Triple Threat Blog Tour Review and Giveaway: Hysteria by Megan Miranda


Welcome to my stop on the Triple Threat Blog Tour hosted by Bloomsbury Teens! Today I am featuring my review for Hysteria by Megan Miranda.

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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by Walker Childrens
Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis From Goodreads:

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.

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I really enjoyed Megan Miranda's debut novel, Fracture, and I completely loved her second book, Hysteria. I ended up reading it in just a few days because I didn't want to put it down. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about the story and anticipating picking it back up. The pacing was wonderful and the story was captivating and really held my attention.

The protagonist, Mallory, suffered through a pretty traumatic event and only remembered small snippets of what happened that night. Her memories weren't clear, and at times I thought she was unreliable as narrator because I wasn't sure which parts were her true memories, and which parts she was imagining or remembering out of context. At times Mallory even questioned her own sanity, which also made me question it. This made the book more exciting for me because I never knew what was coming next.

Mallory was haunted by the memory of her dead boyfriend, Brian, and she was having flashbacks of the night that he died. As more and more flashbacks were revealed in the story, it made it harder to figure out exactly what happened. I slowly started piecing the story together along with Mallory and I was shocked by what was revealed.

I thought the main characters in Hysteria were well developed. Mallory seemed like a normal teenage girl who was dealing with some really hard times. I loved Mallory's best friend, Colleen. They had a very special friendship and were still tight despite all the drama going on with Mallory. Reid proved to be a loyal friend and really stuck by Mallory, and I enjoyed the way their relationship developed.

Hysteria is an exciting read that is full of mystery and intrigue. I really liked the way all of the pieces of the story came together. Overall, I thought Hysteria was very thrilling book that I highly recommend.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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The wonderfully awesome people over at Bloomsbury Teens have allowed me to host a giveaway for 1 copy of this book.
Sorry, but giveaway is for U.S. only.
All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
On March 11th, one winner will be drawn for a copy of Hysteria. You will have 48 hours to respond so I can forward your information to Bloomsbury.

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11 comments:

  1. I've heard so many good things about this book! It seems kinda creepy and I love me some creepy books!

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  2. Seems like a fun, interesting read! I'm also a fan of her Fracture book!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  3. It sounds very mysterious and creepy! I'd love to find out what happens.

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  4. Sounds like a intersting book.

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  5. I've had this one on my wishlist since I first saw the cover and read the blurb. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I haven't read Megan's previous book, but I'm intrigued by Hysteria's description of the combination of the deaths, memory loss, and what I'm guessing will be a juicy conspiracy.

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  7. I love boarding school type books, murder mystery with a touch of paranormal! It just sounds good. And the cover is awesome!

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  8. Unreliable narrators are my favorite thing ever, and the whole memory loss plot sounds like it's done really well here.

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  9. I loved Fracture and I've been dying to read this!

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  10. I love thrillers and this book sounds like it has a lot of twists and turns. Also, it sounds a little creepy, which I love :)

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  11. This one looks super good and I love a book with some mystery and murder in it! Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

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