"Genuinely spooky, this is also a story about love, without really being a love story. For those who think y.a. is all sexual tension and sparkly vampires, here is your antidote. Highly recommended." (literary agent John Cusick via Shells, the blog forARMCHAIR/SHOTGUN)
"...the writing remains interesting throughout..." and "...fans of gruesome paranormal fiction may enjoy something this original." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Quinn's debut about the dark side of reincarnation mixes psychological mystery with the paranormal, slowly revealing hints of the violent cycle Annaliese is trapped within..." "...this gory, suspenseful thriller will appeal to fans of eerie fiction." (Booklist)
"This supernatural story takes readers on a gripping, frequently bloody ride that is, in Anna’s relationship with Dex, also strangely romantic. Author Quinn skillfully occupies the mind of a young woman who turns out to be a monster—yet one who’s not beyond redemption." (Horn Book)
"The tension doesn’t lag, even when signs begin to point clearly towards the supernatural—with each memory Anna regains, the questions increase and the depth of both the evil web she find herself in and her own culpability in it is slowly revealed. Quinn manages an impressive task, keeping her heroine sympathetic despite the monstrous acts Anna has committed in the past; this is done largely through the relationship that develops between Anna and the mother of the former Annaliese, a portrayal that is stunning in its raw emotion as the two broken women try and fail to heal each other. The happy ending seems then a little out of place, but readers will nonetheless enjoy putting the pieces together of this taut, terrifying supernatural thriller." (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
"The author cleverly assists readers in mentally switching between the past and present as the story unfolds, while the poems allow them to get to know the real Annaliese. The mystery builds at a leisurely pace, giving plenty of time to plot and character development. The varied story elements also tie together neatly at the end. This supernatural romance will fit the bill for teens who like eerie mysteries tinged with grit and gore." (School Library Journal)
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.