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The Vision (The Mark #2)

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Cassie Renfield knows the mark tells her when someone is going to die and that she can intervene and attempt to change fate. But she still doesn't understand the consequences, especially whether saving one life dooms another. With no family left to offer guidance, Cassie goes in search of others like her. But when she meets Demetria, a troubled girl who seems to have the p ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Bloomsbury USA
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Wanda
Feb 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, arc, reviewed
This book is the sequel to her first book which was called "The Mark". And I must admit that I actually liked "The Mark" better than I liked this one. This one left me confused. I guess maybe with book three coming out next year, it would probably help me understand it more.

Cassie has this special ability to see glowing mark around someone who is on their last day on earth. In other words, she can tell when someone is going to die. And she was hoping to find others like hers. But you'll never
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Lydia Clark
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT....just happened?
Princess Bookie
Feb 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read2011
My Thoughts: It has been quite a while since I read The Mark, the first book in the series. I believe I read it in February 2010, almost 2 years ago. And, I remember that I loved it. So when I heard the next book in the series was coming out, I was pumped.

We are back with Cassie who has realized she has abilities and can see a glow around someone when they are about to die. She calls it the mark. Cassie can still see the mark and is constantly in an argument with herself. Should she tell the per
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Reading Teen
Sep 20, 2011 rated it liked it
The Vision starts off a couple of months after The Mark leaves off. Cassie has spent some time with Jack (the boy she came home to last book), but when she realizes that she can't trust him with her secret, she decides to leave and search for answers. In her new town she meets Zander, and they enter into a whirlwind relationship. But things get complicated when Cassie finds out that Zander has secrets of his own. Then she has to decide what she believes, and if she has what it takes to follow th ...more
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on The Vision by Jen Nadol

The Vision is the second installment in Nadol's The Mark series, and though I enjoyed it, there were some times where I was a bit lost. It was as if there was something missing, some explanation of why, who, and how come.

Cassie Renfield is able to tell when someones last day of life will be. That person(s) has a glow around them that Cassie calls "the mark", but she has no idea what to do about it. does she warn the person(s) or does she let nature tak
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Maria
Sep 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
So I'm about halfway through this book when Damaris at GCR tells me, "You know that that's the 2nd book in a series, right? Have you read The Mark?" Of course, because I'm me, I didn't have a clue that this was even part of a series!

My cluelessness aside, I think that Jen Nadol did a great job of making sure that you didn't even need to read the first book to enjoy The Vision. In fact, this book was so good that I plan on going back and reading The Mark, especially because I would love to read m
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Kate
THE VISION, by Jen Nadol, is the highly anticipated sequel to The Mark. In the first book we discover that Cassie has the ability to see a 'mark' on people on their last day alive. We learned that if she tells the person and they do something to prevent their death, the mark will pass to another person nearby. This book explores the background of her gift and begs the question, would you sacrifice someone to save another?

I absolutely loved The Mark, but sadly I was quite disappointed with The Vi
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Ginny
Aug 05, 2010 rated it liked it
After finishing this one, I spent some time trying to work out my thoughts on it. I was not too fond of the first half of the book; I felt lost, like I didn't quite know what was going on. (I even re-read parts of the Mark just to prevent this from happening.)

I came to a conclusion: I don't like Cassie.

The supporting cast was great, they worked out beautifully and made sense in the scheme of things. What didn't was Cassie. Because you see, Cassie has a gift she can see when a person has 24 hour
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Jessica Dillon
For me this was a 4.5 star read. It did take me a little while to get back into Cassandras story (maybe because I read the first book over two years ago :P) But once I was in, I was hooked. Ms Nadol writes a story where you're torn between which guy you want her to be with intense scary Zander, a good friend that could be more Ryan or the loveavle, childhood best friend Jack. I loved how at the beginning of this book she was lost and by the end she had found her self (a corny thing to say, but t ...more
Vivian
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow. Read this in around 2 and a half hours. Loved it.

I really like the main character. She has her flaws and she has her strengths, all of which are very typical and yet unique in today's society. Although she's gone through multiple boyfriends, most of which seemed to be the wrong guy for her, I liked the way those relationships added to her finding herself and her beliefs. They also contributed in telling the story and ideas a bit better.

