(Don't You) Forget About Me

Hardcover | June 10, 2014

byKate Karyus Quinn

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Stephen King meets Tuck Everlasting in this eerie, compulsively page-turning tale of a girl haunted by the loss of her sister—and trapped by the mysterious power that fuels her small town.

Gardnerville seems like a paradise. But every four years, a strange madness compels the town's teenagers to commit terrible crimes. Four years ago, Skylar's sister, Piper, led her classmates on a midnight death march into a watery grave. Now Piper is gone. And to get her back, Skylar must find a way to end Gardnerville's murderous cycle.

From Kate Karyus Quinn, author of Another Little Piece, comes a mesmerizing and suspenseful novel that will thrill fans of Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys and Brenna Yovanoff's The Replacement.

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Stephen King meets Tuck Everlasting in this eerie, compulsively page-turning tale of a girl haunted by the loss of her sister—and trapped by the mysterious power that fuels her small town.Gardnerville seems like a paradise. But every four years, a strange madness compels the town's teenagers to commit terrible crimes. Four years ago, S...

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Welcome to Gardnerville.A place where no one gets sick. And no one ever dies . . . of natural causes.But there's a price to pay for paradise. Every four years, the strange power that fuels the town takes its toll and a teenager commits a horrible crime—a crime that sends other teens to their graves. And every four years, the killer is ...

Kate Karyus Quinn is an avid reader and a menthol ChapStick addict. She has lived in California and Tennessee, but recently made the move back to her hometown of Buffalo, New York, with her husband and two children in tow. She promised them wonderful people, amazing food, and weather that would . . . build character. She is also the au...

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Another Little Piece
Another Little Piece

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.13 inPublished:June 10, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062135961

ISBN - 13:9780062135964


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crazy.. ?People will tell you that this is just the way things go around here when someone is taken with the madness. Sometimes that means losing the May Queen and her convertible too.? Oooooohhh man, Kate Karyus Quinn hits us with another mind numbing tale. I?m really struggling to really put together my thoughts on this book. Quinn immediately became one of my favorite authors the second I finished her debut novel: Another Little Piece. So with that book in mind, (Don?t You) Forget About Me was exactly what I thought it was going to be. Very dark, mysterious, crazy and as I already mentioned, mind numbing. It?s one of those books that waits as long as it possibly can to relay information to you, so you?re kept wondering and in suspense about the past. ?Everyone falls eventually,? Piper told me. ?You think it?ll hurt. But it?s falling with no bottom. You just keep going and going forever, just falling deeper and deeper. And once you stop being scared, it?s kind of fun.? The book is about our main character Skylar, and her life in the bizarre town named Gardnerville. Throughout the book we get told the present and past of Skylar?s life through her dazed narration, and from cassette tapes recorded previously by either her or her sister Piper. We learn some good things, but mainly a bunch of terrible things about the town and people in it. I thought this was a cool and new interesting way of telling a story, though the suspense really did irk me sometimes, I always did find the answers eventually. ?My one small act of defiance is to fling the empty bottle at the back of Elton?s head. I miss and it bounces off Foote?s oversized skull instead.? I also really did like our lovely Skylar?s personality, though a bit cowardice as she was. Though I must say I didn?t enjoy it quite as much as Another Little Piece, it was still a good read. Also I remember someone saying that there was insta-love? I will now proclaim loudly that I do not agree with that statement! Since I read that before starting the book, I was keeping a lookout for insta-love, and I must day there was none. I?m looking forwards to reading whatever else Kate Karyus Quinn has in store for us! P.S.: Some songs I think fit this book (that aren?t already in Quinn?s playlist) are If Only For a Night and Dog Days are Over, both by Flornece the Machine. The whole song of If Only For a Night is pretty relevant to this book, so go head and click right here so see those lyrics. I?ll go ahead and leave you with these excerpts from Dog Days. :) Dog Days Are Over Happiness hit her like a train on a track Coming towards her stuck still no turning back Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers Leave all your love and your longing behind You can't carry it with you if you want to survive
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mind-Crazed. Horrible. 1.5/5 stars Okay so I know that this book has to do with songs, specifically the older ones that are found in our world today, but every time I see this book or think the title, all I hear is the song from The Breakfast Club, you know the 80's or 70's one? ♪Don't you forget about me... ♪ This book was absolutely horrible riveting. It was supposed to be so good and after reading many reviews, I was totally ready for a 5 star book. All of the reviews were positive and I was getting my jetpack ready so I can fly with this one. But all I got was another horrible book from Kate Karyus Quinn. But in fact, this was the worst one. Reading the summary and looking at the cover of this book just captivated me. This idea is so fresh and so new and adding some paranormalcy into it is even better. I love the idea of monsters and this strange beautiful world coming together. Don't judge books by their amazing-sounding summaries. No, just no. You will be left sad and crying if you don't listen to me right now. This book was taken place in the perspective of Skylar, who lives in Gardnerville where nobody gets sick and everyone is happy... At least they're supposed to be. Every four years, the town takes innocent teenagers and turns them into something deadly, something not believable. Skylar recently has lost her older sister, Piper, to this craze and was locked up somewhere unknown. Now, Skylar has to solve the mystery of this town and the mystery of her sister and what really happened to her. Gardnerville seemed like the perfect setting, and it really was. I loved the whole aspect and idea of it seeming to be the perfect town where nothing happens, but inside, it's the darkest place that you can even imagine. That's the gorgeousness of Quinn's settings, and just like in Another Little Piece, the idea was amazing. The plot was absolutely horrible. I was so bored and I felt that everything was really messed up. There were no explanations and nothing interesting happening. I didn't feel the urge to read this at all and I was completely bored all throughout, except in the beginning. In the beginning, everything started off well and I was absolutely intrigued. It eventually came off slow, right about until Foote came to become close with Skylar, and that's the way I was left for the rest of the book. Nothing was happening and I felt like I skimmed through it and flipped through the pages because I was lost and confused. The characters were pretty boring. I liked Skylar, though. She was kick-ass and hilarious even though she worried about things a lot, but we all get that, right? Even though we didn't get to know Piper too well, I liked her from the memories. She reminded me a lot of myself. xD She was the type to take charge and was smart at the same time. The ending was absolutely awesome! Another aspect I actually liked. It left me wanting more and made me wonder what was left in life for the characters. In conclusion, this book was pretty bad. But there were a few good things about it that made me smile.
Date published: 2014-06-06

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“Quinn blends eloquent prose and startling imagery to create a truly creepy small town. Will find an audience among fans of Brenna Yovanoff (The Replacement) and Dia Reeves (Bleeding Violet).”