Title: Little Creeping Things
Author: Chelsea Ichaso
Publication: June 2, 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Teens, YA Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
When she was a child, Cassidy Pratt accidentally started a fire that killed her neighbor. She’s pretty sure she didn’t mean to do it, and she’d give anything to forget that awful day. But her town’s bullies, particularly the cruel and beautiful Melody Davenport, have never let her live it down. In Melody’s eyes, Cassidy is a murderer and always will be.
Then Melody goes missing, and Cassidy thinks she may have information about what happened. She knows she should go to the cops, but she recently joked about how much she’d like to get rid of Melody. She even planned the perfect way to do it. And then she gets a chilling text from an unknown number: I’m so glad we’re in this together.
Now it’s up to Cassidy to figure out what’s really going on before the truth behind Melody’s disappearance sets the whole town ablaze.
**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
Chelsea Ichaso is new to the YA Fiction and Psychological Thriller genre and I was instantly intrigued by her book cover and the description given. I have never been more happy that a book was exactly what I was hoping for in all my life.
I LOVE THIS BOOK. I read it in about 4 hours, in one sitting, while riding out some bad weather at home. It was that good. From the very beginning it was intriguing and draws you in. Instant action that left an abundance of questions that I just had to find the answers for. I had multiple guesses of who the bad guy was along the way. I’m happy to say ONE of them is right. But not necessarily the first one I picked. Ichaso definitely kept me guessing until the very end.
I love these characters. As annoyed as I get when people don’t do the obvious things like go to the police with evidence and such, all these characters are so fun to read. I also felt like Cassidy made the decisions she did because she really thought she was protecting others as well. Gideon is my favorite character because his personality is just good. You feel warm around him. But I got to a point I wasn’t sure that warmth was good, or hiding something bad. Asher was the idea brother and reminded me a lot of my own brother in his protective senses. These characters were some of my favorites I’ve read in a very long Time.
The story flowed nicely, even when it was flashing to other side stories that happened years before. The characters were extremely well written and developed. You really felt like you got to know them. The story line was new and refreshing compared to the same old story a lot of books seem to be. I cannot wait to see what else Chelsea Ichaso comes out with next. I will be first in line to pick it up! A non-stop, edge of my seat, mind twisting psychological thriller that had be guessing til the very end.
If you love psychological thrillers and liked to be on the edge of your seat the entire time, then pick up Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso. You will not regret it.
STAR RATING: 5/5
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