Welcome to my ‘A Spotlight On…’ feature. In this feature, I plan to highlight and give some bookish love to some of my favourite authors.
For my third post for this feature, I decided to focus on the wonderful Kate Karyus Quinn. Kate is such a unique author. I can’t even begin to explain her writing style, but there’s something about Kate’s writing that pulls me in.
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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?:
Close Your Eyes- Sophie McKenzie