Hidden Pieces

Hidden Pieces

Embry Woods has secrets. Small ones about her past. Bigger ones about her relationship with town hero Luke and her feelings for someone new. But the biggest secret she carries with her is about what happened that night at the Sea Cliff Inn. The fire. The homeless guy. Everyone thinks Embry is a hero, too, but that couldn?t be further from the truth. Embry thinks she?ll have Embry Woods has secrets. Small ones about her past. Bigger ones about her relationship with town hero Luke and he...

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Title:Hidden Pieces
Author:Paula Stokes
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0062673645
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

Hidden Pieces Reviews

  • Shelley
    Aug 13, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

  • Candace
    Mar 11, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

  • Kathy Martin
    Aug 05, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

    Embry Woods is facing a difficult time in her life. Her mom, her only parent, has been battling cancer and, though she seems to have beaten it, there is still the uncertainty about the future. Partially because she's a single mother and partially because of her cancer, things aren't go...

  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    Aug 10, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

  • Ari
    May 11, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

  • Jennifer
    Jul 29, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

  • Amber (Books of Amber)
    Apr 17, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

    Embry Woods is facing a difficult time in her life. Her mom, her only parent, has been battling cancer and, though she seems to have beaten it, there is still the uncertainty about the future. Partially because she's a single mother and partially because of her cancer, things aren't go...

    1.5 stars. I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis had me hooked, and I couldn't wait to dive into it. However, this is one of the lamest "thrillers" I've ever read. The writing is subpar - all telling and no showing, the characters aren't likable, and the mystery/thriller ...

    I really liked this story! It was fast paced and intriguing! I didn?t really know what was going till the end! ...

    Wow, I really wasn?t expecting that!! Review to come closer to publication date! ...

    I enjoyed this book, although the beginning was a bit "jump right in". I had a hunch about the blackmailer, but there were a few red herrings tossed in, until it was revealed. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a free electronic review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my review in any way. For me to enjoy a suspense and mystery thriller, I have to experience two feelings: I must not be able to p...

    Before I actually go into the review proper, I want to say shout to National Book Store for giving me a copy of this book in one of their Instagram giveaways. This is my third October read and I?ve been seeing some negative reviews about this book being somehow a rip-off of Pretty...

    HIDDEN PIECES by Paula Stokes is about a girl named Embry Woods. Embry Woods has a lot of secrets. For starters, she has a secret relationship with a boy named Luke. Another secret is that she is starting to gain feelings for a new person. But she has a secret so big that she has never...

    Embry has it rough. She lives alone with her mother (unless you include her dog Betsy), and works tirelessly at the family cafe to keep their heads above water. She is the reason her best friend's boyfriend dumped her - unfortunately, that reason is because she slept with said best fri...

    Many thanks to the publisher and EdelweissPlus for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. This was a solid YA thriller. The writing is decent, the characters are interesting enough, and there are credible red herrings along the way. Savvy reader...

    4.5 STARS I believe that Paula Stokes is one of those authors that deserves more people reading her books. Every book of hers that I?ve read, starting with ?Liars, Inc.?, I?ve always enjoyed and find myself recommending them to people I know. ?Hidden Pieces? is another f...

    I always enjoy Paula Stokes? thrillers, and Hidden Pieces is no exception. Stokes is very talented when it comes to drawing you in and keeping you guessing, especially as she throws little hints into the story every now and then that you may or may not pick up on. I was captivated...

  • heather
    Sep 14, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

  • BookishGeek
    Jun 19, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

    Embry Woods is facing a difficult time in her life. Her mom, her only parent, has been battling cancer and, though she seems to have beaten it, there is still the uncertainty about the future. Partially because she's a single mother and partially because of her cancer, things aren't go...

    1.5 stars. I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis had me hooked, and I couldn't wait to dive into it. However, this is one of the lamest "thrillers" I've ever read. The writing is subpar - all telling and no showing, the characters aren't likable, and the mystery/thriller ...

    I really liked this story! It was fast paced and intriguing! I didn?t really know what was going till the end! ...

    Wow, I really wasn?t expecting that!! Review to come closer to publication date! ...

    I enjoyed this book, although the beginning was a bit "jump right in". I had a hunch about the blackmailer, but there were a few red herrings tossed in, until it was revealed. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a free electronic review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my review in any way. For me to enjoy a suspense and mystery thriller, I have to experience two feelings: I must not be able to p...

