Archive | June 2013

Review: Hysteria by Megan Miranda

Title: Hysteria

Author: Megan Miranda

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

My Copy: Nook ebook

Rating: 5 Stars

Link for Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14798443-hysteria?ac=1

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

My Opinion:

I spent a good deal of this book trying to figure out if everything that was happening was real or Mallory’s imagination. One minute I was so sure that Brian’s ghost was stalking her and the next I thought she was just hallucinating. The book jumps back and forth between the past , from her meeting Brian to the night she killed him, and present day where she is attending a boarding school. This in my opinion lends to the hallucinating theory because they are presented as flashbacks making you question Mallory’s sanity. However, when the classmate turned up dead I started thinking maybe there was something else going on because I wanted so bad for Mallory to be innocent and not have anything to do with it even though I was questioning if maybe she was a little crazy and could have done it without realizing it. The characters in this story were well written. I found myself wishing I had a best friend as awesome as Colleen.

Favotite Quotes:

” “Over my dead body,” she had said back then.

Now she still wouldn’t look at me. She opened the nail polish, propped her feet up, and started again. “It’s a fresh start,” she said to her  toes.

Apparently, two years ago, my mother had lied. Apparently, any dead body would do.”

“So I let him whisper in my ear and put his hands on my hips. And I listened to him list all the ways in which I was slowly killing him.

None of which turned out to be the actual way that I killed him.”

Buy Links:

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hysteria-megan-miranda/1111414242?ean=9780802723109&itm=1&usri=9780802723109

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802723101?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0802723101&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2