Review: Fractured – Teri Terry

Fractured - Teri TerryTitle: Fractured
Author: Teri Terry
Publication Date: March 2013
Publisher: Orchard Books
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Series: Yes, this is book 2 in the Slated Trilogy

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WARNING: This is book 2 in a series, so this review will contain spoilers.

Goodreads Synopsis:
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…

My thoughts:
I immensely enjoyed Slated so I did not want to wait too long to dive into Fractured. At the end of Slated there was just so much mystery. You get the overwhelming sense that there is no one you can trust. As a reader I felt just as confused Kyla (that’s a good thing) so I just needed to know more.

This book was just as amazing as Slated. It was fast-paced and every single moment had a point. The issue of ‘who to trust’ again plays a major role. In Slated we found out that Mr. Hatten is really Nico, someone from Lucy’s/Kyla’s past but now we find out where he fits. I was really intrigued by the relationship between Nico and Kyla because over course of the book you get to see the through nature of their relationship. For so many characters there is more than meets the eyes which makes the book so much more original. Each character has ulterior motives, and with each page their backstories are pierced together as well.

What really stands by me after finishing this book is 1) I need to know what happens in Shattered and 2) there is no such thing as good versus evil. Above all, I feel that Teri Terry want to point out that we are all human and thus we all are inherently both good and evil. That makes some of the decisions Kyla has to make in the book even more difficult. Sometimes it is just a choice between evil and a lesser evil. I am eager to find out in what way Teri Terry is going to find a ‘human’ ending to book 3.

I give this book 5 stars. I am still in love with Kyla because she has so many layers to her. With every page there is a new detail about her that just makes sense and explains more why she does, what she does. I also like that romance is not the main focus of this book. There are multiple male characters of Kyla’s age in this book but the just remain friends. No awkward love triangles sofar. And I like that, because so many YA make the romantical aspect the pinnacle of the book. This book is more focused on the actual dystopian society, showing the reader just how grey the world often is.

5 Stars

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6 thoughts on “Review: Fractured – Teri Terry

  1. Wow, I don’t really like books that are confusing but do like fast-paced ones. Ugh conflicted but, since it’s five stars worthy for you, maybe I’ll give it a try one day and it to be an exception. ^^ Kyla sounds like a nice character though. Lovely review, Jirrine. 🙂

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