Review: Numbers by Rachel Ward

Published: 2010
By: Brilliance Corporation
Series: Numbers
Source: EPL
Format: Audiobook
ISBN: 9781423396291

Numbers that pop into her head when she looks into someone’s eyes. They?re dates, the numbers. Dates predicting with brute accuracy each person’s death. Burdened by such grim knowledge, Jem avoids relationships. Until she meets Spider, another outsider, and takes a chance. Maybe they can find happiness together, if only in the brief time that remains before his expiration date. But on a trip to London, Jem foresees a chilling chain of events: The city’s a target. The clock’s running out. The countdown is on to a blowup!
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Could you handle carrying the burden of a gift that you couldn’t share? What if you knew the date of a person’s final day, would you tell them in hopes you could help them? What if somebody knew your final day, could you handle the truth?
Jem, a 15-years-old girl, born with a terrible secret. An unwanted gift, and an undesirable history of troubling foster families, and the numbers. A young girl who had the intense desire to be “normal” but couldn’t cope with the knowledge that anybody she became close to would disappear; die.
Then she meets Spider. A scraggly, young African boy who couldn’t sit still. A troublemaker of sorts, but he fell in love and so did she. Jem tried to avoid it, but she saw it and claimed he was beautiful although that wasn’t all she saw, and she wanted anything but that to be real. She saw his number, and on what would be his predetermined day she tried her best not to let down Val, Spider’s grandmother, when she asked her to keep him safe – she knew. But the numbers were right.
The couple go through an amazing, life-altering adventure together. Runaways with a goal to reach the seaside. They never make it – at least not in one piece, but the beach is as beautiful as Spider described it.
I don’t want to ruin the story, but it’s really good. I would definitely recommend it. ** Warning** There is a lot of vulgar language, so not for the faint of heart.

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About Black ' n Write Reviewer

Library Tech grad who is currently working on a BA in Political Science and filling all her time with books.
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5 Responses to Review: Numbers by Rachel Ward

  1. This sounds like a great story! Most of my reading is for business and now that summer is here I am looking for a non business read. Will check this one out. Best Regards, Wendy http://wendybottrell.com 2013 Blogathon

    • Thank you so much for your comment. I would highly recommend it for as an easy read with, what I consider, a good amount of suspense, humor and romance. If you do wind up getting around to reading it, let me know what you thought 🙂
      Cheers,
      – Krys

  2. Meg says:

    This sounds interesting! Are the other books in the trilogy already out?

  3. Pingback: Review: The Chaos – Book #2 by Rachel Ward | Black 'n Write

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