Victoria Laurie

You are here: Home - Uncategorized - When


When Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior cursed with an eerie intuitive ability she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters Her earliest memories are

  • Title: When
  • Author: Victoria Laurie
  • ISBN: 9781484711477
  • Page: 177
  • Format: ebook
  • Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father s premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just likeMaddie Fynn is a shy high school junior, cursed with an eerie intuitive ability she sees a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father s premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually death dates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one.Forced by her alcoholic mother to use her ability to make extra money, Maddie identifies the quickly approaching death date of one client s young son, but because her ability only allows her to see the when and not the how, she s unable to offer any insight When the boy goes missing on that exact date, law enforcement turns to Maddie.Soon, Maddie is entangled in a homicide investigation, and young people disappear and are later found murdered A suspect for the investigation, a target for the murderer, and attracting the attentions of a mysterious young admirer who may be connected to it all, Maddie s whole existence is about to be turned upside down Can she right things before it s too late

    • Unlimited [Manga Book] ↠ When - by Victoria Laurie ↠
      177 Victoria Laurie
    • thumbnail Title: Unlimited [Manga Book] ↠ When - by Victoria Laurie ↠
      Posted by:Victoria Laurie
      Published :2018-09-19T21:47:59+00:00

    One thought on “When

    1. LolaReviewer on said:

      DNFing at the beginning of a month is never a good sign for me. But I can’t help it. I started this read back in February - ha, like that was ages ago or something - and I can't muster the motivation to continue this unexciting story.WHEN is just not what I was looking forward to read; I wanted a paranormal story, not a contemporary and I needed a mature heroine, not someone who acts first and thinks later. I mean… of course calling a mom to assure her that her son is really in danger and wi [...]

    2. Sarah on said:

      Do you know what the blurb of Death Date reminded me of? Quick, somebody call L.

    3. Aj the Ravenous Reader on said:

      The cover of the book will give you a dystopian/sci-fi sort of vibe, so I was totally surprised to find out that this is YA contemporary with a dab…er…a splash of paranormal which in this case is both good and bad. It’s good because the story revolves around a very creative premise. Maddie has an abnormal ability to read people’s deaths, the figures plastered on people’s foreheads (such a lovely sight!). It’s good because the plot navigates along an unexpected route that made the par [...]

    4. Giselle on said:

      I'm DNFing this. Everything is just so far fetched and I have zero interest to keep going past the halfway point. I seem to be in the minority here so I'm not sure what I missed, but this one's not for me.Why? Ok so, Maddie can see deathdates on everyone's forehead which I find really interesting for a book premise - I enjoyed that aspect a lot actually - but the use of it in this plot is ridiculous most of the time. This girl tells a mother her son will die (important to note the mom came to he [...]

    5. Faye, la Patata on said:

      If you think this is your usual paranormal book where a girl finds herself capable of doing some pretty cool shit and doesn't know how to use it and consequently gets frustrated until she finds the Love Interest/s who help/s her channel her powers for good before they run off to the sunset to their happily ever after, STOP RIGHT THERE! I shit you not, When by Victoria Laurie is anything but that. It gets rid of the overused PR formula and breathes into it new life. I'm telling you right now tha [...]

    6. Renata on said:

      Este libro me ha encantado, de verdad, si lo podéis leer os lo recomiendo. No sabía que esperar al empezarlo ya que es la primera vez que leo algo de esta autora pero When ha sido una lectura muy muy muy buena. Maddie, nuestra protagonista, desde que tiene memoria puede ver unos números en la frente de las personas. No supo que era hasta que experimentó con un familiar que en realidad esos números son fechas y, como si fuese poco, son los días cuando la persona morirá. Obviamente a mi me [...]

    7. Ariana on said:

      Oh, what a feast for my senses!My verdict: Incredible, addictive and absolutely well done (in terms of writing style, characters, plot, suspense, even that cute ending)!“When” or “Death Date” (depending on the edition) is an amazing paranormal story full of mystery and turnarounds. It has a gripping plot, great character development and for some reason I simply can’t get it out of my mind. I really loved it and now its memory is haunting me – not that I’m complaining ^_^In fact, I [...]

    8. bookaholic_kim on said:

      Fantasy + Mystery thriller = Is the best!If you would have a special ability. What would it be? I would like to be a jumper (so I can just go to places I wanna visit) haha. By the way, this book is recommended to me by the awesome Katerina. Thanks to her I got to read this awesome book.Anyways, the story is about this 16 year old girl, Maddie who has an ability. But lemme remind you that abilities are not always good. The girl sees numbers on everybody’s forehead. This numbers are death dates. [...]

