Idea taken from Breaking The Spine
The Mark by Jen Nadol.
Sixteen-year old Cassie Renfield has seen the mark since forever: a glow around certain people as if a candle were held behind their back. The one time she pointed it out taught her she shouldn't do it again, so Cassie has kept quiet, considering its rare appearances odd, but insignificant. Until she watches a man die. Mining her memories, Cassie realizes she can see a person's imminent death. Now how or where, only when: today. Cassie searches her past, her philosophy lessons, even her new boyfriend for answers, always careful to keep her secret. How does the mark work? Why her? Most importantly, if you know today is someone's last, should you tell?
I think the idea is very typical, like how an hero/heroine sees numbers above people's heads and then tell exactly when they're going to die. But there's still something about it that still catches my full attention. Perhaps it's because Cassie only knows the last day of their lives, the matter of death is stronger and more intense. And I'm not going to die, I like the book partly because of the gorgeous cover.
Wants to know how the mark works? Jan 19th 2010 is the day!