The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly
Her older sister Autumn is a different story. Enigmatic, aloof, and tough as nails, Autumn hasn't had real friends--or trusted anyone--in years. Even Ivy.
But Autumn might not be tough enough. After a drug deal gone wrong, Autumn is beaten, bound, ...more
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Autumn Casterly is a senior in high school and a drug dealer. She hopes to keep adding to her stack of cash so she will have enough to eventually leave town and not look back. It's been a long time since she has gotten ...more
Woo! Alright. Where to begin? This book was a nail-biter for sure. It had me feeling all the emotions and flipping those pages as fast as I could to see how it was going to end. I think that means it's done its job.
I'mma start with the characters. Where can I get my I <3 Ivy buttons? I loved Ivy so much. A 15-year-old overweight mega nerd who reminded me a lot of my high ...more
“But it doesn’t matter if they find anything or not. The principal has already pegged me as a criminal. I’m one of the “bad kids” and labels come with assumptions. They assume the bad kids are always monsters, and the good ones never are.”
WOW! What a nail-biting, page turning thriller. I devoured this book in one day and am stunned with how much I loved this book. This follows Ivy trying to find her missing sister Autumn. ...more
This was a wonderfully written story of sisterhood, secrets, and the ways family and institutions can let you down. The characters are written with a lot of empathy. I don’t want to spoil the plot for you, ...more
This book was great and details what the after effects of a very heavy subject can have while exposing what it feels like as a teenager to want to fit in or to stand out and be in total control. One main thread through the whole book is the concept of sister bonds and how deep they run. The older, "rougher" sister, Autumn, goes missing one night (which is not unusual), but the younger, nerdy sister ...more
Imagine the classic tale with less Christmas revelry and a whole lot of teen angst. And instead of some altruistic ghosts herding the main character towards his redemption, she's on her own in between life and death as she watches the events of her disappearance unfold from limbo. Throw in a dollop of catchy, hip slang terms ...more
I saw bits of myself in both Autumn, and her sister, Ivy. With Autumn I enjoyed her tough exterior which quite early on we find is hiding a soft interior that is filled with pain and anger. Ivy is the geeky person I am and a lot of my friends are, so I would fit ...more
I'm extremely partial to fast paced ticking clock anything. Add siblings, recognizable local setting, crime, touch of supernatural without using it a crutch, amazing voice, and nerdy kids, and you have my full attention!
Unbelievable. Go preorder it now. And if you ever called NH your home, preorder it yesterday.
Ivy has a tight group of friends she can rely on for anything. Autumn, however, pushed everyone out of her life after an incident happened and no one, not even her father, showed up for her. She feels betrayed, hurt, and angry. Even Ivy doesn't understand Autumn or anything going on in her life.
Then Autumn disappears. Ivy is the only person who thinks ...more
i just finished this yesterday and let me say first off that it was such an easy read. i read the entire thing in three days, so nothing short of a page turner. i did have some gripes with the characters and story itself but first i want to start with the things i liked:
the plot was extremely interesting and kept me wanting more. this was such a good idea in terms of a somewhat young adult mystery/thriller. i really loved how the narrations switched from Autumn and Ivy the book ...more
After a drug deal gone wrong, Autumn is beaten, bound, and hidden away. Tittering between life and death, Autumn leaves her body trying to find help - the problem is the only one who can really sense her is Ivy.
When Autumn doesn’t come home, Ivy knows her sister is in ...more
The main character, Autumn, isn't very likable when the book first starts and I'm not sure if she gets better, or if Ivy makes the reader like her more...the reader instantly relates to Ivy and ...more
Autumn Casterly deals drugs to her friends while she saves to go to vet college. Everyone thinks she's a slut an a no good. So when she disappears the police aren't interested. IT is her sister Ivy who actually cares. Ivy decides to find her. What she doesn't know is that Autumn's spirt is leading her to clues in hopes Ivy will find her before she dies.
You must re-see the plot and the characters knowing ...more
Wow, I really wasn’t expecting to enjoy this as much as I did! This is a page turner for sure; I finished it in a day and a half. It’s a YA thriller, but it’s also a story of grief, loss, the bond of sisterhood, rumours and assumptions, and it calls out toxic masculinity and rape culture! There are also some LGBTQ+ characters as well
Told in two perspectives, this story follows sisters Autumn and Ivy Casterly. After ...more
I have to start this by saying the author made this book impossible for me to not love with the way she wrote about the sisters. Flawed, redeemable, human! And most important, characters you can't help but like even when you don't want to, and all of this without boring me with too many details. The story itself was such a unique one that I'm not even sure (other than YA) what genre it fits, but regardless, it seems lately many books are so similar there are times ...more
If I Stay meets One of Us is Lying in this gripping contemporary thriller.
When band-geek Ivy and her friends get together, things start with a rousing board game and end with arguments about Star Wars.
Her older sister Autumn is a different story. Enigmatic, aloof, and tough as nails, Autumn hasn’t had real friends–or trusted anyone–in years. Even Ivy.
But Autumn might not be tough enough. After a drug deal gone wrong, Autumn is beaten, bound, and held ...more
It took me a good 80 pages before I was sucked into this unique novel. But once that happened it was a 5 star read all the way for me.
We follow sisters, Ivy and Autumn who after the death of their mother have grown apart and no longer feel like they know each other. It is not until Autumn goes missing, a drug deal gone south, that the two sisters have to come together again to survive.
Tate did an amazing job of crafting the two very ...more
"She's a person, & she deserves to be listened to & believed. She deserved so much more than what she got." Basically the author uses the missing mean drug selling back talking Autumn as a metaphor for women who are raped and not taken seriously. I get nobody deserves to be a victim (no matter what it is; rape, abuse, ect) but the author missed ...more