Review: Eleven Minutes

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Eleven MinutesEleven Minutes by Megan Miranda
Series: Fracture #0.5
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on January 2012
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Short Stories
Pages: 28
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
Goodreads
three-stars

Fracture is told from Delaney's perspective, and if you've read the first two chapters, you know that she falls through the ice in chapter one, and she wakes up 6 days later. And what happens in between—well, that's Decker's story.

This is the story of those eleven minutes, and the six days that follow, from his perspective. Because while it must be terrifying to be trapped under the ice, it's a different kind of terror seeing your best friend trapped...

Especially if it's your fault.

In general, I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this proliferation of tie-in stories for popular series. In theory, it could be awesome, especially since a lot of them are free on Amazon or other sites. I definitely am not a fan when they cost 3 dollars and are about fifteen pages long. Anyway, the problem is that, in my limited experience, they don’t really add anything to the overall story. They’re just a way for the author to gain more money and/or readers. So, I guess, I only like them if they’re good and add something to the overarching story.

I loved Fracture; the writing, the story, the characters are all completely fascinating. In this short story, I was again sucked into Miranda’s writing. This time we get to see the time Delaney was unconscious through from Decker’s perspective. Of course, Decker is completely depressed/grieving/drowning in guilt.

As is pretty typical, nothing crucial happens in this brief story, because I don’t think the authors count on folks reading series books that end in a .5. However, the story is beautiful, and reminded me just how amazing Fracture was.

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2 responses to “Review: Eleven Minutes”

  1. Christina Kit. says:

    I too agree with you that these tie-in stories (when short) should be super cheap or just free.

    BUT I do love it when we get another character’s POV, especially a character we absolutely love.

    I love what Jennifer Armentrout did, posting specific crucial scenes from the POV of the guy (Aidan’s) That’s really great.

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