Blackbird by Anna Carey

Blackbird by Anna CareyBlackbird by Anna Carey
Series: Blackbird Duology #1
Genre: Thriller
Release Date: 16th September, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Publisher
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Rating: two-stars

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 is told from the POV of a teenage girl who, for reasons she doesn’t know, is being pursued by people who want to kill her. She has no memories of who she is, just one identifying marker in the form of a blackbird tattoo on her wrist with letters and numbers printed below it. The story incorporates the use of second person narrative (‘you’ do this, ‘you’ feel like this), presumably to illustrate the dissociation/disorientation our main character feels. It’s almost definitely not there to annoy me, although it did. Second person narrative isn’t widely used for a reason, dudes.

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