Misunderstandings and little puns here and there really
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Chloe
Nov 08, 2011 rated it liked it
This book wasn't bad, per se. Predictable, kind of. Angsty, yes. But there was enough going for it I was annoyed every time I had to put it down.

One of my favorite books is Putting Makeup on Dead People which made me view funeral preparation in a whole new light, and the way the Nadol dealt with it was just very offhand in comparison which honestly bothered me. I feel like she really doesn't go into depth about anything in this book except for Cassie's guilt and confusion, which was kind of uns
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Heather
Aug 04, 2010 rated it liked it
I wish I remembered The Mark better than I do, because I think I’d have enjoyed The Vision more if I had. And, honestly, I feel kinda bad for not having liked it as much as I wanted to. Jen Nadol is such a sweetheart and someone who’s given me a couple of guest posts. I almost feel like I’m letting her down by not being blown away. I really do think that the biggest problem is that it’s been too long – and too many other books – since I read The Mark.

I found Cassie annoying this time around. He
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JenniferJ
Aug 20, 2011 rated it it was ok

I tried really hard to like this book because the first in the series, The Mark, was super, fresh, and unique. The Vision just paled in comparison to it. It took me a long time to finish reading it because I would keep sitting it down and picking others up thinking I was just not in the right frame of mind for this particular type of read but sadly my feelings never changed until the ending. The last couple of chapters were the best in the entire book.

The first problem I encountered was I felt c
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Jennifer  Howell / Late Bloomer Online
Cassie decides to move away from the home she shared with her Grandmother in order to learn more about her gift. Before she leaves she, and Jack break up and the break up gets explained throughout the book in flashbacks, but Cassie spends the whole book missing him. Even her new whirlwind romance with Zander doesn't completely erase the thoughts of Jack.

It isn't long before Cassie realizes that Zander not only has secrets of his own, but he knows more about her and her gift than she ever imagin
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Julene
Feb 03, 2012 rated it liked it
I am giving this book 3 stars because I am not sure if I liked it or not. I am still deciding :) This is a weird, interesting, kind of weird, dark subject but told in such a way that it feels like it's an everyday thing, and did I mention weird. That probably made no sense but this really is a weird book. The whole Greek mythology part of the story, I don't think, is talked about enough and so I felt it was almost a good story but the Greek element just wasn't talked about enough. It would be ta ...more
Kristen
Aug 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
First Impression:
The Mark left off with a bit of a reveal about Cassie's past and why she is the way she is and it intrigued me greatly. When I heard there was a sequel coming out, I had to pick it up.

While Reading:
I was hoping for more depth into Cassie's past, but it definitely wasn't jumping out at the beginning of the novel. The book slides back into her normal day: going to school, trying to find another like her, etc. And, of course, another guy interest. Only this one is more obsessed tha
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Kristi
Mar 30, 2010 rated it liked it
The Vision doesn’t quite leave off where The Mark ends, although you do get an explanation of the what and the why.

I was a little mad at Cass for leaving Ashville again. I understood why she wanted to, but at the same time it just felt like she was running away. She doesn’t have anyone to turn to concerning her gift and it’s wearing on her. If she’d just look around, there are a few people that I think she could confide in.

Cass has moved on from her infatuation with philosophy and settled with
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I loved the first in the series. And while I'm use to the sophomore book tending to me inferior to the first, I struggled with this one way more than I normally do.

My biggest problem was the amount of time this book spends in the funeral home. And, I really feel this might be a personal issue with me. I'm not overly fond of the idea of death. So reading about all her work in the funeral homes was just NOT for me. I do understand why she was doing it. And I enjoyed what she learned about the diff
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Andrea
Sep 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
3.5 out of 5 rating

I'm glad that I read The Vision right after reading The Mark, but at first there seemed to be some jumping around (Jack, the move to a diferent city..although it is explained later on in the book). Once again, I really liked Cassie's character. I loved how she was trying to figure out what the right thing to do really was, not just going off of the history of what she was told to do.

And there were some great secondary characters. I really liked Liv, her new best friend. I lov
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Krutula
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
4.5 stars for this book.
Is it possible to love the plot but be unsure about the characters? I felt that way with this book. First of all, Cassandra is never assertive enough. She let Lucas push her around in The Mark and the same thing happened in The Vision. (view spoiler) The development of the characters was sign
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Dolores
Oct 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
The thing that set "The Mark" apart from the glut of paranormal fiction out there was the way it looked at Cassie's responsibility to those she knew were about to die. There was reasoned, intelligent, philosophical debate about whether or not she should tell the doomed about their impending demise. I loved it. I wasn't a fan of the twist at the end that turned a philosophical book into a mythological one, but still I had hope. Then came "The Vision." I'm not going to say the book was bad, becaus ...more
Kathy
Nov 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: mythology
The Vision was a good sequel, it kind of reminded me of the first book of Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series without all the screaming LOL. But really I thought it was good, Cassie's character grew a lot learning about how to deal with her power and how it actually works, how she is even supposed to make the decision to tell someone they are going to die that day. She realizes that when one door closes another opens...yes it's cliche but it's true...but also sometimes the door needs to remai ...more
Alex
Dec 21, 2010 rated it liked it
I liked The Mark when I originally read it (a year and a half ago?) It was a quick read that really made you think about the consequences of actions. I wasn't expecting a sequel at all, and was pleasantly surprised when I saw one pop up here on Goodreads. Books these days usually end in such a cliffhanger that there is obviously going to be a next book, and the wait is so long that you don't care anymore by the time it gets here. But I was never expecting another one to this series, so it was a ...more
Dani
Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow. This was one of the most interesting stories I've read in a long while! Read 90% of it in one night just because I couldn't stop turning the pages.

The beginning was kind of boring, but it definitely stepped up in the middle, where she meets someone just like her. Then, for the last twenty pages, it got pretty boring again and finished with something expected as the ending.

The reason why it doesn't get a 5 from me is mostly because it didn't really tie up loose ends. There are plot holes and
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Teresa in Ohio
Jul 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012-read
What was an interesting concept has been muddied by mythological myths and good vrs bad scenarios. The main character learned in the first book The Markthat she has the ability to see an aura around people who have less than a day to live. We see Cassie struggle with the moral dilemma to tell or keep her mouth shut. She grieves everytime she does nothing and that life is gone. In this book, she abruptly leaves her hometown to make a new life in Chicago. The author does a poor job of telling the ...more
Darcy
Jun 20, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011, ya
Cassie seems so lost in this book. She moved to try to get answers to just what she is and thinks that Chicago, a city with a bigger Greek population, is just the place to start. She does find out some answers, but gets more questions too.

Cassie's new friends are fun. I found her new job to be the best part of the book. The talks that she had with her boss were very profound. There was potential with her co-worker, I wish that there would have been more with that. From the start I didn't like Z
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Janelle
Dec 24, 2011 rated it liked it
I liked The Mark, so of course, I wanted to read the sequel, but when I was reading it, I didn't read it because it kept me interested, but because I don't like starting a book and not finishing it.

The whole thing with Zander and her, their romance/bond/whatever it was that they had together was intriguing, but Zander was just not cool. The book, the general idea of the story is unique, but personally, I just liked this book. I don't think I would recommend it to anyone because there's not much
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Rebecca
Nov 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-that-i-own
Where do I even start with saying how much I love this book!
I'm going to try and avoid spoilers in this review!
Everything about it is just captivating! From the main storyline of cassie and her gift, and learning more about it and how it works. To the sub storyline of Zander and how they were ' meant to be together', and how both of their gifts work together.
Then the ending! Oh my, all of my hopes came true! I wanted that to happen since I first read about that character and their connection to
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Kurtis Chan
Jan 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was really interesting and it was different from book that talk about death. Usually when somebody dies in a book, there is a lot of grief and stress, but this book was about how somebody died. It talks about Greeks and how people know when they die or how they help people go where they deserve to go like heaven or hell. It also says that if you try to save someone's life if they're about to die, but they don't end up dying, death takes another life instead. It is very interesting beca ...more
Heather
Feb 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
Didn't like this one as much as The Mark, particularly because I kind of stopped liking Cassie. (Stop trying to live your life according to someone else's guidelines, Cassie! And please stop trying to get with a guy who uses you - you don't need to be anyone's superhero!) However, I did like that the book added another Greek myth. Thanatos in combination with Cassie of the Fates was intriguing. This story might also appeal to those who liked the darkly attractive version of death's messenger fou ...more
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