Release Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Walker Childrens; 352 pages
Nobody really believes in a curse. Until you know the people who disappear. Too much coincidence, you look for reason. Too much death, you grasp for something to blame. Carson pulled Delaney out and he died on the side of the road with her mouth pressed to his. Her air in his body. Troy. She told the cops it was suicide. Didn't matter. The lake released her and grabbed another. But when Decker's father dies in a pool of spilled water on their kitchen floor, all Decker can feel is a slow burning rage. Because he knows that Delaney knew that his dad was going to die. She knew and backed out of his house and never said a word. Falcon Lake still has a hold on them both, and Decker can't forgive Delaney until he knows why.Fracture, please read with caution. There are some spoilers that were unavoidable. Proceed with caution . . .
I'm going to be honest about the cover here - I wasn't really feeling it. The cover of Fracture was so awesome and so perfect for the story. I just felt this cover was lacking but then I read the book and realized just how perfect it really was.
I am probably like everyone else out there, I loved Fracture and was sad to hear it was a standalone. But then she announced this 'companion novel' though I'd consider it more like a sequel. It takes place after Fracture and it's told from Decker's point of view. THAT bit of news had me really excited. I loved both Decker and Delaney but to hear things from his side, yes please!
You know how Decker annoyed you in Fracture? Prepare for the same result in this book. While there's a good reason for him acting the way he is, it doesn't change the fact that I want to him him upside his head with the book. He's so frustrating through at least half of this book that I was close to tearing out my hair. At the same time, I wanted to turn around and give Delaney a big hug because she didn't deserve all the hate she was getting, from everyone. She's been getting a lot of this hate since Carson died by her side. There's a lot of emotions from not only the characters in the book but from the reader. It's amazing how many different emotions Megan brings out in the reader while reading this book. I can't say I cried, not like I cried in Fracture but that's the only thing I didn't do (though I may have been close a few times). I may have cheered at some points, maybe a few WTF's...you know, stuff you say out loud that makes you glad you're reading this book alone.
This lake is going to forever leave a scar on these people's minds, I swear. From the moment Delaney fell in it and died during Fracture to the end of this book. I don't know how anyone goes anywhere near this thing. I'd be afraid of it for life.
This can be read without having read Fracture but I don't recommend it. Not only because you'd be missing out on a fantastic book but because you miss out on a lot of the story, I'd think. However, you won't be lost just picking this book up and reading it.
Thank you so much to Megan for sending me a copy of the ARC to read in exchange for an honest review.
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