Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso ~ Book Review

Book Description: 

When she was a child, Cassidy Pratt accidentally started a fire that killed her neighbor. At least, that’s what she’s been told. She can’t remember anything from that day, and her town’s bullies, particularly the cruel and beautiful Melody Davenport, have never let her live it down.

But then Melody goes missing, and Cassidy thinks she may have information. 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 out 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 really happened before the truth behind Melody’s disappearance sets the whole town ablaze.

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About the Author: 

Chelsea Ichaso writes twisty thrillers for young adults, including LITTLE CREEPING THINGS (Sourcebooks Fire, 2020). A former high school English teacher, she currently resides in southern California with her husband and children. When she’s not reading or writing, Chelsea can be found on the soccer field.

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I was lucky to get my hands on an early review copy. I started this book at bedtime and had a hard time to put it down but I knew I had to get up in the morning. I really do think I could have read this book in one sitting. This is definitely a YA with the main character Cass a hard one to really like. Cass has been bullied most of her life so you would think she would go out of her way to be kind and build true friendships but instead it seems she does a lot of bulling herself - starting rumors about classmates, being mean to others and leading on a boy who has a crush on her. Cass has no problem using Peter to make Gideon jealous, jumping to point fingers at one person or another to be the killer without really stopping to think if it really could be them. Though at one point I seriously thought she was right with one person. I think that the author did a good job at having the reader on the edge of their seat. I couldn't put this book down and read well into my bedtime. I would have liked to see a little more character development to get to feel a little closer to some of the characters. I did think the author did a good job of twists in the plot and the ending I didn't really think was going to unfold that way. I can't wait to see what Chelsea comes up with for her next book. A great debut!

I give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

~*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and thoughts are my own. *~

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