Friday, 26 September 2014

Review: Blackbird

Publication Date: September 16th 2014           
Publisher: HarperTeen          
~A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review~

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.

Blackbird, once you get to the end and realise what actually is going on, you figure out it's a little sick and twisted and...a little disturbing in a very human way. Let's call or main character Blackbird, shall we? She wakes up on the tracks with a train heading straight for her. She doesn't know who she is, and in the beginning, whether she's female or male. She doesn't know where she is, how she got there, what happened to her, etc, etc.