Delicate Monsters

Delicate Monsters When nearly killing a classmate gets seventeen year old Sadie Su kicked out of her third boarding school in four years she returns to her family s California vineyard estate Here she s meant to stay

  • Title: Delicate Monsters
  • Author: Stephanie Kuehn
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  • Page: 235
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  • When nearly killing a classmate gets seventeen year old Sadie Su kicked out of her third boarding school in four years, she returns to her family s California vineyard estate Here, she s meant to stay out of trouble Here, she s meant to do a lot of things But it s hard She s bored And when Sadie s bored, the only thing she likes is trouble.Emerson Tate s a poor boy liWhen nearly killing a classmate gets seventeen year old Sadie Su kicked out of her third boarding school in four years, she returns to her family s California vineyard estate Here, she s meant to stay out of trouble Here, she s meant to do a lot of things But it s hard She s bored And when Sadie s bored, the only thing she likes is trouble.Emerson Tate s a poor boy living in a rich town, with his widowed mother and strange, haunted little brother All he wants his senior year is to play basketball and make something happen with the girl of his dreams That s why Emerson s not happy Sadie s back An old childhood friend, she knows his worst secrets The things he longs to forget The things she won t ever let him.Haunted is a good word for fifteen year old Miles Tate Miles can see the future, after all And he knows his vision of tragic violence at his school will come true, because his visions always do That s what he tells the new girl in town The one who listens to him The one who recognizes the darkness in his past But can Miles stop the violence Or has the future already been written Maybe tragedy is his destiny Maybe it s all of theirs.

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    About "Stephanie Kuehn"

    1. Stephanie Kuehn

      I m a YA writer who grew up in Berkeley, California, which is a quirky sort of a place with a ton of wonderful bookstores My very first job was working in one of those bookstores.Passions of mine include mental health advocacy, social justice, and sports of all kinds I currently live in Northern California with my family and our wild menagerie of pets CHARM STRANGE and COMPLICIT are out now DELICATE MONSTERS will be out in 2015 If you have any questions, please contact me via my website stephaniekuehn Thank you sk


    1. Seriously, the inside of Ms Kuehn's head must be a scary place to live. Here is yet another completely disturbing and engrossing psychological thriller.Kuehn really isn't afraid to "go there". Her characters are twisted, her endings remind me of Courtney Summers books in that she refuses to tie them up neatly, and her exploration of the darkest parts of teenager's minds is both unsettling and addictive. She embraces diversity and she's edgy as fuck so, when is her next book released again?If I'v [...]

    2. 3 1/2 stars.Well, I honestly did not expect this result. Which can certainly be viewed as a good thing. But, really, did someone tear off the last few pages of my copy? How could it end like that? I'm still in a state of bewilderment.Nevertheless, Delicate Monsters was a thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat! The chapters were short, there were many of them and none missed to end in a note that will make you want to read the next chapter right away. I swear, there were so many things I ne [...]

    3. :::3 Stars, I think?:::Compelling, but bizarre.
This book is not an easy one to rate, nor was it an easy one to read. Labeling this as “edgy” is too delicate a description. This goes beyond that. The content of this story is so disturbing, I cringed through most of it and felt flat out uncomfortable with the rest.That’s not to say discomfort is a bad thing. I find great value in any story powerful enough to ignite intense emotions even if my gut is twisting. In fact, I’ve read many der [...]

    4. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/“Nothing’s wrong with being bad. It’s like being honest or crying at the end of a sad movie. Sometimes it just happens.”I was attempting to avoid human contact yesterday by reading this on the elevator on the way to work when a co-worker (one of the few I don’t want to punch in the throat and one who is an avid reader as well) asked what was I reading. Of course, the title wasn’t enough info for her and I found myself stumped at what Delicate [...]

    5. Oh how I disliked this. Be good. Be patient.It whispered, You're going to shine.It whispered, Just you wait and see.If not for the fact that this was an ARC I would have left my review from above, but since it is in fact an ARC, I feel I owe everyone an explanation. I think there were multiple reasons I didn't like this book. For starters, one of our main characters, Sadie, had no sense of remorse. And, while that's fine in a a lot of stories with me, for some reason it rubbed me the wrong way t [...]

    6. Have you ever read something that was mindfucking your brain - but not realizing that it was actually mindfucking your brain - and then when you get to the end, you realized you have just been epically mindfucked, and you're like, "DID THIS BOOK JUST MINDFUCKED ME?" And then you say, "YES. IT. DID."And you wouldn't even mind.Because this is Khuen's book in a nutshell. If there's a Master who is so good at toying with our minds in the subtlest and explosive way possible, I have no doubt that Kue [...]

