Little Monsters - Book Review

Monday, 23 April 2018

Started: April 14, 2018 | Finished: April 21, 2018

Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
Published by Delacorte Press on July 25th, 2017
Genre: YA, Mystery 
Pages: 324
Book Edition: Paperback, A.R.C.
No. of times read: 1
Links: Goodreads

Kacey is the new girl in Broken Falls. When she moved in with her father, she stepped into a brand-new life. A life with a stepbrother, a stepmother, and strangest of all, an adoring younger half sister.

Kacey’s new life is eerily charming compared with the wild highs and lows of the old one she lived with her volatile mother. And everyone is so nice in Broken Falls—she’s even been welcomed into a tight new circle of friends. Bailey and Jade invite her to do everything with them.

Which is why it’s so odd when they start acting distant. And when they don’t invite her to the biggest party of the year, it doesn’t exactly feel like an accident.

But Kacey will never be able to ask, because Bailey never makes it home from that party. Suddenly, Broken Falls doesn’t seem so welcoming after all—especially once everyone starts looking to the new girl for answers.

Kacey is about to learn some very important lessons: Sometimes appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes when you’re the new girl, you shouldn’t trust anyone.
Rating: 4.5/5

My Review:

This book was so good!! I found it to be a really good YA mystery that left me guessing right until the end which is what you want in a good mystery book. I enjoyed the characters for the most part. I also really liked how the book was written, most of it was told from Kacey's perspective but I liked how every now and then we'd get a journal entry style chapter from Bailey's perspective.

The only things that took this book from a 5 star to 4.5 was Kacey. Now I actually liked Kacey as a character, but it was just little things that I wasn't a fan of. Like how furious she would get about being a potential suspect when she was acting so suspicious throughout the whole book. Anytime something happened, she was more often than not there which is super suspicious in my books. Also I completely understand why she was acting the way she was, but I think because I'm such a rule follower I couldn't relate in some cases. But then again, I don't know how I would be if my best friend went missing. But I don't think I would compete actual crimes just because I'm curious to find out.

Those are just small little things that didn't bother me too much because I was captivated throughout the whole book regardless. I'm not going to say what the outcome of Bailey missing is, but I will say that it wasn't what I expected. Not going to reveal if that's good or bad. I will say though that I love when books aren't predictable and are surprising. Like when the big reveal comes, and then you need to finish the book then and there because you have to find out everything from that point on, I love that! I found this book did a really good job with that, and that's why I would recommend this to anyone who wants a good mystery book to read.

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