“And in that enchanted moment, as I watch the dates skipping lightly across Aiden’s forehead, instead of death, all I saw was… Life.” – When, Victoria Laurie
Author: Victoria Laurie
Genre: Young Adult
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Rating: 4.5 of out 5
I was hooked when I first read the synopsis, mainly because the concept of the book was so unique and so different that it drew me in. I was always curious about this topic. I mean, I never read anything like it, but I had always thought about it in my head. What if someone could see the date people died? Would it be a gift? A curse? Would it help the world?
I picked up When by Victoria Laurie, because I knew that I would enjoy it.
Death within this story was looked at from a different angle than the common answer of soceity. Death is not known, anyone coyld easily die any second, but in the world of When, death becomes something they may be scared of. Some may believe Maddie, some will not. It is too certain to contain.
The mix of suspense, crime, and the obstacles of life creates a great plot and an awesome story filled with characters that I cared about. I was thrown into a world where I myself, had felt the need to solve the mystery that was dire.
I rated this book a 4.5 out of 5. The beginning was slightly moving at a slow pace, but the middle and end made up for every bit that I felt I had missed while in my slightly zombie state. The story stands out amongst others and will always leave a certain mark in my mind :D.
By the way, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the model on the cocer somewhere else.. Hmm… Anyone else seen her too?