Genre: Young Adult-Thriller/Mystery
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Walker Children
Release Date: February 5, 2013
"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 wanted to like this book. But I found so many problems with it, that it just didn't sit well with me.
Ok, so let me start with what I did like. I like that the characters are well written. Each character scream loudly allowing the reader to see and feel their emotions. I like that they each played their role and each had parts in the bigger picture.
What I didn't enjoy is the bigger picture. Maybe I'm impatient but I got extremely inpatient with piecing everything together. I love puzzles and mysteries. But when everything is so vague I just get UGH! I couldn't handle it! I needed to know the ending and when I got to the ending, (thinking it be this BIG thing, it wasn't) Big let down...
Still, I like Ms. Miranda's writing, The story flowed well along with the characters. Hysteria is good story with lots of good mystery. If you can handle the bits and pieces, read this book.
I give it 3 BITES!