Thirteen Days to Midnight

Thirteen Days to Midnight[Reading] ➸ Thirteen Days to Midnight ➮ Patrick Carman – Tbjewellers.co.uk You are indestructible Three whispered words transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding that changes everything At first, Jacob is hesitant to use the power, unsure of its implications But there You are indestructible Three whispered words transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding that changes everything At first, Jacob is hesitant to use the power, unsure of its implications But there Thirteen Days ePUB ½ s something addictive about testing the limits of fearThen Ophelia James, the beautiful and daring new girl in town, suggests that they use the power to do good, to save others But with every heroic act, the power grows into the specter of a curse How to decide who lives and who diesIn this nail biting novel of mystery and dark intrigue, Jacob must walk the razor thin line between right and wrong, good and evil, and life and death And time is running out Because the Grim Reaper doesn t disappear He catches up.

I have been a lifelong writer and storyteller Salem, Oregon is where I spent my formative years and I graduated from Willamette University After college, I spent a decade living in Thirteen Days ePUB ½ Portland, Oregon where I worked in advertising, game design, and technologyI ve written young adult and children s books for , Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Katherine Tegen Books HarperCollins PublishersI ve been fortunate enough to have had some bestselling series work The Land of Elyon, Atherton, Elliot s Park, Clues, and Skeleton Creek Here s a fun notethe books have been translated into approximately two dozen languages Currently I m developing a few new media projects Check out DARK EDEN to experience this type of cross platform projectWhen I m not writing or creating a story, I spend my free time supporting literacy campaigns and community organizations, fly fishing, playing basketball and tennis, doing crosswords, watching movies, dabbling in video games, reading lots , andthan anything else spending time with my wife and two daughters.

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  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • Thirteen Days to Midnight
  • Patrick Carman
  • English
  • 09 December 2019
  • 0316004030

10 thoughts on “Thirteen Days to Midnight

  1. says:

    If you could have only one superpower, what would it be 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, If you could have only one superpower, what would it be 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, I didn t expect to like this book as much as I did It was a thrilling read and it kept me on the edge of my seat til the very end I also really enjoyed the way it ended and how bittersweet the ending was If you like quick fantasy thriller books, I suggest giving this a try It might just surprise you, cause it sure as hell did surprise me

  2. says:

    The premise behind this was super interesting, but the writing style was a little hard to get into, and the characters were hard to connect with Overall, the pacing was a little slow, and I feel like I only understood tidbits of the actual story because of how detached everything seemed.

  3. says:

    In A Nutshell 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.Review 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 In A Nutshell 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.Review 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 their lives For the first time in his life, Jacob who grew up in the foster system, feels like he is part of something permanent He feels like Mr Fielding really cares about him But then Mr Fielding dies in a car crash, and Jacob has to contend with guilt, grief, and loss Jacob returns to school where his best friend, Milo, who introduces Jacob to the new girl, Ophelia goes by Oh Jacob and Milo have to figure out how to deal with Oh, their mutual interest in her, and her choice between the two of them Patrick Carmen handles the relationships within Thirteen Days To Midnight with mastery and finesse Milo is Jacob s first true best friend relationship, while Oh is Jacob s first love Patrick Carmen has to balance the fragility of these firsts with the steadfastness that make these relationships seem likely to last The secrets that the friends share serve both the test their relationships and make their relationships stronger But this book isthan a coming of age or first love story because with those three whispered words something passes between Jacob, Milo, and Oh that none of them truly understand They must unravel the secret of what is passing between them, but in order for them to do that Jacob must start to face his fear, guilt, and grief over losing Mr Fielding.There is a lot of action packed into thirteen days, which made reading this book both a pleasure and a challenge A pleasure because it moves fast and there is not a lot of wasted time or words But a challenge because of some dark topics addressed that leave the characters with a lot to think about and not a lot of time to process

  4. says:

