Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: Blackbird

There’s nothing like a Wednesday for thinking about the books we want to read! My Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday post is linking up with two fabulous book memes, Wishlist Wednesday (hosted by Pen to Paper) and Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine).

My pick for this week is:

Blackbird (Blackbird Duology, #1)

Blackbird by Anna Carey
(to be released September 16, 2014)

Synopsis via Goodreads:

This twisty, breathless cat-and-mouse thrill ride, told in the second person, follows a girl with amnesia in present-day Los Angeles who is being pursued by mysterious and terrifying assailants.

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

Sounds good and creepy, doesn’t it? Amnesia, subways, LA, on the run… I’d definitely like to find out what’s going on here! I’ve never read anything by this author, but I’m looking forward to giving this one a try.

Side note: I HATE when book blurbs compare new books to other books. Really, The Maze Runner meets Code Name Verity? I haven’t read The Maze Runner, but Code Name Verity is practically sacred to me, so I hope they’re not creating false expectations here! Do NOT invoke Code Name Verity lightly!

Okay, end of rant…

What are you wishing for this Wednesday?

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6 thoughts on “Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: Blackbird

  1. This sounds amazing! I haven’t heard of it before, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for it.

  2. Great pick! I was lucky enough to grab a copy of this from Edelweiss and I cant wait to read it!! I totally agree with you about comparing books to other books. I hate when they do that myself!!

  3. Comparing books to other popular books is super common these days and I hate it. Plus, if I were the author I’d hate it too constantly being compared to other books. Wouldn’t they author prefer to stand alone and not have their story resembling tons of other stories out there? Still sounds pretty good though. 🙂

    • Ugh, it’s such a turn-off for me when they market books that way, and I agree, it must suck for the author. Plus, who are they kidding? For a while, every book with some sort of magic was labeled “the next Harry Potter” — guaranteed way to disappoint people!

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