Another Little Piece: review + EPIC giveaway!

June 3, 2013 2013, 4.5 star books, giveaway, horror, kate karyus quinn, mature themes, Wendy 220

another little piece kate karyus quinnTitle: Another Little Piece
Author: Kate Karyus Quinn
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
Age Group: YA
Source: ARC from publisher

Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn is a deliciously dark and savage debut. Please don’t mistake this for a typical YA paranormal story: it does not feature any screeching heroines, cliched scenarios, or last-minute romantic rescues. Instead, this is a strange, startlingly original horror novel that is beautifully written, thoughtfully considered, and yet somehow leaves you longing for more. Its fractured structure and ambiguous nature mean that it’s not a story that will work for everyone–but holy hell, did it work for me.

Annaliese Gordon is not who you think she is. A year ago, she was found on the side of the road, screaming and covered in blood, before she disappeared. Now she’s mysteriously come back, and can’t remember what happened to her–but one thing she knows for sure: the name you’re calling her is not hers.

With shifting timelines, shocking acts of vengeance, and the uncomfortable sensation of being constantly unbalanced, this oddly dreamy book captures the unsettling sensation of not being in your own skin–and despite its violence, despite its bloodshed, it somehow manages to make you feel pity for the cursed as well. I felt confused, and I occasionally felt frustrated, but what I felt most of all was incredible excitement at reading such an unusual story. It’s impossible to predict most of the events that unfold, and I loved that I was never entirely sure that I understood what was happening. It’s a book that practically demands a reread so you can pore over the fragmented pieces, although even then I don’t know that I’d come away with a clearer picture.

This book will not appeal to those who are impatient, those who need all their loose ends tied up, or those who need pesky explanations for absolutely everything. But for the reader who appreciates a finely rendered tale or relishes the macabre, this is a gloriously satisfying reading experience. Kate Karyus Quinn knows that to drag the monster screaming into the daylight is to rob it of its power–and that’s the very last thing that a good horror novel would ever do. Sign me up for whatever she’s writing next.

This review also appears on GoodReads. An advance copy was provided by the publisher.

Strongly recommended for mature YA readers, and for fans of:  unreliable narrators, Nova Ren Suma‘s subtle, lyrical style, Kat Rosenfield‘s unusual story structure, Let the Right One In‘s antihero POV, and yes, the master of horror, Stephen King. But please, please ignore the comparison to Pretty Little Liars on the jacket copy.

Read the first 80 pages on the Pitch Dark website! A great way to get a sample of this gorgeous writing.

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Epic Reads Giveaway: 10 Another Little Piece ARCs!

Since I love this book so much, I want to get it into as many appreciative hands as possible! We’re partnering up with Epic Reads to give away ten–count ’em, TEN!–ARCs of this incredible debut.

All you have to do is leave a thoughtful comment below telling us why you want to read this book or what you love best about horror novels, and to fill out the Rafflecopter form. Since ARCs are distributed for review purposes, we’d appreciate it if our winners would also write GoodReads or Amazon reviews once they’ve finished the book as well. Don’t forget that debut authors–and unusual titles like this one–need your support!

Open to US and Canadian residents aged 18 and older, or 13 and older with parental permission. Please be sure to read the complete rules on the entry form.  Good luck!

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Our thanks to our friends at Epic Reads and Harper Teen for sponsoring this contest by providing the ARCs for this giveaway!

220 Responses to “Another Little Piece: review + EPIC giveaway!”

  1. Tia Dalley

    I love to read an original story. I love horror but this one sounds new and unique and certainly sounds interesting.

  2. Pixie Lynn Whitfield

    I really like the sound the of this book. Especially since it’s been recommended for fans of Stephen King (one of my biggest influences and favorite authors) and fans of Let the Right One In’s anti-hero (one of my favorite horror novels). Needless to say, I love the horror genre, and I think I’d love to read this novel. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    <3
    Pixie

  3. Irene Jennings

    Whoa! This book has to be one of the strangest reads I’ve come across. I can see how its eccentric nature will not be for everyone, but for me the beautiful, often disturbing, writing style captivated me and never let go. It’s not the type of story that just anyone could pull off, the author definitely did some thinking outside the box for this one, and Quinn has my two thumbs up.

    Irene Jennings (Professional Microdermabrasion Machine)

  4. Steph

    I have been DYING to read this one since I first read the description! I absolutely love horror novels – ones that keep you guessing and are creepy are the best! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  5. Disquietus

    I am so excited to read this book! I’ve been dying to get my hands on it since I first heard about it months ago. I love those deliciously creepy novels that will keep me up all night and make me afraid to turn out the lights.

  6. Laura BookSnob

    I love Young Adult horror books so thank you for putting this book on my radar. Your review was the first I read on this book. I’m excited because Another Little Piece seems unique and inventive.

