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Jagged Scars #1

Fractured Memories

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Sixteen year old Wendy never knew the world before the Starvation. She’s learned to put her trust in her knives, and her confidence in her fighting ability. When the Skinnies attack her compound, she's the lone survivor.

Injured and near death, Wendy is rescued and nursed back to health by mysterious strangers. Her saviors offer her a place among them, but trust has never been one of Wendy's strengths, and suspicion soon leads to evidence that these people might be the group who killed her family.

The decision to get her revenge, and take the settlement down from the inside out is easy. Keeping her distance from those she must befriend in order to make it happen proves to be much more difficult.

205 pages, Paperback

First published May 19, 2015

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1,850 reviews60 followers
November 14, 2021
Fabulous, riveting start to a new series for me. I think I'm really going to love it!
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723 reviews103 followers
April 23, 2017
Thank you to the author, Jo Schneider, and Olivia (who organizes the Review Chain) for gifting me with a copy of Fractured Memories in exchange for an honest review!

I really liked this book, contrary to what you might think as you see my star rating.  It has lots of fighting and mystery and a dystopian feel which I love.  There was just one big sticking point for me.

1.  The plot.  The plot is set up very nicely and alternates between intense fight scenes and funny exchanges between characters.  I read this all in one sitting!  There was also plenty of mystery embedded into the plot and it kept me interested to see what would happen.  Wendy starts out in her home compound, struggling to survive.  Skinnies attack and she survives because of her trainer, Pelton.  She's discovered and taken to another compound and is accepted into the new community.  The destruction of her home weighs on her, however, and she just can't seem to put it behind her.  As you can see it, has the classic mentally injured but physically strong MC which completely worked with the plot.

2.  The characters.  As I mentioned above, the MC is that typical strong hero with a dark past.  I loved being inside of Wendy's mind and seeing how she reacted to different events.  She experiences new things in the new compound and her reactions are wonderful.  I also loved her interactions with the other characters as she struggles to warm up to all these new people who may or may not have caused the destruction of her old home.  The one thing I wish there was more of in this entire book is enemy contemplation and development.  While Wendy is in the compound, I feel like there isn't much focus placed on her trying to figure out what happened and if the new people are responsible or not.  It just comes up near the end, sort of by chance.  I also wish there would have been more development on why the person who caused everything did it in the first place.  It felt kind of like a cop-out and wasn't really convincing.  It kept me from understanding the other side and their motivations which is essential.

3.  The settings.  I loved the concept of this book.  The Skinnies are the 'enemies' of this world and they're regular people who ate contaminated food which makes them crave meat and nothing else.  The imagery of the world is described brilliantly and I loved the macro-world in general.  I do wish there was more conversation on what happened to cause the Starvation (the whole catalyst event) and, just in general, a little more backstory.  The micro-worlds, on the other hand, were set on very well which, when there's a lot of fighting scenes, can be difficult to maintain.  The author kept every room stable as the characters moved within it.

4.  The writing.  I like the author's writing style quite a bit.  They make sure to keep it consistent and know when and how to speed up the pace when there's a need.  The writing flowed wonderfully from one scene to the next and there weren't many, if any, awkward bumps in the road.

The Final Verdict:
Overall, a very well executed post apocalyptic novel with positively stellar fight scenes.  There could have been much more development on the enemy side to build up the divide, however.
3.5 stars
Profile Image for Shelley.
5,127 reviews458 followers
August 19, 2015
* I received a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

*Genre* Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Young Adult
*Rating* 3.5-4

*My Thoughts*

Fractured Memories is the first installment in the Jagged Scars series by new to me author Jo Schneider. Schneider writes about a world where the "Starvation" killed off half the world's population, and turned others into "Skinnies." 16-year old Wendy lives in a compound they call the Den. She's a fierce fighter who has been taught to fight by the best, and is in charge of scheduling the watches and patrols that go out searching for supplies. But, when a massive invasion of "Skinnies" attacks the Den, Wendy becomes the only survivor having been shoved into a crate by her mentor.

