21. tra 2014.

ARC Review - Fragile Line by Brooklyn Skye

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Publication date: April 21st, 2014

My rating: 4 stars

Book summary:

"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 mysterious guy—a guy who is definitely not her boyfriend, her life starts to spiral out of control.

Perched on the edge of insanity, with horrific memories of her childhood leaking in, Ellie struggles to put together the pieces of what she’s lost—starting with the name haunting her, Gwen. Heartbreakingly beautiful, this poignant story follows one girl’s harrowing journey to finding out who she really is."


       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 thing in my opinion. Here are all the things that make this book worth your time.
  • Brooklyn Skye has a way with words. Writing was perfect, she pulls you into her story and you are not even aware when did it exactly happen. 
  • Get ready to pull an all-nighter. Fragile Line is a book that is best "digested" in one sitting and, to be honest, you wouldn't want to do anything else until you finish reading it. 
  • Topic. Mental illness is not something you will usually find in young adult novels. If you are craving something different you should give this book a chance. 
  • Ellie. She will drive you crazy sometimes, you will scream at the pages of your book in frustration, but in the end you will understand her. She could have easily turn out to be cliche character, but Brooklyn Skye managed to found that golden middle ground. 
  • It reminded me a little it of this other amazing book I read recently, Unravel by Calia Read (you can see my review here).

      Who should read it? Everyone who likes more serious topics in young adult novels. If you read and liked Entangled by Cat Clarke, Ellen Hopkins novels...

 Happy reading,

***Copy of this book was provided by publisher, Entangled Teen, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***

Broj komentara: 16:

  1. This sounds really mysterious and good, Glass! Wonderful review! :)

  2. Great review! I love that you liked this one so much, I read it recently too and while I didn't like it as much as you did, I did really enjoy it!

  3. I really like the premise. I'm glad that it got you so hooked ;) Ha! I'll make sure to start this during a lazy Sunday morning then :D As soon as you mentioned mental illness, I thought about Unravel and I'm so glad that you enjoyed both of these. I can't wait to try this one :) Great review, my friend!

  4. I'm definitely not sure if this exploration of darker subject matter is for me, though it certainly seems promising. Thanks for putting it up on my radar, though, Glass! :)

  5. This sounds seriously disturbing. But sometimes that's exactly what I'm in the mood for, so thanks for bringing this one to my attention (b/c I'd never heard of it). Great review, Glass!

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

  6. I'm trying to remember if I read about mental illness but I don't think so and I'm intrigued. It must be really interesting. Thanks for the discovery, I don't think I saw it on NG.

  7. Yes, yes I do want to know what's going on Glass! I'm definitely intrigued by this one, any time mental illness comes into play the narrator becomes unreliable and that's something that always draws me in. Looking forward to this one!

  8. Wow, I gotta tell you the premise would have hooked me too Glass, and I am glad to see it had depth.

  9. I think for me I have to be in a really picky mood to really enjoy serious topic YA novels such as this one. But I have to agree when you have blackouts and wake up with a hot guy you don't know, it's definitely intriguing. It reminds me of Revenge the TV show I've been watching recently if you watch it! Lovely review, Glass!

  10. I had not heard of this book until I saw your review and someone else's today. It really does sound interesting!

  11. This sounds like something right up my alley, and I love reading about mental illness when well done

  12. I love books that are almost impossible to put down, and any book with a character losing time always has my interest. I have to know what happens! I'm glad to see you enjoyed this, thanks for your lovely review!

  13. Now this is the type of book I'm always interested in! It kind of reminds me of Pretty Girl 13 (memory gap/ mental illness issue) and I loved that book, so yeah, I don't know when I'll read it, but I'm definitely going to buy it!

  14. That synopsis really does grab you and I love not being able to put as book down. Like the sound of this one! Great review!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  15. I'm not sure about the "waking up suddenly in a hot guy's room" as that is a ridiculous premise to me, but I'll definitely check this one out for the mental illness alone. I would love to see the author's spin on this, and how she'll go around it. Seeing that you gave it such a praising review, I don't think I have anything to worry about :)

    Faye at The Social Potato

  16. yup.. this just happened. I bought it on amazon >.< awesome review, always looking forward to good writing!



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