The sequel to Blackbird was satisfying as the first book. Deadfall picks up right where Blackbird ended. “Sunny” is reunited with Rafe, the boy from the island on the train to New York. Rafe memories have already come back to him and has made contact with other victims of the hunt in New York. Together they try to connect with the others and figure out how to bring them down. Things get even more complicated when Ben is sent in to try to bring her back but instead chooses to side her. The twists and turns go back and forth and we find out deep the game goes and far people will go for the ultimate thrill. The scariest part is how easy it is for people to look at others people as less then human. The hunters don’t see these kids as kids but as targets. To them these are just runaway kids with no futures and no one will miss so it’s totally okay to hunt them for sport. This novel is also written in second person like the first and lends itself to the urgency and the paranoia of our characters. In the end our heroine finds out who she is. Her memories are not fully back but for the first time in a long time she can be herself. For mystery and action fans, this duology is worth checking out.
The Glass Sword came out yesterday. I preordered my copy over a month ago thinking I would get it by today because that is what I was told to expect it. Well, it wasn’t shipped until yesterday and I’m not supposed to get it until Friday. FRIDAY! I finished Deadfall on my commute home last night. So what do I read now? This is my dilemma. Do I read something new and run the risk of not finishing it by the time Glass Sword gets here? And then do I finish reading the new book or do I start Glass Sword because that’s what I really want to read? I’ve never been a fan of stopping and starting books. I like to read them all the way through. It’s part of why I mostly only read one back at a time, though I have done the two books before. So my other option is to read something I’ve already read before. It won’t be that hard for me to stop in the middle if I don’t finish because I’ll know how it ends. That would make the most sense but then I’ll lose my momentum on my book challenge. Not that my challenge is all that difficult since I know I can read 65 books in a year but I do hate to lose. Do you have this problem? What do I do?
Let’s see how this ends.