

I didn't really connect with any of the characters, I liked the secondary characters more than I did the mains and that didn't really help in caring one way or the other as to what happened to any of them.

What seemed to be such a fantastic premise, seemed to falter in the execution and when normally it will take me a day or two at most to finish a book this one took me five days, I just wanted to see what happens at the end, and even when I finally finished the book I wasn't entirely sure that I understood the ending at all, it was too muddled with a bit too much information incorporated into memories that at times were too hard to 
differentiate  between the separate people.

This would have been such a great book, I could see the potential there unfortunately it just didn't get there, the plotline was such a good idea and I loved the cover, sadly that wasn't enough to redeem this story for me at all. 

I give this 3/5 Stars. 

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