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Blackbird Hardcover – September 16, 2014
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An Action-Packed Retelling of a Classic
London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived the destruction and the outbreak of a deadly virus are children, among them sixteen-year-old Gwen Darling and her younger siblings, Joanna and Mikey. Hardcover | Kindle book
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“Told through a flawless second–person narration…This edgy, action-packed thriller gives future genre offerings something to aspire to.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Plenty of plot twists will leave readers guessing as to who is trustworthy.” (School Library Journal)
Top Customer Reviews
This book was different. To start it was in second person which I have never experienced before. "You pick up the dishcloth and begin to wash dishes"..."You move toward him and take his hand in your own"...that was a bit disorienting but I did quickly become used to it and it didn't bother me so much. There isn't a lot of downtime in the book. Sunny (She names herself) is constantly running from danger. I liked some of the people she meets along the way and as the book moves on she does find a person or two she feels she can trust. There was a shocking twist at the end of the book which I never would have figured out so props to the author for that. I don't mind cliffhangers but this book just seems to end. Its a part of a duology so I hate knowing I have to wait over a year for the conclusion.
And I will most likely read the second book. I want to know how Sunny's story resolves. That said, if this was to be a longer series, I may not have been so eager to stick around.
The only thing she knows is that if the police arrives at the train station she will be in trouble. She has to run. Leaving the place she enters a supermarket and literally bumps into Ben. He sees the state of her and offers assistance but she refuses. He gives her his number in case she needs it. She leaves quickly but soon figures out that someone seems to be following her. She tries to lose him but he seems to be at every turn. Who is he and why is he following her, and worse, who is trying to kill her.
With no idea where to go, she turns to the only person she knows. Ben. Can he help her remember and can he keep her alive?
This is the first book I've read that's told in second person, and while it took me a while to get used to it, it kind of works for Blackbird! I admit that at the start I was going to put it aside because it was so odd reading second person, but I'm so glad I didn't! I'm glad I kept reading because the story was amazing!
When the girl wakes up, she is asked her name, which she doesn't know, so she says Sunny. Sunny was a fantastic character. She is thrust into a world with no memory and where people are trying to kill her, yet she is strong, resilient and brave. She gets a few flashbacks but yet she still has no idea what is happening to her.Read more ›
From the first page, this is an intense story full of heart-stopping action and a bit of romance and the fact that it is written in second person just adds to the charm. After deciding she need a name, she picks "Sunny" since it seems the exact opposite of what she is. This story is full of snark and intense moments with a bit of light heartedness to break up what could have been a real downer. The supporting characters are just as strong and I hope to see more of them in the next installment.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have to admit that this was a DNF (did not finish) for me. The only reason I'm writing a review is because Amazon requires it of Vine reviewers (otherwise, I'd just set it aside... Read morePublished 4 months ago by MaryBookSwarm
I wasn't a fan of the POV that this book was written from, which is funny because my favourite books growing up were "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, which are usually... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Between the Lines
This book has the strong female character and yes she is fighting for her life in this story, but there is a thrilling mystery about this book that sets it apart from other... Read morePublished 8 months ago by G. Hearn
I had a real problem with the second person POV. It was always pulling me out of the story when she would say something like, "you combed your hair" (not quote from book). Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
My 16 year old daughter read Blackbird. She enjoyed it and wanted to share her thoughts:
"This book was intriguing from the start. Read more
This is quite a thriller! The story opens on a girl (who comes to call herself Sunny) and all she knows is that she has a weird blackbird tattoo. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Matt Rodriguez
Not my usual cup of tea, but Blackbird surprised me with the author's ability to pull off this particular style. Read morePublished 10 months ago by J. Arena
I knew I wanted to read Blackbird because I loved the Eve Trilogy by the same author. This is a fast paced thriller that had me hooked from the start. Read morePublished 10 months ago by AGZ