    Before I actually go into the review proper, I want to say shout to National Book Store for giving me a copy of this book in one of their Instagram giveaways. This is my third October read and I?ve been seeing some negative reviews about this book being somehow a rip-off of Pretty...

    HIDDEN PIECES by Paula Stokes is about a girl named Embry Woods. Embry Woods has a lot of secrets. For starters, she has a secret relationship with a boy named Luke. Another secret is that she is starting to gain feelings for a new person. But she has a secret so big that she has never...

    Embry has it rough. She lives alone with her mother (unless you include her dog Betsy), and works tirelessly at the family cafe to keep their heads above water. She is the reason her best friend's boyfriend dumped her - unfortunately, that reason is because she slept with said best fri...

  • Christy
    Mar 30, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

    Embry Woods is facing a difficult time in her life. Her mom, her only parent, has been battling cancer and, though she seems to have beaten it, there is still the uncertainty about the future. Partially because she's a single mother and partially because of her cancer, things aren't go...

    1.5 stars. I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis had me hooked, and I couldn't wait to dive into it. However, this is one of the lamest "thrillers" I've ever read. The writing is subpar - all telling and no showing, the characters aren't likable, and the mystery/thriller ...

    I really liked this story! It was fast paced and intriguing! I didn?t really know what was going till the end! ...

    Wow, I really wasn?t expecting that!! Review to come closer to publication date! ...

  • Paula Stokes
    Nov 30, 2017

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

  • Jen Ryland
    Jun 26, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

  • Amber at Fall Into Books
    Sep 18, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

    Embry Woods is facing a difficult time in her life. Her mom, her only parent, has been battling cancer and, though she seems to have beaten it, there is still the uncertainty about the future. Partially because she's a single mother and partially because of her cancer, things aren't go...

    1.5 stars. I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis had me hooked, and I couldn't wait to dive into it. However, this is one of the lamest "thrillers" I've ever read. The writing is subpar - all telling and no showing, the characters aren't likable, and the mystery/thriller ...

  • Stacee
    Jul 16, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Aug 22, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

  • Amy
    Sep 01, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

    Embry Woods is facing a difficult time in her life. Her mom, her only parent, has been battling cancer and, though she seems to have beaten it, there is still the uncertainty about the future. Partially because she's a single mother and partially because of her cancer, things aren't go...

    1.5 stars. I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis had me hooked, and I couldn't wait to dive into it. However, this is one of the lamest "thrillers" I've ever read. The writing is subpar - all telling and no showing, the characters aren't likable, and the mystery/thriller ...

    I really liked this story! It was fast paced and intriguing! I didn?t really know what was going till the end! ...

    Wow, I really wasn?t expecting that!! Review to come closer to publication date! ...

    I enjoyed this book, although the beginning was a bit "jump right in". I had a hunch about the blackmailer, but there were a few red herrings tossed in, until it was revealed. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a free electronic review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my review in any way. For me to enjoy a suspense and mystery thriller, I have to experience two feelings: I must not be able to p...

    Before I actually go into the review proper, I want to say shout to National Book Store for giving me a copy of this book in one of their Instagram giveaways. This is my third October read and I?ve been seeing some negative reviews about this book being somehow a rip-off of Pretty...

    HIDDEN PIECES by Paula Stokes is about a girl named Embry Woods. Embry Woods has a lot of secrets. For starters, she has a secret relationship with a boy named Luke. Another secret is that she is starting to gain feelings for a new person. But she has a secret so big that she has never...

    Embry has it rough. She lives alone with her mother (unless you include her dog Betsy), and works tirelessly at the family cafe to keep their heads above water. She is the reason her best friend's boyfriend dumped her - unfortunately, that reason is because she slept with said best fri...

    Many thanks to the publisher and EdelweissPlus for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. This was a solid YA thriller. The writing is decent, the characters are interesting enough, and there are credible red herrings along the way. Savvy reader...

  • Jazmen
    Mar 29, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

  • Ari
    Sep 21, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Aug 12, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

  • Christer Saimon Perez
    Oct 05, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

    Embry Woods is facing a difficult time in her life. Her mom, her only parent, has been battling cancer and, though she seems to have beaten it, there is still the uncertainty about the future. Partially because she's a single mother and partially because of her cancer, things aren't go...

    1.5 stars. I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis had me hooked, and I couldn't wait to dive into it. However, this is one of the lamest "thrillers" I've ever read. The writing is subpar - all telling and no showing, the characters aren't likable, and the mystery/thriller ...

    I really liked this story! It was fast paced and intriguing! I didn?t really know what was going till the end! ...

