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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  2,603 ratings  ·  497 reviews
Mallory killed her boyfriend, Brian. She can't remember the details of that night but everyone knows it was self-defense, so she isn't charged. But Mallory still feels Brian's presence in her life. Is it all in her head? Or is it something more? In desperate need of a fresh start, Mallory is sent to Monroe, a fancy prep school where no one knows her . . . or anything about ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Walker Childrens
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
I don’t believe I’ve ever seen such an interesting premise so thoroughly destroyed. For the second time (the first being Fracture, of course), Megan Miranda had a fantastic idea and just didn’t follow through. When I requested this book, I was pretty sure I would be getting a psychological thriller of some sort, possibly with paranormal elements. But a thriller should be thrilling, right? Yeah, Hysteria… not so much.

So I let him whisper in my ear and put his hands on my hips. And I listened to
Emily May
Gave up.
Even though I had some problems with Fracture, it was creepy and entertaining, unlike this which was just boring (I read to chapter 5, page 70).
Also, we are introduced immediately to two (I'm assuming, because of the way they are portrayed) potential love interests (good guy she's known forever vs cocky bad boy she's just met). Then, of course, there's the use of bitchy, pretty blonde girl - whose t-shirt is indecently tight - to make our protagonist look better...
Right now I honestly do
Unfortunately this is another case of "had potential but failed in execution."

Hysteria was a let down on so many levels. I was expecting a thriller with a mysterious atmosphere and an unpredictable plot. What I actually got was an unlikable heroine in a boarding school with means girls and two guys vying for her attention.

Mallory was an annoying and immature mc who I could not muster any sympathy for. In a flashback she explains that she was interested in Dylan (Brian's brother) and the feeling
Initial reaction: You know those times when you start off really liking a book but then as you go along it feels like a balloon that deflates as time goes on, which by the end it's no longer floating but barely tracing the ground? That's what this book did to me. Man, I sincerely thought I'd come out of this reading experience singing the praises of this book because it actually started off intriguing enough. It really did. Yet it became more ridiculous and formulaic as time went on and by the t ...more
Zemira Warner
This whole book was a moment of great frustration. Since I didn’t have any (high) expectations I thought everything would be fine. I would get a creepy mystery about some dead dude. The girl would try and figure out who actually did kill him and everyone would apologize to her because they all thought she was the one who killed him. But by the end of the book the whole murder wasn’t even THAT important because she had to solve another murder and fight with mean girls.

The main character kept on d
Sixteen year old Mallory Murphy killed her boyfriend but can't remember what really happened that night. Mallory's parents worried about all the gossips and threats decided to give her a fresh start, in New Hampshire at a boarding school that her father once went to. Monroe Academy.
Thinking that her problems might be past her, Mallory starts to feel the boom of an eerie presence that wont seem to let her go. Someone or something wont let her forget that night making Mallory feel like she's losi
Jenni Arndt
Hysteria was a novel that caught my eye the moment I saw the cover reveal. I loved the font treatment, the popping use of the color red and the eerie feel that it conveys so well. Once I started reading the novel I was quick to realize that the eerie feel was going to be a running theme between the cover and the text which was so great. But as the story wore on my failure to connect with the characters on a deep level kept it from reaching amazing status and left it as simply an enjoyable read. ...more
Se on sitten siinä. Viimeinen lukematon Megan Mirandan kirjani. Nyt pitää sitten aina odottaa niin tajuttoman kauan uutta julkaisua kun tekee mieli lukea tämän naisen kirjoja. Möh :<

Minua hieman jännitti tämän lukeminen, sillä kaikista Mirandan kirjoista tämä on saanut alhaisimmat pisteet täällä Goodreadsissä. Viihdyin Fracturen ja Soulprintin parissa niin hyvin, että halusin pitää tästäkin. Ja kovasti pidinkin. Ei ihan noiden kahden tasolla, mutta pidin reilusti enemmän mitä Vengeancesta.

Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
I kind of loved Megan Miranda's debut novel Fracture when I read it early last year, so I had pretty high hopes for Hysteria, despite seeing a lot of mixed reviews for it. But I know what resonates with me as a reader, and I rarely go wrong with psychological thrillers, so I maintained those high expectations. I just knew that I would enjoy this novel, and I'm not at all surprised that I was right. That's the price you pay for being an insufferable can't surprise yourself anym ...more
So in case you didn’t know, I love Fracture by Megan Miranda. I thought it was brilliant and when I heard that there is going to be a sequel, I did a happy, nerdy dance. I picked up a copy of the ARC of Hysteria from ALA and I am part of the blog tour. Hopefully, I will remember to list the tour stops at the end of the review but just ask me in case I don’t.

