Friday, August 16, 2013

Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Another Little Piece 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 Review:

Another Little Piece is a fascinatingly creepy read.  This book is so weird and unique, and it takes a while for the main character's life to make sense since she isn't really Annaliese Rose Gordon.  There is some stuff in this book that is quite gory, so if you can't handle any of that, this isn't the book for you.     


The way that this story was told was quite interesting.  Anna, the protagonist didn't seem to really remember anything at first, but then some things that happened would trigger a memory.  The memories helped her realize that she had lived in the bodies of many different girls.  She has memories of her own life before she started becoming other girls, and occasionally, she is able to unravel more of Annaliese's past.  She feels a detachment from Annaliese's life since she was not actually her.  She refers to Annaliese's parents as the mom and the dad, but I loved how she still came to love them as if they were actually her own family.  

Dex, the boy who lives next door, was so sweet, even though he has some problems of his own.  I loved how Anna was able to tell him the secrets about her past, and he believed her instead of thinking she was crazy.  I liked the romance that developed between these two.  He liked her for herself instead of liking her as Annaliese.  The other guy in the book, Logan, was being nice to make up for leaving Annaliese in the woods after sleeping with her.  He didn't know that Anna wasn't really Annaliese anymore.

Some really creepy and weird stuff happens in this book too.  The process of Anna becoming each new girl is a gory and disgusting process.  Throughout the book, there are mentions of brujas and a Physician.  I'm not sure about the brujas, but I believe the Physician is someone in charge of the whole changing into other girls thing that Anna does.  There is also Eric, a boy who changes into different boys.  I'm not sure what his process is like, but he freaks Anna out.  He acts like he likes her, and he finds her in school sometimes and says stuff to her about the Physician.  I wasn't a fan of Eric.

If you like YA paranormal that is creepy, read this book.


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