Friday, December 11, 2015
Review: When by Victoria Laurie
Summary from Goodreads:
Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father’s premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one.
Forced by her alcoholic mother to use her ability to make extra money, Maddie identifies the quickly approaching death date of one client's young son, but because her ability only allows her to see the when and not thehow, she’s unable to offer any more insight. When the boy goes missing on that exact date, law enforcement turns to Maddie.
Soon, Maddie is entangled in a homicide investigation, and more young people disappear and are later found murdered. A suspect for the investigation, a target for the murderer, and attracting the attentions of a mysterious young admirer who may be connected to it all, Maddie's whole existence is about to be turned upside down. Can she right things before it's too late?
I loved the unique plot of the novel, the ability to see people's deathdate and the desire to try and change them.
The pacing wasn't the best and I would have liked more of the her past in the beginning of the novel. The plot did not wow me and the twist could have been more shocking.
Despite the plot the characters were great, most of all Maddie and even a few of the adult characters.
I recommend checking it out for the interesting plot and good characters.
Three Stars Out of Five