Monday, September 28, 2015

Deadfall by Anna Carey

Genre YA Detective
Blackbird Duology, Book 2

Note:  This is the second book in a series.  Anything below might slightly spoil plots from the first one.

Description (taken from Anna Carey's website):
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 names 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 from the fact that one wrong move could end this game forever.

This book picks up right where the first one left off.  Sunny has been betrayed by Ben, who she was once falling for. And now she's in a train station trying to figure out where she should go next when she meets the boy from her dreams.  And he knows her name.

Rafe knows so much from her past, but she's not so sure she can trust him.  And as they head to New York, they find other kids like them.  Kids with targets on their backs.  And when Ben mysteriously shows up again with new information, Sunny isn't so sure who she should be trusting.  But as time lines begin to thin and pressure rises, all of these kids will run the risk of losing the game.

This series is definitely unique with the fact that it's all written in second person.  It's as if you are living as the main character and going through the events in her shoes.  And while I think adding the love triangle was a little cheesy and obvious to figure out, I still enjoyed going through the story.  Yes, it's a little outlandish, and I don't really think teenagers could outsmart a much older and richer group of adults.  But what do I know?  I've never played a game where my life is literally on the line.

I think this series is definitely a love it or hate it series.  And since the books aren't really that long, I'm going to recommend you read both books before giving a final judgment on them.  They might catch your interest...

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