Friday, October 18, 2013

Review: Fractured by Teri Terry

Fractured by Teri Terry
Published: April 4th, 2013 (Orchard Books)
Pages: 432
Source: for review
Series: Slated, #2
Buy the book: Bookdepository
Rating: ★★★☆☆ ½

Note: this is not the first book in a series, and can therefore contain (minor) spoilers for the previous book(s) in the series. Reading of this review is at your own risk.

How do you know where to go when you don't remember where you came from?

Kyla's memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.

Or so she thought.

Kyla shouldn't be able to remember anything. But she can - and she's beginning to realise that there are a lot of dark secrets locked away in her memories. When a mysterious man from her past comes back into her life, she thinks she's on her way to finding the truth. But the more she learns about her history, the more confusing her future becomes...

I loved Slated, the first book in this series. While it built on the existing view of dystopians worlds, it brought something new. While Fractured didn't quite deliver the same punch as Slated did for me, it's a good book that will leave you wanting more when you finish.

The first half of the book I was a bit disconnected from Kyla while she was trying to get everything together and figure out what was going on. It was necessary to build the story, but I missed that connection. Thankfully, that was fixed in the second half and I must say that the last 15-20% of the book was the best ending to a book that I've read in a long time. Yes!

The thing with the books in the Slated series is that while you know it's fiction, and you know it's a dystopian society, it's kind of creepy how realistic it all is. With all the things they can already do with technology, who knows what they'll come up with in the future? I wouldn't be surprised if such a thing as memory erasing would be actually possible. And that is what makes it so gripping and so eerily realistic.

During the story I felt myself constantly wondering who was setting Kyla up. Every time I was pretty sure who was the culprit, Terry would throw something my way that would made me doubt myself and at a certain point I basically suspected everyone. I loved that.

Fractured is a great sequel to Slated and it's an awesome buildup to Shattered, which I think will be pretty much epic. I cannot wait to find out what happens next and how it will all end -- I'm a fan! Now give me book 3, pretty please?

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