  7. Natalie S.

    I like that this books sounds a bit darker than the normal paranormal YA. It really makes me intrigued and want to pick it up over other new releases.

  8. Aneeqah

    The reviews for this one has been AMAZING, and it seems like a huge mind-blower. Also, horror novels in general are fantastic, especially with all the suspense in them.

    Thanks for the giveaway!! <3 <3

  9. Christina

    This sounds like a really great book. I didn’t think I’d like horror of any kind and then I loved Anna Dressed in Blood. So I’d love to see how this one works. It sounds very unique as well, which is something I always look for. Thanks for the great review and giveaway!

  10. Cherene

    I absolutely adore the cover, but the book has taken such positive reviews so quickly, that I am excited to review it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. alicia marie

    I’m excited to read this because I have read nothing but good things about it and I love mystery/horror! I don’t know that I have a favorite thing about horror…maybe the feeling you get when something completely unexpected happens like a ghost popping out or a character showing up that you thought was dead :P

  12. Ashley

    I have not heard anything bad about this one yet. I also have not read a lot of Horror books except for Anna Dressed in Blood which I loved, so I am hoping I will enjoy this one too!

  13. Tiffany

    I was intrigued just from reading the first few lines of the review. It sounds fabulous! I like a book that leads you along, makes you wonder how the twists turn out, and makes it impossible to put down. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Tammy

    I read some great reviews of this book. Horror is the best! Who didn’t read VC Andrews, Stephen King or Lois Duncan as a kid.

  15. Lena

    I absolutely love mystery/horror novels. I especially like books that leave completely dumbfounded, and well in a daze. I like the creepy feeling that you get when you a suspenseful part in a mystery book. I get a thrill from reading horror/ mystery books. This is why I want to read Another Little Piece, because it will most likely knock my socks off.

  16. Scott Pilgrim

    I have heard great things about this book! This book sounds so creepy and yet awesome at the same time. There is just so much hype surrounding this book and I hope it doesn’t disappoint!
    -Jon!

  17. D

    The summary sounds really intriguing and the cover is beautiful! The best thing about horror novels is that their is a ton of suspense, not only blood and gore haha.

  18. D

    The synopsis sounds really intriguing, and the cover is beautiful! The best thing about horror novels is that they are full of suspense and not just bloody scenes haha!

  19. Lisa Collins

    I’ve heard of a handfull of people who’ve read this already and they all loved them. I love that the main character is unreliable. And she’s drenched in blood in the opening scene. Oh man. I’m so intrigued.

  20. Misti

    Firstly I love the cover. I love the synopsis of the book. It sounds so incredible. I need to get my hands on it so I can figure out what has happened to this poor girl. I love scary movies & scary books are even more awesome. Thank you so much for giving us all a chance to win the fabulous book.

  21. tammy216

    I can’t wait to read this book. I’ve heard so many good things about it. I love horror novels mostly because of all the suspense and that gut twisting feeling you get while reading.

  22. Kayla Beck

    You had me at the Stephen King reference, as long as you really meant it. ;-) About to go add it to Goodreads so I don’t forget it!

  23. Shelver506

    Hooray! While I don’t always appreciate being grossed out, I love a book that can properly scare me. (It’s a difficult task to accomplish.) Also, yay twists!

  24. Alexa Y.

    This book sounds incredible! I love the fact that it seems like it will catch the reader unawares, slowly drawing them into a story that’s twisty and wonderful and crazy, but still interesting. I don’t read a lot of horror, truthfully, but I do think this sounds like it would be a completely fascinating read!

  25. Lauren @ Love is not a triangle

    Okay I love books with unreliable narrators, that are surprising and that you have to PAY ATTENTION to figure them out. And especially stories that make you want to pour back through them to catch what you missed. I’m not a huge fan of scary horror, so I’m not sure about that aspect of this. But I can generally take it better in book form than movie. It’s hard to tell whether I will connect with this or not, but I really liked the MC in WILD AWAKE and many people didn’t understand her at all. I’m sure the 2 books are completely different, but it’s an instance of a character that I was surprised to connect with. Compelling review!

  26. Tiffany Mahaffy

    I am most excited about this one because of a review I just read actually. It said that the book was more than a horror ad was kind of twisted. Said that fans of Mara Dyer would love it and well after that I was in!! Thank you for the giveaway

  27. Jillian

    Really looking forward to reading this. I’m really starting to enjoy horror/thrilling novels lately. It’s a good break from the romances or dystopians I usually stick with

  28. bebecald

    Ever since seeing what Wendy was saying when she first read it I was hooked. I’m not normally big on horror, but I mystery and intrigue.

  29. Carina Olsen

    Awesome review :D Sad about US only giveaway, but oh. I might have to buy a copy of this book :) think it sounds amazing. Glad you enjoyed it :D Thank you for sharing. <3

  30. Stephanie K

    I like all kinds of horror: the bloody, slasher types, as well as the more quiet psychological horror which is frequently more terrifying. The slasher types work best for me when there’s dark humor involved.

