Start reading The Fractured: Elena: A Blemished Novella (Blemished Series) on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


The Fractured: Elena: A Blemished Novella (Blemished Series) [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Dalton
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.99

Kindle Daily Deals
Kindle Delivers: Daily Deals
Subscribe to find out about each day's Kindle Daily Deals for adults and young readers. Learn more (U.S. customers only)

Book Description

In a fractured Britain, the Genetic Enhancement Ministry have taken control. Parents buy designer babies and those with genetic faults are labelled Blemished and shunned from society.

Elena Darcey is just as perfect as the other clones, but there is something different about Elena, because she’s in trouble. After helping Area 14’s most famous criminals escape, Elena has to get out before her teacher-- the formidable Margaret Murgatroyd --finds out that she is a sympathiser for the Blemished. The perfect opportunity arises as a beauty pageant promises the winner a trip to London. Will Elena cope with the cut-throat world of a beauty pageant filled with sabotage, violence and betrayal? If she makes it to London, will she find the safe haven she craves? Does she discover more than she'd expected after meeting the mysterious Jake Bloom?

The Fractured is the first part of a spin off series based on The Blemished, which will focus on some of the secondary characters and their stories. Part one follows the life of Elena as she experiences a life changing event.

Product Details

  • File Size: 324 KB
  • Print Length: 91 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BUR609W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,674 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Spinoff! May 23, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"The Fractured:Elena" is the first of two spinoff novellas set in a fractured Britain where the Genetic Enhancement Ministry(GEM) has taken control and parents can buy genetically superior babies while those unwilling to be improved are labelled Blemished and shunned from society.
In this story Elena Darcey, the clone who befriended and freed a celebrated Blemished criminal fears reprisal from her teacher the terrifying Margaret Murgatroyd. In an effort to escape Area 14 Elena enters a beauty contest and is confronted once again by her rival Clarissa. What she doesn`t expect to find in the pageant is a cut-throat business that supports sabotage and violence, as well as an unexpected reconciliation. What she doesn`t expect after her win and a trip to London is to be kidnapped and to fall in love with the devastatingly handsome Jake Bloom.
This is a slight deviation from the Blemished series, and takes closer look at a minor character, Elena who tries to find her identity, and a purpose in a world that considers her a brainless commodity to be sold in marriage to the highest bidder. Feeling a growing animosity to her cold-hearted parents and a culture that values perfection above moral integrity Elena struggles with her growing sympathy for the Blemished and an unwanted affection for the enigmatic Jake Bloom. Like all of Sarah Dalton's novels I enjoyed this novella and recommend it
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun novelette May 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a fun bunny trail into the life of Elena, the girl who had bullied Mina in The Blemished and as a result had come to view the Blemished with a new set of eyes. Elena realized that the world as she knew it was wrong. In her attempt to escape Area 14 after Mina's escape, Elena comes to terms with who she is and where her position in life must be.
While the Pageant portion of this novelette isn't that exciting, the story is more interesting once that section has passed. I'm excited to see if we shall see more of Elena in The Unleashed.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Elena April 16, 2014
By al
Format:Kindle Edition
For a secondary character Elena played a big part in Mina's story in The Blemished. This novella starts where Book one leaves off and follows what happens with Elena. It was nice to hear more of Elena's story. Elena a GEM who helped Mina (a Blemished) escape and now fears discover and punishment. She wants out of Area 14 so she enters a beauty pageant that if she wins she'll be sent to London.
I hope we hear more from Elena in the last (or future) book(s).
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1.0 out of 5 stars Running good, then falls flat on it's face November 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really liked the beginning of the book. Wasn't much into the pageant part, but it worked okay. I was very disappointed however that 2/3 of the way through the book everything changed pace and all of the sudden it was over. I felt like the author was tired of writing and wanted the book to end, so tie up the ends really quick and be done. The relationship wasn't developed between the two characters. Once page she hates him and in love on the next. Was very disappointed.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars a great spin off novella! October 2, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved this glimpse of what happened to Elena between Blemished and Unleashed. I only wish it had been longer
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read September 4, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was a fun book - seemed a bit short, however I am looking forward to continuing with the series.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice spinoff, but potential wasted on pagentry July 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A nice spinoff to see where Elena ends up before Unleashed begins. Since this novella was short, the first 9 chapters seem a bit wasted - focused on & dragged us through pageant proceedings which don't vary much from present day. Plus we all know who's going to win it... However the plot really picked up and got interesting in the last 4 chapters, but sadly felt rushed though & over too quickly. One event really felt unfair but I guess it was for plot purposes and motivation. I liked Elena's new role. I'm sure it'll be featured in concluding novel of the trilogy.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars More Elena July 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am glad Dalton chose to explore Elena's character more. I wanted to know what happened to her after The Blemished, and I received more insight into her character.

Dalton did a good job of expanding Elena's character. It is interesting to see Elena live for the GEM society and sympathize with the Blemished. Her encounter with Mina changed her to see that all people are people. One "race" or "species" is not superior.

I disliked that there were a few cheesy and predictable parts. I like that Elena's confrontation with tragedy will make her stronger. Elena's final choice will change the future for everyone.

I cannot wait to see what role she plays in The Unleashed!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?

More About the Author

Sarah grew up in the middle of nowhere in the countryside of Derbyshire and as a result has an over-active imagination. She has been an avid reader for most of her life, taking inspiration from the stories she read as a child, and the novels she devoured as an adult.

Sarah mainly writes speculative fiction for a Young Adult audience and has had pieces of short fiction published in the Medulla Literary Review, PANK magazine and the British Fantasy Society publication Dark Horizons. Her short story 'Vampires Wear Chanel' is featured in the Wyvern Publication Fangtales available here:

Sarah's debut novel The Blemished is a fast paced young adult dystopia set in a fractured Britain. It follows the events of Mina Hart, a young Blemished girl who has a dangerous secret, as she tries to escape the dreaded Operation and get out of Area 14.

Now available on Amazon, UK Amazon and Smashwords.

Follow Sarah on twitter @sarahdalton

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category