- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (August 8, 2017)
- ISBN-10: 1484750241
- Order: Amazon * Barnes & Noble
Seventeen-year-old Lake Deveraux is the survivor of a car crash that killed her best friend and boyfriend. Now she faces an impossible choice. Resurrection technology changed the world, but strict laws allow just one resurrection per citizen, to be used on your eighteenth birthday or lost forever.
You only have days to decide.
For each grieving family, Lake is the best chance to bring back their child.
For Lake, it’s the only way to reclaim a piece of happiness after her own family fell apart.
And Lake must also grapple with a secret–and illegal–vow she made years ago to resurrect someone else. Someone who’s not even dead yet.
Who do you need most?
As Lake’s eighteenth birthday nears, secrets and betrayals new and old threaten to eclipse her cherished memories. Lake has one chance to save a life…but can she live with her choice?
Tawney’s Review: This book was very interesting and unique because it delves into a world where resurrecting the dead works!
On anyone’s 18th birthday someone can have a family or friend resurrected if they died. It’s a decision that has to be made in a day on one person. This is the dilemma Lake comes across after a car accident with her boyfriend and best friend. Both have died and Lake can choose which one to resurrect but there’s a problem. Lake already made that commitment to her disabled brother Matt, who has a spinal cord injury.
The story wasn’t too science fiction as rather a story about a girl who must make a life alternating decision that affects those around her. I loved the flashbacks of the connection Lake had with her boyfriend Will and her best friend Penny. You can feel the turmoil that Lake deals with in choosing who to resurrect. It doesn’t help that her parents remind her of her commitment to her brother.
The plot takes you up and down with mysteries and surprises. It was a great read that had me wanting to know who Lake picks. There were some instances that I was frustrated with Lake and her parents. But the story moves forward with great pace and you just want to know what happens.
Should you read it? Yes! A unique story that focuses on the choices we make and how it can affect those around us.
About the author:
Chandler Baker got her start ghostwriting novels for teens and tweens, including installments in a book series that has sold more than 1 million copies. She grew up in Florida, went to college at the University of Pennsylvania and studied law at the University of Texas. She now lives in Austin with her husband. Although she loves spinning tales with a touch of horror, she is a much bigger scaredy-cat than her stories would lead you to believe.
You can find Chandler as the books contributor on the YouTube channel Weird Girls.