Second Look: FRACTURE by Megan Miranda

fractureTitle: FRACTURE
Author: Megan Miranda
Age: Juvenile/Young Adult, Ages 12+
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

What It’s About
When Delaney falls through the ice on the lake, she’s under for eleven minutes.  She should not be alive.

Six days later, she woke up from a coma and was considered a miracle.  But Delaney doesn’t think it’s a miracle when she realizes she’s drawn to the dying.  Then she meets Troy, who has the same “gift” as she does.  But he has a much different idea of how they should use the gift.

The novel goes between Delaney’s battle for moral ideas and her relationship with Decker, her next-door-neighbor-best-friend.

I loved it.  I already tweeted Megan Miranda about how I had a book hangover.  This was a can’t-put-it-down-what-happens-next novel.  There’s so much to this novel.  There’s suspense, empathy, and the relationship bits for hopeless romantics like me.

The novel isn’t just about the fact that Delaney died, but about the choices you make.  Troy, the classic part of the love triangle, acts as a moral meter for Delaney.  As she gets to know him more, she realizes that she has decisions to make.  It isn’t until the last pages that she finally realizes what she wants to do with her “gift”.

Miranda has a fluid writing style.  There are so many novels that have great ideas but lack in the writing, but this wasn’t one of them.  The idea was intriguing, but I found myself pulled into how well written it was.  I really did not want to put the novel down, it was that good.

Companion Novel
A companion to FRACTURE (titled VENGEANCE), from Decker’s point-of-view will be out in early 2014.  CANNOT WAIT!

Until Then…
Miranda released a new novel, HYSTERIA, which is available now.  It’s on my library reserve list!

I’ll also be doing this book for our book group in early 2014.

10/10 stars.


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