Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Waiting On Wednesday: The Mark

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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The Mark by Jen Nadol

* Published by: Bloomsbury
* Format: Hardcover
* Release Date:
January 19th, 2010 (US)
* On Amazon: here.

Sixteen-year-old Cassandra Renfield has always seen the mark—a light glow reminiscent of candlelight. The only time she pointed it out taught her she shouldn’t do it again. For years, the mark has followed Cassie, its rare appearances odd, but insignificant. Until the day she watches a man die. As she revisits each occurrence of the mark, Cassie realizes she can see a person’s imminent death. Not how or where, only when: today. Now armed with a slight understanding of the mark, Cassie begins to search for it. Even as she hides her secret, Cassie mines her philosophy class, her memories, and even her new boyfriend for answers about the faint glowing mark. But many questions remain. How does it work? Why her? And finally, the most important of all: If you know today is someone’s last, should you tell them?

I think this sounds brilliant, and I love the cover. It must be such a hard decision to decide whether or not to tell someone that their life is about to end, and I can't wait to see how Cassie deals with it.

12 comments:

Book Chick City said...

I agree, this does sound good and I love the cover too :)

Kelsey said...

Ohhh I'm excited about this one. + I love the new cover. Nice pick(:

Aimee said...

Geez, the books you've been posting about this week have got me in the throes of book lust :)

Chicklish said...

The premise reminds me of Numbers by Rachel Ward (which I still have to read!) but maybe that's more of a thriller? Anyway, it sounds great! Thanks for highlighting it!

jennadol said...

Thanks so much for the pick Jenny! LovesSam/Carla sent me over...she's been tweeting/posting it up a storm, but in case anyone HASN'T seen...I'm giving away an ARC of The Mark thru 9/27 on my blog http://www.jennadolbooks.com/blog/?p=627

Becky said...

This is definitely on my TBR list. Can't wait!

Thao said...

I adore this book. Luckily January will come really soon :D

Sab H. said...

Yeah, this is one everyone's waiting for! Great pick!! ;D

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this and I love the new cover, too.

bookalicious said...

Yep, this is schedules as one of my WoW picks too!

Amy said...

This sounds so good. It has a pretty cover.

Lauren said...

This does sound awesome. I will absolutely be reading this one. Great pick!