REVIEW: Fractured by Erin Hayes a.k.a this why i don’t like a twin + Giveaway!
PUBLICATION: Published 2014
GENRE: YA > Horror
PAGES: 206pages (Kindle Edition)
SOURCE: e-arc via tour host
BLURB FROM GOODREADS:
Blinded by a mysterious seizure when she was three years old, Bash Martin has managed to carve out a normal life for herself as an adult. Yet she still yearns for a deeper connection with her twin sister Lily, who has always been jealous of the attention their parents bestowed upon Bash due to her disability.
A dream vacation seems like the perfect chance to heal their relationship, but Bash soon realizes there is something terribly wrong with Lily and that her sister is hiding a dark secret. And when a supernatural fire engulfs their hotel and corpses come back to life, the sisters are plunged into a nightmarish world that threatens not only their lives, but their very souls.
Lily and Bash are sister. Twins, to be exact and one thing is for sure, thy’re no Anna and Elsa. Ever sinve they’re kinds, Lily has always been a little jealous of the attention that Batsheba is getting (i just love that name so much) And one simple afternoon, when little Lily and Bash are playing, an incident happen that lead to Bash being blind.
From the prologue, I was deeply engaged already. I was like, ‘no. i’m not getting any sleep unless i finish this’ but I ended up sleeping anyway because apparently reading this at night when you’re alone is not a good decision! Fractured’s premise sounds very intriguing and with a cover like that it’s really hard not to grab your attention. And I’m glad that the it’s that way because Fractured is perfect for readers who is looking for a break in YA contemporaries. Like I mentioned above, the prologue will make you be engaged on to the story. And what I loved about this is that from the start, it didn’t have a dull moment until you finish it. It’s like the first few chapters is just making you ready for a crazier than crazy ending.
Yes, I just said that! -____-
The case between Lily and Bash is fascinating. I must say that I haven’t encountered it before. The author keeps dropping bomb after bomb of terrifying information till the end and I. Just. Love. It. And it is creepy you guys, I’m not even kidding. There’s a lot of this:
The ending might not be the ending I was hoping for but it was satisfying nonetheless and this is on third person narrative which doesn’t really work on me most of the time but surprisingly, it pushed me to read the story more. Overall, Fractured is a chilling and frightening read for me. The expectation that I had from the intriguing blurb and captivating cover was met and it has a well-thought plot.
Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist, Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books, like the fantasy mystery Death is but a Dream and the sci-fi middle grade book Jacob Smith is Incredibly Average.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.
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