ARC BOOK REVIEW: Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso

Publication Date: June 2, 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Format: ebook
Pages:  336 Pages
Genre:  Mystery/thrillers/YA
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When she was a child, Cassidy Pratt accidentally started a fire that killed her neighbor. At least, that’s what she’s been told. She can’t remember anything from that day. She’s pretty sure she didn’t mean to do it. She’s a victim too. But her town’s bullies, particularly the cruel and beautiful Melody Davenport, have never let her live it down. In Melody’s eyes, Cassidy is a murderer and always will be.

And then Melody goes missing, and Cassidy think she may have information about what happened. She knows she should go to the cops, but…she recently joked about how much she’d like to get rid of Melody. She even planned out the perfect way to do it. And then she gets a chilling text from an unknown number: I’m so glad we’re in this together.

Now it’s up to Cassidy to figure out what’s really going on, before the truth behind Melody’s disappearance sets the whole town ablaze.


This is definitely a YA book and I would recommend for middle schoolers.  Cassidy is a teenager, filled with drama, angst and overreaction.  She jumps to conclusions, is worried about what people think of her and also believe that long ago when she was a child she set a fire that almost killed her and did kill her best friend.

Her friend Gideon is drawn to women hurting and in danger.  He has been Cassies best friend since they were young and they are inseparable, that is until Cassie starts acting strangely and hiding things from him.

As Cassie tries to unravel who she heard in the woods and what happened to Melody, things kept taking twists and turns and clues seem to point in all directions.  Its like being inside the mind of a teenager with all the quick changes of direction and faulty reasoning and while I got tired of it as some points it did keep you guessing and the end I didn't see coming so I have to go with 4 stars for keeping me on my toes.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from

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