Aftermath

Aftermath

Three years after losing her brother Luka in a school shooting, Skye Gilchrist is moving home. But there's no sympathy for Skye and her family because Luka wasn't a victim; he was a shooter. Jesse Mandal knows all too well that the scars of the past don't heal easily. The shooting cost Jesse his brother and his best friend--Skye. Ripped apart by tragedy, Jesse and Skye can Three years after losing her brother Luka in a school shooting, Skye Gilchrist is moving home. But there's no sym...

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Title:Aftermath
Author:Kelley Armstrong
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0399550364
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Aftermath Reviews

  • OutlawPoet
    Apr 30, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

  • Jennifer
    May 17, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Kelley Armstrong has pretty much proven that there is no book that she can?t write and it turning out to be totally amazing! Aftermath is the thir...

    Once again Armstrong has proven to me that she is an expert at writing a page-turner in any genre. Personally I've only read her young adult books, but I've yet to find one that wasn't a winner. This one is another 5 star read for me. While the main subject of the story has to do with ...

    "SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE INNOCENT KIDS ARE HURT." The most horrific thing has happened in this town - a school shooting. Kids were shot, kids were killed. Even a few of the shooters - who were also kids. And then there's Skye, sister to one of the shooters, her parents...

    Omg this book. So many emotions went through me from start to finish. I completely understand how this subject matter could be hard for some to read; however, the book truly *is* about the lives of two teenagers after the incident. It's about hope, love, tragedy, and reconnecting w...

    Powerful, timely, and full of twists. ...

    I love Kelley Armstrong! Her books are one of the insta-buys that I indulge in and this book does not disappoint. The story is engaging and interesting, the characters are complicated and different. It was really interesting to see how the family of a school shooter has to deal with th...

    Review to come! ...

    Lots of twists and turns combined with strong character development. The plot is the tiniest bit unbelievable but still enjoyable. I must check out other books by Armstrong. ...

  • Lisa Mandina
    May 25, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Kelley Armstrong has pretty much proven that there is no book that she can?t write and it turning out to be totally amazing! Aftermath is the thir...

    Once again Armstrong has proven to me that she is an expert at writing a page-turner in any genre. Personally I've only read her young adult books, but I've yet to find one that wasn't a winner. This one is another 5 star read for me. While the main subject of the story has to do with ...

  • Tez
    May 18, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

  • Trisha
    Jun 16, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Kelley Armstrong has pretty much proven that there is no book that she can?t write and it turning out to be totally amazing! Aftermath is the thir...

    Once again Armstrong has proven to me that she is an expert at writing a page-turner in any genre. Personally I've only read her young adult books, but I've yet to find one that wasn't a winner. This one is another 5 star read for me. While the main subject of the story has to do with ...

    "SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE INNOCENT KIDS ARE HURT." The most horrific thing has happened in this town - a school shooting. Kids were shot, kids were killed. Even a few of the shooters - who were also kids. And then there's Skye, sister to one of the shooters, her parents...

  • Jill
    Jun 13, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Kelley Armstrong has pretty much proven that there is no book that she can?t write and it turning out to be totally amazing! Aftermath is the thir...

    Once again Armstrong has proven to me that she is an expert at writing a page-turner in any genre. Personally I've only read her young adult books, but I've yet to find one that wasn't a winner. This one is another 5 star read for me. While the main subject of the story has to do with ...

    "SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE INNOCENT KIDS ARE HURT." The most horrific thing has happened in this town - a school shooting. Kids were shot, kids were killed. Even a few of the shooters - who were also kids. And then there's Skye, sister to one of the shooters, her parents...

    Omg this book. So many emotions went through me from start to finish. I completely understand how this subject matter could be hard for some to read; however, the book truly *is* about the lives of two teenagers after the incident. It's about hope, love, tragedy, and reconnecting w...

    Powerful, timely, and full of twists. ...

    I love Kelley Armstrong! Her books are one of the insta-buys that I indulge in and this book does not disappoint. The story is engaging and interesting, the characters are complicated and different. It was really interesting to see how the family of a school shooter has to deal with th...

    Review to come! ...

    Lots of twists and turns combined with strong character development. The plot is the tiniest bit unbelievable but still enjoyable. I must check out other books by Armstrong. ...

    This isn?t the first book I?ve read through the eyes of the shooter?s family, but it is the first that has had multiple shooters involved, and took place so much after the actual incident. I think the story starting with a bit of what happened on the day of the shooting, while th...

    I was lucky enough to be gifted an ARC copy of this book by the author (one of my favourites). Whilst I enjoy all her various series so far, I really enjoy the stand-alone YA books she writes. This one is no exception - it takes a dark and confronting subject (the aftermath of a school...

    This was a really engaging read! I liked that it was a thriller. Full review soon! ...

    Kelley Armstrong creates wonderfully strong female characters, has an unerring ear for realistic dialogue, and is great at romance. I?m happy to see this latest foray into the young adult market because she is also impressively good at channeling the way teens think and behave. Sk...

