Another Little Piece

Another Little Piece

by Kate Karyus Quinn


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062135933
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 331,373
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Kate Karyus Quinn is an avid reader and a menthol ChapStick addict. She has lived in California and Tennessee but recently made the move back to her hometown of Buffalo, New York, with her husband and two children in tow. She promised them wonderful people, amazing food, and weather that would . . . build character. She is also the author of Another Little Piece and (Don’t You) Forget About Me. You can visit Kate online at

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Another Little Piece 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have read in a while. It was suspenseful, and truly surprised me and kept me guessing. I am really looking forward to reading more from this author!
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperTeen and Edelweiss.) 17-year-old Annaliese has been missing for over a year, and most people believe her to be dead, when suddenly she is found. But Annaliese isn’t Annaliese. Not really, and not just because of the trauma. No, Annaliese is really someone else living inside Annaliese’s body, only she can’t remember how she came to be there, or what she really is. All she remembers is the cloying taste of blood, and that she only has until her 18th birthday to figure things out. Who is the girl inside Annaliese? What happened to the real Annaliese? And when will this impostor remember who and what she is? This was an interesting mix of paranormal and mystery, although I wished that the answers would have come quicker! The impostor – who came to call herself ‘Anna’ was quite a mixed up character. She knew that she wasn’t Annaliese, but she didn’t know who she actually was. She referred to Annaliese’s parents as ‘the mom’ and ‘the dad’ because she was so sure that they were not her parents, and didn’t even want to wear Annaliese’s clothes because they didn’t feel like they belonged to her. I felt a bit sorry for Anna in this respect because if I had been her I would have been seriously confused as well. It was so difficult for her to get along knowing that she wasn’t who she appeared to be, and not knowing who she really was, especially when it seemed that she must be some sort of a monster. The storyline was mainly concerned with the mystery of who and what Anna was, and what would happen on her 18th birthday. I did like the mystery aspect of the story, but I thought that the pacing was just a little too slow, and the answers too long in coming. While hints were dropped, it seemed to take forever for the plot to move along, which got pretty annoying and made me less enthusiastic about this book than I expected. The ending was okay, and I think I understand what happened, I’m just not sure that the ending was that satisfying. Maybe it was just because the book seemed to drag that made the ending feel less worthwhile after the 400+ pages it took to get there, or maybe I just wanted a different ending, but I didn’t really feel that Anna got a happily ever after. Overall; an interesting YA paranormal/mystery story. 7 out of 10.
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
I don't know how to start this review to be honest. I'm still not sure what I think of this one! Maybe by the end, we can figure out my feels together. LOL. I don't typically read horror, but I was so intrigued by this one, how could I pass it up?! I think my biggest issue with this book was that I had a lot of trouble understanding the layers of what was going on. In fact, my brain was starting to hurt from trying to get everything straight and figure it all out! And maybe that's the genius behind this book. Needless to say I couldn't just read this one straight through. I'd read for a bit and then find myself easily distracted because I was a bit lost. Kate did an amazing job writing-wise. The way that she incorporated Annaliese's poems into this story was nothing short of brilliant. Not to mention, it really foretold a lot of what was to come. So make sure you read them! There is jumping around back and forth between 'girls' so it did take a minute to get my head wrapped around that, but all in all Kate did a good job of bringing it all back and tying everything together. This book is definitely not for the light-hearted. It is an emotional read and at parts a bit twisted. It is also a bit drawn out. It is a very slow build up to really get to the heart of the matter where things finally start making some sort of sense. The main character, Annaliese, is not really Annaliese Gordon, who was thought dead after going missing after a party. I definitely want to keep this spoiler free, so I won't add anything to that. This girl goes by Anna, and tries to fit herself into Annaliese's former life. However, she is confronted with overprotective, oversensitive parents; a boy who feels guilty for what occurred the night of the party and is trying to make amends; and the next door neighbor, another boy who is always with his video camera. I felt for Anna's character. Here she is bombarded with all of these outside factors, when she doesn't remember that life at all. It is bad enough she keeps getting these visions and to add to her confusion further, a different boy pops up claiming to know her and be in love with her and that he knows what is going on and what is happening to her. I did like Dex, the boy next door. He also has a special gift, but he wants to help Anna and get to know her, even though she knows it's a bad idea for both of them. He is known as an outcast, a freak by many, but Anna finds her solace in him many times throughout the book. Again, there is so much to say about this book, but it would definitely give everything away, so I will be brief. Definitely give this one a shot if the above factors I stated do not bother you. *I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review*
chapterxchapter More than 1 year ago
I have been so excited to read Another Little Piece by author Kate Karyus Quinn that it isn’t even funny. Seriously, all I wanted since I heard about the novel was to get reading but *sigh* I never got the chance until recently. Wow. Was this read not worth the wait! I loved every moment spent reading Another Little Piece. It was dark, romantic and absolutely amazing. After waking up in the woods and covered in blood, Annaliese Gordon stumbled into a high school party deranged and then was gone. After a year of people searching for her Annaliese is found hundreds of miles away from her home town with barely any memory of her life before whatever happened to her in the woods. Annaliese is brought back into the life that she used to have despite her lack of memory and is pushed to be her parents’ daughter again. The only problem is that Annaliese can’t think of them as her parents and she can’t think of this life as her life because she knows the truth: she isn’t Annaliese Gordon she’s somebody else. Her memories are fragmented and clouded. She only remembers bits and pieces of what happened to the real Annaliese Gordon, she continues to have memories that aren’t always hers and some are the memories of other girls who went missing. Eventually Annaliese learns the truth behind these memories and the terrifying, dark truth behind who she really is and the never-ending cycle that she is trapped in unless she can understand her past. Another Little Piece is such a dark read and I loved it for that. The descriptions were haunting at times and the writing just made it feel so real. Whenever I think back to the novel all I can thinking about is how dark the novel would get and poor Annaliese who made a deal with the devil which resulted in the following. 