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Dec 04 2015

Death and Co: Fault Lines by D. J McCune

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Hot Key Books, 2015. ISBN: 9781471402715
(Age: Teens) Fault lines is the final book in the Death and Co trilogy written by D.J McCune. Adam Mortson is part of Britain's leading Luman family. The Lumans are charged with leading the dead to the afterlife. Adam's brothers easily slip in to their role as guides to the light; however Adam struggles to comprehend his own role. He is torn between two very different worlds, one where he wants to go to school, hang out with his friends and struggle to pass tests and get his very first girlfriend; however his life as a Luman is slowly beginning to overpower any other option. Adam Mortson is a sandy haired, blue eyed, fifteen year old, with an extra-ordinary gift. He is able to see a person's death before it actually happens, and on a school trip to Japan this gift allows Adam to pre-empt a tsunami that will kill thousands of people. This one event will change his life and that of his friends . . . But only if they survive.
This enthralling novel is told from the perspective of Adam as he goes through many life changing decisions. The major themes that present themselves throughout the novel are death, friendship, and family. I would recommend this novel to teenagers who enjoy reading fantasy or mythology novels.
Emily Madden

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