Kara Thomas is just 27 years old but has great experience in writing and her YA thrillers including the latest one, Little Monsters, are amazing reads for the summer time. Last year, we enjoyed her great suspense novel The Darkest Corners (see our review here), and we were not disappointed with her new work either.
In this new novel we meet the young Kacey who 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.
For a YA thriller, this is a notable book and the story certainly moves fast. Although at times we felt the author tried a bit hard to push the narrative and make it more edgy, overall this is a respectable story. A great read for those who are looking for some light summer reads.
Our Rating: 3.4