On a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished.
A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles away. She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know how she got there. She only knows one thing: She is not the real Annaliese Rose Gordon.
Now Annaliese is haunted by strange visions and broken memories. Memories of a reckless, desperate wish . . . a bloody razor . . . and the faces of other girls who disappeared. Piece by piece, Annaliese's fractured memories come together to reveal a violent, endless cycle that she will never escape—unless she can unlock the twisted secrets of her past.
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The 411 by Maria:
As a huge Stephen King fan I didn't see the correlation however, I did LOVE this book. It starts out great and from there moves nicely. A very unique story about Annaliese, or is it Anna, Or any of the other girls names that are etch on the knife's handle?
We start with a dream and a girl explaining it to her therapist. She has been missing for a year and was found but she is different! She was found 1300 miles away from her home and she has no idea how she got there. She just knows something isn't right.
"the Mom and the Dad" love her and are patient with her while she finds her footing and the dreams and visions make everything so confusing but eventually everything comes into light and now Annaliese has a choice to make, should she continue or stop the quest she has started. OK...I know I am not making sense. There is so much to this story and I don't want to give too much away. The story has many layers, so much so that I think you SHOULD read it for the experience.
This is a paranormal love story per se although you will encounter witchcraft and possession more than vampires or werewolves.
While there are some scenes that I wouldn't put into the YA arena and some that stick with you. The raping of a little girl by a molester, although it is a subtle paragraph without much detail there was enough to make me have to put the book down and recalling the wording too many times for my liking. Need to get past the pink sneakers with the lights!
Annaliese's story is an interesting one and the journey is the same, however you will either LOVE or Hate the book. I enjoyed it and found it different from anything I have read.
Disclaimer: No one to thank, I read this book on my own and want to share with my readers.