Release Date: February 5, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: NetGalley
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 her past. But the feeling follows her, as do her secrets.
Then, one of her new classmates turns up dead.
As suspicion falls on Mallory, she must find a way to remember the details of both deadly nights so she can prove her innocence-to herself and others.
In another riveting tale of life and death, Megan Miranda’s masterful storytelling brings readers along for a ride to the edge of sanity and back again.
I really enjoyed Fracture by Megan Miranda. It was one of those books that I wasn’t expecting a lot out of, but ended up adoring it. I love when that happens. Unfortunately, that was not the case with Hysteria. The summary sounds great. It was really promising to begin with. I thought ‘this is going to be a crazy thrill ride!’ then…nothing happened.
This isn’t a long book so I just expected the pace to be a bit faster then it was. I was really captivated at first, but after Mallory found herself in the same situation over and over I started to lose interest. The inside of Mallory’s head was a little crazy. I like crazy, but it seemed so repetitive after awhile. Everyone was out to get her, including ghosts, and if she wasn’t being mean to the cute boy she was kissing him. It was exhausting.
Speaking of the cute boy, he was my favorite part. Reid was a genuinely nice guy. He really liked Mallory even though she killed her last boyfriend…He was really what kept me reading. Hysteria just really didn’t do it for me. I wanted to like it a lot, but I just couldn’t stay invested. Don’t just take my word for it though! Lots of other readers have loved this book.