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Welcome! My name is Haley, I'm a 27 year old book-aholic. I'm a book reviewer for the RiverTalk Newspaper. I love reading YA, NA, and adult paranormal mostly, but I do go into other genres on occasion. If you want to talk more one on one about books, please don't hesitate to contact me on facebook or twitter, I love making new bookish friends!

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Fracture by Megan Miranda
Available on Jan 17th- Ebook/Hardback
Find Fracture: Amazon . Amazon UK . TBD . B&N
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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? 

“I don’t know wheatear you’re acting like this because you know I’m going to kiss you and you’re nervous or you know I’m going to kiss you and you don’t want me to.” ~Troy

Fracture by Megan Miranda is the first debut I have read in 2012, and what an amazing debut it was!

Delany has been under water for  11 minutes already by the time Decker pulls her out…she should’ve died, but instead she wakes up after being in a coma for 6 days, no brain damage, she is walking and talking just fine, but something changed in Delany..she is started to sense things, and this new found sense is going to change her life forever.

Megan’s writing and the way she captures everything literally took my breath away, I could really feel and see everything that Delany was perfectly.  Megan is one of the best writers I have ever seen (read?) she is incredibly detailed, but never did I notice she was overly detailed, her words flowed amazingly, I read this book in one sitting and couldn’t believe I was already finished with it. The pages flowed that well! You just can’t help but keep turning the pages, every time I thought of taking a break my mind would scream at me “NO you must keep going! You can’t stop here!”  This is writing at its finest people!

Along with Fracture being an amazing read due to Megan’s writing, it also had an amazing storyline. I personally have not read a book like this one and I found it insanely creative and captivating, I loved the idea. A girl falls into the ice, and 11 yeah you heard me right, ELEVEN minutes later is pulled out by her best friend Decker, she should be dead! Instead though she feels fine, except when she starts feeling the pull and the itch inside of her…then she feels anything but fine.  This whole story was amazing from beginning to end.  

Now about the characters, I loved them. Delany is so caring; you couldn’t help but love her and feel sorry for her! She goes through so many tough moments in her life, but she always stayed strong and tried to keep herself together, she was truly an inspiring character. Decker I adored, he is so sweet and such a great friend to Delany, I am so glad things ended the way they did for him and Delany. Then there was Troy…poor poor Troy, he was a character at first I didn’t know what to think of, I wasn’t sure if he was the good guy or the bad guy, and even now I don’t know what to think of him, I was confused by him at first, then I realized he was very mysterious and it was kind of hot, so I liked him! Then some things changed so I wasn’t sure about him, I think in the end he was a good guy, that just lost his mind. Those I believe were the three main characters and I loved each of them, the rest of the characters were also just as enjoyable (besides Tara, yuk!)

Overall Megan’s flawless writing, inspiring characters, and amazing storyline really made this a must read for anyone that well, loves to read! It is a YA novel, but it could easily be enjoyed by people that don’t normally read YA (it’s not your typical YA). Although I truly loved this book, I was upset about how something’s went, and I also believe if it were made into a series it would be even more amazing (maybe it will someday? Who knows!) None of the less though, Megan is an author that everyone needs to watch, she is an incredible writer and I cannot wait to see what she comes out with next cause I already know it will be phenomenal. 

Don't forget to check out the Fracture facebook page for excerpts and information on where Megan will be touring this month!
I am giving away my ARC copy of Fracture that Bloomsbury gave me to go along with the blog tour, this giveaway is US only, and remember this is an ARC copy, not a final copy, my arc copy doesn't even have the cover art on it, it is plain blue and says Fracture on it. (: To enter al you have to do is leave a comment on this review and give me a way to contact you! (US ONLY!)


Kissed by Ink said...

This is another book I am excited to read! Great giveaway!

Tee said...

I am dying to read this book!

Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures said...

Great review hun!
I got an e-arc a while ago but I haven't had time to read it yet. I've heard really good things about it so far and after reading your review, I'm looking forward to picking it up even more!

LunaMoth said...

sounds like a great read. I have fallen through ice when i was a kid, so not fun! great review.


Lisa Nguyen said...

Wow, It seems like a book I would read :) I can't wait until this comes out! Thank you for the giveaway.

Totally Booked Solid said...

Would love a chance to read Fracture ..awesome giveaway

Chantaal said...

This sounds like a great read!

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hernameisavril said...

I would love to win this book it looks really good thanks for all the giveaways that you do they're awesome :D

Anonymous said...

