Fragile Line: Review w/ Giveaway

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Title: Fragile Line
Author: Brooklyn Skye
Release date: April 21, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Source: NetGalley/Publisher; also, YA Bound Tours
I am reviewing an ARC of Fragile Line provided for an review. My thoughts are my own and I have not been persuaded in any way.

Cover & 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.

Well, after reading and finishing Fragile Line, I'm glad I didn't read reviews beforehand. The topic of this book could have easily be given away, taking away much of the mystery and page turning ferocity that I had.

When I read the synopsis, I wasn't exactly sure what was going to happen or what to expect. As I read, I kind of had a guess, but I'm definitely not a psychology person...and not always perceptive. Skye's writing had me swiping eagerly at my Kindle so I could get to the next page as soon as possible. She definitely told a compelling story and created memorable characters.

A three-part book, we saw Ellie, Ellie, and then Gwen. If I were Ellie, I would have been freaking out and telling everyone what the heck was going on. I would be more concerned about waking up somewhere and not knowing what had happened and how long ago it happened than keeping it quiet. It's actually concerning that this situation probably occurs to people and they keep it to themselves. Scary.

The two Ellie sections were good. I felt like giving her [Ellie] a big hug. When we got to the third and final section, Gwen's section, I actually loved her. So much sympathy, compassion, and understanding that I felt. Like I said, I'm not really into the psyche, but Brooklyn Skye weaved a tale that was so believable. So real. So frightening.

Fragile Line is a good 3 1/2 Mickey read. I liked it and at times, really liked it!

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About the Author
Brooklyn Skye grew up in a small town where she quickly realized writing was an escape from small town life. Really, she's just your average awkward girl who's obsessed with words. She writes young adult and new adult fiction. You can follow her on Twitter as @brooklyn__skye or visit her web site for updates, teasers, giveaways, and more.

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  1. I think I might pick this one up. Great review.

  2. This book seems to be my cup of tea, I hope I can get to read it soon :3