Monday, April 15, 2013

Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Taken from GoodreadsEleven 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: I went into this book not really knowing what to expect. A girl that survives after being under ice for 11 minutes is something I've never even heard of. So, I was intrigued. 

I started reading this book, and after the first few pages, I was hooked. I didn't put it down until I was finished. Not only did I completely enjoy the story, it made me think about my own life. What would it be like to survive something like that? I couldn't even imagine being trapped under ice. I panic just thinking about it. 

The book's main character, Delaney,  is one of my most favorite characters that I've read to date. She's a fighter. She's strong, smart, funny. And, she essentially came back from the dead. I loved reading her story. 
Also among my favorites, Decker, Delaney's best friend. He was so charming and witty. And he stayed by Delaney's side. Which just completely makes me melt. Their story was sweet, and sad at the same time. Every time I thought something was going to happen with them, the story would take a turn. Which as it went on, I found that I liked it this way. It made for better reading.

All in all, I really loved this book. And I can't wait to read more of Megan Miranda's books. 

Also, a big thank you goes out to the girls that run ARCycling! Thank you guys for the amazing opportunity to obtain books that I might not otherwise be able to read!