Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Book review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Fracture (Fracture, #1)
By Megan Miranda
Publish Date: 4th January 2012
Publisher:  Bloomsbury
Number of pages: 272
Purchase:  Book DepositoryAmazon UK

Goodreads’ description:
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?

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.

My review:
The best thing about this story is that it surprised me. I was sure it was going to be another love triangle. We have a girl, a so-far friendzoned best friend boy and a new mysterious boy with the same abilities as the girl. Seen before? Yes. Same outcome? No. Not at all.

It’s an easy and brief read. I read it in a few hours. I’m not so sure it’ll be memorable for me though. We don’t know that much about the characters. I miss some personal habits. I'm not sure what I think about Delaney. On one hand I like that she's independent. On the other hand she's a bit childish and withdrawn. She doesn't like other people because some girl once dipped her pigtail in paint. Pathetic? Just a bit.

I do like that the whole story seems very real. It's realistic fiction with a shadow of paranormal and mystery. I like Delaney's "powers".

We'll see if I pick up the sequel. I can't really see what should happen. The story seems finished.

(Wow, short review. I'm not sure what to say. A guilty pleasure of mine, I presume.)
3,5/5 happy stars from me

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