Thursday, November 14, 2013

Boo Review: The Vision

                  Today's review is on The Vision by Jen Nadol

The Vision is the second installment in Nadol's The Mark series, and though I enjoyed it, there were some times where I was a bit lost. It was as if there was something missing, some explanation of why, who, and how come.

Cassie Renfield is able to tell when someones last day of life will be. That person(s) has a glow around them that Cassie calls "the mark", but she has no idea what to do about it. does she warn the person(s) or does she let nature take its course? After her grandmother dies; in book one, she finds that she's a descendant of the Fates, and with that comes her ability.

Wanting to find someone like her, Cassie leaves everything behind; including her boyfriend, and moves to a more populated area. She begins working at a local mortuary/funeral home to try to learn more about death and enrolls in high school.

Trying to stay under the radar, Cassie begins to feel increasingly lonely until she meets Liv and two of her friends. She even catches the eye of the most handsome boy in school, Zander.

The attraction to Zander is unbelievable, and when he touches her she feels it all the way down to her toes. Zander is the yin to her yang. She sees the mark while he guides the soul. Their abilities are meant to work together but Cassie begins to question why, and how he can be so cold about the whole thing.

The Vision left me with a lot of unanswered questions. Does Ryan get over Cassie? What happens to Petra if Cassie goes back home? What about Nick and Demetria? More importantly, what is Death, (Zander) going to do next? Does he actually care about her or does he only want her so that he can do his "job"?

I don't think that The Vision is anything special, but I do like the fact that it's something different, and that is why I will keep reading the series. I just don't expect greatness.

3 of 5 stars
Available at Amazon

Book Description: via Amazon

Cassie Renfield knows the mark tells her when someone is going to die and that she can intervene and attempt to change fate.  But she still doesn't understand the consequences, especially whether saving one life dooms another.  With no family left to offer guidance, Cassie goes in search of others like her.  But when she meets Demetria, a troubled girl who seems to have the power of the Fates, Cassie finds the truth isn't at all what she expected.  And then there's her heady new romance with bad boy Zander.  Dating him has much graver repercussions than Cassie could ever have imagined, forcing her to make choices that cut to the essence of who she is and what she believes. 


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