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 enjoyed this book a lot. Unfortunately, not as much as I thought I would. I thought that this book had the potential, from the synopsis to be one of the best books read in 2015. It make it that far. It did reach pretty high, and get there, but not best book material for me!
To be honest, I just didn't connect to most of the characters, Sadie, who makes or finds trouble when she's bored. Emerson, who just seemed at first like a teenage boy, but had a darker side to him. Miles was about the only one that I liked.
Some of the characters thoughts and actions, especially Sadie's, they just seemed a bit more complicated then a high schooler. Just seemed a bit unrealistic, if it had been toned down a bit, it would've fit in really great, but oh, well! Worked with her character!
I did read the ending when I was only a little bit into the book, so I knew where things were going-that there were some twists, and I wanted to know how they would get to that point. That was a kinda sad journey to go on, because this book is called Delicate Monsters! So that ending was pretty fitting!
This was a really great book, and I enjoyed it a lot!
Author: Stephanie Kuehn
Read: August 4th, 2015
Reason Why: It sounded really great! And it's a SAC 2015 Book!
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: June 9th 2015