Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
You are indestructible. Three whispered words transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding that changes everything. At first, Jacob is hesitant to use the power, unsure of its implications. But there's something addictive about testing the limits of fear.
Then Ophelia James, the beautiful and daring new girl in town, suggests that they use the power to do good, to save others. But with every heroic act, the power grows into the specter of a curse. How to decide who lives and who dies?
In this nail-biting novel of mystery and dark intrigue, Jacob must walk the razor thin line between right and wrong, good and evil, and life and death. And time is running out. Because the Grim Reaper doesn't disappear. . . . He catches up.
My take: This is an interesting and rather fun read. The story moves along quickly and takes place over 13 days. The three teens push the boundaries of the curse to see how far it will protect them. Ultimately, however, death is can not be cheated. It will want to collect. Resolution is surprising.
Violence: Heavy - the teens are pushing the limits of the indestructibility.
Language: Mild. Some swearing (most a**).