January 26, 2012

Fracture by Megan Miranda

Description: 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? 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. (for more info click here

Epic Wins:

  • Psychological thriller? Heck.Yes. The author leaves no down time, continually throwing the plot this way and that. I have never read anything close to measuring up to this. That being said Megan Miranda has flawlessly created a hole in my head.
  • I sat there minuets after reading this book trying to piece my brain back together. Seriously, could you fetch that piece, yeah the one right over there...
  • Delaney- She was crazy. I mean you have to be some-what insane after you died and came back again. Her voice was easy to settle into and understand. Though her head was slightly unscrewed she was smart. 
  • Decker- Their relationship/friendship was tense. Every time they got close something ripped them a part, more like tore them a part. Decker had this casualness about him and they even had witty banter (when they weren't avoiding death/crying/screaming).
  • The itch and pull of the brain- This was such a weird concept to wrap your head around. How do you scratch an itch inside your brain? The way her brain kept pulling her to places you just wonder how that would feel.
  • Message 1- Contemplating the question: What would you do do if you knew when someone was going to die? What, in fact, is the right solution to that problem? Ending there suffering as soon as possible or encouraging them to live one perfect day?
  • Message 2- Communication. You see this in books all the times. The main characters just don't communicate. Don't slip into silence, just talk about it. Delaney and Decker refused to talk or even possibly mention the fact that they had feelings for each other. A lot would have happened differently if they had communicated just a little.
  • Message 3- Things happen sometimes that we don't understand or can't explain and we just have to make the best of the situation. 
  • Message 4- Life is short, don't take it for granted. Ask your self often if you only had one day left to live what would you do? Then go out and do it. 

Epic Fails:
  • Troy- Some people are crazy but Troy takes the cake. That being said I do think it was essential for him to be a part of the story, to share his knowledge and experiences. It was so important for him and Delaney to become friends because they were both going through the same odd predicament. 

Overall: If, in anyway, you can get a copy of Fracture in your hands- DO IT! It was an epic, mind-blowing experience that I won't soon forget. 

just sayin,


  1. I saw this review this morning and it left me racing to the library because now I need to read it now! I love that it was psychological thriller and that it just totally blew you away and your mind was everywhere! Also the message of 'life is short' are always great books. Ahh I can't wait to start it, Thanks Kare! :)

  2. I have a hold on this book at the library so I can't wait to read this one. Everyone is saying amazing things and I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

    Thanks for the great review.

  3. Gahhh MUST READ THIS BOOK. It just sounds fantastic. Thanks for the awesome review as always. :)


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