Patchwork Before I Fall meets Inception in this time bending YA mystery from the author of Nightingale Sing My last thought before the black seas consume me is to wonder what morbid twist of fate allowed a pro

  • Title: Patchwork
  • Author: Karsten Knight
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  • Page: 332
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Before I Fall meets Inception in this time bending YA mystery from the author of Nightingale, Sing My last thought before the black seas consume me is to wonder what morbid twist of fate allowed a prom, a proposal, an act of terrorism, and the deaths of everyone I know to converge on the same night Renata Lake thought her relationship would be the only casualty of prom.Before I Fall meets Inception in this time bending YA mystery from the author of Nightingale, Sing My last thought before the black seas consume me is to wonder what morbid twist of fate allowed a prom, a proposal, an act of terrorism, and the deaths of everyone I know to converge on the same night Renata Lake thought her relationship would be the only casualty of prom Then the bomb went off.It was supposed to be a night to remember a cruise through Boston Harbor, dancing beneath the stars But when an explosion tears the ship apart, Renata wakes up in Patchwork, an ethereal world where all her memories have been stitched haphazardly together In order to catch the assassin who murdered her friends, she ll have to navigate the twisted landscape of her mind and relive critical moments from her past in search of clues Can she uncover the killer s identity and find her way back to the man she once loved before it s too late Don t miss the twist ending of this dark, modern day reimagining of the phoenix myth that will thrill fans of Passenger and A Thousand Pieces of You.

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    1. Renata Lake is a typical high school girl in most ways, she plays sports, has a boyfriend and likes to get into a bit of mischief now and then when things are a bit boring. Renata and a couple of her friends have formed a secret club to pull pranks and have what they think will be a great one set up for prom night. However, things go a bit off course for Renata and her friends after their prank and the next thing Renata knows she's in the water and the ship with her friends on it is exploding. W [...]

    2. *3.5 Stars*I was provided a Reviewer Copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Renata is a junior in a private boarding school. When her prom night goes from bad to worse, she realizes she has powers that allow her to travel back in time. But with those powers comes a huge threat, a nemesis that hunt her through time and every time tries to kill her and everyone she loves.The story in itself was very interesting. The characters were nice enough, I didn’t truly connect with any of the [...]

    3. ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Karsten Knight in exchange for an honest review.Written in first PoV, with some chapters dedicated to Osiris, this YA paranormal mystery / suspense / romance was fast paced, with an interesting enough storyline (view spoiler)[ (highschool girl – a phoenix actually, involved in an ancient battle, going back in time to save her loved ones)(hide spoiler)], but the execution didn’t really thrill me. I couldn't get myself to care enough about th [...]

    4. I HAVE RETURNED ---- just so I can give a proper review.This book left me wholeheartedly confused. Not in a what in the world just happened but more in a I have no idea what to feel about this right now, so I am going to avoid labeling it type feeling. So I cleansed my palate with a re-read of Starflight and now I feel I can compose myself in words.What are words?Patchwork is kind of a "new" take on the Greek myth of the Phoenix, rising from the ashes, complete with Osiris (Egyptian god of regen [...]

    5. Patchwork is said to be like several popular young adult novels, which is something that often bothers me. I feel that it can set up the book to be a failure if it doesn’t meet my expectations–made higher by people touting it as the next Game of Thrones or Gone Girl. It may perhaps be lucky that I haven’t read any of the books that this one is said to be similar to, because for once I don’t have that complaint. In Patchwork, Karsten Knight takes the myth of the Phoenix and puts it in a m [...]

    6. I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

    7. Full disclosure I read an ARC copy and I periodically pester Knight on Twitter. This is my second actual thriller this year and guys I think I'm killing this new genre. Not literally, just between this and FINAL GIRLS I think I made some wise reading decisions. In terms of content - this skews closer to his Wildfire books; mythology plays a role here, though not as heavily and paranormal shenanigans abound (NIGHTINGALE, Sing had far less paranormal shenanigans in comparison). There's also a numb [...]

