Review: Another Little Piece

Jul •  23 •  2013

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Review: Another Little PieceAnother Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
Series: Stand Alone
Published by HarperTeen on June 11th 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Thriller
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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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.

When I got into this book, I expected a mystery thriller. But, WOW did this book catch me by surprise.

Plot: First,  the plot is well written. It pulls the reader in with the mystery of Annalise and where she’s been. Having no memory and as stranger always leaving cryptic messages, I was fully intrigued. The more I dived into Annalise’s head and the  more  I saw, the more I became attached and utterly wowed by what is actually happening.

Movement:  What bothered me the most is the development of the story. It moved slowly (a little slow for my liking) and really I’m an impatient reader. Once questions start popping in my head, I begin rushing my reading cause I needed to know. Even though it was slow, I understood that the foundation for the story needed to be set in order for the reader to understand.

Love/Friendship/Deal with evil: Now there are a few parts of the story that start to look hopeful and the next thing you know, BAM! Right back into darkness. Just when you think you got it figured out, your lost again cause of a cyrptic message. Not to mention, that once I got last few chapters and all was revealed I was like,” WHAAAAAAAT!”

The detailing of the story is what makes it beautiful. It’s the little things that you catch as your reading. Her covered in blood, memory loss, a friend from the past. Every thing put together makes for an excellent thriller. Terrifying and solid,  Another Little Piece is great.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Ellen
    Jul 23, 2013

    I have been really curious about this book and have been trying to make up my mind about it. You have convinced me I need to check it out. Great review.

    • Savannah
      Jul 23, 2013

      Thanks! Hope you get a chance to read it.

  2. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Jul 23, 2013

    I definitely want to try this! I’ve been reading a lot amnesia plots, but this one seems like it adds something different, with the horror themes. Thanks for the review!

    • Savannah
      Jul 23, 2013

      This author is like Stephen King but for teens.

  3. Amy @ Book Loving Mom
    Jul 23, 2013

    I started this and was really liking it, but due to the slowness, I stopped at like 60%. I have been meaning to get back to it.

    • Savannah
      Jul 23, 2013

      I know what you mean. Hopefully, you’ll get a chance to finish it.

      • Amy @ Book Loving Mom
        Jul 24, 2013

        I definitely want to get back to it. I just have to play catch up on some other books first.

  4. Candace
    Jul 23, 2013

    I’ve been very curious about this one. I am an impatient reader too, if it gets slow I skim. But this sounds so intriguing and I’m just dying to know more!

  5. Oh this sounds delish! Love twisty stories. Also love to go… “WHAT?!” LOL

  6. Wow, this one sounds intriguing! I too get impatient sometimes with books but I also love books that require you to pay attention to the clues. The review kind of makes it sound like Memento!

  7. This book. I am so torn about whether I want to read this book or not. I’m like you, I’m impatient. Slow moving plots are not my favorite. But after your review, I think I’ve made up my mind. I’ve got to know what this book is all about. I’m a sucker for cryptic messages that make you think you know what is going on, but in reality you have no clue. I love a good thriller!

  8. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Jul 25, 2013

    I really enjoyed this one and I am not usually a horror fan.

  9. Lizzy
    Jul 26, 2013

    I’ve been wanting to read this book since I first saw the cover. Reading your review makes my mouth water. I love good dark stories.