- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (January 19, 2010)
Cassandra Renfield has always seen the mark—a glow around certain people reminiscent of candlelight. But the one time she mentioned it, it was dismissed as a trick of the light. Until the day she watches a man awash in the mark die. After searching her memories, Cassie realizes she can see a person’s imminent death. Not how or where, only when: today.
Armed with a vague understanding of the light, Cassie begins to explore her “gift,” seeking those marked for death and probing the line between decision and destiny. Though she’s careful to hide her secret—even from her new philosophy-obsessed boyfriend—with each impending death comes the temptation to test fate. But so many questions remain. How does the mark work? Why is she the only one who sees it? And finally, the most important of all: If you know today is someone’s last, should you tell them?
The Mark leaves you asking one question. Does fate exist? Cassie can see a light which she has explored for herself to find out what it means. During so she was left with even more questions of why her whole family has lied to her. She meets a TA of a local college should she trust him with her secret?
The book confused me a little with the plot. It seemed to jump into a new topic with out explaining first. I enjoyed Cassie's character. I loved to hate Lucas'. I had a lot to think about during this book. It won't leave you bored. This book left me wanting more. I can't wait for the sequel. I can only assume there will be a sequel it was good enough to definitely be another one. Go out and pre-order The Mark you won't regret it. So I have one question for you, Is fate determined or can it be changed?
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