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. ...
  • Trisha
    Jun 16, 2018
    "SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE INNOCENT KIDS ARE HURT." The most horrific thing has happened in this town - a school shooting. Kids were shot, kids were killed. Even a few of the shooters - who were also kids. And then there's Skye, sister to one of the shooters, her parents...
  • Amy
    May 27, 2018
    Omg this book. So many emotions went through me from start to finish. I completely understand how this subject matter could be hard for some to read; however, the book truly *is* about the lives of two teenagers after the incident. It's about hope, love, tragedy, and reconnecting w...
  • 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...
  • Bea  Charmed
    Jun 16, 2018
    Powerful, timely, and full of twists. ...
  • 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...
  • Gina
    Jun 19, 2018
    In its simplest form, this book is about a teenage girl who moves back to her hometown 3 years after her older brother participated in and was killed by police during a school shooting. There are issues. Yet, I think this multilayered story of grief, mystery, and love is so much more, ...
  • 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. ...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    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...
  • 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...
  • Tabby
    Jun 29, 2018
    All I can say is amazing with great and unexpected twists. Definiltey recommend! ...
  • 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 ...
  • Nickole H
    Jul 07, 2018
    Books about school shootings are always hard for me to read. This book is about the ?aftermath? of one and how it?s effected the families and of course you?re trying to figure out if the police got it right or wrong, is the girl and boy going to get get together? Or hate each o...
  • 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. Admittedly, this turned out to be a little different from what I was expecting? I was thinking more psychological i...
  • 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...