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Fragile Line

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  586 Ratings  ·  157 Reviews
It can happen in a flash. One minute she’s kissing her boyfriend, the next she’s lost in the woods. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Cox is losing time. It started out small…forgetting a drive home or a conversation with a friend. But her blackouts are getting worse, more difficult to disguise as forgetfulness. When Ellie goes missing for three days, waking up in the apartment of a ...more
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Published April 21st 2014 by Entangled Teen
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Apr 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Who wouldn't wish to read it after that book summary? As soon as I saw this book on NetGalley I knew that I had to read it (thank you Entangled Teen) because... Okay, do I really have to explain it? Girl is having a blackouts and waking up in the apartment of a hot guy. Who calls her Gwen. And her name is not Gwen. Don't you want to know what is going on?

Was it what I expected it to be? Yes and no. Fragile Line is a book you won't be able to put down until the last page which is a awesome thin
Kristen Cansler
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2r, blog-review
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Full Review:
Usually, I write out my reviews after I've had a minute day or so to think about them. I'm really bad about doing a knee jerk reaction and realizing I was too generous later on. But no. I finished this book two hours ago. Since then I've: made my boyfriend nearly late for work because of the tears, matted the cats fur because I held her sobbing, ate chocolate (I hate chocolate), and stared out the window for longer than acceptable. This book hit me right in the fee
Brooklyn Skye
Jan 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote it, so of course I'm going to love it ;)
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
4 Mental Stars

For a full and edited review go to Books with Bree

Holy Crap
Hoooooolyyyy Craaaaap.
When I read the summary to this book I was so excited to read it and huge expectations, and it came through for me.

It went through all the phases’s of Ellies mental disorder: Before she knew, Dealing with it, and starting the healing. Even though we (the reader) could see what she had a mile away, Ellie didn’t even see it as an option. For the first half of the book she only think she has blacko
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)
16-year-old Ellie is scared and confused by the blackouts she suffers from, which leave her waking up in strange places with no idea of where she has been or what she has done.
What is the cause of Ellie’s blackouts? And what happens to her when she’s not in control?

This book started out okay, but the last third was just weird.

Ellie was an okay character, and I fe
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
and now, for one of my favourite reads of 2017, i present to you........................FRRRRRRAGILE LINE!


Fragile Line, written by Brooklyn Skye, is a surprisingly dynamic, plot-driven and well executed book, all of which took me COMPLETELY BY STORM. I must say, before I purchased this book, I actually searched Goodreads for a very specific TYPE of book - and that is how I came upon this gem. Because it fell under a very particular theme, I already had a loose idea of what was ha
Galadriel Thoman
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*based on an ARC edition

I was wildly impressed by Fragile Line. The novel takes us into the shared brain of Ellie and Gwen, who share the memories of horrific abuse in their childhood. The thing is, Gwen was created by Ellie to protect her from the pain; it's called dissociative personality disorder (what used to be called multiple personality disorder). Ellie starts experiencing blackouts, losing time, discovering things she did without remembering she did them. She meets a boy named Griffin w
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a copy of this book to review for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

When I began reading Fragile Line, I had forgotten what the synopsis said and think my enjoyment of the story was enhanced from not remembering. All I knew was that after how much I adored Stripped, I'll read anything, and I mean anything, by Brooklyn Skye. I'd read her grocery list if she let me.

In Fragile Line we meet Ellie Cox who's beginning to lose more and more time with no memory of where it goes.
Patricia Lynne
I got this e-ARC throughout Netgalley from publisher in exchange of an honest review.