    7. "Being strong doesn't necessarily mean not being scared."Stephanie Kuehn, dear readers, is crazy--in an awesome crazy-brilliant kind of way. She doesn't shy away from all the nitty gritty scenes--on the contrary, she even dives into them further. She'll make you feel squeamish about the book's graphic details in the way that she isn't at all squeamish to write about as an author. That takes serious skill, my friends.If I had to describe this book in just a single word, it would definitely [...]

    8. I have loved every book by Stephanie Kuehn so far, and this one is no exception. Her books are so… bizarre and unique and wonderfully compelling. You feel as if you're being played with, as if the book is making sure you're never quite certain of what's happening, except for the fact that it's terrible and disturbing and wholly messed up!In Delicate Monsters we've get ourselves 3 perspectives, and while I fear this would be a bit much - multiple perspectives can be so tricky - it ended up bein [...]

    9. ***This review has also been posted on The Social PotatoHOLY FUCKING CRAPOMGI DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT I FEEL RIGHT NOW.WHAT IS THIS BOOK?WHAT IS LIFE?DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME? I AM WRITING THIS IN ALL CAPS. MY EMOTIONS ARE A MESS.A couple days later, I am no longer as much of a mess. I feel slightly more normal and am more capable of putting together my thoughts regarding this piece of work.BUT SERIOUSLY, WHAT THE FUCK?This was my first novel by Kuehn and I KNOW I am coming back for more.I think what re [...]

    10. Let me begin by saying that I have absolutely no problem with reading dark and twisted things, nor do I condone censorship. Please keep that in mind as you read my review of “Delicate Monsters”.I would have given “Delicate Monsters” one star, as opposed to two, had it not been a story with potential. It didn’t live up to it, but I reserve the ones that are a mess from the start.The book’s downfall is the misleading description. Yes, everything in the description is accurate, but cons [...]

    11. This is out today! I'm not usually a big fan of realistic fiction, but Kuehn dives unflinchingly into the minds of her characters in a way I really admire. I read a draft of this (and I'm told the final book isn't that different), so it's been a while and the details are blurry. But I remember being utterly enthralled and horrified. Wonderful and disturbing. I would follow Kuehn's prose anywhere, even off a cliff, and she brings us very close to the edge here.

    12. “They had it all wrong, of course. Bravery wasn't required to conquer fear. Indifference was.” Actual Rating: It’s more of a 3.5 to 3.8I should’ve taken the title as a literal expectation for this book. Delicate Monsters is filled with characters you’re not supposed to like. They are those people who doesn’t deserve redemption. They are not good, not a necessary evil, but they are evil nonetheless. Compared to Kuehn’s previous works, her third novel is certainly a mature follow up. [...]

    13. Here's a completely messed up and gritty psychological thriller.Reading this book was a rather weird experience because the first half of the book didn't particularly pique my attention or interest at all but then something happened and before I knew it I couldn't put the book down. The story mainly revolves around the interactions of the three main characters, Sadie, Emerson and his younger brother Miles, and they each have their own disturbances. They're self-destructive and twisted in their o [...]

    14. Sarcastic as all hell, with bitterness masking some very real truths. From the very opening pages, I knew this was going to be a mindfuck, pardon my French. (We really need a classier word for mindfuck, my friends, but it perfectly encapsulates what I’m trying to express, so for now, mindfuck it is.) According to the pamphlets the park owners handed out – only after admission was paid, of course – a volcanic explosion was the cause of petrification, a great magma burst freezing the giants [...]

    15. *This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.*The things that we love tell us what we are. – St. Thomas AquinasThis book is weird as fuck. There’s no other way of putting it. Psychological thriller at its finest. Honestly, I’m not even sure what is this that I’d read, how to categorize it. It’s not for everyone, that’s for sure. Is it for teens? Honestly, I don’t know. Just because characters are teens, does not make a book YA. Yes, sure things are not that graphically described, bu [...]

    16. I don't think I entirely "get" Kuehn's books. Charm & Strange was too weird for me, and though I liked Delicate Monsters better, it was still pretty bizarre.This book is about three messed up teens who are different kinds of monsters, and I don't use that word lightly. I mean, these characters were awful - borderline sociopathic and just nasty in the way that they thought:She puffed harder on her cigarette, enjoying the burn on her windpipe and the hope that she was giving someone somewhere [...]

    17. Oh where to begin.I'm sat here with my mouth open wondering what the heck just happened.Yep this one has that power.I'm not sure how to describe the central plot so I won't bother trying - but never, ever in my life have I met such a bunch of completely screwed up characters. For different reasons, for a myriad of choices they have made, for whatever reasons come to light during the reading of this one, these guys are SCREWED.In "Delicate Monsters" Stephanie Kuehn once more takes on mental illne [...]

