Fractured – book review

Fractured by Teri Terry

Fractured is the second book in the spellbinding Slated series, written by Teri Terry.

Kyla has been Slated. Her memories of her past and of who she was before have been erased forever. Or so she thought…

Kyla is slowly regaining her memories and is becoming more like the person she was before she was Slated. But she shouldn’t. No one who has been Slated ever remembers their past. The sinister secrets from Kyla’s past won’t stay buried for long. Caught between the rules of the Lorders and her fight for freedom, Kyla’s life starts to spin out of control. She desperately continues to search for Ben, but who can she trust in this world full of secrets and lies?

I really enjoyed reading Fractured. I liked the book from the start, but I wasn’t as impressed. Because Slated ended on a cliff-hanger, I expected Fractured to be fast-paced from the very beginning. I found that Fractured was too slow in the beginning, but I was curious to see what was going to happen. I also found that there wasn’t as much action in this book. In Slated, I was glued to the pages because it was so action-packed and fast-paced. In this book, I kept reading because I wanted to know what happened. I wasn’t desperate to know what would happen, like I was in Slated.
The one thing I was most interested about was again finding out who was on who’s side. I didn’t know who to trust and I was suspicious of everyone. Especially Nico.
Nico annoyed me from the very start. I hated the way he would be like, ‘You’re so special, Rain’ and ‘Is everything alright, Rain?’. Stop calling her Rain! Am I the only person that found him calling her ‘Rain’ so irritating? The way he would treat her really infuriated me. I was like, ‘Don’t trust him, Kyla!’ the whole time. He had a way of persuading people and talking them into doing things they didn’t want to do. He also spoke with such authority and ordered people around. I felt like slapping him. The way he spoke and acted… it just frustrated me. He would turn from the comforting Nico to the furious Nico in just seconds. Simply everything about Nico made me hate him.
Kyla was much more mature in this book. Compared to Slated, Kyla was so much more grown-up and I felt like she could handle things a lot better. I felt like Kyla was such a little kid in Slated, and now she’s grown into a brave, courageous person. I really liked her transformation into this more confident person. One thing I didn’t like about Kyla in this book was how she often referred to herself/Kyla/Rain in third person. ‘Kyla would do this… Rain is brave…’ Talking about herself in third person really annoyed me. I could understand why she would want to compare Kyla and Rain, but in almost every situation she would think about what Rain would do and what Kyla would do. It was irritating.
I loved Cam, but in a brotherly way. He was sweet and laid-back and even though he was a great person, I could never imagine him and Kyla together. He would stick up for Kyla in everything and trust her. I really enjoyed the scenes with Cam and Kyla together and I looked forward to their conversations. I was so shocked to see what happened in the end. I couldn’t believe it!
In this book, I found myself missing Ben. Although I didn’t really fall in love with Ben in Slated, I missed the chapters with Kyla and Ben and longed for them to be together again. I missed them running together. I couldn’t believe what had happened to Ben. There’s still a lot of mystery behind what really happened to him and I can’t wait to find out more in the next book.
Despite all the negative things I’ve said about this book, I really enjoyed reading it. I always wanted to know what was going to happen and the plot-twists kept me engaged in the story. I enjoyed reading Fractured by Teri Terry and I’d give it a score of 8 out of 10. I’ll definitely be reading the next book in the series!

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