Little Monsters by Kara Thomas – Review

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Book Description

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.

About Kara Thomas

Kara is the author of The Darkest Corners from Random House/Delacorte. She is also the author of the Prep School Confidential series from St. Martin’s Griffin under the pen name Kara Taylor. Kara has written for Warner Brothers Television and currently writes full-time on Long Island, where she lives with her husband and rescue cat.

My Thoughts

I had to read this book once I found it was for the fans of Pretty Little Liars! Kacey is the new girl in town with a very mysterious past. Her new step-family are accepting of their newest addition and so are her new friendship group, Bailey and Jade. But when Bailey disappears one night, fingers start to point and a few of them are turned her way.

I like books that intrude on the dark, secret lives of teenage girls and this book did so in an exciting yet unpredictable way. From sneaking out at midnight to parties, to holding seances in haunted and abandoned buildings, this book was a series of exhilarating scenes tied together with both the reader and the characters second-guessing everyone’s motives. It was fascinating to see how the characters evolved and you could slowly see their motivations take shape.

I love books that keep me guessing throughout the story. The more complicated the mystery, the more invested I am in the plot, the characters and especially the ending. I always try to guess the twist. It’s part of why I love murder-mystery books so much. It’s like I’m transported into the story, alongside the main character, trying to figure out what is going on. I loved the writing! Thomas managed to hide everything in plain sight.

Little Monsters will definitely surprise you. This book has a lot of punch-you-in-your-guts action. It honestly left me so conflicted and dumbfounded, which is 100% a good thing. It’s a lesson that people can surprise you, in both a good way and a very bad one. That you might never truly know the person next to you and appearances can be incredibly deceiving. If you love books that keep you on your edge, you definitely need to read Little Monsters! Go check out this amazing book on Amazon here.

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