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Katrina Leno

Autor/a de Horrid

11 obres 1,347 Membres 59 Ressenyes
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Obres de Katrina Leno

Horrid (2020) 454 exemplars
Summer of Salt (2018) 309 exemplars
The Half Life of Molly Pierce (2014) 183 exemplars
You Must Not Miss (2019) 154 exemplars
Everything All at Once (2017) 153 exemplars
The Lost & Found (2016) 67 exemplars
Sometime in Summer (2022) 19 exemplars
The Umbrella Maker's Son (2023) 5 exemplars
Untitled 1 exemplars
Tout près d'ici (2020) 1 exemplars
Summer Reading 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
20th Century
Wendy Schmalz



Found: Fantasy glowing green shed twisted a Name that Book (novembre 2023)


Don't let the happy pink cover deceive you. Look closer and see the fainter picture of the screaming girl in the background, and pay attention to the words "Imagine the perfect revenge", and then you'll have a better idea of what this book is going to be like.

"You Must Not Miss" is the book that would be made if you put Neil Gaiman's "Coraline" and Laurie Halse Anderson's "Speak" into a blender. It's about a young girl, Magpie, who has very much been abandoned by the people closest to her, so she is left with imagining up a perfect place of her own in a tattered yellow notebook. But this place begins to warp, and the shadowy things Magpie doesn't really want to acknowledge begin to creep out and send her down a very dark path.

Leno has a talent for just wrapping the reader up in false sense of security with her writing, just before dumping them off the deep end with Mags. There wasn't a single moment I wasn't interested in what was happening. Also, the characters feel very thought-out and real; even the supporting characters add a lot of substance to the book.
The only thing that I wish had been a little different was the plot pacing: the ending happened so quickly, and I think it could have benefited from a bit more build up. It hit a certain point where the reader knew what was going to happen and I think that took away too much of the suspense that had been so good until that point.

If you want a freshly creepy YA story with a dose of magic realism, or just want to read a book that's going to leave you feeling vaguely unsettled like someone is watching you from the shadows, then "You Must Not Miss" is the book for you.
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deborahee | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
Fast, creepy read. Unusual ending.
freshmenarerats | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |
Very quick read and I absolutely loved it. Definitely not what I was expecting. Plenty of twists and perfect blend of the paranormal and mental illness.
mancinibo | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Nov 30, 2023 |
When She Was Good...
This book has a fascinating take on the traumas of grief and even generational trauma. I kept envisioning Jane and Ruth as versions of Rory and Lorelai Gilmore if they were allowed space to truly process their childhood hurts and fears. The mother-daughter relationship is centered in togetherness and friendship, but when it becomes a true Mother-Daughter dynamic, that's when the real dangers start.

The visuals in this book were also really good: depictions of hallucinations, lapses in judgment, visceral horror. These were sparse but well-done areas that Leno excelled in.

When She Was Bad...
I think I'm overall bored and tired of high school in books. New kids meeting classmates is so boring to me, and the scenes of Jane working in the café were also tiring. Her interest in mystery novels seemed trite and not as important when the twist that she needed to lead her to the truth was so minimal; did we really need pages and pages of how much she loved Agatha Christie?

She Was Horrid
Overall, I'd suggest this to anyone who likes YA horror and slice-of-life themes. What's good about this book is very good, and what's lacking can be overlooked. If anything, that cover art is super cool.
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abhkolo | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Apr 25, 2023 |



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