Thursday, January 12, 2012

Book Review: Fracture by: Megan Miranda

Goodreads Summary:
Eleven 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? 

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

Preorder: Here!! Release Date: January 17th, 2012 from Bloomsbury

My Review:

ReadingNook Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!!

Delaney Maxwell should have been dead, thats what medicine and science would say when she was pulled from the ice cold waters after being submerged for eleven minutes. Her heart had stopped, she had stopped breathing, and she did in fact die, but came back seemily unscathed. Delaney is thankful for her life back but when a new guy Troy shows up who went through a similar trama she starts being drawn to people who are dying. Is she drawn to them or is she killing them? She feels like its her fault that she can't save them.

Let me start by talking about the characters in this book. I loved them all from Delaney to her best friend Decker, and even had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Troy. I wanted to hate him at times, but still felt sorry for him/his situation. The characters were well-crafted, and thought out. They all played a significant part in the overall tone of the novel. Delaney was relatable, and I feel like pretty much anyone (boy or girl) could relate to her and the emotions that she faced.

Megan Miranda created an absolutly outstanding book, I honestly loved everything from the storyline, the characters, the plot, everything. This book was hard to put down and captivated me from the get-go. They say if your a fan of If I Stay by Gayle Forman, then you'll enjoy this book and I agree. its emotional, and heartbreaking and overall fantastic. This book tugs at your emotions and I was on the verge of tears through a good part of this book. Megan's writing style was beautiful and I couldn't have thought of a better way for this story to play out.

I have a feeling this book is going to end up in my top 12 of 2012, I know it's early in the year, but I'm calling it right now! If your doing the debut author challenge or just like supporting new debut authors, or just need a good book!! then check this book out. It's one of the best debut novels i've read in a long time! I loved its uniqueness and it had a lot of good messages within the novel, a reminder that your alive, but never know when your time or the time of a loved one will run out.

1 comment:

  1. I've wanted to read this book for a little while now, and your review makes me even more excited to get my hands on it! So glad you enjoyed it!