Summer Davis sees deaths before they happen. She attempts to live a normal life by focusing on the dance team and her quarterback boyfriend. But then the way-too-cheery Angel of Death shows up and tells her she’s a Cipher—a person chosen to help people who are going to die resolve problems with their loved ones. Ashlyn Moore, one of Summer’s classmates, is going to die, and she needs Summer’s help before that happens.
It’s nearly impossible to get through to Ashlyn, who surrounds herself with chess nerds and geeks and makes it clear she doesn’t want to be friends. Desperate to complete her Cipher task before it’s too late, Summer turns to Troy, the guy who’s always been there for her and one of the few people she can trust. With his help, she makes progress. In fact, the closer she gets to Ashlyn and her friends, the more she feels like she’s finally found where she belongs.
As the clock starts running down on Ashlyn’s life, Summer decides to change her objective. She’s going to save her new friend before it’s too late—even if it means messing with fate.
When I first wrote this Cipher, I basically listened to Paramore’s Brand New Eyes album over and over again. But music is such a huge part of the book and is one thing that brings Ashlyn, Troy, and Summer together. There are several bands listed in the book , from Metric, to Jimmy Eat World, Black Keys, Three Days Grace, and more Paramore! I’m not usually the biggest Britney Spears fan, but her song Unusual You fit Troy so well.
- Metric – Black Sheep, Breathing Underwater, Dreams so Real
- Paramore – The Only Exception, Driving Fast in My Car, Misguided Ghosts, Crushcrushcrush
- The Afters – Summer Again
- The Weeks – Buttons
- The Black Keys – Gold on the Ceiling, Wicked Messenger (Also listened to the Bob Dylan version) The Only One
- Silversun Pickups – Panic Switch, Substitution
- 3OH!3 – Back to Life
- Chevelle – The Meddler
- Jimmy Eat World – Work, Hear You Me* Played this one repeatedly!
- Britney Spears – Unusual You
Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. She is the author of YA novels All the Broken Pieces, Demons of the Sun, Cipher, and adult romances Falling for Her Fiancé, Act Like You Love Me, and Cinderella Screwed Me Over
Find out more at www.cindimadsen.com
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