Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Vision by Jen Nadol
Age Group: YA
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
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 she could ever have imagined, forcing Cassie to make choices that cut to the essence of who she is and what she believes.
After reading the first book in the series, I wanted to follow where Cassie's adventure was going to take her next. Cassie has left her entire past behind and moved. She has new friends, new person she lives with, and a new crush. Zander. Zander has the reputation as a player. Everyone in school knows that, but Cassie still finds him cute.
Cassie also is pretending to be "friends" with a girl placed in a mental institution because she believes they share the same power of seeing the mark. But then Zander comes near Cassie and their love story begins.
What I loved about this book was how Nadol threw in Greek Mythology. I haven't read much YA that has Greek Mythology and even though I'm not too into it, it wasn't boring. While reading the book, I always had a feeling that Zander was up to something or just knew something. I am going to try and keep this review spoil free so all I'm going to say is there's more to Zander than the rumors and what he appears on the outside.
Now the cover. I love the whole mystery, creepy feeling it has with the guy in the dark and the blue halo surrounding him. It totally captures your attention.
Overall, if you thought THE MARK was good, I would say give THE VISION a try. Or if you're waiting for another book to come out, THE VISION is a quick read that will speed up the time.