Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?
Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?
What would you do, if you had only one day left to live?
There really is only one word for this book: Powerful.
Delany has died, sort of. She fell under the ice of her neighborhood lake and stayed there for 11 minutes, too long for anyone to survive. However, she did. By some miracle she came back to life, but was it really a miracle when she can now feel when people are going to die? And what about Troy, the mysterious boy who shares the same infliction as she does? Is he really all he seems? Or something more sinister.
The book focuses on Delany and her life after he accident, her meltdowns, her state of mind and her relationships. This book makes you THINK. Think about life, about death, about how one thing can affect your whole life so tremendously and make you question things you never would have before.Your mortality, your morals and who you truly are.
Delany was a good character, she was not shallow, she was not vain and she became strong over the course of the book. The other characters where good as well, Decker was a good friend for Delany and as a potential love interest, I rooted for him. Troy was also good, a bit wicked sure but his motives were reasonable to me. The only thing I though was wonky was Tara, she was just thrown in the story for the sole reason of being the ‘skank’ of the group, it was unneeded really.
The end was fantastic, the twist that came was heartbreaking and I really did not see it coming. All together this was one great book.