1) Her losing her virginity to her crush in the woods 2) Seeing another girl in the woods (who will be unnamed because spoilers) 3) Cut out that girl’s heart and ate it. Seriously, a novel does not get any darker than when it begins to describe cutting out a human heart and characters who eat hearts. What I didn’t expect from Another Little Piece was the supernatural aspect of the novel. I honestly didn’t expect this read to become so surreal (and I mean that in a good way).  Not only was there a plot twist that I didn’t expect when it came to how Annaliese came to be the way she I snow but there is a huge, twisted and dark plot behind who Annaliese isn’t and what this means for her and the cycle that she is caught up in that will result in *spoiler spoiler spoiler* Not only did this have me very excited to keep on reading but it also had me very interested to see what would happen next to Annaliese and the love interests introduced in the novel. Yes you heard right apart from how disturbing this read can get (and I also mean that in a good way) there is also a lot of romance brought into it. While some of it isn’t a relationship you might want (i.e. Annaliese and Logan a.k.a. the boy who stole her virginity then left her in the woods where events unfolded) there is another that you will adore! I know that the romance had me getting all emotional inside and lovey dovey. I would recommend Another Little Piece to fans of authors like Brenna Yovanoff  and Kendare Blake, readers who want a novel that is supernatural, dark and gritty and readers who want a novel that they won’t want to put down.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
I am not exactly sure what this story was about. Yes, I read it but...............still don't know. I would describe it as a paranormal romance. It involved withches, vampires??......maybe.......cannibals??......maybe. Oh well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im the type of person who loves a good horror factor in any story but this book left me scared! I could put it down love it so much :3
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Another Little Piece is a lot of things: spooky, original, horrific, well-written. Unfortunately it's also gory, violent and kind of gross. Going in I wanted to enjoy this mystery and the creepy circumstances surrounding the story. Ultimately though, I couldn't get past the gore and slow pacing. Quinn gives a lot of intriguing details throughout her non-linear story but never quite enough to hold my attention. Readers who enjoyed Where It Began by Anne Redisch Stempler, Fracture by Megan Miranda or Frost by Marianna Baer may find a lot to love in this one. Definitely for dedicated readers ready to immerse themselves in the story as this one has a lot going on.
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Margot66WA More than 1 year ago
This is a new genre for me so I wasn't sure quite what to expect. The story pulled me in from the very first page and kept me captivated until the last page. Excellently written. I am a fan.
StephWard More than 1 year ago
'Another Little Piece' is a young adult novel that combines horror, mystery, paranormal elements, and thrills to create a masterpiece of fiction. The story tells the story of Annaliese Rose Gordon and how she is found after being missing for almost a year. She has no recollection of who she is, where she has been, or what happened to her while she was missing. The only thing that she is sure of is the fact that she is not Annaliese Rose Gordon. She's someone else entirely. Soon Annaliese begins to have strange visions of different girls from different times. She feels like she knows these girls somehow, but she just can't put the memories together. The only possession that she has that is uniquely hers is a razor with the names of eight girls carved into it. Once Annaliese's memories come back to her in full force, she discovers she is at the heart of a deadly cycle that has kept her repeating her mistakes continuously - unless she can finally piece together the rest of the mysteries of her past and stop the cycle for good. This novel was like nothing else I have ever had the pleasure of reading before. I love really messed up and creepy books - and this one is definitely at the top of the list for me. I really didn't know what to expect when I picked it up, but suffice it to say that it far surpassed any hopes I had for it and then some. There were so many elements to the story that had me reeling from page to page. The plot was completely unique and original - there's nothing like it out there. The characters were all well written with distinct personalities and quirks - which definitely plays a big part in the book. The story line mixed so many genres together - horror, supernatural/paranormal elements, mystery, thriller, action, suspense - that you can't pin this book to one label. I literally read as fast as I could so I could find out what was going to happen next and to attempt to figure out what the hell was really happening. This book seriously had me mystified up until the very end - which is a true first for me. I rarely run into a mystery that I can't solve before the characters - but with this one, I met my match and lost. I could go on forever ranting and gushing about the sheer excellence of this novel. It definitely will not be for everyone. There are some really disturbing scenes in the story and I need to mention again how truly messed up this book is (in the best way possible!) - so those who don't like that type of fiction probably should read with caution. To those readers who share my love of all things creepy, messed up, dark, and twisted - READ THIS BOOK NOW. SERIOUSLY. I cannot recommend it highly enough and my review surely isn't doing it justice. AND - it was her debut! That completely blew me away when I found out. The writing was compelling and fast paced with vivid details and descriptions that had me feeling like I was experiencing everything right along with the characters. The author's immense talent is evident right from the start and her ability to create this alternate reality/world was ridiculously magnificent. Needless to say, I will be stalking this author and eagerly awaiting her next book. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If i could write a review with no stars i would. This book ended just as bad as it began. I wished i would not have wasted my time. The story made no sense at all. I finished hoping, wishing and praying that at some point the story line would come together but it never did. I really can't believe that someone even published this book.
majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
Another Little Piece could be described in one short phrase: A COMPLETE MIND MELT. Yup, this book was so freaking... CONFUSING.. CREEPY.. ADDICTING... MIND BLOWING... and HORRIFYING. Phew, now all these emotions are out of the way, I can think a little bit clearly. Before starting Another Little Piece, I read a couple of reviews on goodreads and while all say it was confusing, they enjoyed it at the end. I was a bit wary of the sudden change in POVs everyone mentioned as well as how crazy the plot is. However I am so happy that I ended up reading it because this book was worth every minute I spent on it.  The plot... I don't know if I can explain it without 1) spoiling it for everyone, 2) Not sounding like a crazy blabbering person. So, I will just say that a ton of crazy stuff happens.. like a ton. Some that disturbed me.. immensely, and others that aided in the mind melt. In all honesty I was so fhdks;fhsldkfh confused (yes, that is the only way I could SHOW you guys my confusion) in the beginning, not knowing what is going to happen. I have to admit I am not someone who can stomach any gory scenes so I was hoping the book wasn't like that. I am happy to say it mostly isn't, except for a few scenes that I am choosing to block out right now. I have to say I figured out the mystery early on, but not sure if that is the doing of the author or not. However you don't wait till the end for the mystery to be revealed, the author feeds it to us little by little, keeping the readers hooked. One scene towards the end actually made me have a Eureka! moment then an "EWW" moment, but it is all good right now.  I read in one of the reviews that this book doesn't really have romance but I have to disagree. If you are a reader who has to have a romance, but is happy even if it is insignificant compared to the main plot, in their books, then you won't be disappointed here. The romance, or at least the love interest, appears in a ton of scenes and I honestly loved him to bits. He was sweet, kind, and was seriously my safety net when it came to the craziness of this novel. It seems like the main protagonist, Anne, agreed with me! I just think this novel was brilliantly crafted, from the twisted plot down to all the main and supporting characters as well as the way she made them feel so real, which made this novel even creepier. The only reason I didn't give this book 5 stars is because it made me highly uncomfortable at parts, but other than that, it was perfect. I definitely recommend it to all thriller fans.. or actually, all YA fans, because this novel wasn't something I would have ever read, so you YA-ers, give this book a chance, you won't regret it! 
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
When I got into this book, I expected a mystery thriller. But, WOW did this book catch me by surprise. Plot: First, thing 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 need 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 cryptic 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.
Melissa_S_Leventhal More than 1 year ago
Reading this book reminded me seeing the film Memento. You get limited information about characters, so you get to journey with them on their path of discovery. But unlike Memento I didn't have a raging headache after from trying to keep up with the storytelling. I wouldn't recommend this for younger YA, unless they have an advanced maturity level, as there is some gore and sexual situations that some parents may not find appropriate for a tween/young teen. Overall, a very admirable effort by a "new" author that shows originality and talent. I look forward to reading her next novel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully written YA book that left me afraid to turn off the lights. I'm normally such a wuss, but even though there some pretty bloody scenes, the writing is so elegant, and the story so mysterious, I couldn't turn away. I never saw the twists and turns coming as Annaliese works to discover the truth about herself. A great read!
MattCH More than 1 year ago
This truly original story keeps the reader guessing and wondering until the absolute ending... with the protagonist not knowing or understanding what is happening to her(s) and discovering it all at the same time as the reader. Packed with many twists and turns and moments where it seems certain where it is going, before turning around yet again, this story remains engaging, entertaining, and frustrating in the very best way all throughout.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is drug out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started well enough, but had a struggle to finish the book.  Very difficult to follow, and references to media and mucks were not what would be expected for a teenager and her 40 something parents. Afterwards I think the concept was good, but boil it down and the girls are selling their lives for sex with their crush, seriously?   Who in their right mind would say, sure, my life is worth having my high school crush "fall in love" with me but I have to have sex with him and then game over, I give up my life for that.  That is a sick story for teenage girls, and any woman for that matter.