  31. Kay

    This book sounds soooo good. I don’t read a lot of Horror and I could use the change of pace. I have heard so many good things about this.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Kayla Card

    I actually haven’t read any horror books, but I’ve heard so much praise for this one that I’d love it to be my first :)

  33. Brad Sells

    This book sounds AMAZING! I just love the plot so, so, so much and I can’t wait to read it! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  34. Macy @ It's a Book Thing

    I read the synopsis for this book on Goodreads and was immediately captivated. I love a good horror story because Nancy Drew mystery books are what first inspired me to read. Ever since then I’ve always gravitated toward YA paranormal and mystery horror genres.

  35. Book Wookie

    I’ve read my share of Stephen King books over the years. It’s funny that while I enjoy horror, I tend to stay away from books that fall into the paranormal genre. Yet many of King’s books have a paranormal or unearthly element to them. It has always worked for me in the context of King’s writing though. What I’m interested in seeing now is whether or not Kate Quinn can do the same!

  36. Nikki Diehm

    This book sounds just past the level of creepy at which I’m comfortable, but I am a-okay with that! Gotta push the boundaries…can’t wait for this read!

  37. Laurie Rosengren

    Thank you for highlighting this book — your review makes it sound amazing. I am a huge fan of the other titles and authors to which it was compared, and it has been added to my “must read” list. Horror with a strong female protagonist? I am so there …

  38. Karen

    I love horror novels and movies that feature ghosts. My favorite ghost movie is The Uninvited (1944). Hope to be scared by Another Little Piece!

  39. starryeyedjen

    Oooooh! Unreliable narrator! That’s all I had to read to know I want this book! :) I don’t actually think I knew it was a horror story until now, though. I think I thought it was an amnesia book. Oops. Glad I stopped by so you could correct my misconceptions. :)

  40. Heather Peter

    This book sounds creepy and disturbing. For some reason I can read horror books but can’t watch horror movies. I’m looking forward to reading this one!

  41. Amanda

    I’m actually not that much of a horror fan, at least not with tv/films. I haven’t really tried reading many horror novels yet, but I would like to give them a try. Horror can be horrifying (obviously), but it can also release from us some primal instincts and feelings and it’s just another genre that I do want to start exploring. Your review also makes me curious to learn what exactly has happened to the protagonist!

  42. Heather Marie

    I am so, so excited about this book. Of course I need it because I’m a horror writer and want ALL THE BOOKS. I’ve also heard brilliant things about it, and anything creepy is awesome in my book. Can’t wait to check it out!

  43. TIL U TIL

    I am really excited for this book as its breaking the typical teenage genre of vampires & dytopian worlds (which I do love) and introducing the realm of horror in words! I’m really intrigued how this book is going to turn out…hmmm….

  44. Vanessa Wiggins

    The cover of the book is what drew me in first, then I read the summary. I can’t wait to read this book and I really hope I win. What I love about horror stories is the suspense and the twists.

  45. Candace

    I’m not actually a fan of horror novels, but I do love twisty, unpredictable and unique stories and I think this is one I can handle the horror in. It just sounds fantastic! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  46. Jill Marie

    I love love love horror stories. Getting that tingly creepy feel from a good book is awesome.
    The premise for this sounds really awesome! Thanks for the chance to read it! I’m always down to help spread the word on debuts.

  47. Van Pham

    I want to read this book because it sounds creepily good. Thanks for the chance to read it!

  48. librarymom

    I read the first few chapters on Epic Reads and I must admit that I’m hooked. I can’t wait to find out what happens next, I read so much that I’m not often taken by surprise but I have a feeling that this book will do just that. Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. ~A~

    I love how horror stories keep you in a state of suspense for most of the book. Also since I am trying to figure out if “Colonel Mustard killed in the Conservatory with a candlestick” it is hard to put a book horror book down.

  50. ~A~

    I love how horror stories keep you in a state of suspense for most of the book. Also since I am trying to figure out if “Colonel Mustard killed in the Conservatory with a candlestick” it is hard to put a book horror book down.

  51. Amanda Nevarez

    I’ve been trying to win a copy of this book through goodreads with no luck. I love the suspense and creepy factor of horror stories they keep me wanting to read more and its sometimes really hard for me to want to put the book down. Really excited for this book hope I win one of the copies.

  52. Amanda Nevarez

    I’ve been trying to win a copy of this book through goodreads with no luck. I love the suspense and creepy factor of horror stories they keep me wanting to read more and its sometimes really hard for me to want to put the book down. Really excited for this book hope I win one of the copies

  53. Krystel

    I have been wanting to read this since I caught a glimpse of an ARC of it on EpicRead Arc party awhile back. I then looked it up on goodreads and became even more curious and impatient to read it. I love a good mystery, horror book. And this one seems like the perfect one to read!

