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Published: January 2012
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." (Source: Goodreads)
Quick Review (for when I want to talk about a book, but don't have loads to say):
When I read that this was being compared to If I Stay, I knew that I just HAD to read it. I loved If I Stay so much and I was excited to see if this really lived up. What I realized is that the two shouldn't be compared, because it's unfair to Fracture.
Now, I'm not saying that Fracture is bad. It's not. Not bad at all. It's just not quite in the same league as If I Stay, and that's absolutely okay. I liked it for completely different reasons.
I wasn't completely crazy about Delaney. I honestly didn't really like her that much. I found her whiny and annoying. She wasn't that convincing to me. However, I LOVED Decker. He was absolutely amazing. He's everything that a best friend should be. He's brave, loyal, and unwavering. If you read this, you may think that he did waver, quite a lot. But really, he was always there for Delaney, no matter what. That's fantastic. He's one of my new favorite male characters and not for the hotness (though he is hot in a geeky way, I'll give him that).
Overall, I liked the story and I know I'd have liked it a whole lot more if Delaney had been slightly different. I like that it could easily be a stand-alone, though it's the first in a planned series. It works either way.
3.5 Eiffel Towers for me, and a promise that I'm continuing the series for sure!