Vengeance (Fracture #2), by Megan Miranda
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Mystery/Murder/Thriller
Rating: 2/5 stars
Book #: 2 (Final Novel)
Publication: February 13, 2014, by Bloomsbury Children
Goodreads Summary: Falcon Lake wants vengeance. And so, it seems, does someone else... An intense, heart-rending psychological thriller to accompany the chilling and seductive Fracture
When Decker drags his best friend Delaney’s lifeless body out of the frozen lake, he makes a deal: Anyone but her. Everyone but her. The lake releases her. It takes another...
All their friends blame Delaney for Carson’s death. But Decker knows the truth: Delaney is drawn to those who are dying, and she would have tried to help Carson.
Or so Decker believes until a body lies in front of him in a pool of water on his kitchen floor. Until he sees in Delaney’s eyes that she knew this would happen too – and she said nothing. Until he realizes it isn’t the lake that is looking for revenge – Delaney is part of someone else’s plan.
This powerful and emotionally charged psychological thriller follows Megan Miranda’s stunning debut Fracture.
Bye, bye, Fracture series. Have a safe journey back into someone else's disappointed hands. No, seriously.
Fracture really pleased me, and I couldn't wait for the sequel, and was the reason why I decided to pick up Megan Miranda's other book, Hysteria, which I wasn't all too pleased with either. After this shocking disappointment, I feel that I cannot read anything else from this author, because I keep hoping for something amazing but it never happens, at least it never happens now.
This book has very bad reviews, but I decided to ignore them because the first book really ended up as one of my favourites from 2013, and I couldn't let the negative thoughts surround me. But of course, I usually think very alike like most reviewers, and I really disliked this book. Not going to go with the word, "hate." -.-
This takes place right after from where Fracture ended off. But, this is in Decker's POV, which is for once, something new. I hate, and have always hated Delaney, so we finally get a fresh new perspective, from a male. I mean, what's better than that? Let me tell you, a lot of things.
Yes, yes, we all know that Delaney is basically attracted to death, yes? Everyone blames her for Carson's death, but Decker's the only one who knows the truth because Delaney has not expressed her secret about her special power. And then another dead body shows up in Decker's kitchen and he gets all freaked out and scarred for life and can never look at Delaney the same anymore, because well, you know, she's basically a killer; in a way, right?
This book is all about Decker's feelings, and what he thinks about Delaney. It's the final book in this duology, and we're supposed to get answers, right? I felt like this book was just a bunch of mumbo-jumbo. There was almost no sort of sense or point of creating this book! Add a chapter into Fracture, create a spectacular ending, and there you go, you have a great standalone. But this one was just an addition of nonsense, that's all.
Like I said, the plot was boring and nothing was happening. I knew what to expect and what would happen, and of course, that's boring. I just couldn't wait to see the ending, but I still was looking forward for something that never even happened. :/
Don't even get me started on Delaney. I HATED THIS CHICK. She's one of those clueless protagonists who don't know what to do with their lives or what the heck is even going on, not to be rude or anything. She was so stubborn and sensitive, and UGH, she was too stupid to even deserve Decker anyway.
Although I didn't enjoy this book, the best thing was Decker. I LOVE THIS MAN. GOD SAVE THE KING, EVERYONE. This guy breaks my heart whenever he talks about how much he loves Delaney. IT'S JUST NOT FAIR, OKAY? OKAY. I just realized that I say "Okay? Okay." a lot in my reviews, it's probably because TFIOS is coming out very soon. *squeals*
But yeah, Decker is one perfect hottie. <3 Too many hot fictional guys out there these days. :)
The other good/positive thing about this book was the ending. I really liked it. It was chill and cute and unexpected in a way. I'm glad that I got to see this whole series come to a close and see the author's final ideas.
In conclusion, this was a horrible book. But Decker and the ending were great, haha.
-I really disliked this book. Period.
-The plot was boring, and I hated Delaney.
-Decker and the ending were complete awesomeness.