Friday, September 8, 2017

Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

Rating: 1-Star

Summary on 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..." [+ more]

I thought I was going to enjoy this book because Inside the Mind of a Bibliophile recommended it. Unfortunately, this book was not for me.

Don't keep reading because this review is FULL of SPOILERS!


From the very first chapter I knew that something was wrong with Lauren, Kacey's sister (stupid or something like that). So what happened to Bailey? Well...! Her best friend, Jade, killed her because Bailey would move out of town and Jade wanted Bailey all for herself. Question #1, where did this obsession come from? Okay, some people are sociopath just because.

So... stupid Lauren believes that some 'Red Woman' exist (a ghost or something, I didn't get it) and told her to kill Bailey or Lauren's entire family would be killed. Now, mind you, Lauren is 13 so, unless she had some type of mental problem (which was never mentioned) I don't know why she would believe this bullshit.

AND...!!! The best part, Bailey kept a diary where she wrote everything (bout wanting to kill Kacey) which was (obviously) found to solve the mystery.

Lauren gets 8 years in a psychiatric institution because "Jade had preyed on a young girl who was vulnerable to manipulation." Psychiatric evaluation suggested that "Lauren had experienced a psychotic break as the result of the stress in her life. She didn't know right from wrong at the time of killing." Question #2, Where did Lauren's stress come from? Why was she stressed? Because she wasn't invited to a party and her mean friend was texting her pictures of the party she was missing?

Seriously, this plot, story, and characters are just ridiculous.