Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Received E-ARC for honest review VIA Netgalley
DNF (Did not Finish)
Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability: she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father’s premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one. Forced by her alcoholic mother to use her ability to make extra money, Maddie identifies the quickly approaching death date of one client's young son, but because her ability only allows her to see the when and not thehow, she’s unable to offer any more insight. When the boy goes missing on that exact date, law enforcement turns to Maddie. Soon, Maddie is entangled in a homicide investigation, and more young people disappear and are later found murdered. A suspect for the investigation, a target for the murderer, and attracting the attentions of a mysterious young admirer who may be connected to it all, Maddie's whole existence is about to be turned upside down. Can she right things before it's too late?
I am choosing to DNF this book. I was really intrigued by the concept being able to see a person's death date but I just couldn't seem to emerge myself into the world and the mystery. I didn't feel any real connection to any of the characters. I was trying to read the book for over two weeks and only got 23% though. I know this isn't enough to make a great judgement on a book but I couldn't connect and didn't want to try any longer. I may try reading this again in the future but for now I am going to leave it.