Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Fractures by Alice Reeds. This tour is being hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.
Fractured (Echoes #2)
by Alice Reeds
Genre: YA Thriller
Release Date: June 2nd 2020
They survived a plane crash.
They survived life on a deserted island.
They survived being hunted.
Now they must survive the truth—they are not who they think they are.
One minute they’re in Poland, subjected to gruesome tests they keep failing. No friends to support them. No family to claim them. No hope of ever living a normal life again.
Then suddenly, they’re trapped on an abandoned freighter in the middle of the ocean and forced to fight for survival. No food. No drinkable water. No way to get home. And strange memories of another life they don’t understand.
But how can they be living two separate lives, trapped in two separate places, at the same time? They’ll have to find the connection and uncover secrets that someone went to great lengths to keep hidden…if they’re going to survive long enough to find out who is behind it all.
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This is a book two and there are spoilers from book one below.
“Believe nothing; all is not right.”
That quote pretty much sums up most of this book. I wasn’t sure what was going on in the beginning and then I wasn’t sure what to trust as I continued to read.
Miles and Fiona were being taken back home to the US. They were given new names and were supposed to be protected. Or at least that’s what they thought. Instead, they ended up at some villa where everyone acted like they knew them. Except they were told their names were Oscar and Kellie, the same names they were supposed to use to hide. They were welcomed back “home”, but neither of them had any clue what was going on. Leon is there, but he goes by a different name, too. Just when they thought they were safe, they were thrown back into the unknown.
There were chapters from the villa and others from a freighter. I was a bit confused by the timing of those, but it made more sense later in the book. Briola had doctors and security. The kids were constantly asked questions that didn’t make sense to them. Things like “were you ever in Germany”. There was no way to escape, so Fiona and Miles tried figuring things out on their own. They made friends with two girls, Wakaba and Ivy. There were major trust issues, but they knew that Oscar and Kellie were not their real names. So the four of them risk everything to try to find a way to escape these simulations and tests.
The pacing was great throughout the book. I enjoyed it just as much as the first one.
I gave this book 4 stars. Thank you to the publisher, Entangled Teen, for my review copy.
First, we were told we were going to LA, then that we were going home. But California didn’t look like this, and neither did Florida.
“Where the fuck are we?” Fiona asked next to me, her voice wavering. In classic Fiona style, she was trying to put up a tough front, but I knew better. She was scared. And slowly but surely, so was I.
“I don’t know,” I said again, just as unhelpful this time as before. How could I know anything more than she did—and yet my cluelessness still felt like another of my shortcomings, another sign of failure.
Hating this feeling of helplessness, this complete loss of control, I tried to focus on sorting out where we might be. The letters PL were on all the license plates, I’d noticed. Did that stand for a country, and if so, which one?
Winding streets led us through an even denser forest and up some kind of mountain or hill, the turns getting sharper, more precarious, until we took a right onto a smaller, private-looking road. Asphalt gave way to gravel and then a big dark metal fence rose before us with a giant gate decorated with spikes and iron vines and roses. Just to the left of it was a security booth, the door opening as we drew closer. In a way it reminded me of home, the gated community my house was in. But the similarities stopped there.
A middle-aged man with thinning hair, wearing an impeccably clean uniform—white dress shirt, navy tie, and black pants, with polished shoes—stepped out of the booth and walked toward our car. We came to a halt before the gate, the driver lowering his window and greeting the security man in a language I couldn’t understand. It sounded Russian, or something similar, like a slightly whispered rustling, words full of sh and ch sounds with a rough edge to them.
“Welcome back home, Oscar and Kellie,” the security guard said with a smile toward us, in flawless English. Why is he using our new names? “It’s good to see you two again; you were gone a bit longer than expected, weren’t you? Well I’m glad you’re okay and made it back, so I won’t hold you up too long. Surely you’re tired and want to go inside and relax.”
Fiona and I just stared at him, which didn’t seem to bother him. He walked back to his booth casually as if all of this was normal. But nothing he’d said made sense.
Soundlessly the metal gate began to swing inward, the driver closing his window before setting the car back into motion.
“Miles…” Fiona said, gripping my hand. She didn’t finish, and I didn’t need her to.
“I’m here,” I told her. Because this much I knew: “Whatever this is, we’re facing it together.”
About the Author
Alice Reeds was born in a small town in Germany but spent her first eight years in Florida, USA. Later on, she moved back to Europe, where her family moved around a lot. She was raised trilingual and has a basic understanding of Russian, read and spoken. After getting her International Baccalaureate Diploma, Alice is studying English Language and Literature at University. In her free time Alice mostly writes, reads, figure and/or roller skates, or watches countless let’s plays and figure skating videos.
Website – https://www.alicereeds.com/
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/Alice_Reeds
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