  54. Krystel

    I have been wanting to read this book since I saw the ARC on EpicReads ARC party awhile back. I then looked it up on goodreads and became even more curious! I like mysterious, scary, haunting books. I want to read more of them, and this seems like the perfect one to read!

  55. Mandroid

    At first I thought this was a contemporary YA novel, so I’ve been very interested in it since I learned through one of the Tea Time webcasts that it’s far more suspense and horror with twistiness. That sounds way more like my type of thing!

  56. Mandroid

    At first I thought this was a contemporary YA novel, so I’ve been very interested in it since I learned through one of the Tea Time webcasts that it’s far more suspense and horror with twistiness. That sounds way more like my type of thing!

  57. Jessica Launius

    I’m looking forward to reading this book because the idea sound vastly different from what I’ve been reading lately which makes me very interested.

  58. Muzzerhumper

    I would be ever so grateful to be chosen as one of your lucky winners! I am an avid reader, and have a personal goal to read 35 books this year. I am in need of suggestions and this sounds like a thrilling read! I am currently at 15, please send number 16 my way :-)

  59. Nikita

    I love horror novels when there isn’t a happy ending that people always expect of books and movies. I also love the suspense the words bring, a suspense movies just can’t create.

  60. Heather Smith Meloche

    I love books that push the limits and experiment rhetorically. Those books often find their niche with people who love to read and who appreciate writing for the art it is. So glad you posted about this new book that I will HAVE to pick up and dig into now!

  61. Nikita

    Horror novels create such suspense you want to look forward in the book, but you don’t want to ruin the surprise. And I love how some horror novels don’t have a happy ending, which people always expect in books and movies.

  62. Swept Away By Books

    This book has intrigued me right from the start. I love a good book that keeps me guessing until the very end, and I can’t figure anything out myself. This one sounds perfect for that!

  63. juliababyjen

    This one sounds so good, I’ve had it on my TBR for a while! I love horror and suspense novels, and if I can’t put the book down, so much the better!

  64. Muzzerhumper

    I would love to win this book because I think it would be a perfect transition into contemporary fiction. I have been reading great American and British authors all year so far, quite out dated but so good! I need something gripping to suck me in. Please choose me!

  65. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    I am a lover of all things dark and lovely! I’m really hoping that horror is going to be a re-newed trend in YA since it was in the early 90’s when I was a teen- although the YA writing of today is much better. So very excited for this book, thanks for the chance to win!

  66. cubbiesgirl

    I love horror books because they can take you out of your comfort zone. There’s also no guarantee of a happy ending, which is a nice change after awhile.

  67. jstadistraction

    I’ve been waiting for this to release. I’ve seriously been counting down the days. I love YA and I’m always on the hunt for a good thriller, one that will keep me guessing and turning page after page to see how it all unfolds. Admittedly, I haven’t had much luck with this genre lately, but I’m hoping that will change after reading this book. Fingers crossed!

  68. Alise (Readers In Wonderland)

    Wow, Wendy! I am so glad you glad you liked this because I keep seeing less than positive reviews for it and was getting discouraged. “it does not feature any screeching heroines, cliched scenarios, or last-minute romantic rescues” … are those bells I hear in my head? LOL. You have definitely renewed my interest in this one!

  69. Chaotic Karma

    This book sounds incredible, must read it! I absolutely love horror novels! I love the scare and the suspense.

  70. Andrea @The Bookish Babes

    I’ve been so curious about this book since I first noticed it. I love a good, intense read, and now that I think of it, I really like unreliable narrators. I’m definitely putting Another Little Piece on my to-read list.

  71. Jaime Lester

    I love the scare. I love the tension, the heart pounding, the can’t-sleep-without-lights-on, jumping-at-every-sound, awesomeness of horror. And when I see a Stephen King comparison, and an awesome cover, plus fantastic synopsis, I am in!

  72. Rayne

    I honestly hadn’t heard of this book until I saw your amazing review of it on Goodreads and now I wonder how I could possibly had missed it. Horror is probably one of my favorite genres, and yet I often find myself very disappointed with the few ya horror novels that come out each year. I like that feeling that creeps up on you as you read, paralyzing you and making you fear even turning your head to look at the door. For me, feeling like this because of a horror novel is such a rush.

  73. Cassi Haggard

    So you told me there was a giveaway on goodreads and here I am. There’s just too many good reviews to pass this up.

  74. Ana Jordan

    I grew up reading R.L Stine and Steven King, so I can say I love creepy horror stories. This book sounds just like what I love to read. Great review and awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed!

