Sunday, 14 September 2014

Review || Fractured by Teri Terry

Fractured (Slated #2) by Teri Terry ★★★☆☆
Kyla has been Slated—her personality wiped blank, her memories lost to her forever. Or so she thought. She shouldn’t be able to remember anything. But increasingly she can—and she’s discovering 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 and wants her help, she thinks she’s on her way to finding the truth. But this new knowledge lands her in the middle of a tug-of-war between two dangerous adversaries, and despite her misgivings about both of them, she’s forced to choose a side for her own protection.

Eh. I'm waffling between 2 and 3 stars for this one. It just wasn't as good as its predecessor.

That's not to say it wasn't good, but it never really gripped me like Slated did.

The pacing was a bit weird too... not really anything I can put my finger on, but still.

The twists never really surprised me, but that's not entirely a bad thing. Some of them were properly foreshadowed and definitely made me feel clever to have figured them out. Others suffered in their reveals from the aforementioned pacing issues.

The relationships in this book were also really lacklustre. It's not even the whole "not knowing who to trust" thing. But they felt a lot more superficial this time around.

Kyla too was a bit too all over the place for me in her narrative. Which, okay, given the whole plot here is understandable. But it just wasn't done satisfactorily for me.

I'm still interested in book 3, but I'm not going to hustle to get my hands on a copy.