Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn
to be published on June 9th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin
young adult | contemporary | thriller
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When nearly killing a classmate gets seventeen-year-old Sadie Su kicked out of her third boarding school in four years, she returns to her family’s California vineyard estate. Here, she’s meant to stay out of trouble. Here, she’s meant to do a lot of things. But it’s hard. She’s bored. And when Sadie’s bored, the only thing she likes is trouble.
Emerson Tate’s a poor boy living in a rich town, with his widowed mother and strange, haunted little brother. All he wants his senior year is to play basketball and make something happen with the girl of his dreams. That’s why Emerson’s not happy Sadie’s back. An old childhood friend, she knows his worst secrets. The things he longs to forget. The things she won’t ever let him.
Haunted is a good word for fifteen-year-old Miles Tate. Miles can see the future, after all. And he knows his vision of tragic violence at his school will come true, because his visions always do. That’s what he tells the new girl in town. The one who listens to him. The one who recognizes the darkness in his past.
But can Miles stop the violence? Or has the future already been written? Maybe tragedy is his destiny. Maybe it’s all of theirs.
2. I have been told by my fabulous co-blogger Faye to read Stephanie Kuehn’s stuff. Faye has dubbed her “The Master of Toying with Readers’ Minds.” You can find her very convincing review here.
3. One of the main characters nearly kills her classmate. Please spell the word “intrigued” for me. It’s A-I-M-E-E, right? RIGHT?
4. THE LAST LINE OF THE SYNOPSIS. If the rest of the synopsis hadn’t already sold me, that fucking last line would have. My fingers are getting itchy for this book.
Thoughts on my pick? What are you waiting on this week?
Aimee loves being a little bookworm (okay–she doesn’t like being little). She also loves chocolates and sweets but is freaked out by the thought of possibly getting diabetes.