    9. Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries) on said:

      Full review NOT to come because while trying to find out if this novel will have a sequel (the ending is open enough for it), I realized why the author's name sounded so familiar: she's a BBA from 2008. I'm not going to spend a good hour of my time writing about her book when I'm just going to end up humiliated in her books one day. This novel has been given the rating it earned regardless of my opinion of her behavior.When turned out to be an okay thriller that actually took into account the fa [...]

    10. Maja (The Nocturnal Library) on said:

      4.5 starsWhen is a very impressive and incredibly compelling standalone book by Victoria Laurie. It’s the sort of book that pulls you in from its first sentence and refuses to let go. The opening chapter does an excellent job in making us care for Maddie, our protagonist, and at the same time, it gives us a great idea of what lies ahead. This suspenseful, surprisingly well-written book kept me on the edge of my seat throughout, which wasn’t achieved through cheap tricks and tropes, but throu [...]

    11. Bonnie Shores on said:

      You know how you watch those movies where the girl goes all by herself to explore something she saw or heard in a dark and empty house and you scream at the tv, "Don't do it! Go back! Wait for help!" But, of course, she stupidly goes in anyway?! In some respects, that is this book.The premise is really interesting—Maddie was born with the ability to see numbers on people's foreheads. Turns out these numbers are "death dates". Kinda cool, right? Sure. Only Maddie's alcoholic mother spends their [...]

    12. nick on said:

      The idea of a main character able to see the death dates of people becoming embroiled in a murder investigation was utterly thrilling. I was excited to dive into When because of that. However, When wound up disappointing me because of how unrealistic it was. I think I had built my expectations for this book a little too high.Ever since her dad died, Maddie has had a bit of a rough life. She didn't until her dad passed away that the numbers she saw on people's foreheads were their death dates, so [...]

    13. ☕ Kimberly on said:

      Caffeinated Aspects:The premise for When is interesting and a little creepy. Imagine knowing the date everyone will die. How Maddie came to do readings was believable and immediately allowed the reader to connect. It makes you ponder the questions, "Would you want to know your end date?"It is a standalone! In a sea of trilogies, series and serials it was fantastic to slip into a world and get a complete story.Maddie Fynn is an interesting character who struggles with her gift and dealing with he [...]

    14. Alia on said:

      I wanted to read something different, so once I checked the description of this book, I immediately started reading it and OH MY GOD! I'm so glad I did!I actually read it in one sitting! I couldn't stop until I knew what would happen.I've loved every single thing about this book, from the characters to the plot. Everything.And I was always on edge and didn't even get bored. This was a refreshing read and probably one of my favourite books this year!

    15. Keertana on said:

      Rating: 4.5 StarsImagine being able to look at a person and see, always, the day of their death looming above them. It may be an extraordinary gift, sure, but it's also a curse. One that Maddie Fynn knows all too well. Ever since she was young, Maddie has been able to see the deathdays of those around her. It first happened when she drew a family portrait and wrote the etched the date of her father's death on paper and, ever since, her talent has singled Maddie out as a loner. With only one frie [...]

    16. Cixllera on said:

      This book was almost a DNF for me because the beginning was so boring. Literally nothing happened in the first half of the book. LIKE DO SOMETHING. PLEASE.It honestly really an interesting concept that Maddie can see death dates and even gets pulled into a murder investigation but the plot is JUST. SO. REPETITIVE. This is a 4 because it speed up towards the middle and things ACTUALLY STARTED HAPPENING. The ending was reallyy goooddd though thats why this rating is high and not a 2. If you get bo [...]

    17. Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws on said:

      Maddie Fynn is your average teenager with a special gift. She can see numbers associated with each and every person. It was her father’s death that alerted her of the fact that the numbers that she sees are the death dates of that individual. Following her father’s death, her mother goes on a downward spiral and becomes an alcoholic. She uses Maddie’s gift to have sessions with people and warn them off for some extra cash. However, Maddie only knows the dates and not the how and why of it [...]

    18. Chloe M on said:

      I read the book When by Victoria Laurie. Whenis a book about a high school girl named Maddie Finn. At a young age she finds out that she has a special ability. She sees numbers that that float on peoples for heads. Her life has been hard losing her dad then her mom turning in to an alcoholic. Her life is like a rolcoster with all the up and down she has had in it. Her ability of seeing numbers has not made it any easier. In the beginning there was one spot that lost my attention but, I kept read [...]

    19. Valerie on said:

      First, this isn't a romance. There is a hint in the blurb that it is but Maddie's attraction to Aiden is such a miniscule part of the story that it didn't even come into play.Second, for me, this story was too forced. There are several things I'm just not buying at all. The paranormal aspect of it is fine. I'm not bothered by that at all. It's the FBI and school issues that just had me fuming mad. As a teacher, I saw so many things that just wouldn't happen in a school or with teenagers that I k [...]

