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Kyla shouldn't be able to remember anything. But she can - and she's beginning to realize 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.

421 pages, Paperback

First published April 4, 2013

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Teri Terry

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Teri has lived in France, Canada, Australia and England at more addresses than she can count, acquiring three degrees, a selection of passports and a silly name along the way. Past careers have included scientist, lawyer, optometrist, and, in England, various jobs in schools, libraries and an audiobook charity. The footpaths and canal ways of the Buckinghamshire Chilterns where she now lives inspired much of the setting of Slated. She hates broccoli, likes cats, and has finally worked out what she wants to do when she grows up.

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Profile Image for Cora Tea Party Princess.
1,323 reviews802 followers
July 4, 2017
5 Words: Control, revenge, punishment, memories, strength.

This book is not just as good as the first book, it's better! This series is going from strength to strength.

There was a hint in the first book about the whole Slated process, and how it wasn't just criminals but also people who elected to be Slated, and I'm a little disappointed that it wasn't followed up in this book. Fingers crossed for the next?

This book started to delve deeper into the the characters and open up your eyes to who they truly were.

It had an excellent, fast pace and I loved how I was slowly realising the truth about Kyla even as it slowly dawned on her.

I totally get the hype about this series, so now I'm humming and hawing about reading the next. Because then the series will be over. And if it follows on being even better than the previous books the I'm sure it'll leave me Shattered.
Profile Image for Maja (The Nocturnal Library).
1,013 reviews1,880 followers
May 2, 2013
Fractured doesn’t suffer from the dreaded middle book syndrome, not in the least. If anything, the stakes are higher, the plot more complicated and the characters better developed. It is a tense read, a thrill ride from start to finish. There were times when I was genuinely afraid for Kyla, even though the rational part of me insisted that nothing too terrible could happen to her.

Most of the anxiety I experienced was caused by Nico, an important person from Kyla’s past. Even when she didn’t know who or what she was, due to being slated, she knew he was no ordinary teacher. His presence brought forth some very strong emotions, but she didn’t quite know what to make of him. As her memories started returning in Fractured, her feelings toward him became even more complicated. For the most part, he was kind and supportive, and Kyla kept getting this urge to please him, to gain his approval. But even when he was smiling at her, there was a feeling of wrongness she couldn’t shake. As the story progressed and her past with Nico came to light, I as a reader understood that what Kyla was experiencing was some form of Stockholm syndrome, but her confusion and constant changes were done excellently. The nuances of their relationship, the creepy undertones, were impossible to ignore.

Thanks to Nico and his many forms of tough love, Kyla is actually three different persons in Fractured: Kyla, the slated girl; Rain, a Free UK fighter under Nico’s command; and Lucy, the little girl who was taken and broken by Nico, only to be rebuilt into a terrorist. Handling an MC with a multiple personality disorder of sorts on top of Stockholm syndrome would probably prove challenging for most authors, but Terry dealt with it beautifully. I was (although it seems a bit rude to admit it) more than a little surprised.

Ben was mostly absent in Fractured, but he was always present in Kyla’s mind and a great many of her actions were in some way motivated by her desire to protect him and reunite with him. He was, in his absence, perhaps more important to the story than he would have been had he actually been there. Through him, Terry showed that a feeling as strong as love can work against any kind of conditioning.

Some old secondary characters were given more important roles, and some exciting new ones were introduced. Tori, Ben’s supposedly re-slated old girlfriend played an essential part and caused some emotional conflicts, and then there was Katran, another Free UK fighter and Rain’s (Kyla’s) greatest rival for Nico’s affection and approval.

All in all, I thought Terry did an outstanding job with this sequel and I simply can’t wait for the final installment in the Slated trilogy.

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679 reviews69 followers
February 14, 2019
Kitap güzeldi fakat Kyla nin iç çatışması yordu beni.yazar bunu şaşırtmak için yapmış aklımızı karıştırmak istemiş bence ama sonuç ilk tahmininiz gerçek çıkacak, benim öyle oldu.Kyla ayrıca yapacağını bildiğimiz gün gibi ortada olanı gereksizce inkar ederek kızdırdı beni...sonuç ilki kadar beğenmesem de güzel kitaptı...
Profile Image for Abbie.
1,976 reviews584 followers
December 16, 2013
Actual rating - 2.5

Fractured was a disappointment.
Although the first installment, Slated, had a slow pace, i really enjoyed it.
This installment, was slower, and a lot less enjoyable.
The time i started enjoying it, the book ended.
Having to read 400 pages before a book gets interesting, is not great.

Not only was it slow, but it was very jumpy too.
I've read a few books like that this week, so it got annoying, very fast.

Overall, Jumpy, Slow, Disappointing.
Profile Image for Renu (The Page Turner).
82 reviews120 followers
December 22, 2015
"With what I did yesterday, I should be dead: zapped by the chip they put in my brain when I was Slated."

A sequel that packs just as much punch as its predecessor, Fractured does not disappoint!

Fractured picks up where Slated left off. As wisps of Kyla's memories start coming back to her she struggles with her identity; between who she is now, who she was before being Slated, and her younger self.

One of the many things that grabbed me about Fractured was Terry's simplistic yet engaging writing style:

"Rain has many uses.
Holly and beech trees like those around me need it to live and grow.
It washes away tracks, obscures footprints. Makes trails harder to follow, and that is a good thing today.
But most of all, it washes blood from my skin, my clothes."

Terry also has a way with characters, and as much as I want to discuss these complex, multi-layered characters that are not at all what they first appear to be I won't. I think it's best to go into this book unknowing, trying to figure these characters out for yourself and maybe being surprised by what you find, like I was. I will, however, mention Nico, a dark and charismatic character who we were introduced to at the end of book one. I admit to being drawn in by this mysterious young man from Kyla's past, I was hoping he would get more page time in the sequel and he certainty did. Nico is the kind of character who can change in an instant, one minute he'll be smiling, comforting Kyla and the next he's stone-cold, getting straight down to business. It was so much fun unraveling this him, and finding out just what his true motives were.

There wasn't much action in the first book, so I thought there would some be in the sequel. And to a certain extent there was, especially towards the end, but there wasn't quite as much as I initially thought there would be. And you know what? I was surprised to find that I didn't care, this is a thriller that doesn't need action to be engrossing. I found myself flying through Fractured, excited when revelations came to light, heart broken when *insert spoiler here*, shocked when *insert spoiler here*, and hopeful when *you get the picture*!

I can't wait to read the third and final book in the trilogy, hurry up Spring 2014!

This review also appears on my blog, The Page Turner.
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184 reviews72 followers
February 10, 2017
Gosto quando um livro é um grande criminoso...

Quando é culpado por me tirar horas de sono, culpado por me fazer chegar ao trabalho cheio de sono, culpado por me fazer querer ficar mais um minuto na cama

Fracturada é o segundo volume da trilogia Slated, começa mesmo após os últimos acontecimentos do primeiro livro. Kyla, uma menina que se sente perdida e anda à procura do seu lugar no mundo, enfrenta uma nova etapa na sua vida. Cheia de recordações, recordações essas todas desfragmentadas, aos pedaços, como um puzzle ainda por montar. Confusa, perdida sem saber a quem confiar.

Neste livro, mais escuro, mais enigmático é revelado mais um pouco do sistema que envolve este mundo distópico. É respondido os vários porquês; o porquê de kyla ser uma rapariga diferente, o porquê do seu Reinicio ter dado errado, o porquê de ela ser uma rapariga diferente. Mostrando, assim, que as respostas a esses porquês fazem parte de um plano ainda mais importante e ambicioso do que eu esperava, tornando a própria Kyla numa peça de xadrez, num jogo ainda mais perigoso.

Num mundo muito bem ambientado, detalhado e cuidado, com uma sociedade e personagens fortes, é nos apresentado um novo leque de personagens e um aprofundamento de tantas outras já existentes, tornando assim a historia muito mais envolvente.

