July 26, 2011

Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Fracture by Megan Miranda
Hardcover, 224 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2012
Walker Books

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 was a very good read. I really enjoyed it and wish that it was a little bit longer. But for such a small book, it is packed with lots of things. At the very beginning Megan Miranda manages to make my mouth hang. I am not sure if we can say Fracture is really paranormal or more mystery suspense, but it will definitely give you goosebumps and keep you at the edge of your seat. I guess you can say it's a little bit of both.

Delaney should have died, but she didn't. She was under water way longer than normal and still managed to survive and snap out of it as if nothing happened. Only she didn't come back the same. She feels different and some how drawn to certain people. Her whole family believes she is losing her mind but they refuse to admit it. Delaney can't really explain what is happening to her because she has no clue. Not even to her best friend Decker, who saved her life that day. 

I truly feel that Fracture was a well thought out story. Everything made sense and not once did I find myself lost or wondering how this or that happened. Megan Miranda also has a way with words when it comes to describing emotions. I felt so bad for Delaney's best friend, Decker. I can feel his pain through the pages and all his guilt and blame. I also really liked Delaney. She was just your average teenager, only she hung with the popular crowd and got the attention of popular guys. That was a nice change for me. The only issue I had was the ending. It just seemed sort of rushed and to EASY. It ended on a good note and left room for possibly a second book, but I would have liked a little more.

Fracture is very suspenseful and unpredictable. I am very eager to see what Megan Miranda has in store for us next. I really like her writing style and way of story telling. I can easily see Fracture becoming a series. I definitely recommend this story.

4 out of 5 Stars!


  1. I am so jealous that you've gotten to read this :) I am glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Majorly jealous! But glad you loved it!! Nice review!

  3. Great review, can't wait to read for myself!

  4. I actually have this lying in wait lol The excerpt had me pining for it and I cant wait to just delve into the story. I always was fascinated as to how would it be to "come back" from a situation like that. From your review, I am really eager to start but of course I have to prioritize the ARC Tours first lol however, I am surprised that if the ending is as suttle as you say, but has the possibility of becoming a series, I wonder why they made book #1 so thin? Was it like an introduction?

  5. Oh! I hadn't heard of this one before which is odd since I make it my mission to know about books set in Maine (since I live there). So thanks for putting it on my radar! It sounds REALLY good. So glad you mentioned unpredictability, I can never get into the type of book Fracture sounds like if it is predictable.

  6. Great review, this book is definitely on my wishlist now. - Amanda

  7. Ahh so jealous you've already read this one! I WoWed it yesterday, so I'm really glad to hear it's so good!


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