Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"flight of shadows" by sigmund brouwer

 In the not-so-distant future, Caitlyn Brown is on the run. She has escaped Appalachia, a country run by religious zealots, but now she's being tracked by those who want to study her for her genetic mutations. Along the way, she meets a mysterious man named Razor who promises to help her. But can she really trust him?

I'll be honest: it took me forever to get into this book. First of all, I somehow missed that it's a sequel (to Broken Angel), and I spent the opening chapters thinking, "Who are these people?" After I got everyone straightened out (and there are many characters in this book), I just wasn't very interested in the story. I'd read a few pages here and there, but I never actually wanted to pick up the book. Finally, around page 200, something clicked, and I devoured the rest of the book in an hour. I have a feeling that if I'd first read Broken Angel, things would have snapped into place a lot sooner!

What I enjoyed most about this book was its realistic look into the future. Brouwer paints the future of America in a way that is both believable and scary. I closed Flight of Shadows with lots to ponder, and I do recommend reading this book ... but you should probably read Broken Angel first! (FYI, the Kindle edition of Broken Angel is currently $.89 on Amazon. I'm going to buy it.)

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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