    I was so disappointed with this book The whole thing seemed a little unfocused and a bit random The whole book just dragged on from start to finish Jacob finds out that he has a superpower and so he and his two friends, Milo and Ophelia Oh , decide to play with it and see how far it can take them Pretty much the whole book consisted of these teenagers harming themselves to see if they can become injured whilst they have the power After that, they decide to try and save a couple of people b I was so disappointed with this book The whole thing seemed a little unfocused and a bit random The whole book just dragged on from start to finish Jacob finds out that he has a superpower and so he and his two friends, Milo and Ophelia Oh , decide to play with it and see how far it can take them Pretty much the whole book consisted of these teenagers harming themselves to see if they can become injured whilst they have the power After that, they decide to try and save a couple of people by giving them the power and so they come out of danger unscathed with nobody seriously asking how or why The characters weren t believable or endearing Milo and Oh seemed like pretty bad best friends and Jacob treated Milo appallingly, favouring a girl he d only met a few days ago The reasonably random run ins with the school bully, Ethan, didn t work its as though Carman didn t really know what Ethan was like at all, saying that he was tolerable one moment but frightening the next None of the characters felt very distinct The characters, dialog and plot were lacking and so this is not one that I d recommend

  5. says:

    Ugh I finished it. but it took a lot out of me to keep going It s just really not very good The writing is pretty awful The dialogue is worse, and the plot doesn t really work Not to mention the oh so stellar character development that had me immediately invested in these oh so believable characters blegh Yeah, really. THAT bad I only kept reading because the premise was interesting and I kept telling myself, Surely, if it s published, it needs to have SOME redeeming quality yeah. Ugh I finished it. but it took a lot out of me to keep going It s just really not very good The writing is pretty awful The dialogue is worse, and the plot doesn t really work Not to mention the oh so stellar character development that had me immediately invested in these oh so believable characters blegh Yeah, really. THAT bad I only kept reading because the premise was interesting and I kept telling myself, Surely, if it s published, it needs to have SOME redeeming quality yeah. no The dialogue probably bothered me the most These kids were OUT of time They sprinkled in modern expressions but made references that are older than I am They all had the SAME voice and it wasn t a very good one It was. young and confused and completely unsure Additionally there were weird set ups. like, Ethan He s a guy who is kind of a jerk but he s described as that one guy we all know who is kind of a jerk but we still tolerate him and hang out anyway So. how exactly did he become this big bully This MAJOR threat And for that matter the seriousness of it all was kind of laughable Maybe its just proof that I m too old for some YA Because depending on your age, THE GIRL or THE BULLY could be all thought consuming I guess. maybe I skipped that age.Onethought comes to mind My best friend is a writer and once upon a time, frustrated by a crappy manuscript he was reading, he said, If you re telling a story from a character s perspective and that character doesn t share information that s not creating mystery It s shitty writing Paraphrased, and probably doing him NO justice I couldn t get that thought out of my head in this book I kept thinking IS this the manuscript he was reading Because someone had to read this before me Someone agreed to publish it, flawed as it is Someone thought, oh, how cool that the narrator is keeping US in the dark while he pieces everything together Which makes no sense, considering he can t stop thinking about THE GIRL long enough to focus on ANYTHING much less solve the frickkkin problem Anyway Yeah This book sucked Don t waste your time

  6. says:

    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, 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, but still Milo was alright I guess.Anyway, they started trying to hurt themselves They are trying to make sure that nothing can kill the power holder This diamond power makes you indestructible Like literally.Jacob wasn t planning to tell anyone what his adopted father, Mr Fielding, passed him before he died But he didn t want Oh to die at this accident either She shouldn t have made it So something was strange and wrong therefore he had to confess.I have to give Jacob some credits tho He wasn t convinced by their actions Because Oh wanted to save lives now And death Doesn t go away, right It has to be satisfied Still he couldn t say no to his girlfriend After many secrets been relieved, Jacob realises the dangers and consequences of fooling around.