*Full Review Posted @ Gizmos Reviews*


Published May 20th 2015 by Just Add Peri
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341 reviews34 followers
May 7, 2017
Fractured Memories by Jo Schneider *3.5 Stars * 05/06/2017*

I received an ebook copy from the author through The review chain organized by Olivia Savannah in exchange of an honest review.
I had a hard time connecting with the story and the characters at the first 40 per cent of this book. But after that, when the fights began I started to enjoy this reading. Wendy, the main character, was rescued by strangers and brought to a compound and told she was the only survivor of the skinnies attack to the coupons she lived her whole life. When the Starvation brought the whole world a lot of suffering and sickness through the affected food, those who ate those food became the Skinnies, people who got sick and crave for eating anything they saw, specially people. Wendy is a determined fighter, no doubt there. But her suspicious that the people from the compound she was brought in were actually the people responsible for the attack at her compound really annoyed me. It was based on nothing, and I think the first thing she should do was to look for real proof that they were involved instead of jumping to conclusions and making plans based in her own paranoia. I also would like to know more about the Starvation and the skinnies. The person/people responsible didn't caught my surprise at all. I could tell you the name anytime, no matter what percentage I was. But not because the development brought me to conclusions, but because Wendy,s obsession to take down whoever killed her family, threw me all the conclusion I needed, even with no proof. What a irony: I wanted her to look for proof, but I didn't need proof to know who it was. Despite the negatives points here, there is good part of this book that is very nice to read, it became a turn page at some point and I did like the end very much, especially white how the final and most important fight ended. That gave material for the next book.
Overall 3.5 stars.
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168 reviews23 followers
May 19, 2017
I went straight from reading Poisoned Iris to reading this book. I literally jotted down a few notes for my review after finishing it and picked up this book. So, I had to read a few chapters to transition from Irisya's world to Wendy's.

Fun tidbit: When the author describes the marketplace, it reminded me of the same kind of common area described in Divergent.

This book was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I really can't pick out one thing that I didn't like about it. It was very well written and original and had a great story.

I LOVED Wendy! She is super-strong and super-smart, and even when she tries not to let emotions and human connections influence her actions, she shows her humanity.

I was SO EXCITED when I got to the end of this book and there was a note, saying that if I signed up for the author's newsletter, I could download the next book in the series for free! Needless to say, I immediately downloaded and started reading Severed Ties . However, at that point, it was already almost 3am (yes, I stayed up that late to finish this book), and even though I did not have to work the next day, I had tons of homework to do and needed to get some sleep. I do admit trying pretty hard to talk myself out of going to bed so that I could continue reading (duh!).

I must also point out that this book does not have much of a romantic aspect, which is refreshing, and I don't think the author could have successfully thrown in either the clichè love triangle or created the super intense crush/romantic interest with an existing character, without taking away from Wendy's story and character. Thank you, Jo Schneider!

I think the author did a great job with Wendy's character! She is strong and independent and is a badass that can do just about anything, yet is constantly underestimated.

I can't (and won't) wait to see what happens next with Wendy and her new friends!

Right now, I am about 3/4 way through the next book in the Jagged Scars series, Severed Ties, so stay tuned for my review next week! Expect reviews of the next books in the series soon!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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414 reviews66 followers
January 24, 2018
This was definitely a great start to a series!

It reminded me a lot of a recent series I just finished, The Scourge, but this one was so much more darker, gruesome and so much more epic!

Wendy is a 16 year old girl, but she isn't ordinary, neither has she lived an ordinary life. Her life is tough and hard to survive. In order to survive, she has to learn to fight and to defend herself from the Skinnies. Zombie-like creatures that are diseased and kill for raw meat.
The Skinniest came about when the food became poisoned and so their bodies mutated themselves into these sick creatures, and so far there is no cure.

So, Wendy needs to be in perfect shape to fight them and help protect her compound from these Skinnies, but on the day of her birthday, the Skinniest managed to get in and she is the only survivor. Rescued by a strange group she finds herself amongst strangers, but the more she uncovers about these people, the more she suspects they were the ones who sent the Skinnies and killed her family.
Angered and repulsed, she sets herself a task to infiltrate and find out why they did it and destroy all those responsible.

