author: Jen Nadol
received through Around the World Tours
The plot is easily described by one question on the cover: If you had the power to see death, would you wish it away?
To rephrase the question, this one from the arc's cover: If you knew today was someone's last, would you tell?
Cassie sees a glow around a person ... that person will die today. She has had this gift (or curse) since she was four years old; now she is sixteen and has just figured out what the glow means. How can she handle this?
Something I just remembered while writing this review, Cassandra, of Greek mythology, had the gift of prophecy. What an appropriate name for our heroine!
This is an intelligent read; Cassie audits a philosophy class at the local university. Because of this class, philosophical and ethical questions and discussions come up. I was absorbed in Cassie's story, thanks to the author's way with words and examination of tough issues.
The book does not end as a cliffhanger, thank goodness. There is room for a sequel, Vision in 2011. I'm definitely grabbing Vision as soon as it comes out.