Friday, June 28, 2013

Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 432pgs

The Story

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.

The Review

A big thanks to the publisher on Edelweiss for accepting my request in reading this book early!

ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE is one of the most different books I've read this year. There's no doubt about it. But personally for me, while I found this book had a great concept going for it and was entirely original in terms of its own storyline and the direction it was heading towards, but in the execution itself I just found it was too complicated for my taste.

But don't get me wrong here. It was still an okay book. I mean, when I first started reading ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE, I thought the book opened on a great note and introduced something new to the paranormal-like genre that I haven't quite seen before which was great. After all, the world Kate Karyus Quinn created and the strange events that constantly surround the main character were so undeniably interesting and it only made me want to keep reading more and more of it. But once I reached the mid-point of the book, I quickly began to forget about all of the characters and when you add certain flashbacks (ones coming out of nowhere mind you) it all just confused the hell out of me and soon ruined my enjoyment of the entire book. Not because it was a bad book but rather because I didn't understand what was going on at the time until the very end of it. . . so it was very disappointing in that aspect.

Overall, ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE is quite a difficult book to read and it's only redemption was the ending where most things began to click into place (well most of them at least). So whether you're into a complicated storyline or not, it's really up to the reader themselves to figure out what to like about this particular book, but regardless of that, I thought the book was entirely original and I'll definitely give it that.

The Rating
2/5 stars


  1. I've heard a lot of great things about this one, but also that it's REALLY different from other books. It's too bad it didn't work for you! I'll probably give it a shot at some point, but if I have the same trouble following it that you did, then I'll probably give up. Very informative review!

    -Taylor @ Reading is the Thing

    1. Thank you, Taylor. It's pity this book didn't work out so great for me but I think it really depends on the reader. Still, it did have a great concept going for it! :)

  2. I actually haven't read ANY reviews for this prior to reading yours so I've had no idea what this is about...I'm sorry this was disappointing for you :( I hate it when I get so confused, it ruins my enjoyment of the book...but I'm still really intrigued by this, so I think I'll give it a try anyway. Thanks for the honest review, Erin<3

    1. Yeah me too. I don't mind being confused now and then because it's really interesting that way (and it keeps your mind active haha) but in this case it was really confusing. But again, the book had a great concept and I think a lot of people might enjoy it. Thanks Shirley! :)

  3. Hmm! This does sound a little confusing. The fact that it's horror and has been compared with Stephen King makes me really want to read it, but I will keep your review in mind if/when I do!

    1. It was confusing but yes the whole comparing thing to Stephen King was what interested me in the first place and in the horror element I think it nailed it in that aspect! :)


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