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Friday, April 9, 2010

Book Review: Thirteen Days to Midnight (ARC) by Patrick Carman


where I for my copy: Around the World Tours
where to buy: BN, Amazon, Book Depository
release date: April 12, 2010

When Jacob’s foster father whispers, “You are indestructible” seconds before dying in a car crash that should’ve killed them both, Jacob never imagines he could possess a real superpower. To test it Jacob and his friends start indulging comic book-like fantasies. Later, they commit to use this amazing power of indestructibility to do good in the world and save others from death. But how do they decide who to save? And what happens when they blur the lines of life and death, right and wrong, and good and evil? Thirteen Days to Midnight is a nail-biting tale of dark intrigue, powerful romance, friendship and adventure.


Jacob Fielding has a very interesting superpower. All he got to do is say that word and it gets passed to the person he intends to give it to, the most awesome thing too was he can take it back. The downside was, he have this girlfriend, her name is Oh. She's smart, pretty, sexy and funny unfortunately she's also a female version of Johnny Knoxsville and his gang of Jackasses. That's always a positive on my book but there are limitations, and Oh definitely went beyond. As far as good intentions go, she was on the right track only she wen too far... Jacob can use his "gift" to save lives but was it that easy? Didn't Spiderman said that with great power comes great responsibility? They obviously never thought of that  And this power; it seems too good to be true, not a good sign! when is the drawback coming in?

I love Jacob Fielding, but Milo Coflyn is my favorite, he was a neutral character and the most hilarious of the three plus their family book store is a book addict's dream hang out. LOL. I have listed Thirteen Days to Midnight as one of my favorite reads in 2010. Jacob, Milo and Oh looks like your your typical teenager. They get into trouble in school for stupid stuff, they deal with school jerks, the hang out, they have friends and their fun. That... until Oh got her face planted on the ground, so hard that she could have died or comatose upon impact but no she stood up unscathed, so wth right? And so the adventure has begun... The initial part of their testings and "getting to know the power" stage was entertaining until Oh lost her mind. No she was not institutionalized but she developed a god like and hero like complex, she became obsess with saving people's lives, she even bought a police scanner and practically lives inside cyber space to stay up to date with latest disasters or catastrophes. It was cool at the beginning until the power evolved into something else... I knew that's going to happen you can't play god and not expect any consequences.

Fast paced, action packed, with a little bit of romance, a load of mystery, engaging characters, laugh out loud dialogues, and a has a great moral story. A must read for 2010, perfect for the young and adults looking to read adventure-mystery with a touch of the supernatural.


Rex Robot Reviews said...

"Fast paced, action packed, with a little bit of romance, a load of mystery, engaging characters..."

That sentence made me put this book on my amazon wish list. It looks awesome! How do you get your hands on so many great ARCs?! ;)

PeaceLove&Pat said...

This is really really good.
I signed up on PrincessBookie's ARC tour, click on word that says Around the World ARC tours and see if you want to read any of her ARCs.

A Life Bound By Books said...

I had heard about this book awhile back and actually preordered it and it's sitting pretty on my shelf waiting to be read. It seems like a great read that I'm happy to hear is correct from your review.


My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

I had the same thoughts when I read the book too.

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