A Guide for Murdered Children

A Guide for Murdered Children

We all say there is no justice in this world. But what if there really was? What if the souls of murdered children were able to return briefly to this world, inhabit adult bodies and wreak ultimate revenge on the monsters who had killed them, stolen their lives? Such is the unfathomable mystery confronting ex-NYPD detective Willow Wylde, fresh out of rehab and finally able We all say there is no justice in this world. But what if there really was? What if the souls of murdered children wer...

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Title:A Guide for Murdered Children
Author:Sarah Sparrow
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Genres:Fiction
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:400 pages pages

A Guide for Murdered Children Reviews

  • Karen Germain
    May 01, 2018

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'No: closure wasn?t relief or release, it was a balancing of scales, that?s all. When the scales were balanced, order and some kind of serenity returned to the world, in spite of oneself.' When I first started to read this nov...

    I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. This book is about revenge, and as such, it should be deeply satisfying. The Guide for Murdered Children refers to a booklet that is handed out to - you guessed it ? murdered children, who have returned in the bodies ...

    I don't know if I should try reading this again because it was so hard to get into it. I don't think I like the writing style but I'll give it another shot, I guess. :/ ...

    This book was definitely outside of my usual fare. In fact, it was down right bizarre, and rather violent for my tastes. I by no means hated it, but I never really reached a point where I fell in love with it either. The plot jumps around various POVs but essentially, it surmises what ...

    Where to begin. Well, when I started this book, I thought it was just one book. When I kept reading to no end, I realized that it was actually 3 books put together. It does make for a VERY long read that way, however, as a person that really dislikes a cliff hangar without being able t...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow is a serious read; not a feel-good happy book. If you enjoy reading something that pushes the limits of what is possible, especially about a subject people don?t want to discuss, you would get into this book. I kept notes as I read, jott...

    **** Goodreads give away winner **** Reader beware triggers, triggers and triggers abound. If you are a reader not faint of heart and enjoy a dark, twisted, yet hauntingly beautiful read this may be the book for you. Personally I entered to win the book solely based on the name ...

    I requested this book solely based on the title. How can anyone who loves mysteries and weird, supernatural stories resist a title like A Guide for Murdered Children? We immediately get a thorough, no holds barred view of Willow, and he is a mess. Initially, I wondered who the heck ...

    We all say there is no justice in this world. But what if there really was? What if the souls of murdered children were able to return briefly to this world, inhabit adult bodies and wreak ultimate revenge on the monsters who had killed them, stolen their lives? Thanks to Netgalley ...

    Mysterious, mystical, and unusual are all words that can be used to describe Sarah Sparrow?s debut novel, A Guide for Murdered Children. Confusing, scattered, and dragging at parts are also words that can be used to describe this novel. I picked up this book as an ARC from NetGalley ...

    Couldn't get through the first chapter. Seems to be written in some weird, stream-of-consciousness-type style that was extremely off-putting. Premise sounded amazing. ...

    If I wasn't already aware of the dark subject matter and themes in A Guide for Murdered Children, I could make an estimated guess based on the morbid title, shockingly lurid pink cover and arbitrary unicorn. **Gruesome spoilers ahead ** I struggled on how to rate this book so...

    Thank you to Penguin Group Blue Rider Press for providing me with a copy of Sarah Sparrow's novel, A Guide for Murdered Children, in exchange for an honest review. PLOT- Willow Wade is a recovering alcoholic and former cop trying to get his life back together. His friend and current...

  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    Nov 15, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'No: closure wasn?t relief or release, it was a balancing of scales, that?s all. When the scales were balanced, order and some kind of serenity returned to the world, in spite of oneself.' When I first started to read this nov...

  • Joy
    Sep 11, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

  • Kelly
    Aug 03, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

  • Michelle
    Apr 13, 2018

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

  • Dez Nemec
    Dec 20, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'No: closure wasn?t relief or release, it was a balancing of scales, that?s all. When the scales were balanced, order and some kind of serenity returned to the world, in spite of oneself.' When I first started to read this nov...

    I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. This book is about revenge, and as such, it should be deeply satisfying. The Guide for Murdered Children refers to a booklet that is handed out to - you guessed it ? murdered children, who have returned in the bodies ...

    I don't know if I should try reading this again because it was so hard to get into it. I don't think I like the writing style but I'll give it another shot, I guess. :/ ...

    This book was definitely outside of my usual fare. In fact, it was down right bizarre, and rather violent for my tastes. I by no means hated it, but I never really reached a point where I fell in love with it either. The plot jumps around various POVs but essentially, it surmises what ...

