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About the Book
Author: Erin Hayes
Publication Date: July 8, 2014
Genres: Adult, Horror
Blinded by a mysterious seizure when she was three years old, Bash Martin has managed to carve out a normal life for herself as an adult. Yet she still yearns for a deeper connection with her twin sister Lily, who has always been jealous of the attention their parents bestowed upon Bash due to her disability.
A dream vacation seems like the perfect chance to heal their relationship, but Bash soon realizes there is something terribly wrong with Lily and that her sister is hiding a dark secret. And when a supernatural fire engulfs their hotel and corpses come back to life, the sisters are plunged into a nightmarish world that threatens not only their lives, but their very souls.
About the Author
Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist, Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she
writes books, like the fantasy mystery Death is but a Dream and the sci-fi middle grade book Jacob Smith is Incredibly Average.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.
My Review of Fractured
Fractured is an absolutely terrifying horror novel, it actually gave me nightmares after reading it. The way Erin Hayes describes the events of Fractured were so vivid, they had my pulse pounding the entire time. It has been years since I was this scared after reading a novel; even with the terror, I did enjoy reading Fractured. If you are looking for a deep, dark scare to leave you gasping, Fractured is defiantly the book for you.
I am not sure what I thought I was going to get with Fractured, but it is defiantly not, what I received, in a good way. Fractured took me completely by surprise, I though the book would go one way and then it would twist and turn back in on itself, leaving me never really knowing where the story would take me. The main characters Bathsheba and Lily are completely different from each other. Lily has always been self-destructive, and she just seems to be going further downhill, while Bash has her life together and is moving forward with it. Can I just say how lovely and unique Bathsheba is for a name? It is obvious that from the beginning the difference is more than just personality.
This story is a dark horror novel that is not for the faint, because seriously the terror and nightmares had me sleeping very little last night. While this book is a horror novel, it is more than just blood and terror, there is a real beauty to the underlying story. Without out that this novel would not have been as enjoyable.
Erin Hayes is officially on my radar, and I am curious to see if she does another horror novel. Just make sure to read Fractured with the lights on, because maybe then it would not be as chilling. This would also be a great read to get you in the mood for Halloween. I would defiantly read this one again, even if I have to pay with creepy nightmares for a few nights.
**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book, in exchange for an honest review**