Author: Patrick Carman
First line (and a little bit more): If you could have only one superpower, what would it be? People get that question all the time, but hardly anyone I've asked has a logical answer...The truth is that every power, no matter how amazing, is loaded with trouble of the worst kind.
Short Summary: Indestructibility. That's the gift 15-year-old Jacob is given when he and his guardian are involved in a terrible car accident. Mr. Fielding dies, but Jacob escapes unscathed. Just like Houdini. And now Jacob can make others indestructible, too....at least temporarily. But there are consequences. Not that Jacob, or his best friend, Milo, or Ophelia James, the beautiful new girl in school, can see those consequences when they first start experimenting with this new power. It's not until it's too late that they discover the ominous truth.
My thoughts: I needed a little bookish escapism this week and Thirteen Days to Midnight provided a fun and entertaining break from reality. It's fast-paced and well-written, Jacob's a great narrator, and I thought the teens' predicament was unexpected and inventive. Best of all, this diverting YA find required nothing from me but to sit back and enjoy the ride, which made it the perfect summer read for me.
Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan
13 Days of Midnight by Leo Hunt
Superpowers by David Schwartz
I've had this book sitting on my shelves forever. Like....forever. I need to read it. Nice to know it'll be a fun adventure that I can read quick.ReplyDelete
Let me know what you think of it when you do read it!Delete
:) I love a good YA read and this sounds like fun!ReplyDelete
It is a fun read...not deep or depressing or dark. Just fun. Which is what I needed. :)Delete
You've got me curious about this one, Lark! I want to know what the drawback is. I am glad you enjoyed this one. It does sound good.ReplyDelete
Every superpower should have a drawback; the one in this book was pretty interesting.Delete
I know what you mean. That's why I love mystery,suspense novels or YA - I want to escape and those are the best types of books to help me do just that. This one sounds perfect for that job. So glad you enjoyed it!!ReplyDelete
:D Some of my other escape reads are ghost stories and those regency romances that remind me of Jane Austen, only lighter.Delete
Sounds like both a fun and intriguing read! I couldn't decide what I want if I've one superpower; but I think being able to teleport is one of them. It'd save us so much time! ;)ReplyDelete
Teleportation would be high on my list, too. Especially if I could teleport all the way to Hawaii. :DDelete