9 Apr 2012

Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Fracture by Megan Miranda

17 January, 2012 Bloomsbury
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 262

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.
Fracture wastes no time, jumping straight into the story and action!
During school I’m not a very fast reader because I’m usually busy however this book was so unputdownable it had me in a craze to finish which I did in less than 24 hours!
Unfortunately I didn’t connect with the characters. Sure, I felt for them and wished that the outcome for them would be good, but apart from that nothing else. However the story was completely hooking and exciting, I let it slide because the story was so enjoyable! Delaney was frustrating at times, whilst Troy was unstable and both mentally and physically unwell; even though I understood his motives, it didn’t make up for the fact what he was doing was wrong. Out of all the characters Decker was my favourite.
Lots of twists and turns which keeps the reader on edge. One minute you think you have the story straight and the next minute your mouth is agape at what just happened. 
If your looking for a story that will hook you from start to finish and have you in the palm of your hand eager for more, Fracture is for you!
A lively, short read that I read in a flash; once I started I couldn’t stop. Emotionally provoking and completely addictive, give it a go!


  1. Hi there,
    I've been keeping my eye on this one for a while, I've heard good and bad reviews but, it sounds so interesting that I really need to give it a go. Thanks for a great review.

    Book Enslaved

  2. I was unable to relate to Delaney too! But it was definitely an intriguing story that kept me hooked so I can overlook that little part of the book. Thanks for sharing your review. :)

  3. Aw, Becca, this one seems a bit touch and go? I was really excited for it before it came out, but I've been seeing a lot of the same as you... it seems a little... hmm... and Troy sounds SERIOUSLY sketchy. Sorry the characters weren't on the money for you, but SO glad you enjoyed it otherwise! AMAZING review! It was really balances and fun and fair xx

  4. I've been wanting to read this one and now I really do. Thanks!