But the more time she spends with her new group, training with them, fighting with them, learning new skills, talking and laughing with them, she begins to feel less a stranger and more welcomed than she has ever felt before in her life.
But she can't afford to feel care for the same people who murdered who own people.

Wendy faces many dangers, but she uncovers many secrets along the way, secrets that can get her killed by those she trusted the most. It seems that by the end, she'll know for sure who is her real friends and who is her real enemy. All is not as it seems.

I loved this story, it was so fast paced and epic till the end! I never got bored during any instant, i especially loved the training she went through and her battle both on the training square and on the field.
Wendy isn't a quiet girl, she is small but tough, reserved but observant and she is smart. She is a strong, fiesty heroine and those are my favourite ones!
Cannot wait to see more of some strong female fights!

Received a copy from the author herself in exchange for an honest review, thank you!
Profile Image for Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads).
710 reviews181 followers
August 26, 2015
At A Glance
I really, really loved this story.
The Good
I am still a little shocked by how much I loved Fractured Memories. I have put dystopian/post-apocalyptic reads on the back burner for a while because they just weren't catching my attention anymore. This book reignited my fire for the genres. I was glued to every single page of this book. Seriously, the action was great, the Skinnies were freaking creepy, and the characters really made me feel for them.

So, the Skinnies are like zombies but they are alive and have a sickness that makes them crazy for raw meat. I loved the twist on kinda/sorta zombies. It really worked and I believed it. Wendy was the star of the show though. She was majorly kickass in every way. She has great control of her emotions, she could kick 5 mens' butts no problem, and she is all about the revenge. Revenge for the people who let in Skinnies to kill all her people. Bitches with revenge in their hearts are so fucking scary. You know I'm right.

There are a lot of side characters and I loved them all, even the jackholes who tried to mess with my girl. They got theirs though. The plot came around full circle and the ending was intense. There is still some mystery about who the hell the Primate is. All I am going to say about him is that he is good at what he does. *coughs, crazy fucking cults, coughs* Anyway, Fractured Memories hit every point on my reading needs.
The Bad
There are some small things I could say here but they are so small I am just not going to mention them. I would be nit-picking and this book doesn't deserve it. Okay, one thing: the writing could have been a little better.
The Snuggly
There is some interest shown by Wendy and some of the boys but there is no romance in this book. It wouldn't fit in anyway.
Final Thoughts
READ THIS BOOK! I don't know, maybe you won't like it as much as me, but I can only go by my feelings and I feel like I love the shit out of this book. Highly recommended.

Rage welled up inside her--more than she thought possible. Cold determination rose, pushing her protesting muscles to go faster. Harder. The Skinnies would not kill these children. She wouldn't let them. Never again would a Skinny kill a child if she could help it.

The fighters shouted at the Skinnies to stop. The Skinnies ignored them and focused on the kids. Neither party noticed Wendy darting in between obstacles.

Adrenaline coursed through Wendy's veins, and she used every ounce of it to jump off of a box, fly through the air and hit the Skinny who held the little girl as hard as she could in the back of the neck with the make-shift club.

The Skinny crumbled to the ground, burying the little girl beneath him. Good, she'd be safe there.

This review was originally posted on Bad Bird Reads
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34 reviews7 followers
May 15, 2017
Thank you to the author and the Review Chain (xo Olivia) for sending me a copy of Fractured Memories.

I really enjoyed this book. It had lots of fighting and mystery in it, and a new for me perspective on the whole apocalypes/dystopian thing. This book really pulled me in from the beginning. The characters were all great and the Skinnies creeped me out.

The Skinnies are sorta zombies, but alive. They have a sickness that makes them grave and go crazy for raw meat, any meat(!). I think this is what makes the story so great. To think those Skinnies still think like the healthy people but do all those horrible things (biting off a piece of a living person) gives me the creeps. It's a new twist for me in this genre and I enjoyed it. It worked really well and I felt it was really believeable.

Wendy, the main character, kicks asses throughout the whole story. I really enjoyed her character. Wendy can stand her own and does everything to survive, but doesn't forget about her loved ones. What makes her character even better is the fact, that she's suffering from nightmares and is scared by all those things going on. Because who wouldn't be afraid in a world with meat graving Skinnies?