    8. Delightfully disturbing in the way it reminded me of how fragile one feels on the cusp of adulthood, even when the protagonist is a strong and independent character. Excellent world-building. Knight's command of vivid language made this a compelling read. Definitely worth it even if paranormal isn't your usual genera.

    9. Number of pages: 308Number of times read (including the time before this review): 1Rating (out of five stars): 3Release date: February 28th 2017*Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy for review. As always my opinions are honest and my own.I feel very “meh” about this book. There were some things I personally didn’t like about it, but the main problem I has with it is that the premise was a little too out there for me. I downloaded it (it was in the read now section of Netgalley) beca [...]

    10. PATCHWORK blends myth and mystery in a gripping and electrifying story of time travel, murder, heartbreak and loss, love and hope. Filled with twists and turns that will keep readers guessing, a character whose ability will make them wonder when to next, and an imaginative and fantastical world that will keep them hooked until the very end, this fast-paced, breathtaking read is not to be missed.Renata Lake thought the worst thing that could ever happen in her life had already happened. But when [...]

    11. So Karsten Knight so kindly gave me the opportunity to read an ARC of his book so many thanks to him.Patchwork is so fascinatingly unique and thoroughly entertaining that I'm having a difficult time putting my admiration into words. Much like Nightingale, Sing, Patchwork isn't a book that I would normally read. I tend to stay away from books that wade in the thriller genre but I've reached a point that if Knight's name is on the cover then I'll read it regardless of the genre. Knight has the tal [...]

    12. It took me a few chapters to get into it, but I LOVED it once I did. Renata is not a typical girl, and her life is far from perfect. I love that it explores both the realistic and philosophical dangers and benefits of being able to change the past. If you could go back 1 month, 2 months, 1 year would you? Keep in mind that while some of the future events may mirror the ones you knew, nothing ever happens the same way twice. I also enjoyed the tie-ins to mythology. As a mythos fan, I love seeing [...]

    13. Patchwork is gripping, action packed, and an emotional rollercoaster at the moments when you least expect it. It broke my heart to have to put it down for a few days when life got busy but the ending was well worth the anticipation. This modernized retelling of the phoenix myth is the perfect read for lovers of YA action, fantasy, and thrillers and I can’t recommend it enough!

    14. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I'll start with the positives. I liked the premise for this book. Renata is your average teenager girl attending her high school prom when suddenly she witnesses all her classmates, friends and boyfriend get murdered. Somehow, she ends up being thrown back through time in order to try and catch the assassin, and prevent a mass murder. The beginning genuinely drew me in and was relatively fast paced. I also liked the little ref [...]

    15. I received a copy of Patchwork in a giveaway. Karsten Knight’s novel delivers an amazing concept in which rare people are born with the ability to travel back in time and change events. Teenager Renata Lake is one of those rare time travelers. Unfortunately, she’s not the only one with this ability. An assassin named Osiris has spent centuries hunting down her kind and killing them, using their energy to sustain himself. This leads to a complicated cat-and-mouse game where Renata must quick [...]

    16. Patchwork is a YA novel which combines mythology, time travel, friendship and vengeance.Renata Lake is lucky enough to consider her friends very, very close to her. She has a boyfriend who loves her, a best friend she can share anything with and the rest of the Amaranthine Society with whom she can pull pranks on unsuspecting victims. Prom night's prank is a doozy - throw a mannequin overboard the cruise ship they are on and make people believe that someone is actually drowning. Cue a fireball e [...]

    17. 2.5 StarsI don't know where to start with this one. I wanted so badly to like it. The premise was great, the foundation was laid, where did everything go so wrong?! First, I already lived high school once. It sucked then and I'd rather not relive it. However, that is my fault for not reading the synopsis first. But, even so I really disliked the characted literally every single one of them. And I found the "I love you will you marry me" to be just too much to take from high school students. Seco [...]

    18. This book was incredibly enjoyable! The story of a girl constantly being dragged back in time to prevent the deaths of all her friends. As things continue she realizes that someone is maliciously trying to get at her specifically, because of an ancient ability she was born with. I admit when I started and through the first 50 or so pages I was a bit unsure about this book. The writing was strong but it felt like it was going to be just your standard teenage drama (even though the summary made it [...]

