Thursday, January 26, 2012

Review - Fracture by Megan Miranda w/ Giveaway

Fracture
Title & Author:
Fracture by Megan Miranda
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Publication Date:
January 17, 2012
Pages:
264
Source:
Publisher

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? 


*******

My Thoughts


"What would you do if you only had one day left to live?" 


There is no doubt that Fracture is one of the most unique stories that I've read in a long time. Author Megan Miranda takes best friends, Decker and Delaney and builds something mysterious and magical. 
Fracture is a story about friendships, family and being there for one another. Learning who to trust and not to trust - even when it's yourself. 


When a tragic accident leaves Delaney in a coma for six days she has to rebuild her entire world upon waking up. She is the strange phenomenon, even the doctors can't figure it out.  Tension has built between her and Decker so intense that they barely speak. Delaney is keeping to herself. Everyone is having a difficult time dealing with her accident and recovery. If she will recover. And she's keeping secrets. 
From everyone.


Can there really be a medical explanation for all of the strange things that are happening? If so, can Delaney ever get her parents to believe it and if she can will Delaney be able to believe it herself ?
Will Decker and Delaney ever be the same? Fracture is emotional and suspenseful with every page leaving you gasping at something new. Megan Miranda has written a fantastic novel with a realistic setting.  


-From the Authors Note:
When I started researching for Fracture, I came across a 1963 article in Time magazine ("Therapy: Life After Drowning," May 31, 1963) about a boy who drown in a frozen river. There's no evidence to know exactly how long he was there, but it's safe to say it was quite a long time. After extraordinary resuscitation measures, he seemed to recover, but then relapsed days later. It appeared that his brain had been damaged beyond repair. And then six weeks later, he began to recover. Almost completely.
If people typically recovered from something like this, it would not be news. And even though I am a person who claims to find comfort in the predictable, the expected, these are the stories I'm drawn to: The almost miracles. The flukes. And I don't think I'm alone in that. 


Fracture is a powerful and engaging thriller. Megan Miranda has written a passionate debut. In my opinion it is a must read.

Check out the Fracture FB page for extra content --> HERE!

The book trailer:

Bloomsbury/Walker has been super-awesome to offer a finished copy for a giveaway.

The Deets:
1. One entry per person.
2. You must be 13 or older.
3. Giveaway is US Only - Publisher is shipping.
4. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on February 5th

Enter Giveaway -->  HERE!