Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Review | Hysteria by Megan Miranda

Hysteria by Megan Miranda
Release Date: Feb 5th, 2013
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Genre: Young Adult > Contemporary > Psych Thriller
Obtained: For Review (Thank you NG & Walker Childrens!)
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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.


Hysteria is a psychological thriller about a girl named Mallory who killed her boyfriend. She doesn't remember that majority of that night so through out the book, her memory starts to slowly come back as she pieces everything that happened that night together.

Because of this.... accident, her parents decide to send her to Monroe, a fancy prep school her father attended back in his day. Of course people at this school hears things and some really crazy stuff goes down. Including the fact that Mallory finds herself face to face with Reid. Reid she grew up with. Reid who brushed her off and now years later she still holds some strange grudge about. But Reid, who knows her, Reid who always makes time for her, Reid who cares about her. 

If I could word this read it would be awkward. Like, everything that was happening, I just found to be awkward. The events didn't really seem to flow together and some of the stuff happening didn't really make any sense. Like bumping into Dylan again and why Mallory's best friend showed up and just vanished. Like, what was the point in that? The drama that was really going on at Monroe. The ending was a little unsatisfying since you don't get a real answer to your questions.

I always feel like with psychological thrillers it always ends up really creepy and good or just awkward. Unfortunately Hysteria fell into the awkward category.

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