Aftermath

Aftermath

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 Three years after losing her brother Luka in a school shooting, Skye Gilchrist is moving home. But there's no sym...

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Title:Aftermath
Author:Kelley Armstrong
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0399550364
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:371 pages pages

Aftermath Reviews

  • OutlawPoet
    Apr 30, 2018
    I had to give this one some thought prior to writing my review. I was conflicted. I really like the author and I found the book was extremely suspenseful. I also don?t know that I?m ready for the School Shooting YA sub-genre that seems to be on the horizon. My initial thought...
  • Lisa Mandina
    May 25, 2018
    Once again Armstrong has proven to me that she is an expert at writing a page-turner in any genre. Personally I've only read her young adult books, but I've yet to find one that wasn't a winner. This one is another 5 star read for me. While the main subject of the story has to do with ...
  • Tez
    May 18, 2018
    WARNINGS: (view spoiler)[Death by police, mass shooting/murder, school shooting/murder, suicide, sibling death, bullying. (hide spoiler)] A few months ago, I caught up on some of the author's books that I'd missed. I was in a terrible mood and/or the books were very disappointing. ...
  • Paula  Phillips
    Jul 14, 2018
    A theme of books that I have always been fascinated with is school shootings, I know that makes me sound creepy, but I'm not honest. I guess living in New Zealand, we only hear about the shootings. Kelley Armstrong's book was a different take on your usual school shooting novel which...
  • Jessica (a GREAT read)
    Apr 26, 2018
    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review. Kelley Armstrong has pretty much proven that there is no book that she can?t write and it turning out to be totally amazing! Aftermath is the thir...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Apr 23, 2018
    There really isn't a whole lot that Armstrong can't write, in virtually any genre. The very fact that she combined a very sensitive topic with a mystery and somehow made it both mysterious and heartfelt make it work, is truly a talent not a lot of authors have. I love that thi...
  • Jennifer
    Jul 01, 2018
    4.5/5 stars I love Kelley Armstrong. She is one of my favorite authors. I really had no idea what to expect from this book. But I absolutely loved it. Aftermath is a standalone YA suspense book. Skye (16) is the main narrator (1st person POV). This book takes place 3 years after a s...
  • Joy (joyous reads)
    May 31, 2018
    Have you ever thought about what it was like for the families of the shooters who killed innocent people? Not in the way that they are victimized, but just how life goes on after one of their own shoot up a school and are labeled as murderers for the rest of their natural born life? ...
  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    May 24, 2018
    I didn't realize this was YA when I went into it and boy did it immediately show. For a book with the deep subject matter that this book is about, it only shows the adults (parents, teachers, cops) as stupid and making the type of mistakes people would lose their jobs over. For me ...
  • Christy
    Apr 23, 2018
    Picking up this book I expected it to be emotional, I mean, it is about the aftermath of a school shooting, so I was expecting to bawl my eyes out. What I was expecting was the other emotions that I would feel while reading this book. . Anger that no one would listen, fear about what...
  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
    Jun 04, 2018
    *Thank you to the publisher/author/Netgalley for my copy.* 3.5/5. This book is different. I loved the characters of Skye and Jesse and ESPECIALLY JESSE?S MOM. ((Can we get a spin-off of her story? Because I?m pretty sure I love her.)) The characters were nuanced and believabl...
  • ☕ Kimberly
    May 05, 2018
    3.5 Not quite what I expected. A solid suspense thriller ...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    May 29, 2018
    Aftermath is a story that?s relevant to current times. Living in the States, school shootings are sadly becoming more and more frequent. I?ve often thought of the family of the shooter, how they?re affected when one of their own commits such a horrible crime. Often the family is ...
  • K.
    May 12, 2018