  • Jessica *The Lovely Books*
    Apr 26, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Kelley Armstrong has pretty much proven that there is no book that she can?t write and it turning out to be totally amazing! Aftermath is the thir...

    Once again Armstrong has proven to me that she is an expert at writing a page-turner in any genre. Personally I've only read her young adult books, but I've yet to find one that wasn't a winner. This one is another 5 star read for me. While the main subject of the story has to do with ...

    "SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE INNOCENT KIDS ARE HURT." The most horrific thing has happened in this town - a school shooting. Kids were shot, kids were killed. Even a few of the shooters - who were also kids. And then there's Skye, sister to one of the shooters, her parents...

    Omg this book. So many emotions went through me from start to finish. I completely understand how this subject matter could be hard for some to read; however, the book truly *is* about the lives of two teenagers after the incident. It's about hope, love, tragedy, and reconnecting w...

    Powerful, timely, and full of twists. ...

    I love Kelley Armstrong! Her books are one of the insta-buys that I indulge in and this book does not disappoint. The story is engaging and interesting, the characters are complicated and different. It was really interesting to see how the family of a school shooter has to deal with th...

    Review to come! ...

  • Amy
    May 27, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Kelley Armstrong has pretty much proven that there is no book that she can?t write and it turning out to be totally amazing! Aftermath is the thir...

    Once again Armstrong has proven to me that she is an expert at writing a page-turner in any genre. Personally I've only read her young adult books, but I've yet to find one that wasn't a winner. This one is another 5 star read for me. While the main subject of the story has to do with ...

    "SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE INNOCENT KIDS ARE HURT." The most horrific thing has happened in this town - a school shooting. Kids were shot, kids were killed. Even a few of the shooters - who were also kids. And then there's Skye, sister to one of the shooters, her parents...

    Omg this book. So many emotions went through me from start to finish. I completely understand how this subject matter could be hard for some to read; however, the book truly *is* about the lives of two teenagers after the incident. It's about hope, love, tragedy, and reconnecting w...

  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    Apr 26, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Kelley Armstrong has pretty much proven that there is no book that she can?t write and it turning out to be totally amazing! Aftermath is the thir...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Apr 23, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

  • Bea  Charmed
    Jun 16, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Kelley Armstrong has pretty much proven that there is no book that she can?t write and it turning out to be totally amazing! Aftermath is the thir...

    Once again Armstrong has proven to me that she is an expert at writing a page-turner in any genre. Personally I've only read her young adult books, but I've yet to find one that wasn't a winner. This one is another 5 star read for me. While the main subject of the story has to do with ...

    "SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE INNOCENT KIDS ARE HURT." The most horrific thing has happened in this town - a school shooting. Kids were shot, kids were killed. Even a few of the shooters - who were also kids. And then there's Skye, sister to one of the shooters, her parents...

    Omg this book. So many emotions went through me from start to finish. I completely understand how this subject matter could be hard for some to read; however, the book truly *is* about the lives of two teenagers after the incident. It's about hope, love, tragedy, and reconnecting w...

    Powerful, timely, and full of twists. ...

  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    May 24, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

  • Christy
    Apr 23, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

  • Kristen
    May 01, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Kelley Armstrong has pretty much proven that there is no book that she can?t write and it turning out to be totally amazing! Aftermath is the thir...

    Once again Armstrong has proven to me that she is an expert at writing a page-turner in any genre. Personally I've only read her young adult books, but I've yet to find one that wasn't a winner. This one is another 5 star read for me. While the main subject of the story has to do with ...

    "SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE INNOCENT KIDS ARE HURT." The most horrific thing has happened in this town - a school shooting. Kids were shot, kids were killed. Even a few of the shooters - who were also kids. And then there's Skye, sister to one of the shooters, her parents...

    Omg this book. So many emotions went through me from start to finish. I completely understand how this subject matter could be hard for some to read; however, the book truly *is* about the lives of two teenagers after the incident. It's about hope, love, tragedy, and reconnecting w...

    Powerful, timely, and full of twists. ...

    I love Kelley Armstrong! Her books are one of the insta-buys that I indulge in and this book does not disappoint. The story is engaging and interesting, the characters are complicated and different. It was really interesting to see how the family of a school shooter has to deal with th...

    Review to come! ...

    Lots of twists and turns combined with strong character development. The plot is the tiniest bit unbelievable but still enjoyable. I must check out other books by Armstrong. ...

    This isn?t the first book I?ve read through the eyes of the shooter?s family, but it is the first that has had multiple shooters involved, and took place so much after the actual incident. I think the story starting with a bit of what happened on the day of the shooting, while th...

    I was lucky enough to be gifted an ARC copy of this book by the author (one of my favourites). Whilst I enjoy all her various series so far, I really enjoy the stand-alone YA books she writes. This one is no exception - it takes a dark and confronting subject (the aftermath of a school...

    This was a really engaging read! I liked that it was a thriller. Full review soon! ...

