Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday - Book Review Roundup: Fracture by Megan Miranda

From Goodreads:
Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled front he icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend, Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

For fans of bestsellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay, this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the find line between life and death.

My Review:
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading FRACTURE, but I was captivated from the start. Delaney is such a believable character--she's smart, logical, practical, and sympathetic. When she dies in the lake that day, she is saved by her best friend, Decker. Decker and Delaney have been friends since they were five--always inseparable. After the accident, their relationship becomes strained by Delaney's new ability to sense death. Delaney starts to think everything in her life is falling apart. She feels this pull, yet everyone thinks she's crazy.

Delaney starts to become self-destructive, and I didn't blame her at all. She endures so much, and I'm not sure how she handled it all in the first place. I loved the characters in this book. The development is believable and real. The relationships are spot-on. Delaney's relationship with her parents, her best friend, friends, and even Troy are emotional, thought provoking, and fantastically written.

I really enjoyed this emotional book that leaves the reader with a sense of hope in all the dark in Delaney's life.

FRACTURE will be available on January 17, 2012 from Walker and Co. Thank you to the publisher for allowing me the chance to read this book before the release.


  1. It's great when you can really connect with an MC and feel her emotions. This sounds good.

  2. The intricacies of close friends are always good fodder for fiction! This sounds like a good example of that.

  3. awesome -- can't wait to read this one!

  4. Ooooo, I loved If I Stay. I will have to check this one out. Thanks for the review!

  5. Just makin' the rounds for the Dark YA blogfest!!

    This book sounds really good. And the cover? A-mazing! (I'd prolly pick it up just on that alone... who says people don't judge a book by the cover?!) I'm gunna have to add it as a victim on my TO READ list!

    Also, if you liked this one, you should definitely try The Body Finder, by Kimberly Derting... it was deliciously creepy! Enjoy!

  6. Thank you all for stopping by! I tried adding a comment the other day, but I was having issues with Blogger.

    This book really is amazing. I enjoyed reading it.

    I love The Body Finder series! The romance is swoon-worthy :)