Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publish Date: January 17, 2012
Genre: YA, Paranormal
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 - 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?
There's something about Fracture that sounds just eerie enough to completely sell me on the premise. It's almost as though it has the emotional range of a powerful contemporary, creepy enough to satisfy the paranormal and dramatic enough to work both angles. It's books that cross genres that usually appeal to me, and it certainly sounds awesome. Plus, look at the cover! The blues are gorgeous! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?