    Wow, I really wasn?t expecting that!! Review to come closer to publication date! ...

    I enjoyed this book, although the beginning was a bit "jump right in". I had a hunch about the blackmailer, but there were a few red herrings tossed in, until it was revealed. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a free electronic review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my review in any way. For me to enjoy a suspense and mystery thriller, I have to experience two feelings: I must not be able to p...

    Before I actually go into the review proper, I want to say shout to National Book Store for giving me a copy of this book in one of their Instagram giveaways. This is my third October read and I?ve been seeing some negative reviews about this book being somehow a rip-off of Pretty...

  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    Jul 17, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

  • - ̗̀ DANY  ̖́- (danyreads)
    Jul 29, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

  • Kester Nucum
    Jun 27, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

    Embry Woods is facing a difficult time in her life. Her mom, her only parent, has been battling cancer and, though she seems to have beaten it, there is still the uncertainty about the future. Partially because she's a single mother and partially because of her cancer, things aren't go...

    1.5 stars. I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis had me hooked, and I couldn't wait to dive into it. However, this is one of the lamest "thrillers" I've ever read. The writing is subpar - all telling and no showing, the characters aren't likable, and the mystery/thriller ...

    I really liked this story! It was fast paced and intriguing! I didn?t really know what was going till the end! ...

    Wow, I really wasn?t expecting that!! Review to come closer to publication date! ...

    I enjoyed this book, although the beginning was a bit "jump right in". I had a hunch about the blackmailer, but there were a few red herrings tossed in, until it was revealed. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a free electronic review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my review in any way. For me to enjoy a suspense and mystery thriller, I have to experience two feelings: I must not be able to p...

  • Elizabeth
    Sep 06, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

    Embry Woods is facing a difficult time in her life. Her mom, her only parent, has been battling cancer and, though she seems to have beaten it, there is still the uncertainty about the future. Partially because she's a single mother and partially because of her cancer, things aren't go...

    1.5 stars. I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis had me hooked, and I couldn't wait to dive into it. However, this is one of the lamest "thrillers" I've ever read. The writing is subpar - all telling and no showing, the characters aren't likable, and the mystery/thriller ...

    I really liked this story! It was fast paced and intriguing! I didn?t really know what was going till the end! ...

    Wow, I really wasn?t expecting that!! Review to come closer to publication date! ...

    I enjoyed this book, although the beginning was a bit "jump right in". I had a hunch about the blackmailer, but there were a few red herrings tossed in, until it was revealed. ...

  • Vicky Who Reads
    Aug 17, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

  • DJ
    Oct 03, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

    Embry Woods is facing a difficult time in her life. Her mom, her only parent, has been battling cancer and, though she seems to have beaten it, there is still the uncertainty about the future. Partially because she's a single mother and partially because of her cancer, things aren't go...

    1.5 stars. I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis had me hooked, and I couldn't wait to dive into it. However, this is one of the lamest "thrillers" I've ever read. The writing is subpar - all telling and no showing, the characters aren't likable, and the mystery/thriller ...

    I really liked this story! It was fast paced and intriguing! I didn?t really know what was going till the end! ...

  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Oct 09, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

    Embry Woods is facing a difficult time in her life. Her mom, her only parent, has been battling cancer and, though she seems to have beaten it, there is still the uncertainty about the future. Partially because she's a single mother and partially because of her cancer, things aren't go...

    1.5 stars. I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis had me hooked, and I couldn't wait to dive into it. However, this is one of the lamest "thrillers" I've ever read. The writing is subpar - all telling and no showing, the characters aren't likable, and the mystery/thriller ...

    I really liked this story! It was fast paced and intriguing! I didn?t really know what was going till the end! ...

    Wow, I really wasn?t expecting that!! Review to come closer to publication date! ...

    I enjoyed this book, although the beginning was a bit "jump right in". I had a hunch about the blackmailer, but there were a few red herrings tossed in, until it was revealed. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a free electronic review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my review in any way. For me to enjoy a suspense and mystery thriller, I have to experience two feelings: I must not be able to p...

    Before I actually go into the review proper, I want to say shout to National Book Store for giving me a copy of this book in one of their Instagram giveaways. This is my third October read and I?ve been seeing some negative reviews about this book being somehow a rip-off of Pretty...

    HIDDEN PIECES by Paula Stokes is about a girl named Embry Woods. Embry Woods has a lot of secrets. For starters, she has a secret relationship with a boy named Luke. Another secret is that she is starting to gain feelings for a new person. But she has a secret so big that she has never...

