Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fracture by: Meghan Miranda

Synopsis: 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.

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Thoughts: Fracture is such a bittersweet and thrilling story. I was constantly on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what comes next.

We start with Delaney who falls through the ice on a lake. She's pulled out 11 minutes later by her best friend Decker, and miraculously survives. She soon feels that even though she is alive, she feels different. Now, she can actually tell when someone is about to die. Then she meets Troy, who seems to know a lot about her. Could these two have some kind of gift? Is it even something they want to mess with?

This book is definitely a whirl-wind of emotions and Delaney is a strong character to be able to deal with everything thrown at her... from her new "gift", to Decker and Troy, her family, and even her friends. She's constantly getting stress put on her from every direction and she's somehow able to come out on top. Then there's Decker and Troy. Lets start with Troy... sexy? Sure he is. But, in my opinion he's very unstable and honestly I was quite scared of him at some points. Then, there's Decker... I loved him. Don't get me wrong, there were points I wanted to kick him in the a$$, but over all he's the best friend that you root for the whole story.

Fracture captured me from the beginning. It was an interesting topic to be able to sense when someone is about to die. Why would you want to deal with that? I'm not sure I could... it would drive me mad. This book will totally make you cringe, smile and capture your attention through every page. Definitely worth a read if you'd like something thrilling.

- 4 out of 5 stars -

3 comments:

  1. Awesome review Jena you're making me really excited to start this one! I was already really looking forward to it! :D

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  2. Great review! I need to pick this one up ASAP; I absolutely love the sound of it. I'm so glad you liked it too, feels promising that it's as good as it seems! And yeah, it would definitely be hard dealing with a gift like that. Think about being around your loved ones and knowing they won't be around for much longer...

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  3. Oh, yay! I've been looking forward to this, so I'm glad you liked it!! It's such a scary, yet intriguing ability to have.... I definitely wouldn't want to know when people were about to die. Not a responsibility I'd like to deal with. Awesome review, Jena!

    And I haven't been blog stalking as much lately either, so don't stress!! Real life gets in the way sometimes ;)

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