Author: Anna Carey
Series: Blackbird Duology #1
Release Date: September 16th, 2014
Date Read: July 23rd, 2014
Point of View: Multiple
Writing: Second Person (MC), Third Person (Others') | Present Tense
Setting: Los Angles
Genre: Young Adult | Mystery Thriller
In a Nut Shell...
It was one of the most suspenseful and well-written books I have ever read, and really did enjoy everything page of this book. It was a nail-biting suspense with a mind-blowing plot twist.
Advance Reader Copy provided by HarperTeen
I still cannot believe how much I loved this book since I was really reluctant at first when I started reading and found out it is written in second person (it's multiple POV book, but mostly it's told from MC's POV, so almost everything chapter is in second person.) I haven't read many books written in second person, except for those that we have to choose which path to take at the end of the chapter before moving on to the next part of the books. And this book is completely different. Second person DID work perfectly for this book and I loved everything about it.
I can't stress enough on how much this book wowed me. The fact that it was in second person only heighten the suspense. It might sound a little weird but it made me feel like I was the main character. In other words, it was AWESOME!
The story line itself was captivating. I was sucked in at the get-go, even back then I was a little skeptical that it was so much different from what I normally read. Fortunately, the differences only made reading this book a unique and exciting experience. Each scene made me on edge and I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next. The plot twist was very shocking to me because I totally didn't see that coming. However, it completely made sense once I found out the truth. The ending frustrated me a little, but I still loved it. I only wish book 2 were right there for me to jump in immediately after I finished this one. The cliffhanger is killing me. Such beautiful torture.
All in all I absolutely loved this book. A lot. I think those who enjoy mystery thriller are going to love reading it. I can't wait to read the sequel.