If you could see the future, would you want to? After the disturbing visions Riley and his friends see turn out to be more than hallucinations, fate takes a dangerous twist in this dark and suspenseful page-turner.
Riley and his friends are gearing up for their senior year by spending one last night hanging out in the woods, drinking a few beers, and playing Truth or Dare. But what starts out as a good time turns sinister when they find a mysterious pair of binoculars. Those who dare to look through them see strange visions, which they brush off as hallucinations. Why else would Riley see himself in bed with his best friend’s girlfriend—a girl he’s had a secret crush on for years?
In the weeks that follow, the visions begin to come true...including a gruesome murder. One of Riley’s closest friends is now the prime suspect. But who is the murderer? Have Riley and his friends really seen the future through those mysterious binoculars? And what if they are powerless to change the course of events?
"Atmospheric and carefully plotted, this one's hard to put down." - Kirkus
"A thrilling combination of sci-fi and crime fiction." -Booklist
"A smartly paced, engaging novel that evokes and explores the ambiguities of friendship, while featuring a detailed, immersive setting and characters who jump off the page." - Publishers Weekly
"A tale of taut suspense and tender new romance" -School Library Journal
Cassandra Renfield suspects the glowing mark she sees on certain people is more than just a trick of the light. But it's not until she watches a marked man get hit by a car that she understands what it means. Cassie knows when someone is going to die. Not how or where, only when: today.
Finally armed with knowledge about the light, Cassie seeks out those marked for death in the hopes of better understanding her "gift". She is careful to keep the power a secret - even from her new boyfriend - but with each impending death come more questions. Why is Cassie the only one who sees the mark? What happens when she sees it on someone she loves? And most important, should she tell someone they are about to die?
A 2011 Bank Street College Best Book of the Year
"A deep, lingering story." -Publishers Weekly
"A dark fantasy that reads like a Twilight Zone episode." -Kirkus
"A great book for discussion groups, this will engender plenty of conversation." -Booklist
In this sequel to The Mark, Cassie knows she can intervene and attempt to change the fate of people with the mark, but she still doesn't understand the consequences. Does saving one life doom another as she's been told?
With no one to offer guidance, Cassie goes in search of others like her. But when she meets Demetria, a troubled girl who seems to have a similar power, Cassie doesn't quite get the answers she's searching for. 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.
"A compelling psychological thriller with just the right amount of romance and mystery." -School Library Journal
"Cassie's visions will resonate long after the last page is turned." -Kirkus