[eARC Review] Blackbird by Anna Carey

Monday, September 15, 2014

Title: Blackbird
Author: Anna Carey
Series: Blackbird #1
Genre: YA Thriller
Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Release Date: September 16th 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: eARC received from publisher via Edelwiess in exchange for an honest review

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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.

I went into this book with very high expectations because I love Anna's writing and I devoured her Eve trilogy. So needless to say when I started Blackbird I could not wait to dig in.

Second Person POV is something that when done either works or doesn't work, and I have to admit that for me it didn't work. I loved many aspects of the story but the way it was written was a very big distraction for me. I love the idea of the reader being a part of the story is intriguing and the idea was brilliant, especially when the story is a thriller. But for me I just felt disconnected from teh characters and what our main character was feeling. I really wanted to love the writing because the idea is amazing but for me it just didn't work.

Now onto the rest of the book :) The thriller part of this book was brilliant. I could not wait to find out everything that was going on. I loved the amnesia part of the story the most because it allowed for me as a reader to figure things out along with out main character. That is one of my favorite things to read in a book, especially a thriller. The twist and turns in this book were crazy and seriously? I want more!

The "love interest" if you can really call it that was the best part of the book because it was really the only relationship she had in the book that went beyond just acquaintances and it revealed so much about our narrator. It showed how hard it is for her to trust someone, and it also shows that maybe first impressions are not the best, especially when you can't remember anything past the last week.

Overall this book was a very interesting and I will definitely will read the next book because I want to know what this whole series is about and what will happen next! I will warn that the way this book i written is not for everyone, but once you get past that, the story is amazing.

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  1. I think we agreed on every aspect of the book. The 'you' was distracting. The mystery/suspense was great and the love interest part was great. Lovely review :)

    do check my review of the book here

    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex