Wednesday 19 February 2014

Hysteria by Megan Miranda

Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9781408834848
Release Date: Feb 2013
Source: Netgalley/Purchased

From Goodreads: Mallory's life is falling apart.

Her boyfriend was stabbed. He bled to death in her kitchen. Mallory was the one who stabbed him. But she can't remember what happened that night. She only remembers the fear...

When Mallory's parents send her away to a boarding school, she thinks she can escape the gossip and the threats. But someone, or something, has followed her. There's the hand that touches her shoulder when she's drifting off to sleep. A voice whispering her name. And everyone knows what happened. So when a pupil is found dead, Mallory's name is on their lips.

Her past can be forgotten but it's never gone. Can Mallory live with that?

Fracture was one of those books that completely blew me away when I read it last year so I was definitely excited to read this one – and while I didn't love it quite as much as Fracture I must say it was really, really good!

Mallory is quite a hard character to like. I'm not sure if it’s because we are getting the story from her POV and she’s kind of an unreliable narrator in the sense that all these strange thing are happening and that she cant recall what happened that night or just that she doesn't initially seem particularly sorry for what happened? I’m not sure – I couldn’t really put my finger on it. Maybe I was judging her for her choice – but who knows what you would do if you were in her shoes. I certainly don’t!

Despite not being certain I actually liked Mallory I did find myself completely emerged in her story. Everything that happens is really creepy – is she being haunted or is something else going on? I never knew what to think, what to believe and that was really exciting – I couldn’t wait to finish the book and find out what was actually going on. And it didn't disappoint!

I wasn't sure about the friendship between Mallory and Colleen either but grew to like it as the story progressed. And I adored the relationship that builds between Mallory and Reid – so, so good!

I’m looking forward to seeing what this author comes up with next – I'll definitely be reading it!

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