Tuesday, 13 January 2015

When by Victoria Laurie

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Disney Book Group and NetGalley.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Ages 12 and up

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 the how, 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?

When by Victoria Laurie

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

When(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Disney Book Group and NetGalley.)

This was an interesting story about a girl with a paranormal skill.

Maddie was a sweet girl and I felt really sorry for her when she was accused of being involved in a child’s murder. She really didn’t deserve the treatment that she received from both the FBI and her classmates, and it really wasn’t fair on her.

The storyline in this was pretty good, although I did find it a little predictable in places. The pace was a little slow for me because I wanted to know what would happen, but overall the story was good.
There wasn’t really any romance in this one, but the story didn’t suffer because of it.

The ending was pretty good, and I liked the way that things worked out. I was glad that Maddie got a happy ending.
Overall; good paranormal YA,
7 out of 10.

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