  • Gisela
    Oct 08, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

    Embry Woods is facing a difficult time in her life. Her mom, her only parent, has been battling cancer and, though she seems to have beaten it, there is still the uncertainty about the future. Partially because she's a single mother and partially because of her cancer, things aren't go...

    1.5 stars. I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis had me hooked, and I couldn't wait to dive into it. However, this is one of the lamest "thrillers" I've ever read. The writing is subpar - all telling and no showing, the characters aren't likable, and the mystery/thriller ...

    I really liked this story! It was fast paced and intriguing! I didn?t really know what was going till the end! ...

    Wow, I really wasn?t expecting that!! Review to come closer to publication date! ...

    I enjoyed this book, although the beginning was a bit "jump right in". I had a hunch about the blackmailer, but there were a few red herrings tossed in, until it was revealed. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a free electronic review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my review in any way. For me to enjoy a suspense and mystery thriller, I have to experience two feelings: I must not be able to p...

    Before I actually go into the review proper, I want to say shout to National Book Store for giving me a copy of this book in one of their Instagram giveaways. This is my third October read and I?ve been seeing some negative reviews about this book being somehow a rip-off of Pretty...

    HIDDEN PIECES by Paula Stokes is about a girl named Embry Woods. Embry Woods has a lot of secrets. For starters, she has a secret relationship with a boy named Luke. Another secret is that she is starting to gain feelings for a new person. But she has a secret so big that she has never...

    Embry has it rough. She lives alone with her mother (unless you include her dog Betsy), and works tirelessly at the family cafe to keep their heads above water. She is the reason her best friend's boyfriend dumped her - unfortunately, that reason is because she slept with said best fri...

    Many thanks to the publisher and EdelweissPlus for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. This was a solid YA thriller. The writing is decent, the characters are interesting enough, and there are credible red herrings along the way. Savvy reader...

    4.5 STARS I believe that Paula Stokes is one of those authors that deserves more people reading her books. Every book of hers that I?ve read, starting with ?Liars, Inc.?, I?ve always enjoyed and find myself recommending them to people I know. ?Hidden Pieces? is another f...

    I always enjoy Paula Stokes? thrillers, and Hidden Pieces is no exception. Stokes is very talented when it comes to drawing you in and keeping you guessing, especially as she throws little hints into the story every now and then that you may or may not pick up on. I was captivated...

    Book discussed in my YA book reading club at BookMarkPR. Embry has many secrets specially a secret about what happened in an abandoned hotel. Something happened that night and she was not alone. Someone watched what she did that night. Then, she started to receive threats text messages...

  • Leader of The Mojicans (Juan)
    Sep 26, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...

    This dragged more than I thought/hoped it would. The lead was bland, the romance was bland, the mystery was bland--seriously, nothing really happened until the last few chapters. And when it finally did--when we finally found out why all of these things were happening to Embry--eh, not...

    Loved this book! Cruised through it faster than any other I?ve recently read. Desperately wanted to skip to the end to know but I didn?t and was surprised! Loved the MC who is definitely flawed but is well fleshed out and I ?got? why she made some of the decisions she did. Ex...

    Embry Woods is facing a difficult time in her life. Her mom, her only parent, has been battling cancer and, though she seems to have beaten it, there is still the uncertainty about the future. Partially because she's a single mother and partially because of her cancer, things aren't go...

    1.5 stars. I really wanted to like this book. The synopsis had me hooked, and I couldn't wait to dive into it. However, this is one of the lamest "thrillers" I've ever read. The writing is subpar - all telling and no showing, the characters aren't likable, and the mystery/thriller ...

    I really liked this story! It was fast paced and intriguing! I didn?t really know what was going till the end! ...

    Wow, I really wasn?t expecting that!! Review to come closer to publication date! ...

    I enjoyed this book, although the beginning was a bit "jump right in". I had a hunch about the blackmailer, but there were a few red herrings tossed in, until it was revealed. ...

    Disclaimer: I received a free electronic review copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This will not affect my review in any way. For me to enjoy a suspense and mystery thriller, I have to experience two feelings: I must not be able to p...

    Before I actually go into the review proper, I want to say shout to National Book Store for giving me a copy of this book in one of their Instagram giveaways. This is my third October read and I?ve been seeing some negative reviews about this book being somehow a rip-off of Pretty...

    HIDDEN PIECES by Paula Stokes is about a girl named Embry Woods. Embry Woods has a lot of secrets. For starters, she has a secret relationship with a boy named Luke. Another secret is that she is starting to gain feelings for a new person. But she has a secret so big that she has never...

