Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Flight of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer - Reviewed

Flight of Shadows
By: Sigmund Brouwer
Published By: WaterBrook Press
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7033-6
Pages: 309 Pages
Received from WaterBrook Press through their Blogging For Books Program.

Back Cover: 
Her genetic secret could change humanity forever. 
Her DNA grants her the ultimate power.  
But all she wants is to disappear. 
Looming buildings rise into the sky of a near-future America, shadowing the desperate poverty of the soovie parks, death doctors, and fear bombs. In this world of walled cities, where status matters most, Caitlyn Brown is desperate to remain invisible, wrongly believing what she needs to hide is the deformity on her back. The powerful want her for so much more.   She’s forced to take flight again, relying on the help of Razor, a street-smart illusionist she can’t trust. Her only hope is to reach friends already tracked by government.   With a twisted bounty hunter in full pursuit, she and Razor begin to learn the unthinkable about her past and the unique gifts of her DNA. It leads Caitlyn to a choice between the two men who love her, and whether to keep her freedom or sacrifice herself to change human destiny.   In this lightning-fast chase through an all-too-plausible future, best-selling author Sigmund  Brouwer is at his best.  Flight of Shadows is a terrifying ride into the heart of compelling moral questions about science and society.

My Review: 
When I first read the back cover of this book, it sounded REALLY interesting. I liked how the whole, "her genetic secret could change humanity forever." It made me think about the missing link. That this girl was the missing link! I love science fiction, but I don't like it when I have to understand the science aspect of it. The science fiction that helps me understand the science aspect, rather than assuming I do, is that kind I enjoy reading. Sadly, this book didn't help me do that. I honestly couldn't get past the second chapter. I tried so long to read this book, but I just couldn't finish it. It didn't grab me in with the prologue and I was just continually bored with it. The first chapter was good, the part that was in Caitlyn's perspective, but right after it went into a guy's perspective. This guy was in a sewer and he was eating rats and sucking out all their blood for survival. It's just not something I want to read about. I know several people enjoyed this book, and I think that's awesome. This book just wasn't my cup of tea. 

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About the Author(from the back of the book):
Sigmund Brouwer is the best-selling author of Broken Angel and eighteen other novels, with close to three million books in print. He promotes literacy by giving writing workshops in schools from the Arctic Circle to inner city Los Angeles. Sigmund is married to recording artist Cindy Morgan, has two young daughters, and they split their time between Nashville and red Deer, Alberta.

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1 comment:

brandileigh2003 said...

I saw you signed up for LRC- thanks!
The review sounds great as well
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog