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Frayed Paperback – June 7, 2016
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About the Author
Kara Terzis was twelve when she wrote her first novel, and has not stopped writing since. Later she started publishing her work on Wattpad where in 2013 she won Sourcebooks Story Development Prize. She lives with her family in Sydney, Australia. You can visit her online at www.diaryofateenwriter.wordpress.com
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While this was a good story, I couldn’t say the same for the storytelling. The pacing was inconsistent – sometimes days seem to pass, sometimes weeks, making the timeline difficult to picture, and the urgency of the situation difficult to gauge. Secondly, the identity of the killer wasn’t a real shocker – maybe, because I had read a book with a similar plotline – but still the way we arrived to that could have been made more interesting. As for the psychological, that is where it excels – the time slipping, the flashes, all already pointing out clues in the subtext. Kesley’s role in the events was the only shocker, in my opinion; I wish the same detail was given to other characters, considering they were the alive ones. The stereotypical best-friend-steals-boyfriend plot seemed a cliche to add; considering it contributed little to the plot. The thing with Rafe and the girl gang, was actually a great angle to work on. Overall, this book was average for me – nothing too exciting, but not boring either.
I don't want to give anything away, but this one had me completely mindf!*%. I will just leave it at that.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Frayed is a story about two sisters who are very different from each other. Ava is quiet and shy. She often hides behind her hair and she doesn't dare to look people in the eye. Kesley was outspoken and bold. She was popular and everything in her life seemed to be exactly the way she wanted it to be until that fatal night at the lake. Ava always looked up to her sister, but she had no idea who she really was. She only saw what her sister wanted her to see and Kesley had a lot of secrets. I was immediately intrigued by their relationship. I love stories about sisters and Frayed is definitely a good one.
Ava has lost so much and my heart ached for her. She's a sweet and loving girl who trusts too easily. She keeps being hurt and that's something she doesn't deserve. Her sister's best friend Rafe seems to like her for who she is, but she doesn't know if he's being honest with her. She has no idea who she can trust and she can't go to anyone for support, which is heartbreaking. Kara Terzis writes about her in a beautiful empathic way and I liked the intensity of Ava's thoughts and emotions.
I loved the mystery aspect of Frayed. I had my suspicions and couldn't wait to find out if they were right. I read this book in one sitting and loved it from beginning to end. The story has many interesting twists and turns and it's both emotional and gripping. The ending is original and I loved the way Kara Terzis reveals the killer. Frayed is a quick and thrilling read with fascinating main characters and plenty of different layers. I enjoyed reading this book very much and think it's amazing.
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