Como é um livro mais para um publico jovem, acho que o subestimei, e fiquei surpreendido com o rumo e o destino das personagens, mostrando que a narrativa é cheia de detalhes e nada é em vão como eu esperava que fosse.

Por isso culpo-o por todas as horas de sono que me roubou, por me ter feito beber café para ver se acordava, por ser um verdadeiro e grandessíssimo ...

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1,045 reviews100 followers
August 18, 2020
Der zweite Teil ist vom Schreibstil her genau so gut wie der erste Teil und auch Kyla ist genauso faszinierend, der Rest der Geschichte wird allerdings recht verworren, weswegen ich diesen Teil als ein wenig schwacher empfinde als den Vorgänger. Aber es ist immer noch sehr fesselnd und ich freue mich schon auf den dritten Teil, denn der Cliffhanger beantwortet endlich eine meiner drängendsten Fragen und ich bin so gespannt, was dabei herauskommt.
Profile Image for Carla.
617 reviews98 followers
February 27, 2018
And after one and a half year I can finally finish this series!!!
There was so much action in this one, I really enjoyed it! First it was somehow strange because there wasn't a pause between the end of the first and the start of the second (I love it when series are like this! :) I couldn't put it away, I like Kyla and I have my fingers crossed for Ben and her Mum :)
Profile Image for Marta.
15 reviews2,840 followers
March 4, 2018
Ta seria to jakaś niesamowita hybryda wszystkiego, czym powinna być idealna książka rozrywkowa. Mamy tutaj świetną główną bohaterkę, z którą bez problemu możemy się zżyć, oryginalny koncept i wciągającą intrygę, a to wszystko okraszone płynną, idealnie rozplanowaną akcją. Nic tylko czytać!
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611 reviews333 followers
April 27, 2013
3.5 stars - I liked the first book enough but wasn't too impressed - mostly because it started out too slow, but the end was pretty exciting so I was eager to find out what was going to happen next.

On one hand, there wasn't as much action as I thought there was going to be, so I wasn't ripping through the pages because I was dying to find out what was going to happen next. Instead, it was more of frustrated curiosity that kept me going - more or less the same thing I felt about the first one: the book kept me guessing because I couldn't tell who was on who's side and who were the good and bad guys. And there was a really good reason for that...

This book had me thinking the whole time... Who in the family was betraying Kyla? Whose side was Dr. Lysander on? Why couldn't I full trust Nico? Why couldn't I find myself trusting Cam? I know that Katran is an important person in the past, but why won't Terry let us experience that? What is Mum going to do? What is Kyla going to choose? And I don't understand why she has the phobia. How was she able to make it so far before?

Does this make the book awesome? By keeping me bouncing back and forth? I mean, I wouldn't exactly say that it's not unpredictable. But at the same time, my constantly analyzing mind is too active for its own good. So yeah, it made me think, which is great. I just wish I wasn't so frustrated during the process. But then again, one can argue that that is another great characteristic to the book.

Either way, I'm torn. I'm heartbroken. I have hope. I'm looking forward to the next book.
Profile Image for Catherine.
346 reviews14 followers
June 20, 2013
This review was also posted on my blog, thisisjustabookblog.tumblr.com

I wasn't originally planning on reading this book; I'd read the first and not enjoyed it much, so I didn't see any reason to start this one. However, I came across it in the library, and as it was there, I thought 'why not?'. You can find my review of Slated here. (Also, don't read this review if you haven't read Slated, because there will be spoilers here.)

Unfortunately, this book was not an improvement on the last. I was just so completely underwhelmed, with this book and the last. The problem is that everything is so lacklustre. Kyla/Rain/Lucy/whoever she's decided to be now doesn't really want to be in Free UK; she's just caught up in it. Almost everything she gets involved in is by accident and she's so passive.

I'm not saying that moderation is a bad thing; her decision to not kill Lorders with Free UK is one that I agree with. But it takes her the entire novel to realise what we know from the very beginning - that she can't be in Free UK. She just lets herself be carried around and influenced by other people, especially Nico, who is very obviously manipulative and a little crazy, right from the very beginning.

