Friday, August 7, 2015

Deadfall ~ Anna Carey review [@AnnaCareyBooks @EpicReads @HarperTeen]

Deadfall (Blackbird Duology #2)
Harper Teen
June 16, 2015
256 pages
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In the compelling sequel to Blackbird, Anna Carey delivers a gritty and adrenaline-filled story of a girl desperate to escape her mysterious and terrifying assailants. Told in second person, this heart-pounding thriller puts the reader in front of the target.

A week ago, you woke up in Los Angeles with no memory of who you are. The only thing you knew: people are trying to kill you. You put your trust in Ben, but he betrayed you and broke your heart. Now you've escaped to New York City with a boy named Rafe, who says he remembers you from before. But the two of you are not safe. The same people who are after you are tailing Rafe as well. As the chase heats up, your memory starts to return, but your past cannot save you from the terrifying circumstances of your present, or the fact that one wrong move could end this game forever.

With enemies on every side, and not a reprieve in sight, Deadfall will grab readers and refuse to let go. Perfect for fans of the Maze Runner series and the Legend series.

Deadfall begins in a great way: it continues right where the Blackbird ended, down to the scene and sentence. It pulls you right back into the story and into the mystery.

'You,' the still unsure of your name main character of this novel told in the second person, have a few more answers now, but not enough. Blackbird helped us find out 'you' were in danger, with people out to kill you but you don't know why. Ben was supposed to be the one you could trust, but it now seems like that trust was misplaced.

I loved the new questions - and answers - Deadfall provided. Blackbird introduced us to this character, this girl who's forgotten who she is, who has people trying to kill her and who wants answers. This second book gives us - and her - at least some of those answers, but also shows just how real the danger is. And how far she's willing to go to get those answers.

These two books and their story are not predictable. I liked that they were full of surprises and revelations. Even which characters should be trusted and which have ulterior motives is not always as clear as you might imagine.

Deadfall, like Blackbird, is a fast-paced, entertaining mystery that will keep you guessing - and keep you reading!

thank you to the publisher for my copy of this book to review

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