Anyway, moving on to the novel.

To be completely honest with you, I am still a bit uncertain about how I feel. This book is compulsively read
Haley ~ YA-Aholic

Mallory doesn’t remember what happened the night she killed her boyfriend Brian. The evidence shows it was in self-defense, but still her once loved town now hates her. To get away from everything, and get away from everyone that knows of her crime her parents send her away to her father’s old prep school, Monroe. Mallory just wishes none of this had happened, but to escape the memories of Brian and the glares from people in her town she agrees to go.

Since Brian’s death Mallory has been losing
Thanks to and Bloomsbury Publishing Plc for sending me this e-book.

I was somehow disappointed with this book, not because it wasn't good, but because I expected so much more from it. Seeing the cover and reading the description, I thought Hysteria was going to be a little bit creepy and full of suspense. Unfortunately, for the most part it was another "girl goes to another school, encounters some mean girls and falls in love with a nice boy" story. Don't get me wrong, there were so
Michele at A Belle's Tales
*2.5 stars*

I was really looking forward to Hysteria after getting my first look at its eerie cover and especially after reading the summary.

Unfortunately, Hysteria just didn’t deliver the thrills the way I had hoped it would. The pacing was slow, and I didn’t connect at all with the main character Mallory, who I found to be flat and annoying. I took issue with her parents sending her off to boarding school so soon after the traumatic experience of her murdering her boyfriend in self defense. Gr
(This review can also be found on my blog The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl).

I am a HUGE fan of Megan Miranda. I love the way she writes, and I love the plot of her stories. When I saw Hysteria by her, I knew I had to read this book! I must say that she didn't disappoint me.

Mallory killed her ex-boyfriend in self defense, so she claims, but she can't really remember what happened that night. Mallory's parents ship her off to a boarding school to get her away from everything
This is not a thriller book. This is one of those "mystery" books. The way the author wrote the book...I can't describe it. It was good but it jut didn't quite work the way I think she intended.

The main character murdered her boyfriend who happens to be the older brother of her last crush. She basically dates him cause he would kiss her. Yeah good thinking. Can't see how that would cause problems at all.

The flashbacks did not workout for me. They were usually flashbacks of that night, but at d
Aug 25, 2014 Tsunami rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Kitchen knives
Funny, after talking about cream puffs earlier, guess what I'm eating?
There goes my self-induced veganism, if I could only keep up with the rules.

Anyways! Let's talk about polarizing authors: Megan Miranda.
Fracture sucked, it sucked polar bear nipples and mammoth ass. It sucked so bad I wanted to tie it to my rear bumper and drag it across town.
It really sucked.
An example of polarity: I gave Fracture 1 star and shelved it as 'shittier than Mel Gibson', whilst I gave Hysteria 5 stars and shelved
Emily (Book Jems)
As seen on Ed and Em's Reviews!

After reading Megan Miranda's debut title, Fracture, and loving it, I looked forward to seeing how her writing would progress. When the cover for Hysteria was released, I knew I would enjoy this book. No, it's not the best book of all time, but it really is a exellent and eery tale.

Mallory can't remember the night she killed her boyfriend, Brian. She wasn't charged with a crime, since it was ruled self-defense, but her parents still decide to send her off to Monroe
Vicky (Books, Biscuits, and Tea)
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I read Fracture , Megan Miranda’s debut this time last year and I instantly fell in love with her writing. The plot was fast-paced, the characters relatable and there literally wasn’t one dull moment in the story. So when I first saw that the author had a new book coming out this year, I knew I was in for a treat.

If I had to pick one thing I love about Miranda’s books it would definitely be her ability to grab my attention right aw
4.5/5 stars

This book is a YA contemporary mystery. I am definitely liking this new trend -so many YA books seem to be including a mystery element.

The narrator is Mallory. When the book begins we find out that Mallory stabbed her boyfriend Brian in her kitchen. And killed him. But we don't know any of the details.

Her parents send her to boarding school (the same one her dad went to). But she has to leave her best friend Colleen.

Also, she can't really remember much of what happened the night Brian
S.F. Robertson
I'm going to be honest. I've been in a major reading slump lately, and have been desperately waiting for that book that would exceed my expectations and get me psyched about reading again. Boy, did Hysteria do the trick! It was just the novel to get my blood pumping.

