I’ve been in a weird reading slump this week. There have been a couple books that I started and was enjoying, but for some reason I lost interest (for now at least). On a whim I picked up my copy of Fracture by Megan Miranda because I read the first couple pages at NCTE, but I didn’t have time to keep reading it. I started reading it again today during SSR, and well, SSR lasted a little longer than normal There’s a ton of mystery woven into the story which has me completely engrossed.
If you’re interested in reading Fracture, it’s set to release on January 17th, 2012 from Walker & Company (Bloomsbury).
Summary (From Goodreads):
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.