The only thing she is vaguely passionate about is Ben, and unfortunately (this is my fault rather than the author's) I can't even remember much about him from the first book. He's pretty absent here, having been taken by the Lorders for cutting off his levo at the end of the first book. But Kyla obsesses about him a lot. At some points I was rooting for her to forget about him and find a new love interest, just because I couldn't remember why she liked him so much.

Speaking of characters, my favourite was Katran, and I thought more could be made of his character. I thought that maybe they'd fall in love or something, but, alas, it wasn't to be. I also like Cam, and was shocked by the twist to do with him.

I didn't like Kyla, mostly for the reasons I've said before. She's too passive, too indecisive and too annoying. I don't feel any sympathy for her at all.

The part that irritated me most about this novel was the writing. The author doesn't use full sentences sometimes, which really irritated me. It wasn't as poorly edited as the last book was, but it still had sentences that could've been written a lot better. Sometimes they didn't make sense, sometimes they were just irritating enough to remind you that you're reading something, and so jar you out of the world. She loved to use short, incomplete sentences, but the technique was used too much.

I also though the pacing was misjudged; the book was far too long for what actually happened (which was basically a whole lot of nothing for most of the book).

Just like the last, this book left me cold. It just didn't have any spark or life to it, nothing to make me think about it or want to read more. It's not by any means a rubbish book, it's just okay.
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1,146 reviews82 followers
April 7, 2013
3.5 Stars

I have been debating a lot what to rate this. There were just so many things going on with this book, it was really hard to pin down.

The first 60% or so of the book was beyond frustrating for me. We get introduced to Nico finally, Free UK, 2 completely new important characters and some other ones. There was a lot to process with this book. Even though Kyla has started to get most of her memories back, she still doesn't know the full story, and that was the frustrating part. There were a lot of dream-flashbacks going on and little tiny pieces here and there of the puzzle but it still didn't make any sense. It only started to come together after the 60% mark. In my opinion it was dragged out just a little too long.

Even though I understood the reasoning behind the why the Slating worked for Kyla, it was still a little hard to buy, and yet at the same time it's unnerving to read about how this girl can switch back and forth between personalities and there is still another whole 3rd one that she doesn't even know that much about.

Both of her personalities frustrated me for different reasons. There is a lot she doesn't know and she isn't supposed to be trusting any one and yet she isn't suspicious at all about the new guy who moved in right across from her house. I would have found it a little odd. Even Rain did, but Kyla kept ignoring that part of herself during critical points of the story. Then there is Rain herself and her obsession with Nico. I kept thinking of it as a Stockholm Syndrome, it really wasn't healthy at all. But not only do we have to deal with Rain's obsession of Nico, we have to deal with Kyla's obsession with Ben. I never liked Ben. He came across as weak, gullible and whiny. So reading about her thinking about Ben almost every other page was so annoying, specially when she has a perfectly great guy right there! One who is so much better than Ben ever was. This would have been one of those rare times were I would have gladly accepted the love triangle, but for once I didn't get it.

Plot wise it didn't really get going till the 60% mark when things really started to come together, and all of a sudden there so much stuff going on and so many things start making more sense and yet somehow still not enough. Kyla finally starts coming to grips with who she wants to be now instead of all the selfs that she was. She starts making decisions for herself and not what others think she should do. That final showdown was one hell of a shock and that's when everything really started clicking together.

I loved how everything started coming together at the end. Those are really the best parts of a book, especially when it's done well, which in this case it was. The ending gave you enough to get an adequate grasp on what's going on but still left you with plenty of unanswered questions to expect a couple of surprises in the final installment of this trilogy. One that I will be looking forward to.
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2,896 reviews162 followers
January 10, 2015

Leider konnte mich Teil 2 nicht ganz so begeistern wie der erste Band.
Es war immer noch sehr spannend und interessant, aber hat für mich leider nicht das Spannungslevel von Teil 1 erreicht. Ich würde dieses Buch als typischen Zwischenband bezeichnen, der nur wenige Fragen beantwortet und neue aufwirft, wozu auch einige neue Charaktere beigetragen haben.