    Where to begin. Well, when I started this book, I thought it was just one book. When I kept reading to no end, I realized that it was actually 3 books put together. It does make for a VERY long read that way, however, as a person that really dislikes a cliff hangar without being able t...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow is a serious read; not a feel-good happy book. If you enjoy reading something that pushes the limits of what is possible, especially about a subject people don?t want to discuss, you would get into this book. I kept notes as I read, jott...

    **** Goodreads give away winner **** Reader beware triggers, triggers and triggers abound. If you are a reader not faint of heart and enjoy a dark, twisted, yet hauntingly beautiful read this may be the book for you. Personally I entered to win the book solely based on the name ...

    I requested this book solely based on the title. How can anyone who loves mysteries and weird, supernatural stories resist a title like A Guide for Murdered Children? We immediately get a thorough, no holds barred view of Willow, and he is a mess. Initially, I wondered who the heck ...

  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    Apr 16, 2018

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'No: closure wasn?t relief or release, it was a balancing of scales, that?s all. When the scales were balanced, order and some kind of serenity returned to the world, in spite of oneself.' When I first started to read this nov...

    I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. This book is about revenge, and as such, it should be deeply satisfying. The Guide for Murdered Children refers to a booklet that is handed out to - you guessed it ? murdered children, who have returned in the bodies ...

    I don't know if I should try reading this again because it was so hard to get into it. I don't think I like the writing style but I'll give it another shot, I guess. :/ ...

  • Kate
    Jun 30, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

  • Sarah A
    Apr 01, 2018

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'No: closure wasn?t relief or release, it was a balancing of scales, that?s all. When the scales were balanced, order and some kind of serenity returned to the world, in spite of oneself.' When I first started to read this nov...

    I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. This book is about revenge, and as such, it should be deeply satisfying. The Guide for Murdered Children refers to a booklet that is handed out to - you guessed it ? murdered children, who have returned in the bodies ...

    I don't know if I should try reading this again because it was so hard to get into it. I don't think I like the writing style but I'll give it another shot, I guess. :/ ...

    This book was definitely outside of my usual fare. In fact, it was down right bizarre, and rather violent for my tastes. I by no means hated it, but I never really reached a point where I fell in love with it either. The plot jumps around various POVs but essentially, it surmises what ...

  • Jen
    Nov 16, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

  • Elaine
    May 11, 2018

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'No: closure wasn?t relief or release, it was a balancing of scales, that?s all. When the scales were balanced, order and some kind of serenity returned to the world, in spite of oneself.' When I first started to read this nov...

    I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. This book is about revenge, and as such, it should be deeply satisfying. The Guide for Murdered Children refers to a booklet that is handed out to - you guessed it ? murdered children, who have returned in the bodies ...

    I don't know if I should try reading this again because it was so hard to get into it. I don't think I like the writing style but I'll give it another shot, I guess. :/ ...

    This book was definitely outside of my usual fare. In fact, it was down right bizarre, and rather violent for my tastes. I by no means hated it, but I never really reached a point where I fell in love with it either. The plot jumps around various POVs but essentially, it surmises what ...

    Where to begin. Well, when I started this book, I thought it was just one book. When I kept reading to no end, I realized that it was actually 3 books put together. It does make for a VERY long read that way, however, as a person that really dislikes a cliff hangar without being able t...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow is a serious read; not a feel-good happy book. If you enjoy reading something that pushes the limits of what is possible, especially about a subject people don?t want to discuss, you would get into this book. I kept notes as I read, jott...

    **** Goodreads give away winner **** Reader beware triggers, triggers and triggers abound. If you are a reader not faint of heart and enjoy a dark, twisted, yet hauntingly beautiful read this may be the book for you. Personally I entered to win the book solely based on the name ...

    I requested this book solely based on the title. How can anyone who loves mysteries and weird, supernatural stories resist a title like A Guide for Murdered Children? We immediately get a thorough, no holds barred view of Willow, and he is a mess. Initially, I wondered who the heck ...

    We all say there is no justice in this world. But what if there really was? What if the souls of murdered children were able to return briefly to this world, inhabit adult bodies and wreak ultimate revenge on the monsters who had killed them, stolen their lives? Thanks to Netgalley ...

    Mysterious, mystical, and unusual are all words that can be used to describe Sarah Sparrow?s debut novel, A Guide for Murdered Children. Confusing, scattered, and dragging at parts are also words that can be used to describe this novel. I picked up this book as an ARC from NetGalley ...

    Couldn't get through the first chapter. Seems to be written in some weird, stream-of-consciousness-type style that was extremely off-putting. Premise sounded amazing. ...