The only part I didn't enjoy was the big fighting scene. It just seemed to be over too quickly and I thought there would be more action.

Overall I just really enjoyed this book and want to continue this series to find out who this Primate guy (or woman?) is.

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135 reviews2 followers
February 13, 2018
100% would recommend reading this book if you enjoy post-apocalyptic with tons of action and spunk. The plot and writing are both very good. I got immersed in the story and couldn't put the book down. This book is very fast-paced, not a dull moment. I ended up falling in love with not only the main character but also her friends because of how well the author developed the characters. There's definitely more to see after the ending of this book, but thankfully it's not a cliff hanger. Loved it and I'm looking forward to reading the next book!
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6,199 reviews115 followers
July 10, 2018
A solid three-star rating for this book. OK, I know, I'm a bit stingy...

I really like the main character, Wendy. Poor girl, she has one of those names... Those who are so strongly linked to another character that is almost impossible to even think about another person rather than the Wendy in Peter Pan... I kept visualizing her as the Disney's Wendy...

A girl is the only survivor in her camp. The setting is a dark world populated by Skinnies, which enjoy eating humans. She is saved by a group of people living in another compound but she seeks verngeance. That's more or less the book plot.

Sometimes I couldn't really picture in my mind what was going on and I had to read the paragraphs twice. Maybe they were a bit confusing. Or, more probably, it was 4 o'clock in the morning and I wasn't exactly lucid.

Apart from that, I like the story and I wanted to keep reading till the end. That my brain - who's usually smarter and more responsible than me - convinced me to close the Kindle and sleep for a few hours. I also like the secondary characters, Wendy's new friends.

I'm starting the second right now... ^__^
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210 reviews14 followers
November 6, 2017
Full disclosure, I am friends with the author's husband. Usually, when someone invites me to read their book, I dread flipping through novice writings, but it didn't feel like the other ones that I have read. Jo Schneider is a professional writer and it shows.
As a seasoned reader, I thought the book was okay. It felt like a combination of Divergent and the Walking Dead. The book started out super slow for me (mainly because I am not a fan of the "mystery box" storytelling style). But once a couple of key events finally triggered off, the story became something that I actually looked forward to reading.
As far as continuing to read the storyline, I am definitely looking forward to how this all ends.
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531 reviews5 followers
October 15, 2018
The synopsis for this book intrigued me enough to give it a try even though I hate zombie type stories. The “Skinnies” in this story are close enough. But I also love stories with gritty, never-say-die characters and the protagonist in this story is all that. Thankfully, the zombie type people, while providing an explanation for why things are the way they are, don’t take up too much real estate in the story. Instead there are some interesting characters and the protagonist is trying to come to terms with everything that has happened to her while trying to figure out a new place and purpose. I look forward to reading the next one.
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Author 32 books94 followers
September 24, 2018
My daughter and I both read this book in a day. In fact she read the entire five book series in less then a week and now I've finished books one and two over this past weekend. Wonderfully written and masterfully weaved. The author has a way of drawing in her audience and keeping us on the edge of our seats as we tumble down this rabbit hole she has created. Highly recommend this series for anyone who loves YA fantasy and action/adventure!
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363 reviews3 followers
September 25, 2018
I really liked this story. Wendy lives in a compound with her family and others in a world after the Starvation. It affected most people and turned them into what Wendy calls Skinnies. They can only survive by eating flesh. Her compound is attacked on her 16th birthday and when she wakes, she is somewhere else with strangers, and no memory of the attack. Are these new people her saviors or are they the ones who killed her loved ones?
460 reviews1 follower
September 6, 2018
Enjoyed this!