Kylas Verhalten hat mich in einigen Momenten sehr irritiert, da sie für ihre Situation doch zu vertrauensselig agiert hat.

Insgesamt hat mich das Buch trotz ein paar Längen gut unterhalten und ich bin gespannt wie sich alles auflösen wird.
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93 reviews14 followers
April 11, 2018
Well, I don’t really know what to think about this book. I really liked the world-building and the ideas behind it. But it is just not happening a lot. I kind of hoped that this would change in this second part of the trilogy but I’m a bit disappointed. However the last 100 pages were really thrilling and I had to finish it in one piece. Also I’m not really satisfied with the characters. I really like some of them but the others a kind of one-dimensional. I hope the next part is going to be as exciting as the last section of this one!
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340 reviews341 followers
March 5, 2017
never expected Fractured to be better than Slated, but it was and so much more. I literally could not put it down. It's fast paced, action packed and completely addictive. It's like a drug!
Profile Image for Nea Barabea.
307 reviews51 followers
May 11, 2013
See the whole review on my blog

You see, there aren't many books in this world that can keep you at the edge of your seart through the whole story. And when I say the whole story, yes, I mean the whole book. I thought Slated was fantastic and amazing, but Teri Terry managed to bring the serie to an even higher level, because Fractured was absolutely phenomenal.

Kyla. Or I should say Rain? Or even Lucy? Nonetheless, our favourite heroine of the first instalment is back full force. She isn't scared anymore. She may not remember everything, but bits by bits are coming back and she is so strong with dealing with everything around her. She is kick-ass, fierce, powerful and even though she was betrayed by someone close to her, she still doesn't give up and stay strong and fight back.

Ben. Oh, Ben. My heart breaks for you. Truly. He may not have had a big part in this story - though lets face it, he has a big part in Kyla's heart - I have a feeling the 3rd book in the serie won't disappoint us. Kyla is going to figure it out. I am sure of it.

Anyhow, this book is pure bliss. Amazing action, fast paced setting, believe me when I say you won't be able to put the book down. I know I couldn't. I've read it in almost one sitting (damn my job). It is so compelling that you will lie - about being tired, not answering the phone - just so you could keep reading.

So, if you read Slated, I dare you to read Fractured, because it won't disappoint you one tiny bit. And if you haven't started this incredible serie yet, then all I can say is.. what are you waiting for? A great dystopia, fast paced, full of action, sweet romance and a main character who struggles with life even though huge pieces of her past are lost, being taken away from her. Teri Terry's world will overtake you. You'll never be the same.
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40 reviews
November 6, 2015
*4.5 Stars*

'Fractured', just like, 'Slated', was FANTASTIC.

It continues on from the last scene in the first book, and it is such a wild ride. There is just enough action to keep you interested, just enough suspense to keep you on edge, and just the right amount of secrets to make sure you don't put the book down.

I found this book really interesting in that, Kyla, as a person has so much character development. I mean obviously she does, she basically turned into another person. And that was the interesting part. Her split personality.

There is Lucy, Rain, and Kyla. And because of the three in one, her mind basically can't decide to trust or not. For example, she wanted to trust Cam, but then she decided not to trust her mother. And while I can see why that happened, it also doesn't make sense to me. *anger*

I have to say though, I knew from the start that something was off about Cam, but NICO! There was so much betrayal, I had to laugh a little at how shocked I was. Katran was a different level of shocked, and as of yet, I'm not ready to discuss him.

In conclusion, this book has left me absolutely HANGING for, 'Shattered', and I kid you not, I JUST bought it from the book store and it hasn't even been an hour since I finished the second.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Profile Image for Annabel.
793 reviews16 followers
July 21, 2019
Ik vond dit boek maar langzaam op gang komen. Ik heb dan ook echt getwijfeld over de sterren. Het duurde een tijdje voor ik een echt in zat. Maar het einde was heel spannend en had natuurlijk weer een cliffhanger.
Profile Image for Madison.
182 reviews18 followers
June 4, 2016
3 Stars!
I'm not sure if I liked this or not.. I enjoyed some parts of it but I was so annoyed throughout the whole book.
There was way too many plot twists for it to be enjoyable. I love plot twists, mostly everyone does but I don't enjoy it when there is a plot twist every couple chapters. It's making me confused because I don't know what is happening in the story anymore.
I used to love how I couldn't trust any character but it's getting annoying now because I just want to like a character but I cant when every single character turns out to be evil!!

