Two days before the start of her junior year, 17-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed - as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows - with every fiber of her being - that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.
But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI-agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something - but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened - the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life - points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets - and keep from falling in love with him in the process.
From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl's fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.
©2012 Elizabeth Norris (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
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Im really starting to like teen romance fantasy books since listening to twilight but the book just felt half done. its like half way through E Norris realised she needs a character with a secret and then there is a guy with friend all from another world.
Books not bad and i reckon if you you dont have something else in your wish list give it a go but the Norris could of taken us on an amazing journey which she didnt.
Uncertain... probably, I would listen to another story from Elizabeth Norris, as long as Katie Schorr is NOT the narrator. Elizabeth's story is ok, although it was hard to catch up because she changes the timing and characters a lot.The real story doesn't start until really far into the book, and by that time either you stop listening or like me, you continue listening hoping it gets better.
the theory of the multiuniverse and black holes, was interesting but there's to many things going on at the same time... the countdown was kind of confusing.
She seemed to be bored out while telling the story, she sometimes forgets shes playing guys and speaks all girly and plain, she lacks emotion on the love story and the feelings of the main character.
it's just quite slow and although it stats with a very important action, you are at the very beginning of the book so you don't understand what's happening and why. The ending is quite depressing and sad.
beware of a very X file kind of reading with a forced teen PG13 impossible love story.
Not really, problem is I hated the ending.
Saying this would mean spoiling the story!
Emotions I guess, by listening to the change in the narrator's tone as she portrays different characters, my emotions also get affected, making the story more exciting.
Getting home may be way harder and more disastrous than you can imagine.
I don't really like the main characters: Janelle and Ben, I find them a bit selfish at times. On the contrary, I like Alex and Alijah, the side characters as these too are really people who can become your bff.
Not sure who will enjoy this bits and pieces story
No. There are much better writers out there
I guess Ben and Janelle would be my favorite but I really enjoyed all the characters. Eli was very entertaining with all his foul mouth comments.
This was my first. The narration was pretty good but I wish she had made the characters more distinctive by changing her voice a bit.
There were some unexpected twists that surprised and saddened me, but also made the story dramatic.
Can't wait to see what happens next in the sequel.
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