Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Flying Blind by Caroline A. Gill @XpressoReads

Flying Blind
Caroline A. Gill
(The Flykeeper Chronicles, #2)
Publication date: May 21st 2016
Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal, Young Adult


In a broken America, seventeen-year old Iolani Bearse encounters a world full of wonder and danger.

Lani discovers a secret: houseflies have magic.

Stealers have no mercy.

Armed with memory-draining lanterns, the stone-cold hunters relentlessly follow catastrophes, laying traps, preying on the weak.

Together with her father, Eleanor, Sam, and Mango, her beloved pinto mare, Lani rescues victims from the grasp of Memory Stealers. One by one, she saves whomever she can, looking for any path that leads to safety. When her family’s farmhouse is attacked, Lani must act quickly to save those she loves.

Can Lani unmask their powerful, hidden enemies before the flies’ magic fails and everything burns to ashes?

Will the loss of one of her greatest friends become her downfall?

Can Lani overcome the evil that is tearing her world apart, flying blind?


My Review:

Iolani is back and trying to save everyone she can from the stealers with the help of her trusty friends the flies yes I said flies. The flies do whatever Lani asks them to do. Her fly friends help her get out of some very tough spots that she somehow manages to get herself into most of the time with the help of others that either want to stop her or use her and her flies for their own purposes good or bad.

Lani is kidnapped and is made to do things with the help of her flies that she would never ever do in order to keep her family and her new friends the now orphans that she has saved from the stealers alive and safe. She is blackmailed into using her fly magic to steal some very valuable things for someone else.

After she is kidnapped and kept locked up for a while Lani has sort of a nervous breakdown and almost loses it all but she is brought back to reality with the threat of her family and friends lives hanging over her head. She knows if she doesn’t take the things that she is told to steal then her family will be taken from her. Really what choice does she have?

But Lani wakes up and is not quite as naïve as her captors think she is. While Lani is out doing the bidding of her captors she does a little exploring of her own and while she is out on her little trip she meets a new friend Cheesie who helps her when she is at her lowest and cannot help herself. Cheesie is a breath of fresh air and I don’t think anyone can help but love him. He is one doozy of a character that will capture your heart the first time you lay eyes on him.

But Lani is a tough chic whom no one can keep down for long not especially when she has people that is counting on her and she thinks she is the only one that can save them and maybe she is but they are there for her when she is down and really, really needs their help.

Flying Blind is unlike any book you have read before or at least for me it is but even if you have read something similar you will still love Flying Blind if you like a good Fantasy/Dystopian type book with some magic thrown in for your reading pleasure. Lani is one tough girl physically and mentally she can hang in there with the best of them and will do what must be done to get the job done. She will take you on the ride of your life with the help of her fly friends. I love the world building with the flies and the stealers in Flying Blind. The meaning of a fly on the wall has a whole new meaning now. I will never think of flies in the same way again. 

Flying Away (The Flykeeper Chronicles #1)



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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Giselle said...

This sounds like a unique series and well developed overall, too! Glad you liked it, Nancy! Great review!