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Blackbird by Anna Carey

Sunday, October 26, 2014

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.

Goodreads Summary

Memory is a funny thing. Some of us have a picture perfect view of most things that have happened to us down to the first scraped knee that we had as a child. Others have more trouble for one reason or another with getting the details straight and some have deep gaping holes in their memory with no explanation. Unfortunately for the teenage girl in this book, she wakes up one day with no recollection of anything into a world that seems to be completely against her to a point that it wants her dead. As she goes through her day, she is constantly dodging obstacles and dangers and desperately trying to get a grasp on who she is, why she is here, where she is going, and what she is going to do next.

"Blackbird" is a complete scary thrill ride that will keep you hungry for more and more as you get deeper into the story. You feel so bad for this girl as she suffers through the confusion and begins to figure out the "why" for everything that is going on around her. The first part of the book is a little bit slow but if you make it through the details, it helps the second super fast paced half an awesome finish. Its so hard for me to imagine waking up with no memory because I'd imagine that most people are pretty clear in the events that unfolded that lead them to today. That is what makes this book so interesting because the confusion is described pretty well, and it makes you feel like you are in the story confused right along with the girl. This book is definitely worth a read and I cant wait until the second book in this series comes out.

4 Stars

*Reviewed by Chris*

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  1. I have read the first 100 or so pages so far, and I can tell you that what I have read I have truly enjoyed. I am looking forward to the pace picking up a bit though

  1. Isa said...:

    This book sounds very intriguing. I love when its so well written that you feel the character's emotions and you feel like you're in the story itself. Losing all memory sounds terrifying, I'd love to see how the story unfolds though I've already started so many series. ><