Fractured by Teri Terry
Book Two in the Slated trilogy
Publisher: The Penguin Group
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery, YA
Length: Full Length (328 pgs)
Age Recommendation: 12+
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Peppermint
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…
Psychological thrillers have always captured my attention, and this book was one I can easily see being made into a movie due to its superb plotlines and interesting characters that seize my heart.
Kyla’s story is one of action, amazement, and mystery that I found riveting from beginning to end. The entire concept of her life and the being slated was one that I found refreshing, since it was so unique. This story is truly not comparable to anything I have ever experienced, thankfully. Kyla has lived a interesting life to say the least, and it doesn’t seem like the adventure will end for her any time soon.
While I found this story enchanting, I felt that there was a learning curve in the beginning. I had not read the previous story in the series. Therefore, it took me a few chapters to really get into the flow of the story, and understand the concept. I recommended the story to my daughter, and she too ran into the same concern when she started reading the story. I would not consider this a story that can be easily read as a standalone novel, since it seems to pick up right where the first installment ended. I can say however, that after read a few chapters and I began to understand the concept of the story, I was able to pick up on the story and enjoy it.
One aspect of this story that I appreciated was that the author was able to incorporate a dynamic romantic plot that was age appropriate. My child is around the target age for this book, and I have found in the past that sometimes a romantic plot just seems a bit too adult or complex. This is not the case in this book, it seems to be right on target. Even Kyla’s fascination with multiple guys depending on who she was with at that time was not only appropriate behavior for Kyla’s age, but also executed suitably for its audience. This is a story I gladly let my daughter read, as I knew she would love as much as I did.