Thursday, 15 March 2012

Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Genre: Paranormal YA
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
Format: Hardcopy
Source: Loaned from Library
Rating: 4/5 Stars

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Opinion:
Blueish background with trees and lake. A befitting cover for Fracture couple with the girl in red sweater. It's Delaney! No Decker though.

Delaney should have died after plunging into the cold icy lake for eleven minutes but no, she didn't--she's alive! It's somehow a miracle to her that she'd died and then she was somehow revived. However, things just weren't the same anymore. She was attacked in the hospital and left to bled. She told the doctor and her parents that someone did it to her. Her parents thought she was hallucinating. Then, there's this uncontrollable pull tugging her somewhere. She didn't know where it was when she saw a shadow lurking around her neighbour's place and the lady turned out to have died the next day. Death--that's what the pull was. She didn't really understand what was happening, until she met Troy, who was "just like her". Will he be the answers to all her questions?

Delaney is a strong character who somehow managed to copy with life after her accident, wanting to prove that whatever the doctor and her parents thought about her hallucinations was wrong. She also wanted to help those people. But somehow, I cannot really relate to her. For one thing, she seemed very unsure of her own feelings for Decker or Troy, often going to either both of them. And then there's this Carson too who she was caught making out with by Decker in the past. It really annoyed me.

Decker, a sweet guy who's always hanging around Delaney and always there for her when she really needed him. However, I felt the urge to whack him for going out with other girl knowing that he likes Dalaney and hurting her. Is he blind or what? But still, he's there for Delaney when she's in the hospital. I suppose I can forgive them just a little.

Delaney's parents weren't really supportive of their daughter. I know that they were just trying to protect her and had their own past. But still, shouldn't you just trust your own child a little?

One word to describe Troy: creepy. Some of you may find that he's pitiful (which I think he was) but he has a weird sense of thinking. (Do read for yourself and give your verdict).

Written in Delaney's POV, it is an easy to follow book. Enjoyable too. One thing to take away from this book: Life's unexpected. Ask yourself what you'd do if you had only one day left to live. Then go do it. Don't wait.

4/5 Stars for Fracture. And what a suitable title for this book!

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