By: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Walker and Company
Released Date: January 3, 2012
Source: ARC received for review
By the time Delaney Maxwell was pulled from a Maine lake’s icy waters by her best friend, Decker Phillips, her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead.
But somehow Delaney survived—despite the brain scans that show irreparable damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be fine, but she knows she’s far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can’t control or explain, Delaney now finds herself drawn to the dying, and when she meets Troy Varga, a boy who recently emerged from a coma with the same abilities, she is relieved to share this strange new existence. Unsure if her altered brain is predicting death or causing it, Delaney must figure out if their gift is a miracle, a freak of nature—or something else much more frightening….-Goodreads-
A lot can happen in 11 minutes....I personally can put on my makeup and brush my teeth and hair in 11 minutes. I can make coffee and breakfast in 11 minutes. And I can pump gas in 11 minutes. But in Delaney Maxwell's world she was stuck under a frozen lake for 11 minutes. She should have been dead. But her is she alive and well....well somewhat well.
Delaney and her neighbor Decker were playing on the lake in their town one day and Delaney fell on the ice and made it break. Once you are underwater and you can't get out after 4 minutes you lose oxygen to the brain and you start to become brain dead. She should be dead, but here she is alive and going to school, going to parties, and going to plays. So after they pull her out of the freezing she is in a coma for quite sometime. But then out of nowhere she wakes up. And she is alive and appears to have nothing wrong. But not everything is what it seems to be. She gets these feelings but she really doesn't know what they are or what they mean. But then she meets Troy and Troy helps her figure out what is going on her life and how to deal with it. But maybe it is not everything that she hopes for.
This book was a great page turner. The whole book kept you at the edge of your seat. It was suspenseful with some swoon. And for me that is perfect! Just a little swoon, not much. I would have to say the books that are coming out in 2012 are pretty amazing. I love it! :)
I am giving this book a 4 out 5 stars! Yes it is that good and you should read it!