  7. says:

    This was reaaaallll dark A wee bit creepy ish, a wee bit chilling, but mostly dark Thank goodness it wasn t that long or too elaborate, because I don t know how much I would be able to handle The tension in the book was impeccable It keeps the story perpetually moving, it keeps you compelled to want to readA little violent, but bearable.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 This was reaaaallll dark A wee bit creepy ish, a wee bit chilling, but mostly dark Thank goodness it wasn t that long or too elaborate, because I don t know how much I would be able to handle The tension in the book was impeccable It keeps the story perpetually moving, it keeps you compelled to want to readA little violent, but bearable.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 thirteen in the title, all very ominous looking but nothing much besides that It was gripping in the sense that I wanted to continue reading to see what happens to Oh, to see what her final fate would be with the curse, once thought a gift, that Jacob carries Thirteen Days to Midnight was both unpredictable and predictable, if that makes sense It s like you can tell that things are going to go a certain direction, but when it happens it just hits you unexpectedly Or maybe it s just me.It was interesting watching the gradual change in Oh s character and demeanor, how the power or diamond was practically consuming her Everything was spiraling out of control after the series of experiments that the three of them carry out to test the limit of Jacob s power And soon, Oh persuades Jacob to use it to save lives It was interesting how this backfires and reduces Oh to the state that she s in as the novel draws to a close I felt the feelings between Jacob and Oh weren t very real though, I mean come on they ve only known each other for thirteen days not even a fortnight So, one question as I end this review If you could have only one superpower, what would it be The ability to fly Invisibility To be indestructible Jacob s final answer to that gave me a very strong sense of closure

  8. says:

    2.5 stars, rounded up.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 2.5 stars, rounded up.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 never told us, despite this being first person POV Need to test the effectiveness of guns against Jacob s superpower Have him shoot himself in the foot, off screen, and only mention it in passing dialogue to another character Jacob never remembers anything I m not saying he has Dementia, but that he says I ve been in foster care since I was five ish and almost never mentions anything else about it again He doesn t need flashbacks to make it believable, just to say something like the smell of burnt coffee reminded me of the first house I stayed in And the dialogue So Much Was Explained In Dialogue It killed me Instead of saying The beast clawed into my skin, my soul writhing as fire consumed every ligament I wrapped my hands around myself in agony, the beast s anger pounding in my temples The book will be like not a real quoteIt seems mad, I told Oh, everytime the beast returns, it hurts worse I don t think I can take it much longer But we almost never feel his agony, just get these clipped conversations, where he explains feelings we ve never felt him have And the character motivations were all over the place Once minute Jacob would be like this is dangerous The next he d be like yeah, but it s cool Every other character did the same exact thing I just wished one would ve been the safety patrol friend consistently Milo , one friend would ve been the let s use this to our advantage Oh and the MC would ve been a littleselfish and otherwise flawed Anyway, decent enough writing, but poor, poor story telling

  9. says:

    Thirteen Days to Midnight had the potential to be a mind blowing read, but did not deliver in terms of plot or character It was just okay.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 Thirteen Days to Midnight had the potential to be a mind blowing read, but did not deliver in terms of plot or character It was just okay.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 meet a mysterious, headstrong girl named Ophelia nicknamed Oh The three embark on an adventure to uncover the secrets surrounding the super ability bestowed upon Jacob.I liked the basic premise of the book A normal teenager receives an amazing ability and dwells on the rights and wrongs of his choices It was convincing and original, which is a plus point for Patrick Carman.However, it was not as superb as I wished it was The superpower dilemma was resolved in an interesting way, but I didn t feel as if the entire conflict completely ended Neither Milo or Oh were sympathetic side characters.I would recommend this book for tween guys looking for an action novel

  10. says:

    I wasn t expecting much and I got what I expected This was an interesting concept, a little underdeveloped The characters were immature and predictable I would have probably enjoyed thisif I d have read it as a teenager.

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