Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Guest Review with Leona Naan

I’ve mentioned before that one of my favorite things about being a part of the blogging world is meeting the amazing fellow bloggers that I have been privileged enough to meet. Discussing books with them and swooning over fictional characters is so much fun. I met Leona on Twitter, and we have been conversing about our love of books ever since. She is such a lovely blogger and an absolute sweetheart. See her bio below along with her review of Fracture by Megan Miranda, and be sure and visit her blog: lovereading21. You’re going to love interacting with her!


I'm Leona, I live in the wonderful country of Ireland, and I love to read! I have been reading for as long as I can remember, and I started reviewing so I could share the books that I love with others that loved books as much as I did. I have some friends that like to read, but I wanted to be able to discuss books with a wider audience and get a sense of what is popular. I came up with the idea to call my blog lovereading21, as I love reading (clearly) and the number 21 is my lucky number! It's like my lucky blog! :)

You can find Leona here:

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Leona’s review of Fracture by Megan Miranda:

Summary from Goodreads:
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 went into this book with high expectations, and they were met! Okay, so, I really don't know what to say about this book except that it is AMAZING! I was so happy to win this book in a giveaway. I started it and was immediately drawn in; the opening line had me hooked immediately: The first time I died, I didn't see God. I mean, how can you not be hooked after that opening line?

I adore Delaney and Decker’s relationship. They've been best friends for ages: inseparable. However, after Delaney is pulled from the lake, their relationship is strained. It's understandable, of course. Whose relationship wouldn't be strained after you're best friend dies? Decker and Delaney have a complicated relationship.

I felt very sorry for Delaney at times during the book. She survived underwater for eleven minutes. You would think that people would be nice to her, but some of them can't get over how much she has changed. I wish we could get a bit more of an insight into what she was like before the accident. There were parts that I could really feel Delaney's sadness, and I felt the same as here. That's how you know if a book was well written or not.

Okay, Troy. How do I describe Troy? I really don't know. The only concrete thing that I can say about Troy is that I didn't like him. But I suppose every book has at least one character you don't like. It's the whole point of writing a book. If you liked every character in the books, it would be rather boring.

I was especially hooked the whole way through it to see if Delaney managed to stay alive, or if Troy managed to stay alive.

All in all, when this book is released, you MUST read it!
5 stars.
A must read!

Thank you, Leona!  I've added Fracture to my to-be-read list!  It sounds amazing!


  1. this looks like a great read! I love the cover!

  2. I'm starting this one tonight. Now I'm even more excited to read it after this review!


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