Enter into a world where survival is a daily struggle. Trust is broken and then hard to recover. Who is behind the brutal murder of all her people leaving her as the line survivor. What happens when she comes face to face with the person who betrayed her and everyone she cared about? Can she start over and trust the people that took her in?
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Author 9 books25 followers
January 21, 2019
I had a hard time getting into this book.... but if you like action books, then this is definitely the book for you. Trust me, there is a LOT of action. So much so, that I couldn't really keep up with it. I also couldn't really see how it helped to move the plot along? Maybe that's just me, but it wasn't my thing.
274 reviews8 followers
June 10, 2017
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I really like to read different ideas about what would happen in m the end times. It seems like there are a million ways for people to deal.. but there will always be good guys (or gals) and bad ones.
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160 reviews12 followers
May 7, 2018
I enjoyed this post apocalyptic thriller but will hold off my review and true rating until I read book 2 as I had a few issues with what was left out of book rather than included in book. if addressed in book 2, rating will improve and I will complete review at that time
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387 reviews
November 15, 2018
The fast paced action made for a quick, fun read. Loved how the main protagonist is a killer fighter dealing with PTSD. Jeff announced that all the teens lost the obstacle course but never explained why. The fighting was a little intense but nothing graphic.
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26 reviews
June 23, 2018
You'll like this.

Very well done. A bit different than others. I enjoyed it, you probably will too. Plan an afternoon to relax and read.
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69 reviews2 followers
July 17, 2018
Loved it

Was a terrific read, full of delightful twists and turns. I loved the character's as they seemed so genuine. Definitely looking forward to reading more from this author.
Profile Image for Tina Harding.
6 reviews
July 31, 2018
AWESOME 1st book in a series!!!

Jo Schneider is great with establishing characters!!
This story really grips you & pulls you in! TOTALLY LOVED IT! CAN'T WAIT FOR MORE!!!
15 reviews
October 4, 2018
Heroine yes

The book was well thought out and presented in quick paced and satisfying adventure i loved every word on it
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172 reviews
May 2, 2019
This book is awesome!! I can’t wait to read the next one!
678 reviews9 followers
May 23, 2019
A really fast paced exciting read. I read it twice. The little heroine is great and makes you root for her all through the book.
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1,502 reviews164 followers
June 27, 2015
Jagged Scars Series - Book One

Author: Jo Schneider

Type of Book: eBook

Genre: Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Young Adult

Length: 204 pages

Release Date: May 20, 2015

Publisher: Just Add Peril

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I received a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

Wendy, her sister, Kenzie and their father live in a wilderness Compound referred to as "The Den." They are vigilant about security and avoid both other people and "The Skinnies."

The Skinnies were created by The Starvation. "The Starvation came when a person ate bad food. After a few months the person's body would stop taking in nutrients. They could eat until they burst, but they would still slowly starve to death. Raw meat was the only thing that curbed the hunger. This usually led to insanity and packs of Skinnies roaming around looking for anything they could find to eat, including other people."

The Den is attacked by Skinnies. Wendy is shoved into a crate during the fighting and passes out. When she awakes she realizes that she is the sole survivor.

A group of regular people arrive and they force Wendy to come with them away from her compound. Her injuries are so severe that she passes out again and does not wake for several days.

Awaking alone, in a locked room, in some sort of medical ward, Wendy is wary and suspicious of the people who 'rescued' her. As far as she can tell, they are the ones who unleashed the Skinnies on her home and she vows to take them down.

How she will go about it she isn't sure, but she is determined.

What follows is a heart stopping, action-packed adventure in a post-apocalyptic world where trusting the wrong person can get you killed.

I was sucked into this story from the very beginning. I was intrigued by the Skinnies. They are very different from zombies. They are not dead. These are sick human beings whose hunger drives them crazy. What an interesting concept.

The character of Wendy is well developed. She is 16 years old, but since she looks like a 12 year old people are constantly underestimating her. I like that she is strong and doesn't take crap from anyone.

I am definitely enthralled by this series and am very much looking forward to the release of the second book.

This book has done a great job of setting up the "Jagged Scars" series. I can't wait to learn more about "The Primate" who is mentioned in this book, but the reader does not receive much concrete information about him/her. I also am interested in seeing how Wendy fits in with the people who rescued her after how she behaved the first time she spent time living amongst them.

I give the author an A++ for both character building and world building. This is my first experience with this author, but it will definitely not be my last.

I rate this book as 5 out of 5 stars.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

If you are a fan of the Dystopian Fiction genre you are sure to love this book.


