Jul 7, 2010

Review | Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman

When Jacob’s foster father whispers, “You are indestructible” seconds before dying in a car crash that should’ve killed them both, Jacob never imagines he could possess a real superpower. To test it Jacob and his friends start indulging comic book-like fantasies. Later, they commit to use this amazing power of indestructibility to do good in the world and save others from death. But how do they decide who to save? And what happens when they blur the lines of life and death, right and wrong, and good and evil? Thirteen Days to Midnight is a nail-biting tale of dark intrigue, powerful romance, friendship and adventure.

Thoughts: This was a very interesting book to read and although it was somewhat dark, it was very enjoyable. The story is a very interesting one to read and it was easy to get into. I was able to start reading it and didn't want to put it down.

The characters were likeable, although I had a few problems with their friend Oh, just because she was a bit strange. Jacob and Milo's friendship was interesting as well and I thought that the way they were developed was really well done.

The story was different, unique and I liked all the twists and turns the book had. It was gripping and there were so many things going on, it kept me captivated.

The only problem I had with the story was the ending. It seemed to have been wrapped up a bit too quickly, so I wasn't satisfied with the conclusion as much as I wish I would've been. I do recommend this for anyone who likes reading about superpowers and such and I'm sure middle grade boys and young teens will enjoy this very much.

This book was provided by Around the World Tours for review.


  1. I want to read this one! Great review!

  2. Awesome review! I really want to read this one sometime soon.