Fracture By Megan Miranda

4.3/5-The idea behind this is really clever, I loved the plot. I was so excited for it because it sounded so cool. And the book was, but to an extent.


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. 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?

(My Opinion)

The idea for Fracture was amazing and I loved it a lot. It was really well written and a few surprising things happens in this book. Although the plot was good, the characters’ weren’t the best and seemed as if Megan Miranda didn’t know what to do with one or two of them. The most interesting character to me, was Carson because of his story and everything that had happened to him.

The relationship between Delaney and Decker is very complicated and yet it’s still typical. I wished Megan Miranda could have stayed away from their friendship and focused more on the weird sensations Delaney got.  Also I didn’t like how easily Delaney got pushed around by everyone in her life. I hated how Troy bossed her around even though they barely knew each other. The ending was so typical and plain that I almost threw the book out the window. I understand that authors’ have to end the book but it was so plain it bored me.

What I loved about this book was that, even though the ending was boring I was hooked since the very first page. I really couldn`t put it down. Megan Miranda didn`t waste any time writing unimportant things. One of my favourite parts about this book was how much pressure was on Delaney to help Carson out and to make sure that he was okay. It was interesting reading the way Megan Miranda wrote the scene and described what was happening while still making it interesting. Another part that I liked was the last scene between Troy and Delaney. I knew something was going to happen but I flipped out not only when she showed him but also when he chose to accept it. I actually loved that part and flipped out. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves stories about near death experiences and how it effects people’s lives. It’s also a great read for anyone who loves books with friendships that might turn into something more. Megan Miranda did a good job with her debut novel, I will be waiting to read her next novel, Hysteria which is coming out in 2013.

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