    20. Booknut on said:

      **Check out the original review over at 21st Century Once Upon A Times**'Why am I seemingly the only person on earth who can see these numbers? Why did fate choose me for such a cruel gift? It's a question I've asked myself a million times, and I'm still looking for the answer. I think there may not be one, because knowing when someone will die has never changed anything. I've never saved anybody or given them more time. I'm just the messenger.'Small black gravestones against a pale white landsc [...]

    21. Keira L on said:

      I loved this book because it was about a girl named Maddie Fynn a shy high school girl, who could see people's death dates! It's a little scary being her because not everyone believes her. So when a mother comes over to their house to see if her sick child will live, she hands Maddie a picture of her two sons. Maddie says " Your child that is sick will live but, your other child's death date is soon." The mother starts yelling at Maddie because she doesn't believe is her younger child is going t [...]

    22. Kitkat on said:

      I loved the ending. I predicted some of it but I'm so happy that the antagonist was a good serial killer. I mean the killers are very cliche in books but Mrs. Laurie did an amazing job. I loved the characters and how Madelyn struggles with her powers. I liked at the ending when she looks at her love interest and sees life instead of death. I cannot wait to read more of her books. One recommendation of her books is Anna Dressed in Blood.

    23. Anneliese C on said:

      When is a book about a 16 year old girl named Maddie Fin. She sees people's death dates over their foreheads. The first person to piece this together was Maddie's mom when her husband (Maddie's father) had died when Maddie was in 1st grade. Her father died from a gun fight between the Brooklyn police department, the place that he worked at, and some drug dealers in a warehouse. When this happened the city made them too nostalgic and sad to the point where they had to move to Poplar Hollow when M [...]

    24. jskdkslkde on said:

      Sixteen year old Maddie Fynn knows when a person will die. She sees the date as numbers on the individual's forehead, whether in a photo or in person. Since her dad's death in first grade, Maddie's mom has soothed herself by drinking and is now an alcoholic. Ms. Fynn cannot hold down a consistent job, so Maddie does death date readings for clients to help pay the bills, when she is not in school. When Mrs. Tibbolt's child dies shortly after a reading, Maddie and her best friend, Stubby, are cons [...]

    25. haley on said:

      Actual rating: 4.5 starsWow, this was really good! I was expecting to not like this very much, because the beginning was a bit slow, and some things made no sense, and a certain character was an idiot, but I ended up really enjoying this. I really liked Maddie, she was just really nice and I sympathized with her quite easily. The friendship between Maddie and Stubby was really cute, although Stubby kind of acted like an idiot sometimes. And Mrs. Duncan was so sweet! I hated the FBI guys at first [...]

    26. Sivi on said:

      So frustrating and yet so good! I loved it from the very beginning to the end. It kept me so intrigued that I couldn’t stop reading. It’s one of those books that are really frustrating because everything seems to be against the main character, Maddie, who happens to see deathdates on people’s foreheads. You can imagine how many problems that can bring you. When I was through the middle of the book I kind of hated every character except Maddie, but at the end I loved them all because that e [...]

    27. Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews on said:

      *I received a free ARC of When from Disney Hyperion via Netgalley in exchange of an honest and unbiased review*Not completely my cup of tea. The mystery with the serial killer was well done, but the numbers thing didn't work for me. Full review to come soon.This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog(un)Conventional Bookviews

    28. Ashley on said:

      4.5 starsThis book was FAAABULOUS! It was super intense and un-put-downable. I read through the night! I love how I couldn't guess the ending at all.I even liked how the book had no romance! There was a tiny bit of a crush but it only tied in at the beginning, middle, and end. It wasn't an actual romance. That allowed for the mystery/thrill to dominate the book, and that was epic!!

    29. Dai Alvarado on said:

      ¡Qué genial este libro! Me esperaba algo enteramente diferente, más del tipo fantasioso cuando en realidad es un misterio que te engancha desde las primeras páginas.

    30. Trish at Between My Lines on said:

      This review was originally posted on Between My LinesThis book had me so excited.  The creepy cover and the "would you want to know" tagline hooked me right in.  And if you like a Sc Fi/Cri Fi genre mix-up then this might be just the book for you. First Line of When by Victoria Laurie: "I'm not exactly sure when I first started to seeing the numbers." My thoughts on When by Victoria Laurie: I did really enjoy When but I can't say I was blown away by it.  I loved the concept of Maddie's gift [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *