Thirteen Days to Midnight
Then Ophelia James, the beautiful and daring new girl in town, suggests that they use the power to do good, to save o ...more
This is how the novel started. And it grabbed my attention there, at the very first sentence. And it didn't let go until the very last.
This is a story about Jacob Fielding, a guy who finds out that he has a superpower(s): invincibility and immortality. Cool, right? Well, not so much. After some time he finds out that having a superpower isn't as cool as it seems. And that is because... wait for it...
(so cheesy, I know)
But, all jokes aside, ...more
This book is not the type I normally read, but I picked it up on the recommendation of a good friend. I am so glad I read Thirteen Days To Midnight. It had action and suspense—I could not put it down. When I was done, I stared at the book and felt as though I had just stepped off a roller coaster.
“If you could have only one superpower, what would it be?” (p. 3).
This intriguing question frames this story where three words whispered between friends can change every aspect of ...more
This book was clearly not my usual style. It started really slow. It was really boring. The writing was okay most of the time, but the characters were a disaster.
And I'll tell you why. See we have this 3
kids immature teenagers with this supernatural power. Jacob, a boy, who preferred a girl over his best friend. He only knows her like for twelve days and he's falling for her. Funny I know. And she's crazy.
I didn't like Oh (Ophelia) at all. Maybe she kinda made sense toward the end of the book,
When I first started the book, I didn't really know what to expect. Okay, I expected the book to be dark (come on, the cover page, the number "thirtee ...more
Jacob Fielding was an ordinary teen until one night, he and his foster father collide with a tree. His father whispers the words "You are indestructible" to Jacob before passing away. After the accident Jacob discovers he has the power of being literally indestructible - nothing can hurt him or kill him, not even a burning flame. He and his best friend Milo m ...more
This book has a cool premise, but misses so much.
As a child who grew up around the foster care system, this book does an abysmal job of portraying the system.
Secondly, the use of the Deus Ex Machina bit was way over done. I'm not talking about in the finale, I'm talking about all over the book. Little, little things get the Deus Ex Machina treatment. Kid is poor? Now he's got a sudden and unforeshadowed inheritance that the reader didn't know about (but MC Jacob did, and ...more
Things become complicated when Jacob reveals ...more
Did you ever feel weird after reading a book? I mean, in a not-so-good way? Because uh.. that's what I felt after reading this book. I read in one-sitting but I just... WTF HOW DO I EXPLAIN THIS!!!!
First point: WHERE THE HELL ARE THE PARENTS? Seriously? Why are they letting their stupid children go do stupid things?
Second point: The characters. I like the main character. The best friend was pretty cool too. The girl was just plain annoying. But they all have one thing in common: they're all stu ...more
I didn't get this book. I didn't get it one little bit. I wanted to get it. I mean it involves Death. It sounded deliciously weird and awesome.
And it wasn't. -_-
What I got instead was a story filled with thirteen days of: parents or parent figures letting Stupid One, Stupid Two, a ...more
...Jacob Fielding didn't want any powers, nor did he even know that his foster dad even had it. One fateful day, there was a car accident. The last thing Jacob's dad said to him was You are indestructible before the car hit the tree and he died...and Jacob lived.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Jacob Fielding sure as hell wouldn't have picked this one...
Thirteen Days to Midnight is a fascinating, thought provoking story, that i ...more
You are indestructible. Three whispered words transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding that changes everything…
Thirteen Days to Midnight was rather thought provoking, definitely a far cry from Patrick Carman’s Land of Elyon series. It had elements of Unbreakable and Final Destination.
At first Jacob doesn’t really want to use this new power he’s been given, but eventually Ophelia (Oh for short), the new girl in town, whom he ...more
Plot Summary: Jacob is a sixteen year old boy who grows up living from one foster home to another. On Jacob’s last day at his current ...more
By Patrick Carman
Genre: Science Fiction/fantasy
I liked reading this book. It has an interesting story line. There were funny things, sad things, and scary things that happened. It had a lot of adventure and suspense, too.
Setting: Salem, Oregon, a Catholic high school, Coffin Books library (Milo's dad's store) The setting of the rainy streets of Salem made the story more creepy and made characters seem more remote and alone.
Jacob Fielding - foster child, na ...more
Thirteen Days to Midnight, by Patrick Carman is a young adult novel that follows orphan Jacob Fielding after his guardian's death and the legacy that is left for him. The premise of this novel is what drew me in since I was curious to see what Jacob experiences and his apparent connection with death. While Carman introduces his character in a pretty neat way, his story wasn't what I was anticipating.
"You are indestructible. Three whispered ...more
This book is about a kid named Jacob Fielding He thinks he's somewhat different then others. He realizes he has gotten a curse from his father after they get into a terrible car crash.His father dies but Jacob lives somehow because he has to power to live through out anything that can hurt him. Jacob goes to this Holy cross school to live ...more
If preternatural capability were not the field of science-fiction,what would you want your ability to be? Here is the catch you only can have one power.Jacob Fielding is your typical guy but he has a revolutionary power that got transferred to him.You are indestructible, that was the last word Jacob's father said to him but what Jacob didn't know at the time is the that same phrase would turn his world upside down.
Jacob's friend Milo has a friendship with Ophelia James AKA Oh a new arrival t ...more
The story opens with our protag., Jacob, returning to his private school, Holy Cross, after a week long break due to a traumatic event. A few pages after this scene I realized that my eyes were glued to the novel and weren't, not even for sleep, going anywhere. Carman's characters draw you in and the intensity of the plot keeps you there.
The adventure Jacob, Milo, & Oh find themselves 'dragged' into is dangerous in the way that motorcycl ...more
by: Patrick Carman
Review by Alex Entz
In the book Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman, Jacob Fielding, the main character, is a foster child who travels from home to home. Once he enters high school he is officially taken into care from a man named Mr. Fielding who is like a father to him, though they never got to spend enough time together to truly bond. One year after Jacobs adoption when Jacob and Mr. Fielding were on another one of their annual road trips ...more
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I've written young adult and children's books for Scholastic, Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Katherine Tegen Books/ HarperCollins P ...more