Wednesday, March 30, 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Flying Away by Caroline Gill

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.

If I had to describe this book in one word it would have to be UNIQUE. This was such a strange book, but in a good way. It does fall under the category of paranormal reads, however this story just took it on a whole another level. If you want something a little different, in a weird but interesting way, Flying Away is the book for you. 


PLOT LINE - The story line is so fast paced. It feels like short book but so many different events take place. You will be baffled on how they come about and ask "how did this all happen?" But once, you start the book, you won't be able to put it down. Caroline Gill has the skills to create such imagery with just words. The plot line is descriptive, you will get the whole picture: the character's emotions, thoughts, and surroundings. You will feel like you are transported into the story while it is unraveling. As more characters are introduced, you will be left wondering about their fate. Will they live or die? What will eventually happen to all of them in the end?

CHARACTERS - Iolani Bearse is such an interesting character. She has this spark that lights the path in the story. She has magical powers no one will understand...even the reader. You are just left perplexed about how she deals with all the events that occur. Her badass nature will drive the story because she is willing to do anything to fight for her loved ones. Let's just say I wouldn't be able to walk in her shoes with all the things she's been through. Malcom St. John is nice addition to the story. Not only does he complement's Iolani character, he brings out the soft side of Iolani. Although he isn't in the book as much as I would like...he still had a role in her adventures. As it all begins, you don't want it to end until you get all the answers...


Caroline A. Gill: 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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  1. Thanks for hosting today, Christine! This sounds like a fun read and fast-paced, too! Glad you liked it! :)

    1. Thanks for having me on the tour! :) I enjoyed it and hope others will too.