    Ana
    ~Owl Always Be Reading

  75. Rachel

    You had me at “no screeching heroine” Wendy! This sounds dark and lovely! Thanks for the giveaway! I’ll have to come back and enter, it’s too much of a pain to enter on my phone. Wonderful review! :)

  76. Tanja - Tanychy

    Quite honestly I don’t read many horror novels as I get scared pretty easily, but when it’s done perfectly I really enjoy. This one sounds like something I’d totally love…it’s unusual and different and that’s all I need. Great review and giveaway :)

  77. Chenise Jones

    I love books with unreliable narrators. These types of books constantly leave you on edge and full of tension. I can`t wait to jump into this mystery and get completely creeped out!

  78. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics

    I am not always up for horror and I’m the most impatient person of all time. However, I loved Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone, and I’m all for original concepts and creative story structure. I’ll definitely try this one!

  79. Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews

    Just finished reading this book too and uhm WOW. SUPER CREEPY. I haven’t gotten chills like this in a while and I really liked the characters because there was some depth to them. A truly awesome horror novel.

  80. Katja

    The description sounds amazing, the cover is beautiful, and your review made it sound even more fantastic than I already think it will be. It’s not one of my most anticipated new YA fiction this year. I can’t wait to read it!
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  81. Princess Ash

    Ah, Wendy, ever the amazing review writer. That entire last paragraph is riddled with awesome, and sometimes I can’t get over how you write; it just fills me up with anticipation, even over something I wouldn’t naturally go about reading.

    For this one, I might pass on it still, because I do like the loose ends tied up, I do want things explained, and I’m not a big fan of the macabre, but I’m just curious enough (yes, a fatal flaw of mine, though it can sometimes be a good thing) to contradict myself. We’ll see.

  82. Sara Booknerd

    I have been dying to read this book! I am not a huge horror fan but this one sounds amazing and creepy. The cover is also a huge plus. It is gorgeous! I am a big fan of debut novels from authors.

  83. Sara Booknerd

    I have been dying to read this book. I am usually not a huge horror fan but this book sounds amazing. the cover is also gorgeous! I am a sucker for a good cover. I am also a big fan of debut novels from authors.

  84. Lyn Kaye

    I am SO ready to read something in paranormal that is ready to take a chance…this one sounds awesome!

  85. Jenni @ Alluring Reads

    Ugh I loved this one so hard too! I definitely got the same vibe from it that I have gotten from both of the Nova Ren books that I read. I was frustrated at times too, but everything was just so perfect. And I loved that in the end there wasn’t a pretty bow because the mystery, even at the end, was simply perfect for the tone of the story. Fabulous review, as always!

  86. Angela Chen

    I can’t wait until I get my hands on this one!! It sounds so good! Horror books are the best, because they freak the heck out of me (which isn’t really the greatest thing). This sounds like a very creepy read I’d love to have! :D

  87. Andrea B. Wright

    Thank you for the chance to win! This book has been on my anxiously waiting to read list. I really enjoy disjointed, horror stories. I would probably have never picked up Anna Dressed in Red without your intriguing review, and your review here as intrigued me about this book as well. Thanks for taking the time to review! You’ve made my to-read list grow!

  88. Vanessa K.

    This book seems intresting, I love the cover.
    my favorite thing about horror stories is the suspense and the shock.

  89. Amanda Ray

    Based on your review and the Goodreads synopsis, this sounds like an interesting book. The suspense and creepiness as well as the savagery sound intriguing to me.

  90. Briana

    This book sounds so great.

    My favorite thing about horror is the suspense and… well, the unknown. A lot of the time we freak ourselves out, and some of my favorite horror novels and movies are more dark, subtle and psychological than anything, which I hear Another Little Piece seems to be so I really hope I love it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. Taylor McBroom

    Well, I’ve honestly never really gotten into the horror genre. I think this would be a great book to start getting into it! It’s sounds like it’s written really well, and that’s the most important part. Thank you for the giveaway!

  92. Nicole

    I love Stephen King and I would love to branch out by reading YA horror novels.I am always intrigued by books with a mystery or suspense and this one sounds great!

    I like reading books where you don’t quite know what’s going on/ what’s going to happen, that way it’s difficult to figure out what will happen so you’re left really glued to the story! Hope that made sense lol.

  93. Nicole

    I really like Stephen King books and would love to branch out a little by reading YA horror novels instead of adult.

    Mystery/horror books really intrigue me so I would love to read this. I like to read books without really knowing what is going on, that way it isn’t easy to figure out what will happen before it does. I hope that made sense lol!

  94. Nicole

    I really like Stephen King books and would love to branch out a little by reading YA horror novels instead of adult.

    Mystery/horror books really intrigue me so I would love to read this. I like to read books without really knowing what is going on, that way it isn’t easy to figure out what will happen before it does. I hope that made sense lol!