    Embry has it rough. She lives alone with her mother (unless you include her dog Betsy), and works tirelessly at the family cafe to keep their heads above water. She is the reason her best friend's boyfriend dumped her - unfortunately, that reason is because she slept with said best fri...

    Many thanks to the publisher and EdelweissPlus for providing me with an eARC of this title for review. All opinions are my own. This was a solid YA thriller. The writing is decent, the characters are interesting enough, and there are credible red herrings along the way. Savvy reader...

    4.5 STARS I believe that Paula Stokes is one of those authors that deserves more people reading her books. Every book of hers that I?ve read, starting with ?Liars, Inc.?, I?ve always enjoyed and find myself recommending them to people I know. ?Hidden Pieces? is another f...

  • PinkAmy loves  💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    Aug 31, 2018

    FOR EARLY REVIEWERS: As usual, I made a lot of little tweaks to the ARC, however they're almost all cosmetic, deleting word echoes, removing repetitive passages, clarifying the timeline, adding in a couple of transitions, and strengthening a couple of chapter endings. There are no ...

    RATING: 3/5 This is basically Pretty Little Liars but with least interesting characters and a more basic plot. e-ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Paula Stokes, author of Liars, Inc, delivers a twisted psychological tale about Embry Woods, who is both...

    I am always up for one of Paula?s books because I have always enjoyed her stories. I loved Embry, even though I wanted to shake her. She?s so loyal and so good, it was easy for me to root for her right away. Yes, she?s stubborn af, but it makes sense why she chooses some of t...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars I am always excited to read a Paula Stokes book for a myriad of reasons. First and foremost, she always entertains me. No matter what genre Stokes' story falls into, I find myself fully invested in it. As I read Hidden Pieces, I recalled my very first Stokes boo...

    *Source* Publisher *Genre* Young Adult / Contemporary *Rating* 3.0 *Thoughts* Paula Stokes' Hidden Pieces is a twisted mystery surrounding protagonist Embry Woods and the events surrounding what happened on the day of December 11. On December 11, Embry and her boyfriend Holden ...

    Hidden Pieces is a YA contemporary book that is part mystery, part thriller and part romance. The narrator is 17 year old Embry (girl -1st person POV). The book is set in Three Rocks, a small town along the Oregon Coast. This book looks at a lot of issues: friendship, single pare...

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 3.5* This was a fun mystery, if a little predictable. I will say that Idid figure out who the anonymous note sender was fairly early on, but I was invested enough in t...

    I am a bit conflicted. There were parts I absolutely loved, but some I struggled with and I am not even sure why - I just felt the need to skim through some chapters. Though I guessed who might be sending the messages, it was interesting to understand why things happened the way ...

    If I could describe Hidden Pieces in one word, it'd be trivial. Awash with petty secrets, horny teenagers--and avoidable mistakes--Hidden Pieces was the last season of Pretty Little Liars--over. While this story had a lot of potential to solidify itself as a great thriller--it wa...

    I received this ARC from the author in a contest that I won on Instagram. My review is completely honest and voluntary; I was in no way compensated for this review. Paula Stokes wowed me with her thrilling and fast-paced Vicarious duology, so I was excited to read her next thriller,...

    3.5 stars I loved Stokes' Girl Against the Universe, and was very excited to hear she was coming out with another book! I hadn't read any of her mysteries before this, but Hidden Pieces sounded AWESOME. And it was definitely better than I expected (my expectations for mystery/thr...

    I love a good psychological thriller. Especially when you are not sure whom is doing what until the very end. This book gave me just that. I had my assumptions but was surprised at whom the culprit was once everything was revealed. The very first chapter of this book is what caught ...

    This felt very PLL but I liked (early) PLL and enjoyed this book. I thought the book did a great job of showing how, as Embry made choice after choice, her lies and betrayals got progressively worse. However, there were not that many possible suspects. (view spoiler)[ I thought the...

    . : ?? ? 3 ? READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG!!! https://bit.ly/2OsFdUb ARC provided from the publisher via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review (thank you HarperCollins/HarperTeen!!) Hidden Pieces follows Embry Woods, a girl with many secrets, who accidentally com...

    Embry and Holden, not her boyfriend, hook up at an abandoned hotel, accidentally setting it ablaze. They were not alone. Someone videoed their encounter and sends Embry threatening messages. Escalating threats make finding the blackmailer essential, before somebody ends up dead. I h...