I think this is a really disappointing sequel in my opinion but I'm glad so many people loved this book! It has it's fun moments :)
It's kinda hard to name what I liked in this because I'm just full of anger and frustration at the moment, but I can think of a few small things.
I liked Kyla's mum. She changed a lot and I really love her story. I want to know more about her, she is so interesting and cool.
I like how this story has finally made me care for a character. When a certain character was close to death I was so sad because I didn't want them to die. All the other characters can die and I wouldn't care tbh.
Anyways, I don't know when I'll read the last book. I fear it might put me in a reading slump so I might wait a while before starting it.

Profile Image for Melissa.
322 reviews135 followers
July 13, 2014
This book for me is just one big NO.
I loved the first book because there was a lot of mystery and Ben and it was very well written. But this one was just TOO mysterious and there was no Ben... I feel like 3/4 of this book were just questions and that's it.
The only exciting part were the last 30 pages and even that wasn't great (more questions).

After a lot of thinking I decided that I won't be reading the third book. I don't even like Kyla anymore, I just don't get her...
Profile Image for Lid.
706 reviews347 followers
November 22, 2015

He dudado pero bah, un 5 por la forma en que ha logrado introducirme en la historia, en hacer una narración lenta y aún así perfecta, que me mantenga en tensión pero que me cuente cosas.
Muy disfrutable. Le tengo altas expectativas al siguiente.
Profile Image for Andy.
1,130 reviews71 followers
October 14, 2020
...wenn niemand mit offenen Karten gespielt und jeder sein eigenes Süppchen kocht.

sehr aktionreicher zweiter Teil
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537 reviews116 followers
July 25, 2019
Wat een spannend 2e deel! Ik zat middenin het verhaal en kon het boek maar moeilijk wegleggen.
Wel zijn er kleine dingetjes die mij irriteerden. Zo staat er bijvoorbeeld dat Kyla even een eindje gaat wandelen, wandelt ze voor 2 regels en dan is het bijna donker en tijd voor eten. Huh? Dat klopt niet in de tijd, naar mijn idee. Er wordt regelmatig over een activiteit heen 'gesprongen' en dat zorgt ervoor dat het soms heel hortend leest. Daarnaast vond ik het soms een beetje chaotisch.
Ondanks dat ben ik nog steeds erg nieuwsgierig naar deel 3!
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1,469 reviews150 followers
February 22, 2018
Fracturée n'est pas une suite à la hauteur, l'aspect transition du tome se fait trop ressentir puisque l'auteure n'amène rien de véritablement croustillant, même si plusieurs pistes nouvelles sont sympathiques. La fin justement amène ce petit plus qui peut rendre le dernier tome intéressant, mais avec ce qui est amené dans ce tome 2, j'en attends beaucoup.

Mon avis complet : https://bloggalleane.blogspot.fr/2018...
Profile Image for The Half-blood Reader.
915 reviews52 followers
July 16, 2022
Tw/Cw: Mild violence, implied sexual abuse, Stockholm Syndrome

I'm still invested, but I got to a point where I was bored of all these different men screwing up Kyla's life. Kyla can be so stupid.

When I say she's stupid, I'm talking about the really obvious things she misses and the trust she misplaces. I'm sure her contradicting feelings and actions when it comes to Nico have been criticized, but to me they make sense. Memories linger, they may be shut in a box in a deep dark sea, yet they're not lost (not that this book is scientifically accurate, nor does it have to be). Or that was a theory when we studied the brain in psychology (=/= neuroscience). Theories and studies about the brain are so interesting! Anyway, so theoretically speaking, Kyla's memories are still there, even with her mind tampered. They are blocked tho, not at the ready on the preconscious, hence why they escape during sleep when the barrier is weaker (hey, Freud how you doing). Seemingly irrational feelings coming through will leave anyone confused, especially when the memories come in bits and pieces, painting a certain picture.