    19. Renata Lake expects prom night to be full of the typical things one finds on prom night: moonlight, dancing, teenage hormones, and an epic prank by her group of friends involving throwing a dead body over the side of the boat into Boston Harbor. What she doesn’t expect is a proposal or a bomb explosion, leaving real bodies in the water before she sinks beneath the waves.Renata wakes up in Patchwork, a ghostly world where all her memories come together in a crazy pattern, and her friends’ mur [...]

    20. I received a free copy of this book on NetGalley in exchange for a review, however I plan to purchase it so my teens can read it as well. I highly recommend this book. The author manages to successfully mix the demons Renata faces in her every day life-grief, regret, fear, jealousy-with the supernatural powers that she finds herself fighting. We see Renata emerging (literally and metaphorically) into her best self even as she moves backwards in time month by month watching her friends devolve an [...]

    21. I was provided a Copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I will be honest I requested this book because the cover was cool!!! So I went in somewhat blind to what the book was about – however, yes, yes you can judge a book by its cover I loved the books premise and I thought the main character was snarky and great! The book starts off action packed and doesn’t stop….I LOVED how she would relive certain days and change the outcome of those said days and hopes it changes someth [...]

    22. Really interesting and different I requested this from netgalley due to the comparison to other works that I enjoy but I found it to be very much its own specific story. Renata Lake survives a horrific situation where those around her perish and she finds herself thrust back in time after the survival. The story continues to start and stop at different periods of time in Renata's life as she is faced to relive those moments knowing those she loves could/will die a terrible death if she doesn't s [...]

    23. When I saw that this book was compared to Before I Fall and Passengers. I knew I had to read it. I have only read Passengers by Alexandra Bracken, but Before I Fall is on my TBR. I can easily see how this is compared to Passengers. I generally really enjoyed this book. It was a very fast paced easy read. My favorite kind of book! I loved all the plot points. The twists and turns. Hell I even really like the whole moral of the story. Or the fact that you're actually really learning a little somet [...]

    24. I received this book from NetGalley. Thank you so much for this opportunity, to NetGalley, as well as the author and publisher!At first I was afraid this would be a romantic book, seeing as it starts on with a prom and some drama. But geez, after that explosion, things really went chaotic. There's time travel, separate dimensions, plot twists, betrayal (Oh, the betrayal!), and I was even a bit frightened at one point during the pursuit through time. The plot was really what kept me going. Not th [...]

    25. I enjoyed the Wildefire books so had high expectations for Patchwork and was slightly disappointed. It, like Wildefire, had a good amount of action and suspense but I couldn't help but feel that some aspects were a bit cliched or like they had been borrowed from other popular young adult books. For example, Renata is an "average" girl in a love triangle-esque scenario with two extremely handsome guys. One is tall, pale and handsome, the other is super buff, dark and handsome it just feels like a [...]

    26. Interesting beginning, which definitely intrigued me from the first chapter. I like the storyline, overall, but did not really become invested in the main protagonist. It was intense and fast paced and had moments that left me wondering. I liked the Phoenix myth aspect but I think there were too many paranormal elements for me to really become invested in the characters but that is just my own particularities. Overall, I think it is a good book and I enjoyed the read.

    27. I received this book as a giveaway.High school is hard enough. When you add your friends getting killed as you travel back through time it gets near impossible.Characters were fairly well developed but the dialog could have been a little better. Following the travel back through was not as difficult as many others books make it.

    28. a copy from Netgalley for an honest review I found Patchwork well written and I loved the character Renata. Teenage angst entwined with a twist kept me a devoted reader till the end. I will be reading more from Karsten Knight

    29. When Renata survives an explosion, she is thrown into an alternate universe which is like patchwork and is full of strange voices and a mysterious and scary figure. Then she goes back in time and decides to set right her mistakes and hope that this time, the future doesn't turn out as worse as it did before. A gripping and sensational read, just right for a rainy afternoon.

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