Blackbird by Anna Carey

blackbirdPublished on: September 16th 2014
Genre: Young Adult | Mystery

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 by Anna Carey started with a bang! The novel opened up with our main character, “sunny”, lying on the train tracks without any recollection of how she got there. I always love reading books where the main character has an amnesia. It might seem confusing but that’s the reason I loved it. I feel as though I’m the main character, searching for clues, looking for answers.

One of the things I loved about Blackbird is it is told in second person point of view. At first, it was hard to grasp what was happening. It took me a few chapters to adjust but once I did reading this book became an enjoyable ride. The 2nd person point of view made me feel like I’m the one who’s there.

Sunny is an “okay” character, I guess. I feel sorry for her because she’s stuck in a dangerous game and can’t get out. I also love the fact that Anna Carey, the author, thrown a little bit of romance in here. The romance part is subtle and the main character doesn’t act like Ben is the only thing that can save her.

I really like this book but if I really like it, why 3 stars? why not 4 or 5? Well, every thing about this book screams “mystery!” and “danger” and I was disappointed because I was waiting for something BIG to happened! But it never came and that ending, hm, I sense a love triangle coming in the next book! Errrrrm. No. Nevertheless, I will still read the sequel.




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