  95. Leannessf

    Sounds like a fun, great book! Love Nova Ren Suma, so I’m sure I’ll like this one! Definitely on my TBR list!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

  96. Desiree

    I have been excited to read this book since I first heard about it! The synopsis and cover have definitely pulled me in. I am very selective with my horrors, but this one sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  97. sarah corbin

    This book sounds really good!! Im interested to figure out what had happened to her!! I cant wait to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  98. contemplatrix

    this is why I want to read this novel: “it does not feature any screeching heroines, cliched scenarios, or last-minute romantic rescues. Instead, this is a strange, startlingly original horror novel that is beautifully written” … I have to dole most anything considered horror genre to myself because I become more of a scaredy-cat with age (annoying, I know), so needless to say, I am selective.

    ~L (omphaloskepsis)

  99. contemplatrix

    this is why I want to read this novel: “it does not feature any screeching heroines, cliched scenarios, or last-minute romantic rescues. Instead, this is a strange, startlingly original horror novel that is beautifully written” … I have to dole most anything considered horror genre to myself because I become more of a scaredy-cat with age (annoying, I know), so needless to say, I am selective.

    ~L (omphaloskepsis)

  100. Olena P

    Ohh this sounds so creepy but really good too. I am not a fan of horror, but there are paranormal elements so I def want to check it out. It sounds so dark and mysterious which is right up my alley :)

  101. Amy

    I am super excited to read this one. It’s coming up on my reading pile soon! I love dark and intriguing books!!

  102. erin

    Thanks for the great post and giveaway! I haven’t read a good “horror” book in a while… once I ran out of Dean Koontz, the rest were meh and so I’m always on the prowl :)

  103. Heather Martin

    This sounds like a fantastic debut. It definitely just shot up to the top of my to read list. I didn’t even know this existed until now so thank you >3 I have something to look forward to here…along with many others.

  104. Nicole

    I have heard nothing but fantastic things about this book so far and I cannot wait to pick it up. I am drawn to dark stories but I can’t exactly explain why. Maybe it is because it is a change of pace from my normal reads, or the tales are usually so beautifully devastating. I certainly do not like to be horrified.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  105. Heidi

    Wendy!! I was practically clapping with giddiness by the time I finished your review. I’ve honestly stepped back from requesting debut ARCs because I’ve been bitten too many times, but that just makes me all the more anxious to see reviews come out. This was one of those I was waiting on. I’m SO excited to hear that it leans the horror route. I love fractured and unreliable narrators, and I’m one of those weirdos who likes when things aren’t all neatly packaged and open to interpretation. Clearly I need to pick this one up!

  106. Rachel

    This just sounds awesome! I’ve been more interested in horror lately–I don’t know why, since I can’t watch the movies–and I’ve been looking for some YA ones. This one sounds interesting; can’t wait to read it!

  107. Cathie Dalziel

    I would love to win a copy and review this book. Books that are outside of the norm and are unique have always appealed to me and your review has intrigued me.

  108. Cathie Dalziel

    I would love to win this book to review it. Books that are different always appeal to me and your review of it has intrigued me.

  109. Erika

    You had me at “deliciously dark and savage debut” but the fact that it’s a horror story that I can pause at any time with an unusual plot were big bonuses!

  110. Kim (YA Asylum)

    You know just what to say to make me want to buy a book! Comparing this to Nova Ren Suma and Stephen King? How could I not want to read it now? I’m so glad to hear that there are horror elements in this book — I just love horror. It helps us confront our fear of the unknown and death. I also just love the shivers I get reading a good freaky tale. I’ve had my eye on this book for a while. The cover is beautiful and I follow the Class of 2K13 and every time Kate Karyus Quinn has posted something it’s always been interesting.

    This. Sounds. So. Good. I can’t wait to read it. Great review :)

  111. Amie

    I want to read it because I’ve heard nothing but amazing thing about it. Even though I am not good with horror but the story sounds so intriguing so I want to try out.

  112. Tricia C.

    I read Stephen King books as a young adult but had to stop because I was giving myself nightmares. Now that I’m older, I like the unreliable narrator because it’s so realistic. We all are unreliable!

  113. Bookworm1858

    I was really amazed with this book (also really grossed out with several parts-I think you know where). Very unique story!

  114. Erin

    it’s kind of funny because I don’t like horror movies, but I like to read horror books. I think it’s because I can stop at anytime to let reasoning catch up with my imagination.

  115. Sesana

    I love horror, and this one has a particularly intriguing premise. I also like to try books that are a little unconventional, so the idea of shifting timelines is really interesting to me. That kind of risk doesn’t always pay off, but I give a lot of respect to authors who are willing to try.

  116. Erika

    I love dark, paranormal stories and that cover looks so mysterious! Thanks for the chance to win! Hope to read this soon!

  117. Lottie Eve

    This. Looks. So. Good! I love books that are different from the norm. And the fact that you describe its the book’s structure as fractured makes me yearn for it even more!

    Great review, Wendy!

  118. Chey

    I’m very intrigued by the mystery behind this book! Can’t wait to read it!

  119. Diamond Cronen

    Well, great review! I’m really excited to read it now! It sounds SUPER unique– I love that. The story sounds like it has a lot of twists and turns (which I love, too). Can’t wait to read it

  120. ang

    What am I most excited about regarding this book?

