Release Date: June 11, 2013
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Noble
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.My Thoughts:
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
This was soooo good and all kinds of creepy! I had an idea when I went into this but I was so wrong and what ended up playing out has to be one of the coolest ideas ever!
Annalise wakes up by herself with no idea who she is. She has no recollection of anything before waking up and so she starts walking, but she isn't walking to find help she is walking with a purpose. Something is telling her which direction to go and she doesn't understand it, she just knows she has to go wherever that invisible string is puling her. When she eventually comes upon people everything kind of comes together and her family is found and she gets to go home. Her story doesn't end there though, nobody knows what happened to her and Annalise isn't the daughter her parents lost a year ago. Things are different, Annalise knows something is going on but she can't figure it out. When the pieces slowly start coming together and we start seeing flashbacks all kinds of craziness comes out and holy moly is it insane!
I love creepy stories and I think this one tops my list! I have never read something like this before and I am still blown away. The way the story unfolds is brilliant! We get to see little bits and pieces throughout which for me was like putting a really confusing puzzle together and just when I thought I had the puzzle figured out I realized I put about a million pieces in the wrong place.
I really enjoyed the writing. The author had a wonderful way of bringing everything to life and I felt like I was right there in the story. I so didn't want to be there but I was and I was completely lost in the story. I wanted to know what was going on and I know I made that "OMG" face about 100 times because the imagery is just so gross and icky but again I loved every single page!
The only thing that bothered me was Logan. I really felt like he got a horrible deal in this story and I really wish that he had a better ending. Yes he did a jerky thing, but he was influenced and I am not sure if he would have done certain things of his own free will. In the end I really hoped things would have turned out differently for him and I felt like his story didn't add anything at the end except for shock value. I was completely shocked and so sad by what happened.
Other Logan's part of the story I loved this! It was creepy and insane and just what I was looking for!