Monday, 22 July 2013

Fractured by Teri Terry

Synopsis (from Goodreads

Pages: 432
Publisher: Orchard Books
Released: 4th of April 2013
Other books in the series: Slated

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... 

What I Have to Say 

I still loved this book and I still love Slated. But as with any second book in a trilogy, it didn't quite live up to the amazingness of the first. It just didn't have that same quality that Slated had. The desperation to read on, the emotion invested in the characters. It was just not the same. Though, like I said,  in my experience with most trilogies the second book is often the weaker of the three, so perhaps that's all it is. 

The characters have developed well within the two books. Kyla (or whatever we should call her now) is the obvious one. Her character now exists on so many different, interesting levels and we still have so much more to find out about her. But also characters such as her mother and Dr Lysander are showing much more depth than they originally had. 

All in all, I was slightly disappointed with this book. Especially because of how much I fell in love with Slated last year. But I have a lot of hope for the next book, especially seeing as the third book in a trilogy often turns out to be the best!