    I’m a wimp about blood and gore, but the minute something is psychological, I’m interested, and this just seems like it’s right up my alley.

    :)

  121. Ava

    I’m a huge horror-lover, so I’m so excited to read this book! I’ve heard many awesome things and I can’t WAIT to read it! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

    Love,
    Ava

  122. Lindsay Smith

    Gotta say, the fact that all the reviews I’ve seen for this book so far mention just how unusual it is REALLY has me intrigued. Looking forward to it!

  123. Lindsay Smith

    This book sounds so interesting, and I love that all the reviews I’ve seen so far point out just how unusual it is! Has me very excited!

  124. Keertana

    I’m thrilled you enjoyed this one, but I know it isn’t for me. I’m not a fan of memory loss books and although you’ve gotten me curious about this, I doubt I’ll pick it up unless I find some extra time. Great review, though! :)

  125. Nicole Mainardi

    I’ve been hearing really good things about this book, and I can’t wait for the mystery! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  126. neednewspace

    As a young reader, I discovered the horror genre with Carrie by Stephen King. Needless to say, that first book was the start of a serious horror book and film love! I love a book that has me looking over my shoulder wondering, “what was that?!” And that keeps me up at night! (All the more time to read, right?!) Thanks for sharing this book and bringing it to the top of my TBR list! Can’t wait to read it!

  127. neednewspace

    As a young reader I first discovered the horror genre with Carrie by Stephen King. Needless to say, I have never stopped being a fan of his and a fan of the classic Horror in book or film. I love a book that has you looking over your shoulder wondering, “what was that?” Or that keeps you up at night! (Hey, it’s more time to read, right?!) This book has just moved up on my TBR list! Thanks for sharing!

  128. Elizabeth Bevins

    Your review is very intriguing! You’ve got me hooked. I want to read this one. I love the excitement of horror. I particularly like it when I can’t anticipate where things are going.

    Thanks for the entry!

  129. Sarin

    I haven’t read much deliciously creepy YA that breaks the mold. I’d love to read this. It sounds perfect.

  130. EmA

    I like switching up genres that I read and so this would be great for that. i’ve been reading to much dystopian

  131. Small Review

    wellll I AM an impatient reader, but I also trust your judgment and I’m intrigued by what you’ve said. As long as I know what I’m getting into, I think I’d like this book. I appreciate a book that can keep me on my toes and always guessing.

  132. Ning

    I love the occasional horror book because they make my pulse pound and make me forget about everything else in my life!! And this one sounds so mysterious that I’m just really looking forward to it!

  133. KikiD

    Yeah! I’m so happy you loved it! I as well loved the interesting concept and different perspectives! I agree that it isn’t something everyone would love, but it worked for me. And the actual horror and gore pleasantly surprised me.(Who would think I would say those words in the same sentence.) It definitely surprised me how the book isn’t afraid to explore things that most ya books shy away from.
    Wonderful review! And thanks to Epic Reads to offer the giveaway!
    I’m not entering the ARC giveaway. I want a hardcover for this baby ;)

  134. claire smith

    I just think it looks cool via the cover, and then I read the burb and it sounds like a book I can get emotionally involved in.

  135. Becca Bee

    Horror isn’t usually my thing, but I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book and honestly it sounds great. I do love suspense. :)

  136. ahz1

    My favorite thing about horror novels is the creepy atmosphere. I love a good horror book that sets the tone and makes the most innocuous thing scary and a book that doesn’t involve a lot of gore.

  137. The Happy Booker

    This sounds dark, disturbing, and absolutely wonderful! This is definitely going on my TBR whether I win a copy or not. Thanks for putting this book on my radar and for the opportunity to win a copy! You are, as ever, the bomb diggity Wendy :P

  138. Taylor Knight

    First, I love the cover!

    I haven’t really read a lot of horror books (I think only one. I read Ten and I really liked it) but I really want to. I love to read something so compelling, so well written, that it truly gives me the creeps.

  139. Vivien

    My favorite thing about horror novels is an unreliable narrator. It really keeps me on my toes and I crave that. This book just got bumped up to my must have wishlist. It sounds absolutely thrilling!!

  140. ohdamnbooks

    I’ve heard that Another Little Piece is creepy, but confusing and that sounds like my type of book! (:

  141. Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews)

    I know! What is with the PLL comparison in the blurb?!

    It took me a while to get grips with this one, I admit, but now days later I’m still thinking about it. I still have all the questions and a few theories. But, overall this is my kind of book (I love the ambiguity of it all (Hey, I am a big Twin Peaks fan even though I didn’t know WTH was going on there either half the time) and the writing is so, so beautiful!

    Great review, Wendy!

