April 30, 2014

Fragile Line by Brooklyn Skye ~ Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway!

Hey and welcome to my stop on the Fragile Line Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. Click here to follow along with the blog tour schedule. 

Fragile Line
by Brooklyn Skye
Release date: April 21st 2014
Imprint: Entangled Teen
Source: Review copy

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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.

When I began reading Fragile Line, I had forgotten what the synopsis said and think my enjoyment of the story was enhanced from not remembering. All I knew was that after how much I adored Stripped, I'll read anything, and I mean anything, by Brooklyn Skye. I'd read her grocery list if she let me. 

In Fragile Line we meet Ellie Cox who's beginning to lose more and more time with no memory of where it goes. I couldn't imagine how frustrating that would be. At first it's little things - she forgets to wait for her friend after school, for example - but it ends up becoming larger chunks of time, sometimes hours, even days. Instead of explaining to her family and friends what's happening to her, she makes up excuses about being tired and stressed from school. 

This story astounded me with how well written it is and how real Ellie's struggle felt. It felt so real to me. My heart broke for Ellie and everyone who cares about her. Brooklyn Skye is an incredibly talented writer and pulls you into Ellie's nightmare to where you can't stop reading. For anything. I read this book in one sitting and got zero sleep, but it was so worth it. There was no place I could stop because everything in me resisted the very idea.  

Seriously, if you haven't read Fragile Line, I advise you to grab a copy and start reading without taking a look at the synopsis. Just jump in with an open mind and don't look back until you've finished. This is an unforgettable novel of discovering who you are and reconciling your past with your present. My love for Fragile Line knows no bounds. 

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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 website for updates, teasers, giveaways, and more.

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  1. :( I'm really sad I didn't have time in my schedule for this one, Jennifer. Because I LOVED Stripped...and Without You, too. *sigh* Alas, I'll just have to pick up a copy for myself. I mean, if it causes a sleepless night, it must be incredible! ;) Excellent review, girl!!

    1. I really recommend this as you can tell, lol! There's no way I could have put this down to sleep. I didn't even bother trying. Can't wait til you get a chance to read it! :)

  2. I'm glad you liked it, and I'm glad to hear about her other books being good. I'll check into those, since I wasn't as into this one.

    Thanks for stopping by The Buzz! I appreciate your thoughtful comment. ;) Muah!

    1. I wish you had liked it, Alice. I think all the points you made were terrific and can see the story from your POV as well as how I saw it. Check out Stripped! I really loved it, and it was so good! I reviewed it, too. :)

      You're welcome! Congrats on your awesome blog - I know you switched a month or two ago, and it looks great! :)

  3. It sounds such a unique and intriguing book, I'm glad you liked it. :) It encourages me to read it, too, and not to just let it sink deep down in my mountain of TBR.

    1. It's kind of trippy, which I really like being a fan of Donnie Darko, lol. I love books that are mind-bending, reality altering, and deep thinking. I'm glad my review has done that for you, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! :)

  4. This sounds interesting! I like when not knowing much about the book helps your enjoyment of it! It sounds intense and sad! I might have to try it at some point! I'm glad it's a book you felt so enthusiastic about!

    1. I think if I had read too much about it beforehand, I might have guessed too early what was going on. Not knowing for sure was what I enjoyed about it the most! :) It's definitely both of those things and more. It's just, wow! Thank you! :)

  5. Okay, okay, I'm adding it and not reading the synopsis! I love that you loved this book so much and a mom giving up her sleep is a big deal. You must have really loved the story, writing, everything. Losing memories is such a scary thought. I remember studying artificial intelligence for a semester in college and comparing the brain to a computer and when there's a glitch like no short term memory, man! It's crazy!

    I hope all is well with the family! Are you all going crazy for summer to start? I think we're just going crazy.

    1. LOL, I was pretty adamant about that, huh! ;) It's such a mind f*#k - I couldn't imagine losing chunks of my day. I really couldn't put it down, and I didn't even try. I knew there was no way I wouldn't lie there in bed thinking about it. When you read it, you'll see what I mean. That sounds like a course I would have taken in college for sure! In my cognitive psychology class, we compared the brain to a computer. We went over long term and short term memory, and it's interesting that there's only so much info our brains can hold at one time. That's why we forget the names of people we went to high school with when we haven't had day-today interactions with them for years and years.

      Everything is well here! How about your neck of the woods? I'm ready for summer. We all are! J's counting down the days. She has to make up three snow days. We get five and any over that has to be made up. Some schools out in the country have a lot of days to make up. I don't envy them one bit. Yeah, that, too. Just going crazy for me, too. ;)


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