Sunday, December 7, 2014
Review: Blackbird (Blackbird, #1) by Anna Carey
Author: Anna Carey
Genre (s): Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Where to Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository
This twisty, breathless cat-and-mouse thrill ride, told in the second person, follows a girl with amnesia in present-day Los Angeles who is being pursued by mysterious and terrifying assailants.
A girl wakes up on the train tracks, a subway car barreling down on her. With only minutes to react, she hunches down and the train speeds over her. She doesn’t remember her name, where she is, or how she got there. She has a tattoo on the inside of her right wrist of a blackbird inside a box, letters and numbers printed just below: FNV02198. There is only one thing she knows for sure: people are trying to kill her.
On the run for her life, she tries to untangle who she is and what happened to the girl she used to be. Nothing and no one are what they appear to be. But the truth is more disturbing than she ever imagined.
The Maze Runner series meets Code Name Verity, Blackbird is relentless and action-packed, filled with surprising twists.
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
This book is quite small to be honest. Only 245 pages!
This book starts off with you basically not knowing anything what so ever.
What you do know is that there is a girl. She has long raven black hair. She has no memory. She is being hunted and no one but those who are hunting her know why.
Right from the get-go I had my suspicions, but everything I thought would happen or thought would be true never happened.
My only problem with this book is the point of view this book is written in. I'm not a giant fan of POV's that write like "you go to the store, you run scared, you don't know anything, you start walking away." It's like stage directions for cripes sake.
But, nevertheless I did thoroughly enjoy this book. The main character, who's name is not known, had her faults and made pretty dumb choices, but I kind of liked that she made dumb choices. Girls her age will do that, so it made the main character seem more realistic. C'mon guys, no one is perfect, why should book characters be different?!
There were a couple moments in this book where I was like "damn! Did that just seriously happen?! OhMyGosh!" Lol. So there is the whole mysterious aspect of this book that did definitely surprise me.
Furthermore I am desperately sitting here like a good girl waiting for book two in the duology, Deadfall.