Jul 31, 2018


by Kelley Armstrong

Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Crown Books
Pub Date: May 22, 2018
Genre: New Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Three years after losing her brother Luka in a school shooting, Skye Gilchrist is moving home. But there's no sympathy for Skye and her family because Luka wasn't a victim; he was a shooter. 

Jesse Mandal knows all too well that the scars of the past don't heal easily. The shooting cost Jesse his brother and his best friend--Skye. 

Ripped apart by tragedy, Jesse and Skye can't resist reopening the mysteries of their past. But old wounds hide darker secrets. And the closer Skye and Jesse get to the truth of what happened that day, the closer they get to a new killer.


This book is certainly different from some of Kelley's other works and given the tough subject, Kelley did an amazing job with this book!

Skye hasn't had a normal nor easy life is a very long time. Ever since the shooting, she's been moving, seen her mom go deeper into depression and her gram go through two strokes. By that point it was determined that Skye was to go live with her aunt back home. Back to where her life changed. Back to where she is know as the sister of a school shooter. 

Luka and two other guys were the ones holding guns and shooting up their High School. However, something always told Skye that it couldn't be true. Her brother couldn't have done such a thing. But some days she just didn't know what to think, it hasn't been easy for her. Moving back to her home is about to make her life even more difficult. 

Old classmates recognize her, the whispers start, notes in her locker, fires, break-ins. Things aren't easy, but Skye is determined to take back her home. Skye does have some old friend by her side who are there to truly help. Jessie is a big part of the story and together they find a way to solve everything that has been going on and truly learning what her brother was. Luka was and always will be a hero. 

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