Annaliese Rose Gordon doesn't know who or what she is. In order to know, she would have to search her past full of dark secrets. On her path to discovery, she must put together the pieces of her past "in order to escape the horrors of her future."
The story begins with Annaliese being interrogated on a hospital after she showed up unexpectedly after being nearly a year missing. Doctor Grimace and Gloom thinks something is off with her. " Out of those seven hundred and fifty-two brains, only four have behaved in ways that I could not understand...I determined after extensive testing that those brains are aberrations to the point of no longer being technically human." "Yours is the fourth brain. And makes you my first living monster."
And something is off, she isn't Annaliese but someone else living on her body. She doesn't remembers anything. She only knows that she needs to find herself. Anna Martin who is now living Annaliese Rose Gordon's life. Who may not be even human. "Annaliese was gone. Anna was dust. (They) might never be found." Her choices may be the only thing that will save her.
Annaliese doesn't seem like an evil person but something evil is surrounding her. An strange boy named Eric. An razor blade. Missing girls. A mysterious man known as the Physician. A birthday never to come. In all her past and her unknown future. In the present, while she struggles with her new life and body, her odd next door neighbor, Dex captures her attention. Dex has been on a lot of crazy and dark places since his best friend killed him self and his mom locked herself away from civilization including him. They both "have come a long distance" but together they would " finally find a safe place to rest."
Another Little Piece is a masterpiece. Dark and eerie. Mythical. Original. Mind-bending. Creepy. A whole new level of scary.
I love how Annaliese's poems reflect how she is so different yet so alike to Anna.
" I appear weak,
but I'm not always
what I seem to be.
This is not even close
to all there is
I dare you to
I give the author my step of applause for giving the readers, something different on the paranormal genre. Something deliciously dark. It's a bit fragmented and in some part confusing but it totally worked for me. I "ate my heart out" reading this book. ? LOVE IT. A favorite. 5 Stars.
Another Little Piece is everything I THOUGHT I didn’t like in books, and yet, somehow, I managed to like this one. And not even like this one–I really liked this one, and I was on the edge of my seat and enthralled the entire time. I read this book over Halloween, and let me tell you, this book fit the whole mood and idea of Halloween SO well.
This book is very straight horror and is not for everyone. I’m surprised it was for me. It is completely bloody and has more gore than I’m typically comfortable with. I will admit I skimmed some of the harsher and more graphic scenes because there are some things I just can’t take, but none of them made me want to put the book down because I was too curious about the mystery of Annalise.
This book is not a book filled with easy answers. It keeps the reader in the dark for much of the time, though never too long to the point where I felt annoyed by lack of information. The girl in Annalise’s body is not Annalise–that’s all we know from the beginning, and the readers travel with Annalise–or rather, the person who is currently living Annalise’s life–and as she tries to decipher everything, so do we.
The writing and story is sparse, here, but for Another Little Piece, it works. And the title is very fitting as well. The entire story, I was so intrigued by Annalise’s life. And if you’re reading this and thinking I’m not saying much, you’re right. This is a short review simply because I cannot talk about the plot or most of the characters without giving the story away, and it’s one of those books you really have to read for yourself.
As I mentioned, though, as much as I liked this book, it is NOT for everyone. I say that often, but it is true of this book in particular. It is bloody. It is gory. It is horrifying and shiver-inducing at times. It’s written in a way that makes you more confused right before you get new information. I know many of the bloggers I follow did not like this one at all, for understandable reasons. Personally, however, I was drawn in right away and never really wanted to emerge from the world of the book until I had my answers.
Final Impression: If you’re looking for a good horror YA novel, I highly recommend Another Little Piece. Perhaps not for everyone(there’s a LOT of blood and body parts, let’s be upfront about that), but if you’re the type of reader who doesn’t mind going down a VERY windy road before reaching the conclusion of a heart-stopping story, Another Little Piece is for you.