Flying Away (The Flykeeper Chronicles #1) by Caroline A. Gill

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Flying Away(The Flykeeper Chronicles, #1) 
Caroline Gill
Publication date: January 12th 2016
Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal, Young Adult

When Iolani Bearse was five years old, she lost her father to war. When she was nine, her mother died in a freak car accident. When Lani was fourteen, eerie green lights invaded, tearing her from the only home she had left.

Living as a runaway, dragging a horse and her cousin Eleanor across the countryside, Lani must learn to survive. Now Lani is the only person between the horrible, greedy lights and the last bit of family she has left. Her own heart is barely beating, but powerful memories pull her to Malcolm St. John. She fights what she feels, buried deep within her shattered soul.

Malcolm St. John always held his feelings in, especially about Iolani. So when she shows up on his doorstep, desperate and determined, Mal must decide if the wild tales she spins are the fragments of insanity or the last hope for a dying nation. This Lani is different from the child he knew. Something is coming for her, for him, and will not be stopped

If the cousins and Malcolm can’t escape the grasping hunters who hound them, the future of a broken America will be destroyed. Everything Lani has ever loved will burn with them. Somehow, she must find a path through friendship and loyalty to save them all.

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This has to be one of the weirdest oddest books I have ever read though I would consider it to be overall really well and nicely written.  I will be honest and I had to go back and forth to it again because I couldn’t make heads or tails of it.  I must have put it down and restarted it half a dozen time and that is not something I would do. In the history of ever and I started reading books with my dad when I was 2/3, that has never happened, though I will admit that I gave up on Lord of Rings after 10 pages because of the horrific writing, I think I should have read it in French instead of the original english cause the translation would have gotten rid of the crap writing.

Sorry, you know me I go off on tangents and memories whenever I start writing. So back to business!!!

For Flying Away, I had to keep the blurb nearby as a reference cause I think for some reason what I was reading and what I was meant to read felt so disjointed in my head if you figure out what I am trying to say.

I mean if you want and like different, you will be happy with Flying Away there is not contest here.

Did anyone know that flies could be heroes? Certainly not me!

This is the kind of book that make me look within and I realised that some are really much harder to review especially when they are out of the realm of what I would usually go for.  But I think it is a testament to any book that makes you think and question what your comfort zone is and how to cope when those boundaries are pushed.  This book certainly pushed mine in different ways that other genres would.  I have no idea I am finding difficult to express myself today, I hope you will be kind and forgiving in that regard.

I also realised, that this is Caroline’s first book, with the second book already on the way, so this should be very interesting to see where it goes.   The story was well-written as I mentioned early on, though some stylistic elements are not to my personal taste (you all know by now that I can be really picky with certain elements of writing) it was not done to the detriment of the story and mostly the atmosphere.

I think it is lovely and deserves to be read for sure and I am also quite curious how the story will go on even see maybe an evolution in the writing. What do you think?

 

 

Author Bio:

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.

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