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Monday, February 18, 2013

Blog Tour- Hysteria by Megan Miranda

Hysteria by Megan Miranda
"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."- summary from Amazon

Damn, this book was good. I really liked Miranda's debut and with this sophomore effort, she hit another home run. I had problems leaving this book's world every time I sat down to read it. Miranda lets the book go back and forth between present day and the past, many of the flashbacks going back to the night of Brian's death. It's an interesting way to tell the story and really makes it compelling. Toward the climax, I was on the edge of my seat, flying through the pages, trying to get to the end. There's some great twists and turns throughout the book.

Mallory's voice is done really well, and I liked reading from her perspective, especially when there's doubts about the reality of the situation. It becomes an interesting point of view, to have the narrator constantly questioning her sanity. But there's also some good humor in the book too, which I liked, particularly between her and Reid.

Overall, another fantastic book from Miranda. This is definitely one to check out and if you haven't read Fracture, do so now!

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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