Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesday - The Mark



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Mark by Jen Nadol
Release date: January 19th 2010 by Bloomsbury

Sixteen-year old Cassie Renfield has seen the mark since forever: a glow around certain people as if a candle were held behind their back.

The one time she pointed it out taught her she shouldn't do it again, so Cassie has kept quiet, considering its rare appearances odd, but insignificant. Until she watches a man die. Mining her memories, Cassie realizes she can see a person's imminent death. Not how or where, only when: today.

Cassie searches her past, her philosophy lessons, even her new boyfriend for answers, always careful to keep her secret. How does the mark work? Why her? Most importantly, if you know today is someone's last, should you tell?
Why did I pick this one?  Well, most of you can probably guess...it's the PURPLE COVER!!  Yes and no.  Yes, I love purple, so those covers catch my eye, but no.  Did you read the synopsis?  That last question really gets me.  To tell or not to tell...what a tough question!  Especially difficult if you are sixteen I'm sure.  I can't wait to read this and find out how Cassie deals with the mark.

4 comments:

La Coccinelle said...

This looks like an interesting book! And the cover is very pretty.

Jessica Kennedy said...

Everyone picked this book yesterday! Seems everyone has good taste! :)

Jen Nadol said...

Thanks so much for the pick and the cover-love, Shelly! I was so nervous to see the new version and so happy once I did!

bermudaonion said...

The synopsis does sound good, but you have to admit the cover is great too!

 
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