This is one of my 2012 Challenge Reads, so it's great to see various other reads views on it. Definitely planning on checking it out still.


MinnyMONSTER said...

I would love to read this book. Sounds amazing.

Paige said...

I've been waiting to read this book for so long! Awesome review!

LoveOfBooks said...

I've seen this book around, but didn't really know what it was about. It sounds really good.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the great giveaway even if it isn't a complete book lol!


Alisia said...

sounds like a good book. nightsky1102(at)gmail(dot)com

Arianne said...

I got like 4 of those ARC copies with no covers except the title and the technical info like price, release date, etc... it was kinda cool :)

email: cruz042 at

Arianne said...

forgot my email: cruz042 at

Maidenveil said...

This is an interesting story. I would love to give it a try like you did. :)

-Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

Unknown said...

I have been wanting this book for what feels like forever! You have me even more excited for it though. Honestly, I usually don't pay attention to how it is actually you have me excited to see just how well this story flows.

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Unknown said...

This book sounds so good! I'm really eager to read it.

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Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

This book sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

Paula@Reading Lark said...

I'd love to read this one!!

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Gi-Gi said...

I've been dying to read this book. Great review! Makes me want to read it even more >.<

Thanks for the giveaway! :D


Eileen said...

I was actually about to order this from amazon, so hopefully you can help me with that ;) and thanks for the giveaway!

Jerz Bookish Nerd said...

Awww that sounds like a really good book. Cant wait to read it.

Erinberry said...

Megan's writing sounds fantastic. I'm really looking forward to this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Valia Lind said...

Im seriously looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for the giveaway!


Miecah said...

I've wanted to read this book

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the giveaway!


Unknown said...

Another great book to add to my list unless I win the giveaway ;) Thanks for the reviews and giveaways!

Unknown said...

Another great book to add to my list unless I win the giveaway ;) Thanks for the reviews and giveaways!

PamM said...

I have had my eye on this book for a while. Great review of it.
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Giselle said...

Great review Haley! You loved this much more than me. Me, I didn't really get Delaney. I agree the writing is great though it was a deep novel and I still enjoyed the story. Great review! :)

The Lovely Books said...

This sounds like an amazing read! Great interview and blog.

Library Lady said...

I would love to read this book! I've heard nothing but great things about it.
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NoraA said...

This is the type of book that makes reading so enjoyable.

I'd love to win a copy to enjoy and to add to my home library.


Evika Pina said...

Wonderful review. I can't wait to read this novel.

Minas said...

I can't wait to read this book.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a excellent book

Anonymous said...

i can't wait to read this book it sounds so good =)

Thank you for the giveaway!

BellaColella said...

Great review...I really really love it! Book looks amazing!!;)) I so want this!!!;))


Unknown said...

thanks for the awesome review i am very interested it sounds so good I am always looking for a new concept to read.

Another epic giveaway as always

Thanks :)


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Sofia Day said...

Great review! Thanks for being willing to share your copy!

Susan Light said...

Really excited to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

TayteH said...

I was so tempted to buy this book today. I'm kinda happy I didn't. :D Thanks!

bookobsessed84 said...

Awesome Giveaway!!

Kelly said...

Great review! I've heard varied (though mostly positive) things about Fracture and I can't wait to read it.


Anonymous said...

Wow such an awesome review. I have been waiting for this book and this just makes me want it so much more. Fracture seems like such a amaizing, haunted story. Delaney is pulled from icy water well after the time she should be dead and yet she is alive and well, at the same time having brain damage and is pulled toward the dead. I mean wow can this story sound any better? I don't think so lol. I definitely want to read this book I know I will love it.

Krista said...

Great review and awesome giveaway! Thanks!!

Kara D. said...

Great review! Sounds compelling :D

Thanks for the giveaway!

Miranda said...

Awesome giveaway! :)


Stephanie said...

Sounds amazing!!

Marthapao said...

It sounds like an awesome read! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!


Sophia said...

I've heard the most amazing things about this book! Glad you liked it, too, and thanks so much for the giveaway. :)


Meghan @ Books and a Cup of Tea said...

Excellent review, Haley! I'm so glad you liked Fracture as much as I did! I would definitely read the second if there was one, but I'm sure a lot of people are going to like that it appears standalone :).

(I don't want to be entered for the giveaway, if it's going on as I already read Fracture :) )

brookea_2006 said...

Thanks for the giveaway and great review!

brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

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