Author Of The Week: Chat with Kara Thomas (Little Monsters)!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Kara Thomas (Little Monsters)!

Welcome to our weekly special feature post, Author Of The Week!!

Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release!

We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!

 

 

 

Introducing Kara Thomas, YABC's Author of the Week!!

Kara is the author of the critically acclaimed THE DARKEST CORNERS. Her new book, LITTLE MONSTERS, is coming July 25th from Random House/Delacorte. She’s written for everything from her high school newspaper to Warner Brothers Television. You can find her on Long Island, bingeing on true crime podcasts and TV shows.

 

 

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Meet Little Monsters!

For fans of Pretty Little Liars, Little Monsters is a new psychological thriller, from the author of The Darkest Corners, about appearances versus reality and the power of manipulation amongst teenage girls.

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.

 

 

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YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write this book?
It was a combination of a real life case that haunted me once I heard about it, and my own high school experiences being in a three-way friendship with two other girls.
 
 
 
YABC:   Which came first, the title or the novel?
The novel for sure—it’s always such a difficult process titling my books. It’s hard to find thriller titles that A. aren’t overly vague, and B. specific enough to tell the reader something about the book.
 
 
 
YABC:   What do you like most about the cover of the book?
I love that there’s subtle symbolism to it. I can’t say much more without spoilers, but when I saw it, I knew the designer had read the book or at least understood the central theme.



 

YABC:  What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2017?
I can’t wait to read Brandy Colbert’s Little & Lion, out in August. I loved her first book, Pointe, and everyone I know who has read Little & Lion raves about it.

 

 

YABC:  What was your favorite book in 2016?
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.

 

 

YABC:  What’s up next for you?
My next mystery/thriller is called The Cheerleaders and it will be out Summer 2018.
 
 
YABC:  Which character gave you the most trouble when writing your latest book?
Kacey was a tough character to pin down in Little Monsters—a big part of her personality is that she is closed off and has difficulty trusting people and opening up to them, so it was hard to get her to open up to me, the writer.

 

 

YABC:  Which part of the writing process do you enjoy more: Drafting or Revising?
It depends on the book. I liked revising Little Monsters better, because the first draft of the story was a skeleton, but I liked drafting my newest book, The Cheerleaders, more. I had had more time to plan out that book, so drafting was more enjoyable.
 
 
 
YABC:  Is there an organization or cause that is close to your heart?
Every year I support North Shore Animal League, the shelter that rescued my cat, Felix.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Little Monsters

By: Kara Thomas

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Release Date: July 25th, 2017 

 

 

 

 

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Comments 4

Danielle on Monday, 17 July 2017 21:55

I love the mystery aspect in the story. I read a sample from my library and it really hooked me!

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I love the mystery aspect in the story. I read a sample from my library and it really hooked me!
Susan Light on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:38

I can't wait to read this book. I've been hearing lots of great things about it.

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I can't wait to read this book. I've been hearing lots of great things about it.
Mindy on Friday, 04 August 2017 23:34

The cover looks amazing and the synopsis sounds great!!!

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The cover looks amazing and the synopsis sounds great!!!
Lily M. on Saturday, 05 August 2017 04:16

Wow this book sounds good, something i'll like to check out ??

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Wow this book sounds good, something i'll like to check out ??

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