  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
    Jun 04, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

  • ☕ Kimberly
    May 05, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

  • ♥Rachel♥
    May 29, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

  • K.
    May 12, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    May 09, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

  • Stacee
    Apr 30, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

  • Kris
    Apr 26, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Kelley Armstrong has pretty much proven that there is no book that she can?t write and it turning out to be totally amazing! Aftermath is the thir...

    Once again Armstrong has proven to me that she is an expert at writing a page-turner in any genre. Personally I've only read her young adult books, but I've yet to find one that wasn't a winner. This one is another 5 star read for me. While the main subject of the story has to do with ...

    "SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE INNOCENT KIDS ARE HURT." The most horrific thing has happened in this town - a school shooting. Kids were shot, kids were killed. Even a few of the shooters - who were also kids. And then there's Skye, sister to one of the shooters, her parents...

    Omg this book. So many emotions went through me from start to finish. I completely understand how this subject matter could be hard for some to read; however, the book truly *is* about the lives of two teenagers after the incident. It's about hope, love, tragedy, and reconnecting w...

    Powerful, timely, and full of twists. ...

    I love Kelley Armstrong! Her books are one of the insta-buys that I indulge in and this book does not disappoint. The story is engaging and interesting, the characters are complicated and different. It was really interesting to see how the family of a school shooter has to deal with th...

    Review to come! ...

    Lots of twists and turns combined with strong character development. The plot is the tiniest bit unbelievable but still enjoyable. I must check out other books by Armstrong. ...

    This isn?t the first book I?ve read through the eyes of the shooter?s family, but it is the first that has had multiple shooters involved, and took place so much after the actual incident. I think the story starting with a bit of what happened on the day of the shooting, while th...

  • Amy's Book Reviews
    Apr 28, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

  • eilasoles
    Apr 21, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    May 15, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

  • Abida's Book Adventures
    Jun 09, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

  • Bianca Damaso
    Jun 11, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Kelley Armstrong has pretty much proven that there is no book that she can?t write and it turning out to be totally amazing! Aftermath is the thir...

    Once again Armstrong has proven to me that she is an expert at writing a page-turner in any genre. Personally I've only read her young adult books, but I've yet to find one that wasn't a winner. This one is another 5 star read for me. While the main subject of the story has to do with ...

    "SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE INNOCENT KIDS ARE HURT." The most horrific thing has happened in this town - a school shooting. Kids were shot, kids were killed. Even a few of the shooters - who were also kids. And then there's Skye, sister to one of the shooters, her parents...

    Omg this book. So many emotions went through me from start to finish. I completely understand how this subject matter could be hard for some to read; however, the book truly *is* about the lives of two teenagers after the incident. It's about hope, love, tragedy, and reconnecting w...

    Powerful, timely, and full of twists. ...

    I love Kelley Armstrong! Her books are one of the insta-buys that I indulge in and this book does not disappoint. The story is engaging and interesting, the characters are complicated and different. It was really interesting to see how the family of a school shooter has to deal with th...

  • Chiara Lily
    Feb 02, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...

    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...

    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...

    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Kelley Armstrong has pretty much proven that there is no book that she can?t write and it turning out to be totally amazing! Aftermath is the thir...

    Once again Armstrong has proven to me that she is an expert at writing a page-turner in any genre. Personally I've only read her young adult books, but I've yet to find one that wasn't a winner. This one is another 5 star read for me. While the main subject of the story has to do with ...

    "SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE INNOCENT KIDS ARE HURT." The most horrific thing has happened in this town - a school shooting. Kids were shot, kids were killed. Even a few of the shooters - who were also kids. And then there's Skye, sister to one of the shooters, her parents...

    Omg this book. So many emotions went through me from start to finish. I completely understand how this subject matter could be hard for some to read; however, the book truly *is* about the lives of two teenagers after the incident. It's about hope, love, tragedy, and reconnecting w...

    Powerful, timely, and full of twists. ...

    I love Kelley Armstrong! Her books are one of the insta-buys that I indulge in and this book does not disappoint. The story is engaging and interesting, the characters are complicated and different. It was really interesting to see how the family of a school shooter has to deal with th...

    Review to come! ...

    Lots of twists and turns combined with strong character development. The plot is the tiniest bit unbelievable but still enjoyable. I must check out other books by Armstrong. ...

    This isn?t the first book I?ve read through the eyes of the shooter?s family, but it is the first that has had multiple shooters involved, and took place so much after the actual incident. I think the story starting with a bit of what happened on the day of the shooting, while th...

    I was lucky enough to be gifted an ARC copy of this book by the author (one of my favourites). Whilst I enjoy all her various series so far, I really enjoy the stand-alone YA books she writes. This one is no exception - it takes a dark and confronting subject (the aftermath of a school...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    May 20, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

  • Rose
    May 03, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...

    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...

  • NZLisaM
    May 23, 2018

    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...

    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...

    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...

    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...

    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...

    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...

    Loved this book! ...

    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...

    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...

    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...

    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...

    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...

    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...