Another Little Piece


How did I get it?:
Edelweiss, thanks to Harper Teen


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.


I’d heard a lot of good things about Another Little Piece which usually worries me. I don’t always like a book that has been hyped. I think it’s because I go into reading it expecting to be blown away and my expectations have been set too high which results in me wondering what on Earth the fuss was all about. Luckily for me, this didn’t happen with Another Little Piece. I adored it. It is one of the most strangest, creepiest books I’ve read in a long time.

I can see why some readers might not like this book though. Another Little Piece is confusing, it jumps around from memory to memory and it has quite a few characters to get your head around. I had to really concentrate on it when I was reading it, otherwise I might’ve got lost in the story. Whilst this would put some readers off, it made me keep on reading. For once I really liked being confused, because Kate Karyus Quinn had built this amazing atmosphere. It really is incredibly creepy. Kate Karyus Quinn doesn’t shy away from using gory detail. There’s gory detail in abundance which really made my stomach churn. I don’t usually like reading overly gory books but this one was so well written it really fit with the story. Some of the descriptions are not for the faint hearted.

My favourite thing about Another Little Piece is the writing. It’s just so haunting and descriptive. It may not tie up loose ends, but it worked for me. I think it will stay with me for a while. It’s a daring debut novel from an author to watch out for.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

Reading next:
Close Your Eyes- Sophie McKenzie


9 thoughts on “Another Little Piece

  1. This sounds really interesting. And I completely agree about things being hyped up. I hate opening a book or going into a movie thinking that it’s supposed to be amazing and just finding it a bit of a let down. That’s probably why I’ve avoided Harry Potter for all these years!

    • It is a decent read! I was really impressed. It’s not my usual style of book. I’ve suffered from hyped books not being amazing recently, so I’m always so cautious when approaching a hyped book.

  2. I have to admit that I’m sometimes real oblivious to hype because I didn’t see (or maybe I didn’t notice) too much hype for this book. I only heard about it from one of my friends and I thought it was a real intriguing read. 🙂 Great review, Chrissi! 😀

  3. I just finished reading Another Little Piece, I liked the same things as you: writing, you never knew what to expect and the gory/scary details. It definitely deserves some award for originality.
    But the things that bugged me are that there were no normal/realistic characters in the whole book. Everyone had some tragic/huge problem.
    Great review.

    • I completely agree. It is very original. I also have to agree with you about the lack of normal/realistic characters. That said, I really did enjoy it! Thanks for your comment!

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