Jo Schneider grew up in Utah and Colorado and now lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, Jon.

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525 reviews26 followers
September 2, 2015
*I received a digital copy of the book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

Fractured Memories is an action packed, fast paced, dystopia. It's a world where a disease called 'starvation' (because once you eat 'bad food', you starve no matter what you eat) kills half the world's population and turns many into 'Skinnies' (they're basically zombies. They eat raw meat) until they too die. It's where said Skinnies attack Wendy's compound on the day of her 16th birthday and kill everyone she knows. At least, she thinks so. She can hardly remember the event after being rescued by people of another compound lead by a man named Mike. And from there begins Wendy's plan for revenge.

The Skinnies were downright creepy. At one point, they talk and it gets clearer that they're not in their minds. Who would be after suffering such a disease? But either way, they're much like a pack of rabid wolves, lurking in packs and attacking any food source they come across. Even if that food source stands on two legs and a had beating heart.

Which brings me to say that the action? Yeah, it was fantastic! Just from reading I've learned so much more about fighting. Mainly because the main character, Wendy, is best at fighting (since she's had to fight practically every day of her life by either training or protecting her compound when she was old enough) and so her observations and new techniques are something we really pay attention too. Mainly because we're rooting for her the entire time. We also get to see different styles of fighting though, during training and during the fights Wendy takes part in. She's skilled in thinking quickly and finding a way out of a bad situation. She can flip men thrive her size! She's strong but weak as well, breaking down at times and having all those flashes mess with her sanity. That's what makes it easier to connect with her and envoy the story.

Wendy is actually a really great character. She's practically overcome by the need for revenge when she realizes she's the only survivor. She wants whoever did this to her to pay and she ready has an idea of who did it. They won't be getting away this time. She has a fantastic hold over her emotions and control, and she can easily take five men down. How badass is that?! She's also really strong both mentally and physically. She's terrifying when angry though. Which helps her in the long run because no one sees her coming when she's angry. They hardly see her coming when she's in control.

I also really liked the other characters. Especially the group Wendy grew to call her friends. Cal, Kev, and Arie are probably the best group of friends for Wendy to be a part of. They're loyal, they care, and they even followed her in the end because they wanted to make sure she was all right. They're good for her and have helped her a lot. I'm definitely excited for the next book just to see them all together again!

Overall, I really enjoyed Fractured Memories and I definitely recommend this to you lovers of action, dystopia and post apocalyptic books.
Profile Image for Rachel Tsoumbakos.
Author 42 books101 followers
August 29, 2015
Fractured Memories starts in a post-apocalyptic world where “skinnies” can be compared to zombies in that they have a compulsion to eat flesh, although they tend to be smarter than your average walker. I loved the immediate sense of bleak dread the author conjured up and then the later automatic feeling of confusion when a birthday surprise sours and the whole community falls.

However, I was a bit surprised, when the author had set the scene brilliantly to allow the reader to feel the ever present sense of urgency and impending doom, then she allowed her characters to step outside the community’s boundaries for something as frivolous as surprising one of the characters for their birthday. I was also surprised, later on, when one of the characters sleeps easily in the wild without any concern for encroaching skinnies.

Throughout this novel I found the main character, Wendy, as strong and independent, yet vulnerable at times, qualities I love in a female character. However, there were moments when I was confused as to just how much she knew about her memory of the downfall of her community. While the author created characters with ease that the reader could be automatically drawn too, there were moments the story was lacking because I was trying to work out just how much Wendy knew, when she was telling the truth about the matter and when she was pulling the wool over someone’s eyes.

There is also a few moments when I felt the world was not properly established for me to willingly accept the fact things like flying boots exist. While I was eventually able to believe it was plausible within the world, it would have been easier if the author had set up the boundaries for this universe a little more at the beginning.

It was the characters and Wendy’s personal development that really made it for me with this novel. While she is strong as nails, she keeps getting thrown into increasingly terrible situations. Yet, still she remains true to herself.

Overall, I am giving Fractured Memories by Jo Schneider 3.5 out of 5 stars, rounding it up to 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon and Goodreads.
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