Friday, May 14, 2010
Thirteen Days to Midnight
by Patrick Carman
young adult suspense/horror/science fiction
New York : Little, Brown, 2010
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? If you asked Jacob he would probably tell you any but the power he already has! Jacob's foster-father tells him, "You are indestructible" and then dies in a car crash. Jacob walks away completely unharmed. Not sure what to make of this apparent super power, he keeps it to himself and tries to move on with his life. New girl in school, Ophelia - Oh for short, is drawn to Jacob and gets tangled in his dark secret. Milo, Jacob's best friend, joins them in their search for control of this strange curse and to test its limits to the extreme. One of the big questions is can they use this force for good, to save people, or will that cause more chaos?
Intense, captivating, fairly clean - couple of minor swears, a little dark, thought-provoking, and a great read!