Thursday, October 16, 2014

You're In The Story: Blackbird Review

This review is part of my blogtober celebration, my month-long blog party about all things creepy and Halloween-y! If you've got a fall post, make sure to add it to the Linky so I can check it out!

Blackbird by Anna Carey
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 266
Keywords: mystery, suspense
Format Read: ARC
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.
This may not be a very long review, but it wasn't a very long book, and I don't have too many thoughts on it. It's also a review I think I'll be in the minority in because several people I know have reviewed it and really enjoyed it. Sadly, I was not one of them.

The description contradicts what the book actually is because the book is written in second person. As in, "You sat up. You looked around. You sighed." I had several problems with this, the first being the descriptions of the character were far different from me, so I didn't really buy the whole premise that I was the main character. Second, literally every sentence began with "you" followed by an action verb. And that's not an exaggeration. Three pages in a row were like this.

My other big issue with the book was that the actual storyline was not not suspenseful or interesting enough to interest me for the whole book, let alone for a second book. I was mildly interested at the very beginning, but no answers were given throughout the pages, and I felt like some answers were necessary to keep me involved in the story.

I was a little sad that I didn't like this one as much as everyone else seems to, but give it a shot if it sounds like something you'd be interested in!

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