Out of all the 2012 releases that I've been sent so far to review, Fracture by Megan Miranda is my favourite. It's the book that I'm most excited for other people to read because I love it so. There's just something about it which appeals to me and I was immediately drawn into the story and the characters and the emotion of the book. I love when a book surprises me as much as Fracture did!
Megan Miranda is a debut author and this book is published in early January, so please do look out for it. It's the story of 17 year old Delaney and what happens to her about a terrible accident. It's about the many things that can happen in 11 minutes as Delaney falls through the ice of a local pond. It's about what happens to Delaney afterwards as she defies all the doctors and medical knowledge that says she should be dead. But Delaney isn't dead, and what's more, she's now able to sense when someone is about to die. What seems coincidence at first seems more sinister once Delaney realises there is another person out there like her ywhen she meets Troy Varga. But all is not as it seems with Troy, as Delaney soon finds out.
Having an interest in psychology, just like the author, I have a huge interest in how much is unknown about the brain and how much that it is capable of that we're not aware of yet. I love the idea of Delaney defying all the odds to survive and so even from the premise I was sold to this book. But what's better is that the characters are sympathetically written, all flawed and imperfect but still relateable, especially the main character Delaney. And also her best friend, Decker, who goes to great lengths in order to rescue Delaney from the freezing water. I really welled up at the relationship between Decker and Delaney. It's hugely emotional and moving. Decker and Delaney are by far my favourite relationship of recent!
I love how this story combines a bit of romance, and the mystery that surrounds Delaney and Troy's new ability with a big dash of deciding what's important in life. It's about friendship and love and about how a few short minutes can change everything!