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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Review: Fracture by Megan Miranda

Title: Fracture
Author: Megan Miranda
Series: Standalone
Pages: 262
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: January 5th 2012 (UK)
Source: For Review
Rating: 4.5 stars

By the time Delaney Maxwell was pulled from a Maine lake’s icy waters by her best friend, Decker Phillips, her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. 

But somehow Delaney survived—despite the brain scans that show irreparable damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be fine, but she knows she’s far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can’t control or explain, Delaney now finds herself drawn to the dying, and when she meets Troy Varga, a boy who recently emerged from a coma with the same abilities, she is relieved to share this strange new existence. Unsure if her altered brain is predicting death or causing it, Delaney must figure out if their gift is a miracle, a freak of nature—or something else much more frightening….

Fracture was a totally unique and gripping thriller with intriguing supernatural elements. It was fast-paced and addictive and I couldn't put it down.

The book starts with Delaney and Decker off to have a snowball fight with some friends. They decide to cut across the lake and Delaney ends up under water for 11 minutes. From then on, Delaney discovers she is drawn to those who are a dying.

I loved Delaney as a character. She was incredibly real and relate-able. Miranda skilfully portrayed Delaney's fears and confusion in relation to her new "power". She was by no means perfect, none of the characters were, but it was for this reason that I liked her so much.

Decker is my new boy crush. I. LOVE. HIM. He is Delaney's best friend and neighbour and whilst they don't get along all the time, there relationship is so genuine. He made mistakes and did things that angered me but I forgave him, just like I would have if he was a real person.

The plot gripped me from the very beginning. It read like a contemporary with supernatural elements, rather than a pure supernatural novel. I loved how realistic the plot felt, despite it containing impossible elements.

Basically, I really loved this book. It was genuine and real and was so relate-able. The relationships were beautifully crafted and there was a believability about it. Highly recommended.


  1. This one looks really good but I haven't heard many things about it. Glad that you liked it. Thanks for the review!

  2. Great review! this is on my wishlist! sound so good!


  3. Nice review! I saw this one on NetGalley. I requested it, so I wait with fingers crossed. From your review, I gather it's a great read.

  4. Thanks for the great review! With all the awesome things I'm hearing about it, I'm really gonna have to read it soon!

  5. I was lucky enough to get this from netgalley as well and I too LOVED it, very unique and the blend of contemporary and supernatural was just right :) I can;t wait till it goes on the shelf and more people can enjoy it !


  6. Wow this sounds wonderful I can't wait to get to it. I love thrillers tat are action packed! Awesome review Alice!

    Xpresso Reads

  7. This sounds like a book I would read. Nice review! :)

    Sarah @ Smitten over books

  8. Oh I have nothing but love for this book. It's amazing.


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