Review | Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda

em domingo, 31 de dezembro de 2017 |
Hi book-lovers!
Last review of the year! I don't think I can make you understand how happy I am to be here and to have had this amazing opportunities and to have you all in my life. Thank you much for sticking with me!


Jessa Whitworth knew she didn't belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb's room. But she couldn't deny that she was everywhere--in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket . . . the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.

His mother asked her to pack up his things--even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.

But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb's life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all.

Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb's accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge?


I received an early copy of this book, courtesy of Penguin Random House.

Mystery is not a genre to with which I am familiar so pardon me if I got super excited about stuff that is normal in this type of books.

The premise of Fragments of the Lost had me curious but a little uncertain, it’s not the most logical turn of events. A mother loses a son and asks his ex-girlfriend to pack his stuff because their moving? To me it sounds a bit cruel, I can only imagine the pain of losing a son but stretching as thin as asking others to do it for you… it didn’t sound plausible to me.
But this book is told by Jessa’s point of view and pretty quickly it becomes clear why she’s doing it. Why she thinks she deserves to be reminded of what she lost. While she’s cleaning his room, Jessa keeps going to those moments, the moments when they were happy the moments when all felt right and they were invincible and that’s precisely what caught me. The raw sentiment of lost in the ghost of those memories, how painful it turned out to be for me to have lost a friend that I never met.

I think that’s why I kept reading because I couldn’t believe he was dead. I didn’t want him to be dead.

Those pages, those memories, so ordinary and so closed to my heart – anyone’s heart honestly. Being at beach with friends, studying besides a friend, sneaking kisses when no one is looking.

There’s more, because this movie isn’t just about Jessa losing her ex-boyfriend, it’s about how Max lost his best friend and Mia her brother and how life still moves one, no matter how wrecked you are or how much it pains you. The seconds continue ticking, taking you farther away from a life where they were present.

Megan Miranda works her beautifully, trapping you within this heart-wrecking world from which you cannot – and do not want to – escape.

As things come together and truth is unravelled, I found myself with my being blown away with how well built the plot was.

It’s a gradual build up, tension raises at every page you turn. What happened? What happened? Until you cannot put the book down, you are in the middle of everything as much as Jessa or Max or Mia or his mother. But then it kind of dies… were building to this unravel, the moment when everything clicks into place and while it makes sense it leaves a feel of nothingness. The end is not great, is not terrifying, it just is.

Still it’s an amazing read! Fragments of the Lost makes me want to read every book by Megan Miranda because she’s truly a wonderful writer. I think I may have to start reading this genre now, Miranda has made me addicted to the suspense.

If you like anything of what you read above, go check this book! It comes out January 2018 in paperback, I think the hardback is already out! Please give this book a chance, because it’s truly extraordinary.

One of my favourite reads of 2017!

Rating: 5 stars

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