Author: Chuck Wendig
Series: Miriam Black #1
Publisher: Angry Robot
Publication Date: April 24, 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Thriller
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Miriam Black knows when you will die.
She’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides.
But when Miriam hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be murdered while he calls her name. Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim.
No matter what she does she can’t save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she’ll have to try.
This book was amazing. I almost let some of the bad reviews of it on Goodreads stop me from reading it about 5% in when I was a bit bored and I think not feeling like reading altogether. However, I went through it and was quickly hooked to Miriam. I think the thing that bothered me the most in the beginning was the writing style. It bugged me into reading more of the reviews and looking for a reason to stop reading the book and give it a DNF title. I got over it, as you can tell and I will be continuing this series when my review pile is a little bit smaller.
This book has bad language, crude situations, a lot of blood, and a lot of death. The death and blood is quite obvious seeing as how Miriam is able to see how any person, besides herself, is going to die by just some skin on skin contact. She doesn’t care to have this kind of power and is slowly working up to something when her journal is full. The journal is where she puts the deaths that she sees.
She comes into contact with a few people, one of which is Ashley who is a bit of a problem considering he wants to take advantage of her gift and get money from the dead people. Louis is a truck driver that picked her up and gave her a ride and they went on a few dates. She sees he’s going to die in a couple weeks and for some reason she wants to stop it. However, she doesn’t believe she can change anything because fate gets what it wants.
After getting over the initial dislike for the writing style, I think that Chuck Wendig did a marvelous job on this paranormal and it’s definitely a different take on any paranormal subject that I’ve seen done.
If you don’t mind swearing and death situations then this is a book you should pick up.