    If I wasn't already aware of the dark subject matter and themes in A Guide for Murdered Children, I could make an estimated guess based on the morbid title, shockingly lurid pink cover and arbitrary unicorn. **Gruesome spoilers ahead ** I struggled on how to rate this book so...

  • Chrissy
    Oct 15, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

  • Amber
    Nov 10, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'No: closure wasn?t relief or release, it was a balancing of scales, that?s all. When the scales were balanced, order and some kind of serenity returned to the world, in spite of oneself.' When I first started to read this nov...

    I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. This book is about revenge, and as such, it should be deeply satisfying. The Guide for Murdered Children refers to a booklet that is handed out to - you guessed it ? murdered children, who have returned in the bodies ...

    I don't know if I should try reading this again because it was so hard to get into it. I don't think I like the writing style but I'll give it another shot, I guess. :/ ...

    This book was definitely outside of my usual fare. In fact, it was down right bizarre, and rather violent for my tastes. I by no means hated it, but I never really reached a point where I fell in love with it either. The plot jumps around various POVs but essentially, it surmises what ...

    Where to begin. Well, when I started this book, I thought it was just one book. When I kept reading to no end, I realized that it was actually 3 books put together. It does make for a VERY long read that way, however, as a person that really dislikes a cliff hangar without being able t...

  • Kyle
    Sep 01, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

  • Brooke
    Mar 18, 2018

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

  • Beth
    Sep 04, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'No: closure wasn?t relief or release, it was a balancing of scales, that?s all. When the scales were balanced, order and some kind of serenity returned to the world, in spite of oneself.' When I first started to read this nov...

    I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. This book is about revenge, and as such, it should be deeply satisfying. The Guide for Murdered Children refers to a booklet that is handed out to - you guessed it ? murdered children, who have returned in the bodies ...

    I don't know if I should try reading this again because it was so hard to get into it. I don't think I like the writing style but I'll give it another shot, I guess. :/ ...

    This book was definitely outside of my usual fare. In fact, it was down right bizarre, and rather violent for my tastes. I by no means hated it, but I never really reached a point where I fell in love with it either. The plot jumps around various POVs but essentially, it surmises what ...

    Where to begin. Well, when I started this book, I thought it was just one book. When I kept reading to no end, I realized that it was actually 3 books put together. It does make for a VERY long read that way, however, as a person that really dislikes a cliff hangar without being able t...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow is a serious read; not a feel-good happy book. If you enjoy reading something that pushes the limits of what is possible, especially about a subject people don?t want to discuss, you would get into this book. I kept notes as I read, jott...

    **** Goodreads give away winner **** Reader beware triggers, triggers and triggers abound. If you are a reader not faint of heart and enjoy a dark, twisted, yet hauntingly beautiful read this may be the book for you. Personally I entered to win the book solely based on the name ...

    I requested this book solely based on the title. How can anyone who loves mysteries and weird, supernatural stories resist a title like A Guide for Murdered Children? We immediately get a thorough, no holds barred view of Willow, and he is a mess. Initially, I wondered who the heck ...

    We all say there is no justice in this world. But what if there really was? What if the souls of murdered children were able to return briefly to this world, inhabit adult bodies and wreak ultimate revenge on the monsters who had killed them, stolen their lives? Thanks to Netgalley ...

    Mysterious, mystical, and unusual are all words that can be used to describe Sarah Sparrow?s debut novel, A Guide for Murdered Children. Confusing, scattered, and dragging at parts are also words that can be used to describe this novel. I picked up this book as an ARC from NetGalley ...

    Couldn't get through the first chapter. Seems to be written in some weird, stream-of-consciousness-type style that was extremely off-putting. Premise sounded amazing. ...

  • MollyK
    Oct 08, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'No: closure wasn?t relief or release, it was a balancing of scales, that?s all. When the scales were balanced, order and some kind of serenity returned to the world, in spite of oneself.' When I first started to read this nov...

    I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. This book is about revenge, and as such, it should be deeply satisfying. The Guide for Murdered Children refers to a booklet that is handed out to - you guessed it ? murdered children, who have returned in the bodies ...

    I don't know if I should try reading this again because it was so hard to get into it. I don't think I like the writing style but I'll give it another shot, I guess. :/ ...

    This book was definitely outside of my usual fare. In fact, it was down right bizarre, and rather violent for my tastes. I by no means hated it, but I never really reached a point where I fell in love with it either. The plot jumps around various POVs but essentially, it surmises what ...

