Friday, January 20, 2012


Title: Fracture
Author: Megan Miranda
Published: January 17, 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads

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?

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.

Darkfallen: This book was nothing short of perfection. Total heart breaking perfection...

Let me put it this way. I've read over 100 books in the past year. Out of those books there have only been 2 that I wanted to give more than 5 stars to. TWO books that stand in a class of their own. Well...let me introduce you to book number three!

This isn't a 5 star book. It's easily a ten!

Everything changes in Delaney's life after the ice breaks and she falls into the lake. Eleven minutes...that's how long she was dead. Eleven minutes is how long it took for her best friend Decker to rescue her from the frigid water, preform CPR, break a few ribs, and bring her back.

By all rights she is thought to be a vegetable in a coma. No one dies for eleven minutes and comes back from that. The brain damage alone says she won't ever wake up. That is until...she does. But things are different now for Delaney. Her brain is far from normal and she has the weird tremors to prove it. Thing is they only happen when someone is about to die. Is her damaged brain predicting these deaths, or is she somehow causing them?

Greta: I kind of thought this story was going to be told in the form of a coma. Actually, I thought it was going to be similar to Elizabeth Scott's "Between Here and Forever", just told from the patient and not the sister.

But it wasn't like that at all.

So, yeah... like ...Delaney is running with her besty neighbor Decker to play a game of Manhunt in early December. They run across a 'frozen' lake but the ice is too thin and SPALSH she falls in and the kids around her save her life. She's in the water drowning for 11 minutes, in a coma for 6 days, and now can sense when people are about to die.

So, is it should be a super hero story. Right?

I kinda thought that was the way it was going to go. You know, not fighting crime but maybe fighting the reaper.

But, it's not like that either.

Instead, she notices she's different but in the beginning is just so worried that she might fall back on her studies and wants to go back to school and do homework and stuff. That just kind of bored me

Darkfallen: Greta?!! Are you insane! This book is a book that demands attention. Once you start you won't be able to put it down. For one thing it had me crying in the first 10 pages. That's how instant the connection is. Like the pull Delaney feels to death, the pull to this book is undeniable. The best way to describe it is think of If I Stay by Gail Forman mixed with some creepy suspense. And don't even get me started on the relationship between Delaney and her best friend Decker. OMG Decker broke my heart over and over again.

Greta: It's a good book but I just couldn't relate with the main character. I honestly wanted to smack her at times and tell her to lighten up and go watch some Tom and Jerry.

Darkfallen: Well, you're just picky! Wastelanders, do yourself a favor and pick this book up. Not only will you not be disappointed I dare you to not re-read this again, and again. I couldn't help but re-read the last chapter three times before I finally put it down.

YES this book is that good. So good that...

Buy it, borrow it, rent it, STEAL it if you have to, but you have got to read this book!

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