  142. Kaitlyn (The Bookworm)

    Ooh, I LOVE unreliable narrators, and I’m a big fan of Nova Ren Suma too. So this book definitely sounds like something I’d enjoy. :) Thanks for the helpful review, Wendy!

  143. easynailart

    I want to read a fresh story, something that’ll blow my mind away and be completely original. I love books with mysterious and unexplained endings, they leave much to the imagination:D I’ve heard a lot about this book and have high expectations:)

  144. easynailart

    I am tired of the same old YA books, repeated story lines and mind bogging cliches. This seems like a thrilling change:D

  145. turtlesread

    I’m excited to read this book because it’s so mysterious and I need a new horror fix after a disappointing contemporary ya novel.

  146. Mary @ BookSwarm

    I fear this book would frustrate me too much. I’m impatient and like all my ends nicely tied up (okay, I can deal with some loose ones but mostly, they need to be in pretty, little bows). I *do* like that it sounds so unusual, though. Maybe I’ll pick it up when I’ve got a bit more patience in me (end of the school year–yeah, I’m tapped.).

  147. gmeagher11

    Ooooh this looks really good. I love it when debut books end up being incredibly good, and your review definitely puts this at the top of my want list! Also horror is one of my favorite genres, and I’ve been looking for a good horror novel to read recently. Glad this one was awesome! I’ll definitely have to be on the lookout for it…

  148. Stormy Dawn

    I’m interested to read this book because it sounds perfectly creepy AND I’m a huge fan of books with unreliable narrators. Though, from the sound of it, this will be one I read in the daylight with all the lights on.

  149. bookblogbake.com

    This book sounds wonderfully creepy, and I’m a huge fan of unreliable narrators, which just makes me want to read it even more(but I think I’ll read this one in the daylight, with all the lights on!)

  150. L.E.

    This book sounds like a breath of fresh air, and I love unreliable narrators! I very much appreciate books with intensity, and this sounds right up my alley.

  151. L.E.

    This book sounds like a breath of fresh air, and I love unreliable narrators! I very much appreciate books with intensity, and this sounds right up my alley.

  152. Andrea C.

    This book just sounds amazing all around. I’ve read nothing but good things about it! I love horror novels that keep me up at night – of course, I hate myself when I’m awake at 3am and everything little noise is a murdering ghost out to get me – but that’s besides the point.

  153. Bonnie R

    Wow, this sounds fantastic. So glad to hear that this isn’t your typical YA paranormal (because I initially stayed away from this thinking it would be as such). You’ve definitely sold me on this, Wendy! :)

  154. Carmen B.

    Woah, I love your review! It’s so well-written and I can tell from it that I’ll love the story, even without knowing more about what occurs in it :) Unrealiable narrators are always so awesomly unsettling and I enjoy a novel where not every little thing is explained to death and you have to really use your brain to figure things out!
    Wish I lived in the US so I could participate in the giveaway…

  155. YA Book Queen

    “With shifting timelines, shocking acts, and the uncomfortable sensation of being constantly unbalanced” – sounds like a fascinating story and writing style. I’m definitely curious about this book!

    I love horror novels because a good horror story will surprise readers in the end. Plus, eerie and creepy stories are just fun to read sometimes. ;)

  156. Aspen Firefly

    I’ve just recently begun to dabble in reading horror books, and so far I’ve really liked what I’ve read! This book sounds very interesting!

  157. Aspen Firefly

    I’ve just recently begun to dabble in reading horror books and I really have liked what I have read so far! This book seems awesome!

  158. Nikki Vanderhoof

    I’ve had this on my To Read list prior to your review but honestly want to read it MORE after reading your review. Books that don’t tie up all the loose ends and make everything hunky dory for the characters are my favorite. I feel like they are more true to life and really to me it’s more realistic to kind of be dumped into the middle of a story and then be pulled out just as crazily. Can’t wait!

  159. Jill

    I’ve been excited for this book ever since I saw the cover and blurb–which suggest a curious, everything-is-not-what-it-seems mystery. But now I’m even MORE excited after reading “Strongly recommended for mature YA readers.” I love YA to death, but for the past year, I fear I’ve been growing out of the stories that skew younger. Glad to hear this will please an older audience.

  160. Mê-Linh

    I am getting more and more into the unreliable POV book – so this seems like a great example! Also love deliciously creepy books!

  161. Mê-Linh

    I am getting more and more into the unreliable POV novel, so am excited that this seems to be a good example of that. Plus – a deliciously creepy book is always welcome :)

  162. Nikki R

    I am so excited for this book! I’m honestly not a huge fan of ‘horror’, per se, but this sounds like an incredibly multi-layered story, and I’m intrigued by the ‘dreaminess’ that you and other reviews have mentioned. It sounds like this is a seriously unique and engrossing book. Can’t wait!!

  163. Erika A

    I’m excited for this book because it sounds extremely creepy and mysterious. I love horror novels that can make me afraid to turn off the lights and give me goose bumps.