    Where to begin. Well, when I started this book, I thought it was just one book. When I kept reading to no end, I realized that it was actually 3 books put together. It does make for a VERY long read that way, however, as a person that really dislikes a cliff hangar without being able t...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow is a serious read; not a feel-good happy book. If you enjoy reading something that pushes the limits of what is possible, especially about a subject people don?t want to discuss, you would get into this book. I kept notes as I read, jott...

    **** Goodreads give away winner **** Reader beware triggers, triggers and triggers abound. If you are a reader not faint of heart and enjoy a dark, twisted, yet hauntingly beautiful read this may be the book for you. Personally I entered to win the book solely based on the name ...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Aug 17, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

  • Andrea
    Sep 16, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'No: closure wasn?t relief or release, it was a balancing of scales, that?s all. When the scales were balanced, order and some kind of serenity returned to the world, in spite of oneself.' When I first started to read this nov...

    I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. This book is about revenge, and as such, it should be deeply satisfying. The Guide for Murdered Children refers to a booklet that is handed out to - you guessed it ? murdered children, who have returned in the bodies ...

  • Janelle
    Mar 22, 2018

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

  • River
    Aug 05, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'No: closure wasn?t relief or release, it was a balancing of scales, that?s all. When the scales were balanced, order and some kind of serenity returned to the world, in spite of oneself.' When I first started to read this nov...

    I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. This book is about revenge, and as such, it should be deeply satisfying. The Guide for Murdered Children refers to a booklet that is handed out to - you guessed it ? murdered children, who have returned in the bodies ...

    I don't know if I should try reading this again because it was so hard to get into it. I don't think I like the writing style but I'll give it another shot, I guess. :/ ...

    This book was definitely outside of my usual fare. In fact, it was down right bizarre, and rather violent for my tastes. I by no means hated it, but I never really reached a point where I fell in love with it either. The plot jumps around various POVs but essentially, it surmises what ...

    Where to begin. Well, when I started this book, I thought it was just one book. When I kept reading to no end, I realized that it was actually 3 books put together. It does make for a VERY long read that way, however, as a person that really dislikes a cliff hangar without being able t...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow is a serious read; not a feel-good happy book. If you enjoy reading something that pushes the limits of what is possible, especially about a subject people don?t want to discuss, you would get into this book. I kept notes as I read, jott...

    **** Goodreads give away winner **** Reader beware triggers, triggers and triggers abound. If you are a reader not faint of heart and enjoy a dark, twisted, yet hauntingly beautiful read this may be the book for you. Personally I entered to win the book solely based on the name ...

    I requested this book solely based on the title. How can anyone who loves mysteries and weird, supernatural stories resist a title like A Guide for Murdered Children? We immediately get a thorough, no holds barred view of Willow, and he is a mess. Initially, I wondered who the heck ...

    We all say there is no justice in this world. But what if there really was? What if the souls of murdered children were able to return briefly to this world, inhabit adult bodies and wreak ultimate revenge on the monsters who had killed them, stolen their lives? Thanks to Netgalley ...

  • The Behrg
    Jan 11, 2018

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

  • Juli
    Mar 21, 2018

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

  • Megan
    Aug 25, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

  • Robin Bonne
    May 05, 2018

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

  • Rose Elliott
    Oct 25, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'No: closure wasn?t relief or release, it was a balancing of scales, that?s all. When the scales were balanced, order and some kind of serenity returned to the world, in spite of oneself.' When I first started to read this nov...

    I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. This book is about revenge, and as such, it should be deeply satisfying. The Guide for Murdered Children refers to a booklet that is handed out to - you guessed it ? murdered children, who have returned in the bodies ...

    I don't know if I should try reading this again because it was so hard to get into it. I don't think I like the writing style but I'll give it another shot, I guess. :/ ...

    This book was definitely outside of my usual fare. In fact, it was down right bizarre, and rather violent for my tastes. I by no means hated it, but I never really reached a point where I fell in love with it either. The plot jumps around various POVs but essentially, it surmises what ...

    Where to begin. Well, when I started this book, I thought it was just one book. When I kept reading to no end, I realized that it was actually 3 books put together. It does make for a VERY long read that way, however, as a person that really dislikes a cliff hangar without being able t...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow is a serious read; not a feel-good happy book. If you enjoy reading something that pushes the limits of what is possible, especially about a subject people don?t want to discuss, you would get into this book. I kept notes as I read, jott...

    **** Goodreads give away winner **** Reader beware triggers, triggers and triggers abound. If you are a reader not faint of heart and enjoy a dark, twisted, yet hauntingly beautiful read this may be the book for you. Personally I entered to win the book solely based on the name ...

