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Belle's Book Club: Fractured...

Hey everyone

Next up in my Belle's Book Club: Summer 2013 series I'm sharing - Fractured by Terri Terry


Synopsis (via Goodreads

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

Now - I have to say that I was pretty disappointed with this book - it sadly did not live up to the first book at all in my opinion (read my review of the first book {here}).

To be honest I can't really remember much from this book - that says it all really doesn't it?! - so it can't have been that amazing. 

I enjoyed watching Kyla/Lucy/Rain trying to figure out who she was - on the other hand though it did have me a tad confused at some points! - I liked learning about what happened to her as she was figuring it out.

In my opinion there just wasn't much going on in this book - if the series is a trilogy then I think that Fractured has fallen under the curse of the second book - I always find them to be a bit lacking compared to the first and third in the series - {Catching Fire} and {} I'm looking at you two!

The main positive about this book for me was the amazing characterisation and the multi-layers that each and every character has - no-one is what they first appear to be - and I love that about it! Take the mum character - hated her in the first book but my opinion of her totally changed in this one and I can understand her actions completely now. As for the dad character - my suspicions from the first book were proved correct - he turned out to be a right nasty pasty! 

At the end of the first book I was looking forward to seeing what happened to Kyla and Ben - and I was let down - I wanted a nice happy ending of them finding each other and living happily ever after - sadly that wasn't to be but at least he wasn't dead and the 'school' he is at set up some nice foreshadowing for the third book. I did find that the way Terry portrayed Kyla's thoughts re. Ben was very good - it was heartbreaking yet so engaging to read how she was feeling about losing him. On the other hand - there were two other potential love interest for Kyla introduced in this book so I think she could have kept the whining down to a minimum to be honest! I was really engaged with Kataran's character - I thought he was a bloshy dufus at the beginning but I totally warmed to him and adored him by the ending - and what a sad end he had. And there was another guy who's name is escaping at the moment but he was really sweet and obviously smitten with Kyla - shame that I feel like he is just going to be set up for a fall an something bad will happen to him in the third book :(

Now - Nico scared me. He really seriously did. His complete ruthless volatility really had me worried - even for the greater good or whatever messed up reason he had could not justify his methods to me. At all. I do think that his character poses an interesting question as to what you can do to change the system and just how far you should ethically and morally go to do so.

I thought that the author was very clever in the way she changed her portrayal of the government from being the 'bad guys' in the first book to Nico being the 'bad guy' in the second. She manipulated my feelings and changed my opinion on both of them without me even realising it until the end of the book by subtly explaining and reasoning their actions.

Summing up - I feel like I was a tad disappointed with this book it was no way as good as the first but I have hopes that the series will pick up again for the third.

Would you read this book? 

aHm xoxo