Okay, so, basically, this is impossible to review without any spoilers because synopsis don't give much away. In fact, this review will probably be one big spoiler so if you don't feel like finding out some of the main points in the book, read no further. Just know that I am so amazed that this book kept the same pacing and the same quality to the very end, as well as it didn't make any awkwa
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
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The synopsis for this book was so compelling, I knew when I first read it that I had to read this book as soon as possible. (Thank you, Entangled Teen, for the early look.) It sounded unique and intriguing... a hint of romance, a hint of mystery. Now that I've finished it, I can honestly say I was right on all counts – and then some. Fragile Line took me completely by surprise and I think it will be quite awhile before I stop thinking about this
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what can I say about this book, but WOW! The synopsis gave very vague information which was terrific because it really allowed your mind to wander while you were reading this fantastic story. Unlike Mara Dyer which was a poorly done psychological thriller, Fragile Line was wonderfully executed and more along the lines of Shutter Island.
Feeling what Ellie was feeling, feeling crazy and out of control only heightened my senses throughout the story. Trying to solve the mystery of what is ha
Paula  Phillips
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of my favourite publishing companies is Entangled Publishing and they have released a new edgy content teen fiction novel which had me so excited and once I started reading it, I could not put it down as it was so awesome. The novel takes us into the life of Ellie who we learn has been experiencing black-outs and during these black-outs she can't remember a thing of what happens. Normally it's for a few hours or so and happens every so often when she feels under pressure or stressed. Lately ...more
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery-thriller, ya

This isn't a book you can say you loved. Aspects of the story are to horrible to love. But you can love the characters and you can love the way the tale twists, tighter and tighter, until you're as desperate as Ellie to figure out what the hell is going on. You can love the writing, which is clear and eloquent, and so perfectly describes the confusion and compulsion that threads through the novel.

You can love Ellie, who is fighting so hard to stay sane. Shane, who just wants to love.
Riley Darkes
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
Wow. Phew! This book was a serious emotional roller coaster and I loved it from the first page! I was sucked in by the sample and I had to run back to Amazon to download the rest of the book. Brooklyn Skye knows how to write deep characters that leap off the page. I had my doubts on how this would turn out and half expected it to be hokey but the author delivered. It was genuine, it cut to the heart, and I laughed and cried with the characters and I felt like I was there with them every moment. ...more
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this book kept me on the edge of my seat. It was trippy in the most awesome way, and it was so well done. I can't say much without giving anything away, and while I loved Shane, I fell pretty hard for Griffin. This book was definitely an emotional ride, and I recommend it if you're looking for something totally different in YA.
Alice Atorly
This review first appeared on The YA Buzz

Actual Rating: 2.5

The Scoop :

Ellie Cox is a sixteen-year-old high school student with a difficult past (she was adopted at age six after her possibly abusive parents died in a fire that almost killed her too) and a happy present (she has two loving parents, a younger sister she relates to and gets along with, her dream boyfriend, and a new car). Everything begins to fall apart when what were once small blackouts or moments of confusion become huge ch
Stephanie Ward
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
'Fragile Line' is a unique and compelling young adult novel that blends an intense mystery alongside realistic fiction dealing with mental health issues. The book follows our heroine, Elizabeth "Ellie" Cox, who has been experiencing blackouts - chunks of missing time and memories - for the majority of her life. Normally they were small things like going to bed at night or doing a project at school. Now the blackouts are coming on stronger and closer together. Ellie's starting to lose critical ti ...more
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: digital-arc
This book, I read it mostly while on the way to work and nearly missed my stop on the train a few times because I was so engrossed in the book. Even though I really enjoyed this books, and I did believe me, its hard to write a review for it without completely giving away the punch line because it doesn't tell you in the summary. And that's one thing I have to say I fecking love the most about this book, being surprised in books doesn't happen that often to me any more and when it does I relish i ...more
Amber Addison
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
full review and lots of goodies will be up for grabs at on May 4!!!

---- Reveiw -----
Let me say, I had no idea what the basis for this book was when I agreed to review it. I read the summary after I started the book because I was like “wait. Am I missing something important?” The summary didn’t really answer that, and that’s okay… because not knowing – then finding out what was happening, was one of the best things I’ve ever read.
The story telling in this book rivals that of
My Rating: 5 stars

Review - I don't know why but for some reason I got it in my mind when I first requested this book that it was about parallel universes and maybe it was because I had been looking at a different book that was about that or whatever but that's what I thought. I was wrong. I don't know what to say about this book without giving away the whole plot and ruining the book for you, I feel like allot of people might figure it out from the description or just within the first few chapte
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
I wanted to read Fragile Line because I was intrigued by Ellie and if her blackouts were something mental or if there was something else going on. I usually enjoy books about mental illnesses as well as memory loss.

