Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman
Imagine that you have inherited a very special power: "You are indestructible". Sounds great, doesn't it? But there's a catch...
Little Brown and Company have published this book in hardcover (and provided me with a copy to read, thank you) and it is currently available in your local bookstore. It is for young adults ages: 12+.
This story is a combo fantasy/horror story. It caught my attention on the first page and I could see no happy ending coming. But I kept reading...
Jacob's power is a lot like absolute power, and there's a saying that absolute power corrupts. Jacob's power is more like playing God, but it's still dangerous.
Then he meets a beautiful young woman who yearns to use his power to save people who shouldn't die yet.
After sharing his power with his friend Milo and Ophelia, they clamour to have it when they think they need it. But with three people "needing" it, he can't give it to everyone when they think they want it. And it suddenly starts feeling different anyway. What's happening?
Jacob has forgotten one of the basic rules of life: For each action taken, there is a consequence.
This is a book you think about after you've read the last page and set it aside. It's a bit unsettling. And it's good read.
If you'd like my ARC of this book, follow these steps:
1) Leave a comment here on my blog;
2) Send an email to info @ bookfaerie.com (take spaces out) with your name, address, and why you would like to read the book. I'll do a drawing in about a week.