Friday, January 20, 2012

Fracture by Megan Miranda

imageEleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the 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?

Fracture was a really good novel. I don’t think it will be on my list of favorites, but its definitely on my list of runner-ups for this year. Megan Miranda is a really talented writer. My only complaint is that there were a few moments where the characters annoyed me.

Delaney, though an interesting character, seemed sometimes too weak. I wanted to like and understand her, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I didn’t really have much of a problem with Decker. My biggest problem with him was some of his actions. They seemed forced, and he didn’t act very smart on some occasions.

I loved the plot of the novel, and I think it was executed really well. The pacing was timed perfectly, which made the story flow impeccably well. One of my favorite things about Fracture was how subtly brilliant it was. While I was reading it, it didn’t feel like I was reading a life changing book. After I was done reading it however, it was like this big bomb had been dropped. It slowly started to grow on me more and more.

I completely recommend Fracture. It has this slow burning impact that is just amazing.

FTC- Received for review.

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