This is how it begins...five friends partying in the woods. A discovery that shows a disturbing vision to each. For Riley, seeing himself in bed with his long-time crush is a tantalizing reminder of all he can't have. Because Sarah is dating his best friend, and Riley's not about to betray his trust.
Then, one of the visions comes true...making one of Riley's friends the prime suspect in a gruesome murder. The others are determined to prove the police wrong, but Riley can't shake the hope that the visions were more than hallucinations. And that despite the cost, maybe he's seen how it ends.
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." -SLJ
"Cassie's visions will resonate long after the last page is turned." -Kirkus