Title: Fracture (Fracture #1)
Author: Megan Miranda
On the Shelves: Young Adult> Paranormal/Romance
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? (Goodreads 2014)
I originally read Fracture back in 2012, and I enjoyed it. With a new sequel “Vengeance” coming out this year, I wanted to re-read the original story since I couldn’t remember much of what happened. I originally gave the book four stars, and all I really remembered was that there was some sort of plot twist towards the end of the book, which is I think, how it got four stars instead of three. News of the sequel surprised me, I stumbled across it while I was going through a list of 2014 releases on goodreads, marking the ones I wanted to-read when they came out. I couldn’t quite figure out how Fracture warranted a sequel because, as I recalled, it works quite nicely a standalone novel.
Fracture follows the story of Delaney, a girl who is brought back to life via medical attention after falling through the ice on the lake, and she lost consciousness for 11 minutes. But there is a catch, she can suddenly sense when people are going to die. The second time reading this book, however, the characters fell a bit flat, the world building wasn’t too great and I struggled to finish the book and remain invested in the story.
I didn’t finish Vengeance, it just seemed too far-fetched compared to the first book and it often felt like the author was grasping at straws.
I do have Miranda’s Hysteria on my shelves, and I am looking forward to getting around to that book.