Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fracture by Megan Miranda

Release Date: January 17, 2012

Publisher: Walker (Bloomsbury)

Genera: Psychological Thriller/paranormal romance

Subjects: Death, dying, near-death experience, mental issues, supernatural, psychic ability,

Length: 272 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

Summary/ product 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.”

My Rating: ê ê ê 1/2

My Review: This book was a very quick read. I read it in one night. It’s pretty short and very interesting. I love the psychology mixed with psychic stuff. I was happy to discover that the book is paranormal, not boring old realistic fiction. Delany’s ability reminded me of Kaylee from the Soul Screamers series. Delany wasn’t a banshee, though, but she did know when people were about to dies by the feeling she got. It’s also like the Body Fider books in some ways. It’s a very simple paranormal book. No complicating or confusing background info here.

My favorite character most of the time in this book is Decker. He’s funny and interesting and normal, and a great friend, but no one’s perfect, but I still prefer him to Troy. Troy has definitely got a complex. Oh, also, this book is set in Maine. I have read so many paranormal books set in Maine. Is Maine like the ultimate creepy wintery state or what, because Hush, Hush, Need, Delirium, Fury, and probably more, are all set there. Why not Wisconsin or Michigan? I know Minnesota’s been used a lot too… Lol.

I recommend this book. Give it a try. It’s better than it looks.

Cover Art Review: The cover looks somewhat creepy from the picture, but the girl’s not too exciting. I don’t actually have a finish copy, only an ARC, so I don’t know if the cover will be made of special paper or foil stuff. The image is good, but too wintery. Like it’s Christmassy.

~Haley G

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