I felt for Ellie, and even though I knew that she was somewhat of an unreliable narrator, she seemed so normal during the day. We find out that she is adopted and has no memories of her childhood but things start coming back to her after her blackouts, where she loses chunks of tim
Sep 19, 2014 rated it really liked it

Who wouldn't want to read this after that synopsis? I won a copy of this book in a giveaway and I didn't know anything about this book until I started reading it. This isn't the kind of book for everyone. Since it's a dark Young Adult contemporary. It deals with horrible issues (drugs, alcohol, and abusive parents). This story is about Ellie Cox, a teenage girl who is experiencing something she cannot explain. One moment she's with her boyfriend, Shane and then next she's somewhere. She
Francine Soleil
Apr 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fluffy-reads
Originally posted here:

I must say that there are a LOT of heavy reads that I simply can’t stand, but Fragile Line was not one of them. I was totally wary of reading this book that I’m not even sure why I requested for it, but I’m so glad that I did. This was so much better than I expected it to be. I was pretty much hooked from chapter one, and I had to keep reading. Everything about it was so compelling that I finished this book in a few hours. I’m just
Jul 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kobo-books
I liked Ellie's character in this book, she's timid and haunted by a past she can't remember. This book reminded me of The half life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno. (view spoiler) I did not like Ellie's boyfriend Shane at first, he's so un trusting and com ...more
ieyra h
Solid 5 Stars.
WOW. Just wow. I read this book in one sitting and it was worth it!

Being at school is the last I remember. Why can't I remember driving home? Or eating dinner? Or seeing any of my family? Going to bed? Homework? What the hell?
I could tell Mom.
Should tell Mom.

Meet Ellie Cox, 16 years old girl who is happily live her high-school teenage life. Both of her parents are so loving even though she's adopted. Unfortunately, Ellie's life starts to spin out of control when she suffers from a
Jessa Russo
Mind. Blown.

I must first say BRAVO(x1000) to Brooklyn Skye for a job well--WELL--done. FRAGILE LINE is unlike any book I've read before, and exactly what I want to read more of. In the vein of some of my favorite series/movies (which ones, I can't say because I'm not a spoilery reviewer), FRAGILE LINE hooked me instantly, grabbing a hold of me in the very first pages and keeping me on the edge of my seat throughout. In truth, FRAGILE LINE made me feel, well, fragile. I gasped. I cried. I stared
Un libro YA sobre dissociative identity disorder? Fuckyeah, I'm in.
Me gusta leer historias donde él o la protagonista hacen dudar de la realidad porque uno siempre intenta conectar con el narrador de la historia y encuentro muy entretenido cuando no puedes confiar en el narrador, cuando tienes que ver todos los ángulos y todas las cosas que pasan con determinación y una pizca de duda, de no saber si la versión que dan ellos es la real o si su mente lo está creando. Eso es lo interesante de leer
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I hate to say that a book “surprises” me, because that makes it seem like I went in thinking this book would be shit. I try to start a book with no prior grievances. No spoilers. Reading no reviews. A fresh slate for me to make up my own mind.

So I guess when I say it surprised me, I mean that I didn’t expect to completely be swept up in their world. To research (and goddammit, did I do some googling), this disorder. The first book in a while to give me the wondering eye to the next page or a few
Colleen Oppenheim
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me for a fair and honest review*

Yowza! I could not put Fragile Line down. Once I started, it completely grabbed me and made me keep going until I reached the end. This is one of those books that you can seriously get a hangover from….

Ellie’s story is extremely compelling. She is happily coasting along in her life when suddenly she begins to experience blackouts, waking days later not knowing where she is or how she got there. It was fascinating learning about Ell
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I couldn't put this book down. More to the point, I didn't put this book down. For. FIVE. HOURS. I literally read this book from start to finish in one sitting.

Yeah, that happened.

When I finished, I thought to myself, "Well, that was short." It wasn't though.

Honestly, I don't know how to describe this book, as I have never read anything like it. Which, in today's world, is saying a lot. Around of applause for Brooklyn Skye for that feat alone.

This book has an air of mystery to it that keeps yo
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Brooklyn Skye grew up in a small town where she quickly realized writing was an escape from small town life. Really, she’s just your average awkward girl who’s obsessed with words. Follow her on Twitter @brooklyn__skye or visit her website for updates, teasers, giveaways, and more.
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