Book review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus QuinnMonday, June 10, 2013
Another Little Piece
Age: Young Adult
Genre: Horror, Paranormal
Format: Ebook, 432 pages
Published On: June 11, 2013
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First Sentence: The field didn't end so much as trail off, beaten back by the rusted-out trailer and circle of junked vehicles surrounding it.
Another Little Piece is a debut novel by Kate Karyus Quinn. It's a story about a 17-year-old girl who stumbles out of the forest not remembering anything. The police officers tell her she's called Annaliese Rose Gordon and send her home with her loving parents. How did Annaliese disappear? Where was she for a year while she was missing? What happened to her?
Told in a first person point of view full of shocking discoveries, gruesome flashbacks and scary truths, Another Little Piece is never boring. There is always just another little piece missing and only person more eager than the me to solve the whole puzzle is the Annaliese herself. And I can bet that the ending will not be what you have expected.
Although I appreciated uniqueness and originality of Another Little Piece, sadly this is one of those young adult books that make me feel like a black sheep, in other words the book that I think everyone will love but me. :(
The start was great, the mystery and everything around Annaliese was so chilling and with shocking discoveries every 20 pages or so I was literally glued to the screen of my ereader reading like there was no tomorrow. But as the story developed it was inhabited with too much drama llamas for my taste. Seriously, could not just one character in this book be normal and ordinary? Everybody had some deep dark secret or tragic past...
Add to this too many plot holes in paranormal background of the story, some loose ends left hanging, feeling that ya characters in this book are having too much sex (no explicit descriptions of course) and you got me sighing and sadly concluding that this book was just not for me.
If you like ya horror novels about amnesia full of tragic characters and nail-biting mystery, and you are not put-off by some gruesome scenes involving blood then Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn might be the book for you. There is also this cute iconographic with similar books to help you decide.