Caroline A. Gill
(The Flykeeper Chronicles, #2)
Publication date: May 21st 2016
Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal, Young Adult
In a broken America, seventeen-year old Iolani Bearse encounters a world full of wonder and danger.
Lani discovers a secret: houseflies have magic.
Stealers have no mercy.
Armed with memory-draining lanterns, the stone-cold hunters relentlessly follow catastrophes, laying traps, preying on the weak.
Together with her father, Eleanor, Sam, and Mango, her beloved pinto mare, Lani rescues victims from the grasp of Memory Stealers. One by one, she saves whomever she can, looking for any path that leads to safety. When her family’s farmhouse is attacked, Lani must act quickly to save those she loves.
Can Lani unmask their powerful, hidden enemies before the flies’ magic fails and everything burns to ashes?
Will the loss of one of her greatest friends become her downfall?
Can Lani overcome the evil that is tearing her world apart, flying blind?
As with the first book, I greatly enjoyed the lyrical quality of Caroline Gill’s prose. Much different than any urban fantasy book I’ve ever read, this one is steeped in fantasy and magic, but also very realistic. I’m intrigued to see where the story goes from here, as there were some rather unexpected twists in this second installment. Lani is one of those characters who is just as confused as the reader at first, but slowly learns the truth of what’s happening and fights to save those she loves. She’s strong and thoughtful, and determined. I also appreciate a good story without a main focus on romance from time to time, so if that’s more your bag definitely check out this series. Sometimes clean ya reads are so boring, but I certainly wouldn’t accuse Flying Blind of being anything other than exciting and truly captivating! This reminded me of another book about sentient insects that I greatly enjoyed, in that it seemed very well researched and thought out, making sure to seamlessly blend fact and fiction.
Unusual stories attract me, ones in which the reader cannot easily see the ending or most of the journey. Visiting Rome during university studies, I found a simple truth sitting on buses, traveling all over the ancient city: the joy is in the Journey, in the people I meet, not in the destination. So, I write for you. I write for sanity. I write for chocolate and really good pizza.
Enter the giftcard and signed copy GIVEAWAY