Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: (161): DELICATE MONSTERS

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DELICATE MONSTERS by Stephanie Kuehn
June 9th, 2015 from St. Martin's Griffin

From the Morris-Award winning author of Charm & Strange, comes a twisted and haunting tale about three teens uncovering dark secrets and even darker truths about themselves.

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.

I was sold at "twisted and haunting tale" - plus, since I adored Kuehn's debut, I'm sure I'll love this one as well.

What are you waiting on?


  1. Not sure I'd like Sadie as a character but I feel bad for Emerson and want to know more about Miles and his abilities. Sounds like a really interesting book.

  2. The cover is unfortunate. Not sure if teens would pick it up. It looks more like something for adults.

  3. This one does sound really intriguing. I haven't read Kuehn's other novel, but I've heard awesome things, so I will have to add this one to my TBR list. I agree with Christina though…not really liking the cover. Great pick, Lea!

  4. New to me-- but does sound interesting. Hope you get a chance to read it soon.

  5. This is a real new book to me but I do hope you enjoy.
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  6. Ohh, haven't heard of this before :D But that cover looks pretty gorgeous. <3 Sigh. Fingers crossed this book will be amazing :) Thank you for sharing Lea. <3

  7. Great choice! I have heard great things about Charm & Strange so I'm excited for this one. Have a great week! :)
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  8. Thanks for sharing! I've never heard of this one before and now I must, must, must have it!

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  9. I cannot wait for this one either. It sounds so interesting. I hope we both love it. Great pick!