Friday, April 1, 2016

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Flying Away (The Flykeeper Chronicles, #1) by Caroline Gill @XpressoReads @XpressoTours #XpressoBookTours

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


My Review:

In Flying Away Caroline A. Gill gives us a whole new meaning to seeing the world through the eyes of the author and being a fly on the wall. We are taken into a world where people are being harvested and one little girl where flies are her best friend. Iolani takes us on the ride of our lives with her horse Mango and her cousin Eleanor.

Lani and Eleanor are orphans on the run from some very dangerous creatures. Lani is traveling across country to find the only friend she ever really had, Malcolm. Malcolm lives in her old neighborhood or that is what she hopes. Lani needs a place to live and someone to help her with her fight against the bad people who are on her trail.

It is left up to Lani to save the world and she is just a kid and doesn’t know what she is doing but she is the only one who knows what is happening and so the only who can do it. She is the only one that has seen and knows that people are being taken and dying or missing. She knows what the bad people want with her and she will not let them take her or anyone else that she loves without a fight.

Lani has a mission to full feel and she is determined to do it all by herself and with the help of her friends the flies of course. But she doesn’t come through on the other side without a few bumps and scrapes along the way. She is not super woman who comes charging in to save the day without a blemish. Oh no she has her fair share of run ins with some bad people. But she gets right back on her horse and just keeps on ticking. Lani is one tough cookie.

If you are looking for something different to read, something that you have not read before then you are going to love Flying Away. I know I certainly did and can’t wait to go with Lani, Mal and Eleanor on more of their adventures with the next book in the series.


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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Tour-wide giveaway

  • $20 Amazon Gift Card (INTL)
  • Signed copy of Flying Away +  signed 8x12 poster of the cover (US only)

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Giselle said...

Thanks for hosting today! Glad you liked it! :)

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