From the novel's first line, "My mother hid the knife block," to the very last chapters, I was hooked. A mere three hours was all it took for me to plow through Megan Miranda's sophomore novel. Effortless in its construction and per
Misty Baker
** A 3.5 Review **

Quote this...“Something lingered in my room. Like the dust hovering in the slant of light beside my bed. Like the air before a thunderstorm. The threat of something coming.”

Hysteria is defined as: a psychoneurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks, disturbances of sensory and motor functions, and various abnormal effects due to autosuggestion.
Autosuggestion: self-administered stimuli which reaches ones mind through the five senses.

One more.

Conversion disord
Lottie Eve
My thoughts about this book can be described with only one word: boring. Hysteria had a great premise but it was not executed well. Awhile reading this book I kept drifting off and then after realizing that I was bored out of my mind I would put the book down and do something else.


I found Mallory to be a boring and often times annoying character. She never did anything to help herself and I didn’t find much personality to her. I want to at least like the main character of a book and not just tol

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Thank you to Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (UK & ANZ) for sending me an advance copy of Hysteria through NetGalley. In no way did this affect my opinion of the book.

I remember reading Miranda's debut novel, Fracture, and being decidedly unimpressed by it. I know I must have been unimpressed by it because, honestly, I can't remember ANYTHING about it. I went back and looked at the blurb, but nope, not ringing a bell...awkward. (I do read a lot of books, so anything me
I think I would have liked this a lot more when I was in 7th grade. The main character, 16 year old Mallory, kills her "boyfriend" with a kitchen knife in self defense, and afterwards feels a presence constantly threatening her. Is it his ghost? Or his mother? Or in her mind? Why didn't her parents get her into counseling? Instead, they send her to a private boarding school where there is no cell phone service and the threat becomes more intense. She hides a butcher knife in her room to defend h ...more
It was In my opinion a decent and fast read. I was able to finish it pretty quickly. However it was pretty easy for me to get distracted or put it down and walk away. This is the story of a girl named Mallory who killed her boyfriend Brian in self defense but doesn't remember what happened. So her parents send her to a private school miles away for her to start fresh. Weird things start happening at the new school and Mallory finds herself in trouble again.
Wow. I thought this book would be alright, but I really didn't expect it to be as amazing as it was. This was the first book in a long time that kept me up late to read it. It had a lot of unexpected twists and a very complex plot. It makes me want to go back and reread Fracture because now I remember what an amazing author Miranda is. (view spoiler) ...more
I had a lot of fun reading this book, I guess because the plot and the writing style flowed well and kept my interest throughout. It's not exactly a complicated, one of a kind book, and for me, that was OK. I love reading almost any story where the characters go to boarding school, even if it didn't become the main focus. I had a workmate look at me in bemusement a few days ago and ask me why I liked rules so much. I couldn't answer him, but I liked rules just as much when I was at school and fo ...more
I think this is supposed to be a psychological thriller, but it just isn't thrilling enough to categorize as a thriller. Hysteria is full of mystery though, which is what drew me in. I just think it could have been written in a far creepier way. I wasn't impressed with the use of the "f" word so much in it, and most of the story was pretty predictable, but it was a quick, fun read. I do really like the cover.
Well, well, well. This was at least something a little different. Part mystery, part suspense, and part psychological thriller, I was captivated yet thoroughly confused by this story. So much so, I still can’t figure out whether I loved it or hated it. I feel rather “meh” about it, actually. In the end, everything makes sense once you get the complete picture, but to get to that point you first have to survive a somewhat tiresome journey with a very exasperating protagonist who tends to run from ...more
Keep the book's title in mind as you move through this plot. I think it was the author's intention to mirror the hysteria in the aftermath of stabbing a boyfriend to death. It would explain the bizarre twists, turns, and half-developed characters that plague the plot.

Was it good? You know, I found myself wanting to put it down after first one chapter, then the third, and then it was finished. So, yes, it's good, but it felt like the puzzle was crammed together. I felt no sense of closure for the
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Megan Miranda is the author of FRACTURE, HYSTERIA, and VENGEANCE. She spends a great deal of time thinking about the "why" and "how" of things, which leads her to get carried away daydreaming about the "what-ifs." Megan has a degree in Biology from MIT and currently lives near Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children.

Her next book, SOULPRINT, will be published in early 2015 from
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