Sunday, March 4, 2012
Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?
Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?
This book is unlike any book I've ever read before. It's different, and I love that. It's thought-provoking and I will never forget it.
The idea is amazing. Just amazing. How did Miranda come up with this?! It is a completely awesome, original idea, and I love it. The story line was really good, and the writing topped it off and made it an all-around solid book. It really makes you think, and I can pretty much guarantee I will never forget it. The ending was really good, albeit a little weird, and totally sad. But I think it was the right ending for this book.
I loved Decker. Oh my god. *swoon*. I felt like screaming at my book JUST TELL HER YOU LOVE HER!! multiple times, and I almost did a few times ;p. He was so sweet and caring, and gosh...I love him!!
Now I'll flip that around and say I hate Troy. What the heck is his problem? He's mean, delusional, and has a mixed up view of justice. I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate him.
And then there's Delaney. I love her. She's strong, doesn't take any crap, and really tried to make what happened to her into a positive (unlike Troy). She really cared, and I really appreciate that.
Anyone who reads this book will be left with the question "If you had one day left to live, what would you do?" and they will be thinking for a long time afterwards.