    18. Delicate Monsters is a psychological thriller that does not tiptoe around the perversion of human nature. On the contrary, Delicate Monsters is a psychological thriller that stares into the darkness face-on with wide, curious eyes, takes it and explores it layer by layer. There are some authors that imply the wickedness of their characters leaving you to imagine the extent of their depravity. And then there are some, like Stephanie Kuehn, who bare it all - mind, thoughts, intentions, behavio [...]

    19. See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via NetGalley. Diversity Rating: 3 – Closer to Reality Racial-Ethnic: 4 (Sadie is half-Chinese, Emerson’s crush May is unspecified POC)QUILTBAG: 0 (may be someone, but not a main character; my memory is fuzzy)Disability: 1 (off-screen character has Tourette’s, two characters are sociopaths)Intersectionality: 3 (Emerson and Miles’s family is not too well off)MAJOR WARNING for anyone triggered by cat death [...]

    20. Read more reviews at Inspiring Insomnia.I don’t usually pay much attention to titles, but “Delicate Monsters” intrigued me. What exactly is a “delicate monster?” After reading Stephanie Kuehn’s latest novel, I did some Googling and expected to find that the phrase is from a song or a poem or another book, and I wanted to see how it was originally used to get some additional insight into Kuehn’s ideas about her story. But it looks like it’s an original phrase that she created, so [...]

    21. 3.5 starsI was given a copy of Delicate Monsters in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to St Martins Griffin and Netgalley. A copy of this review is also on my blog: bookblogbird.weeblyThis was not a comfortable read. Bizarre and compelling, but definitely not comfortable.Delicate Monsters is written from three perspectives: those of Sadie, Emerson and Miles, three disturbed teenagers whose lives intersect and whose fates seem intertwined. Sadie Su has just been kicked out of boarding sc [...]

    22. What happens when you take three self-destructive, morally grey people and force them to interact with each other? A high stakes psychological thriller from Stephanie Kuehn, potentially her best work yet.What I enjoy the most about turning to a Stephanie Kuehn novel is that I'm always given the sense that she is in control of this story. It's a strange thing to mention over and over; but there are some books with extraneous details, some books when I'm crossing things out in my head as I'm readi [...]

    23. Umwhat the fuck was that?!Weird book, guys. Weird weird book.At first, I was very much captivated by it. It was gritty and edgy and I love those things. But once I got further into it, the less and less I liked it. There was too much graphic violence, especially the kind concerning animals (which is usually an instant deal-breaker and DNF for me, but for some reason, I decided to plow on in this case). The whole thing just felt like the author was trying too hard. It seemed purposefully strange, [...]

    24. DELICATE MONSTERS is a singular experience. It's dark as hell, a look into some very twisted minds. Sadie Su has just come back to town. She's a vicious girl who likes people who do bad things, who seriously injured a boy to make him not like her. Emerson Tate, her much poorer neighbor, dislikes that she has come back since she knows that he's a psychopath. Meanwhile, his younger brother Miles is suffering homophobic bullying and the effects of an idiopathic illness. All three exchange narration [...]

    25. my dear friend & author crush stephanie kuehn isn't afraid to venture into the darkest, most psychologically twisted places -- and DELICATE MONSTERS goes farther than ever. three characters, each equally compelling. I am so excited for june.

    26. Delicate Monsters was the first of Stephanie Kuehn’s books that I received in the form of an ARC from NetGalley but it turned out to be the last of her books that I read. When I decide to read a book by a new (to me) author I always go back and look at their other books too. When I read the synopsis of Complicit and Charm and Strange I just knew I had to read them! I ended up buying all three books in print, even though I already had a digital galley of this one. This is what happens when I ha [...]

    27. The things that we love tell us what we are.-St. Thomas AquinasRating: 4.5/5 STARSI think that I can safely say that I'm in shock over Delicate Monsters; I literally have no idea what to say. I suppose that I shouldn't be surprised that Stephanie Kuehn wrote another stunningly prodigious novel that managed to leave me speechless, an occurrence that rarely happens. However, I will try my best to form coherent sentences as I attempt to describe Kuehn's gripping new release. Delicate Monsters is eq [...]

    28. ARC was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.4.5 starsIn case you don't know, Delicate Monsters is Stephanie Kuehn's third book. I've read two of them. One thing for sure they have unusual stories and characters. The characters may be young, they are teenagers. put them under Young Adult books but they are unlike most of YA books out there. Reading them like fresh air for me. And this book is just like that.First of all, I love the writing. It's beautiful [...]

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