Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Fracture by Megan Miranda

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?

I found that by the time I finished Fracture by Megan Miranda, I had more questions than answers: Just why did Delaney suddenly have the ability to sense people who are about to die? What lies ahead for Delaney and her new talent? But despite my many questions this story was engaging and intense. This was definitely a darker story that sent chills up my spine and despite the slower pace; I enjoyed it from start to finish. From the very first page I was captivated by the characters and the dynamic relationship between Delany and Decker.

Six days after the accident, Delaney wakes up from a coma but something is strange, she feels a strange tugging sensation when someone is about to die. When she meets Troy she believes she has found a kindred spirit, only his idea of helping others is a lot different than Delaney could have ever suspected. The tension between Delaney and Decker makes it hard for her to turn to him for help, and with her parents beginning to suspect that something is wrong; it’s up to Delaney to stop Troy and to save herself.

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