    Trigger warnings: school shooting, gun violence, bullying, stalking, kidnapping, blood, drugging, fire. 3.5 stars. You guys probably know by now that I'm total trash for Kelley Armstrong's books. And I've really enjoyed her YA thrillers over the past few years, so when I saw tha...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    May 09, 2018
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books. This book was truly great. I have to admit that when I first saw that this book would involve a school shooting I was really nervous about reading it. Did I really want to read a book about such a terrible event especia...
  • Didi
    Jul 04, 2018
    One of my fave authors, and she's Canadian! Love her work. This was great, especially the flow, something KA is a genius at. ...
  • Stacee
    Apr 30, 2018
    Oh man, this was amazing. I loved Skye and Jesse. They?ve both gone through a horrible tragedy, but they?re at different sides of the event. I loved getting both sides of the story and reading them figuring out how to go forward. And Jesse?s mom was one of the best parts. ...
  • eilasoles
    Apr 21, 2018
    I like Kelley Armstrong and even in this book, her writing is pretty flawless ... but the adult characters are all caricatures, and perhaps it's because I'm teaching American teenagers - I find her portrayal of Skye and Jesse rather unbelievable. ...
  • Lola
    May 15, 2018
    It is easy to blame the wrong person. It is easy for people to blame Skye for her brother?s sins. It?s harder for them to look at her and put themselves in her shoes, to imagine what her life must be like and how hurt she must feel. She lost her brother, after all, even if he...
  • Wendy
    Jul 14, 2018
    ?Aftermath? an exciting YA standalone thriller opens three years after Skye Gilchrist?s brother was involved in a school shooting that took the life of four students at North Hampton High School. Feeling guilt, shame and remorse Skye returns to Riverside not only living with her ...
  • Abida's Book Adventures
    Jun 09, 2018
    Loved this book! ...
  • Laura
    Dec 04, 2017
    There?s grief, too, but I bury that even faster. You aren?t allowed to grieve for someone like Luka. It doesn?t matter if he was an amazing brother. Luka Gilchrist was a monster. Write it on the board a hundred times and don?t ever forget it. I can't deny being apprehensive ...
  • Siobhan
    Jul 13, 2018
    Kelley Armstrong is an author who made it onto my favourite author list at an incredible speed. I may not have read as many Kelley Armstrong books yet as I would like to be able to claim, but I?m certainly working my way through them whenever I can get my hands on another of her book...
  • Gabriel Ducate
    Aug 07, 2018
    Again Kelley Armstrong does not disappoint. I was a little iffy when reading the synopsis but I'm glad to say the was a fantastic book. The different perspectives given between Skye and Jesse kept me on the feet... or rooted to be seat. And I liked how it was written in that you wer...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    May 20, 2018
    4.5 STARS "I didn't HAVE to," she says. "I chose to. Sometimes, showing compassion for others means doing things that are painful for us." Folks, this is a book that will stay with me indefinitely. One of the more beautiful aspects of YA fiction is how it can completely take you ...
  • katwiththehat
    Jul 08, 2018
    Interesting read that chronicles the ?aftermath? of a school shooting and the effect on two teens, one the sister of the shooter, the other the brother of a victim. More a mystery/love story than anything psychological. Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)[ school shooting (hide spo...
  • Rose
    May 03, 2018
    Another great book written by Kelley Armstrong! ...
  • NZLisaM
    May 23, 2018
    Packs an emotional punch! I thought the author handled a delicate topic with sensitivity and integrity. There were some upsetting scenes, however they were kept to a minimum and were as non-graphic as they could be, and there were no actual flashbacks to the shooting. Instead they f...
  • Maggie61
    Aug 01, 2018
    Aftermath is the wreckage and devastation after a school shooting three years before. We all read about and hear about school shootings. But then it fades from the news and our lives go on without being greatly impacted. But what about the families of the victims? And the families of t...
  • PinkAmy loves  💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    Apr 28, 2018
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of AFTERMATH by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.*** 3.5 STARS After Skye?s brother Luka participates in a school shooting whose victims include her a crush Jesse?s brother, Skye and her mother lea...