Sunday, February 19, 2012

Review: Fracture, by Megan Miranda

Author: Megan Miranda
Rating: ✮✮✮
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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?

Fracture promises something chilly, a ride through the life of a girl who survives a should-be-fatal accident and ends up with some kind of weird power. When thinking of just those points, it did exactly what it set out to do; I was caught up in everything poor Delaney goes through, from her confusion about living to the despair and loneliness she feels as a result of being that miracle girl. She changes and grows, and not only because of the new power she has to sense death.

Delaney is a pretty decent protagonist, if you remember that she isn't meant to be someone who's all sunshine and roses the entire time. I found her friendship and sexual tension (That's a little much. Relationship tension?) with her best friend Decker really believable, which makes the creepiness of Troy's motives for befriending Delaney even worse.

The break from her family and friends that Delaney goes through is believable and I felt for her. I just wish the book had been a bit warmer in general, though that's an entirely personal opinion.

1 comment:

  1. I keep hearing mixed things about this one, but for some reason I'm compelled to give it a try sometime anyway. Good to be prepared, though, thanks for the honest review!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden