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.
The book is a suspense story, which works because the reader can experience everything right alongside the girl 'Sunny'. As Sunny tries to unlock the secrets of her past, she also has to escape from the many strangers who seem to be after her. I can't say too much without giving away any crucial details so I'm going to keep this short. Imagine waking up with amnesia armed with only a few items, plus a strange tattoo and a map. This is the situation Sunny finds herself in throughout Blackbird. The story follows her as she battles to stay alive and solve the mystery of her life.
There's not a slow introduction because the nature of second person narrative means that both Sunny and the reader are thrown into this dangerous world. I had a few of my own theories and my doubts about certain people (again I can't say much).
After the mother-of-all-cliffys I'm looking forward to discovering what happens next in Deadfall and see who exactly the hunters are.