Pub. Date: April 7, 2010
Pages: 368 pages
Source: Copy received from author
From amazon.com:I first noticed this book because of its beautiful cover. It made me want to find out more about it. After reaing the summary I was hooked and had to read it. After skimming through the pages though I was nervous because there were so many points of view. I'm not fond of alternating points of view. I also noticed how well the book was made. It may sound odd, but the whole layout and make of the book was beautiful.
When seventeen-year-old Jane Taylor witnessed her father's death, something happened to her. Ever since, her thoughts have been consumed by death, going so far as to foresee the ever-changing deaths of those around her. Sixteen-year-old Emily Taylor resented her sister's closeness with their father, who died when she was six. With the strange ability to read minds, she drowns the voices out with drugs, sending Jane over the edge. When seventeen-year-old Wes Green was adopted, he moved in next door to Jane, finding in her a childhood friend turned high-school crush. All summer, the pain in his bones seemed unwarranted. He was done growing long ago. When senior year starts, however, the pain only gets worse. The foreseen changes are not expected, and far too animal for his taste. When Max Gordon found himself standing above the dying body of an innocent seven-year-old girl, he saw in her eyes something he hadn't seen in the century he'd spent roaming Earth. Her father was already dead, but there was hope to save her. Jane was her name, and already she was all he ever wanted. It was his job to bring her back, and it was his job to protect her - the biggest mistake of his life. When these four teens enter Glenwood High their senior year, no one but Max could understand the future ahead of them. Drawn together by blood and friendship, they each hide a dark secret that will soon bind them together. Max has to protect Jane, Jane wants to be normal, Wes wants Jane to love him, and Emily just wants the voices to stop... But their fate just wants them dead.
After reading the first 20 pages I could not put the book down. I loved being able to see through the eyes of each of the characters. It gave me insight and also helped me understand them a lot better. You'll want to help the different characters and also have them help each other. I didn't have a favorite character though, I think they all worked so well together it was hard to choose.
The plot is somewhat mysterious. There are so many questions that you'll have and you won't be able to stop reading until you find the answers. The book reads at a good pace and has a few surprises for the reader. Like most books, there were a few slow spots, but it's hard not to want to race through the book to find out what happens next.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am eagerly awaiting the release of the next book, Book of Revenge.
Rating: 4.5 stars / 5 stars