    I requested this book solely based on the title. How can anyone who loves mysteries and weird, supernatural stories resist a title like A Guide for Murdered Children? We immediately get a thorough, no holds barred view of Willow, and he is a mess. Initially, I wondered who the heck ...

    We all say there is no justice in this world. But what if there really was? What if the souls of murdered children were able to return briefly to this world, inhabit adult bodies and wreak ultimate revenge on the monsters who had killed them, stolen their lives? Thanks to Netgalley ...

    Mysterious, mystical, and unusual are all words that can be used to describe Sarah Sparrow?s debut novel, A Guide for Murdered Children. Confusing, scattered, and dragging at parts are also words that can be used to describe this novel. I picked up this book as an ARC from NetGalley ...

  • Sara Oxton
    Sep 12, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

  • AnisaAnne
    Sep 01, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

  • Cat
    Oct 06, 2017

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...

    "A Guide for Murdered Children" has all the ingredients needed for an amazing book - a unique concept, an inventive hook, troubled characters, and some phenomenal and edgy writing. Unfortunately just tossing all the ingredients into a big pan and hoping it comes out in the end doesn't ...

    Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own. Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. Th...

    Please note that I received this book from Netgalley while it was still a work in progress. For that reason, I have decided to spoiler my review in case there are those that want to give the published book a fighting chance. (view spoiler)[ The title in contrast with the cover cau...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow a thought provoking four-star read. I picked this book up as the title grabbed me, making me think I must have read it wrong but then read the info and though what a different read and it really is. It?s not for the faint of heart as the...

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 20% I was absolutely hooked by the title + the cover + synopsis. There was no way that I wasn't requesting this because it was going to be a surefire winner with me. When I was approve...

    I'll admit, I was drawn to this book based just on the title. And then I read the synopsis. A book about murdered children returning to Earth through a recently deceased adult to exact revenge? Sign me up! The first few chapters were actually really difficult to follow. I thought about...

    There is a trend happening with my March releases, and I am not certain I like it. I do not know if it is a coincidence, a reflection of the current state of the world, or if publishers are deliberately selecting such novels to release at the same time. Either way, this trend is not fo...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'No: closure wasn?t relief or release, it was a balancing of scales, that?s all. When the scales were balanced, order and some kind of serenity returned to the world, in spite of oneself.' When I first started to read this nov...

    I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. This book is about revenge, and as such, it should be deeply satisfying. The Guide for Murdered Children refers to a booklet that is handed out to - you guessed it ? murdered children, who have returned in the bodies ...

    I don't know if I should try reading this again because it was so hard to get into it. I don't think I like the writing style but I'll give it another shot, I guess. :/ ...

    This book was definitely outside of my usual fare. In fact, it was down right bizarre, and rather violent for my tastes. I by no means hated it, but I never really reached a point where I fell in love with it either. The plot jumps around various POVs but essentially, it surmises what ...

    Where to begin. Well, when I started this book, I thought it was just one book. When I kept reading to no end, I realized that it was actually 3 books put together. It does make for a VERY long read that way, however, as a person that really dislikes a cliff hangar without being able t...

    A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow is a serious read; not a feel-good happy book. If you enjoy reading something that pushes the limits of what is possible, especially about a subject people don?t want to discuss, you would get into this book. I kept notes as I read, jott...

  • Jessica
    Mar 21, 2018

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this book. Unfortunately, it wasn't for me. There was so much going on that I didn't understand at times and other times I did. Even though it wasn't for me, I hope others will like it. ...

    You can also read my reviews on WP: anisabookreviews.wordpress.com/2017/0... A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4 Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative. Imagine the world where the spirits...

    Somewhere, A Unicorn Is Crying (Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.) For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLOR...

    The plot for this book is incredibly creative! I love it when I come across a book that takes genre-normal and blows it all to pieces! With that said, there are some dark events in this book that some might not want to delve into -- murder, rape, etc of children. Now given the title of...

    With a pretty pink front cover that looks like it should be on my bookshelf, and the comparison to my favorite author, Shirley Jackson, on the back, I went into this horror novel with exceptionally high hopes, only to be crushed by cumbersome dialogue and graphic child rapes. Very ...

    A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died. First and foremost ...

    I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot. In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise. A G...

    Actual rating: 1.5 DNF @ 75% First, I?d like to thank Dutton/Penguin Random House for this ARC. Second, I must point out that, yes, I didn?t necessarily finish the book, but I read enough to offer me what feels like a semblance of appropriateness in giving this review. Okay...

    For my full review click here-> http://lattesandpaperbacks.com When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I co...

    Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a...