Not only that, but the creep vibe you felt with Nico since book 1 is very much justified. Everything is calculated with this guy: the fear and adoration he inspires, with his manipulative words and touches, the gaslighting. He's been grooming young ones who knows for how long. And Kyla. Oh, the grooming and Stockholm Syndrome is strong on this one. The urge to please creepo Nico wars with the fear. His charismatic presence and words twist her mind, she's unable to think for herself many times during their encounters, to be rational, she herself gets to this conclusion when away from him for long enough to question his radical ways and points of view.

So personally, I think the author did a good job of trying to portray all of this, and some form of dissociative personality disorder to boot.
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588 reviews249 followers
September 15, 2013
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With all middle books or second books in series I've noticed some pattern, but mostly this happens in dystopians. While in the first book the whole idea is presented and you need to wrap your mind around something, second books leaves you to connect all the smaller things and mostly to get to know the main character and other characters too. This one follows that patter.

While in the first book you get the whole idea of Slated was nicely presented in the first book and what I mostly like about this series is that's really believable. We got to meet Kyla better here and we get to meet not only her present but her past as well. After being Slated she got a new opportunity to get a new life and start all over. With appearance of some new characters, meaning Nico something changed inside of her. She started to remember, but at the same time she is not supposed to. That brings memory of another self Lucy and that past life and another person she once were - a fighter Rain. Kyla has to be all three and she has to balance herself not to be suspicious. It might sound complicated but it really isn't as the author managed to pull out that idea nicely so that you don't get confused. With all that, the whole idea of fighting back, she has another burden to carry - Ben. It still hurts not to know what happened but she is determinate to find out. Only the things is that the truth might hurt her even more.

At the time when a lot of series suffer from middle-book syndrome Fractured continued with the same light it started in Slated. You'll enjoy while discovering the bigger picture and the inner characters. Now it's time to get the final show in Shattered and whit that title I can't wait to see more.
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October 3, 2013
Nerg! The frustrated sounds of a reader waiting for the third book. You know those books that make you reach the last page and your fingers want to keep turning to find out more? Yeah this is THAT book.

I read the first book a few days ago, and was highly impressed. No story line entirely dependent on romance, no insta love, great world building and fantastic characters. Then I found the second book was already available and picked up a copy at a local KMart. Happy days! I was so engrossed in this book that I read it while waiting for the bus this morning, despite freezing cold winds flicking pages and numbing my hands so they could barely hail the bus driver as he went by. I even champed at the bit when I got to work, wanting to read, not sell fuel, dammit!

So this book has loads of plot twists, lies, secrecy, deals made, broken and enacted. You find out so much more, but not enough. Never enough! What I really loved was the way the romance from the first book, which for was seemed realistic (rare for YA, I know!) was given it's rightful place behind everything else that happens in Kyla's life. There is some serious things happening here, and it's not softened by a ready and willing lover in the wings.

Can't praise this book and this series highly enough. There will now be a countdown until the final book is released. Yay for things to look forward to next year!
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March 21, 2016
I really loved this book, maybe even more than I loved the first one, especially the end (more action packed). The book starts with a little flashback that reminds us of what happened on the first book. Then there is no action whatsoever in the first chapters, just her usual routine and things like that. BUT, once the action does start, it doesn't stop until the end of the book.
There's a bit of everything in this book: Love. Drama. Family Drama. Suspense. Betrayal. Lies. We don’t know who to trust, not even the main character... Every single chapter ends with a cliffhanger and makes you want to keep reading.
Kyla is one of the characters who grows and change a lot in this book. The secondary characters are all mysterious and well developed throughout the story. This book developed very well on the story of the first and added a lot. I can't wait read the third one.
For those who read the first book, I truly recommend that you read the second, it will not disappoint
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