Title: Fracture (Fracture #1)
Author: Megan Miranda
Release Date/Publisher: January 17th 2012 by Walker Childrens
Read: February 14th, 2012
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. 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.
What I thought:
Not only was this a book for a debut author, but it blew me away.
Delaney was an A student, getting close to exams, friends with the popular kids, her life going almost perfectly. That is until she crashes through the ice in her town of Maine. Her friends who are near do their best to rescue her, but she was under for 11 minutes, and declared dead. Technically she does die, but through some miracle she comes back after being in a coma for a week. She seems perfectly fine, which her family and doctor have trouble believing. Only thing is, she gets a feeling, a kind of pull towards someone who is close to dying, and she can’t help wanting to see who it is, to try and help them. Through this, she meets Troy, who can feel the same thing, but he’s not out to save anyone.
The rest of the story is about how Delaney handles this weird feeling, trying to figure Troy out, and the relationships with her family and other friends who seem to be slipping away as she changes.
This book was very hard to put down, I just kept wanting to read it. I’m glad that it wasn’t part of a series, stand-alone books are nice once in a while. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something new and is willing to give this author a try. You won’t regret it!