The Death Catchers, by Jennifer Anne Kogler (Walker, 2011)

When she turns fourteen, Lizzy Mortimer discovers that she, like her grandmother, is a Hand of Fate. Gifted with the knowledge of when someone close to her is going to die, she’s able to alter that fate if she so chooses. However, this also makes her a pawn in an ancient prophecy stemming from the days of Camelot. Now she must try to prevent the death of her crush, Drake Westfall, and stop the ancient sorceress Vivienne le Mort from destroying the world. The narrative tone is on the light side (written as an essay to a teacher, with plenty of conversational tangents), and the mixture of themes is a little unwieldy, but this is still a fun, fast-paced story with real potential.

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