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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Book Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda


**Book received from Around the World Book Tours for review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  By the time Delaney Maxwell was pulled from a Maine lake’s icy waters by her best friend, Decker Phillips, her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead.

But somehow Delaney survived—despite the brain scans that show irreparable damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be fine, but she knows she’s far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can’t control or explain, Delaney now finds herself drawn to the dying, and when she meets Troy Varga, a boy who recently emerged from a coma with the same abilities, she is relieved to share this strange new existence. Unsure if her altered brain is predicting death or causing it, Delaney must figure out if their gift is a miracle, a freak of nature—or something else much more frightening...

My Thoughts:  Delaney is out in the snow and ice with her friend Decker.  While crossing the frozen pond, she falls in and is under for 11 minutes.  She should be dead and yet she's not.  The story begins with Delaney waking up in the hospital (although not yet able to move or show that she in conscious).  As Delaney gets better and tries to go back to her old life she realizes something strange.  She is now drawn to those that are dying. 

I liked Delaney.  She was smart and easy to relate too.  She was also very brave and yet still realistic.  She has breakdowns and emotions that are riding a roller coaster at times but she is a teen who has come back from a traumatic event.  I really enjoyed her and Decker and their relationship!  They have always been good friends but after Delaney comes back from her accident there is tension and more than just friendship. 

Troy has a lot in common with Delaney.  He has also been in a coma and is also drawn to people who are dying.  I did not like Troy however.  Troy is the dark "bad boy" in this book and he fits it well!  He was so creepy with how he was always around Delaney.  I liked how Delaney was attracted to Decker but didn't like it that she was attracted to Troy too.  I think he could have been added into the book without adding the attraction triangle. 

I really enjoyed this book!  It has some paranormal aspects to it but that isn't what the whole book is about.  I liked the relationship interactions with Delaney and Decker and Troy made for a creepy character.  I was slightly disappointed by how the ending seemed a little rushed but I can honestly say that this book gave me the creeps! 

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