Fracture by Megan Miranda
Description taken from Megan’s website… By the time Delaney Maxwell was pulled from a Maine lake’s icy waters by her best friend, Decker Phillips, her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead.
But somehow Delaney survived—despite the brain scans that show irreparable damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be fine, but she knows she’s far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can’t control or explain, Delaney now finds herself drawn to the dying, and when she meets Troy Varga, a boy who recently emerged from a coma with the same abilities, she is relieved to share this strange new existence. Unsure if her altered brain is predicting death or causing it, Delaney must figure out if their gift is a miracle, a freak of nature—or something else much more frightening….
Four Reasons I Loved This Story
1. Let’s start with the beginning. Megan hooked me from the very first line. She dropped me right into the action and I immediately began worrying what would happen next. If you don’t believe me, click onto her website above and read the first two chapters here.
2. I loved Megan’s writing style. I sometimes find it difficult to turn off my internal editor, but I was able to truly sit back and enjoy this entertaining read. She doesn’t waste words. Every sentence, paragraph, scene, chapter moves the story forward.
3. The tough themes woven throughout the plot. I’m not going to tell you which themes, because I liked not knowing where the story was going as I read it, so I don’t want to spoil it for you. But let’s just say, I was forced to examine a couple of tough issues as I read the story that would make for some good discussion in adult or teen book clubs. (You all know how I like to think about the tough stuff, right? Well this was a deep-thinking page turner.)
4. Comparables. I will be adding this to my potential list of books to compare Warrior I to. I can tell you many reasons why my current WIP is different, but this is the first paranormal I’ve read in a while that is what my husband and I like to call non-pixie paranormal. There are no paranormal or supernatural creatures, vampires, ghosts or pixies in this story. (Not that I’m against pixie-paranormal. I like those, too, but I was trying to think of a word to describe books that don’t have werewolves or vampires, and my husband actually came up with the new name of the genre I’m currently writing (and the genre of Fracture) — Non-Pixie Paranormal. (Should I use that in a query letter? No? Okay.)
So, there you have it! Buy Fracture by Megan Miranda today!
I have a question for you. In light of recent conversations on this blog about controversial blog writing and in Katie Ganshert’s post – Controversy – Good or Bad for Fiction Writers, I want to know, what do you think about major controversial subjects in novels? Conversation starters or walking on thin ice?