Release Date: June 11, 2013
Source: Publisher (Edelweiss)
Goodreads Stars: 1
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.
Another Little Piece has been getting a lot of very positive reviews. That's one of the reasons I was so excited to read it this week. I had been planning on saving it for the debut-a-thon, but I just couldn't wait any longer. Unfortunately, Another Little Piece didn't meet my expectations.
My main reason for requesting this was the promising creep factor. I love nothing more than a good scare (except Gannicus, maybe), and the more a book manages to freak me out and have me hearing bumps in the night the better. The lack of creepiness, however, was my biggest disappointment with this book. Sure, it had loads of potential, but I wasn't a fan of the execution. Maybe it was the author's writing style, since the cannibalism and the bloody scenes certainly should have been creepy. The imagery just wasn't there.
I don't have much to say about the characters, since I wasn't drawn in by any of them. I would have preferred less romance, though. Anna didn't need a love interest while she was still trying to figure out what had happened to her.
At about 40%, I started skimming. That's always a bad sign. I tried to get into this book, I really did, but by that point my extreme disappointment overwhelmed me and I just didn't care any more. Nothing interesting was happening, and the book couldn't pull me in.
Another Little Piece is one huge disappointment. I was bored throughout, and when you struggle not to skim a book from 10%, the book must be really freakin' dull. I wouldn't recommend it, and I'm going to sit here and sulk for the rest of the day because I was very excited for this one. *huffs*