Saturday, November 27, 2010

Review of Flight of Shadows

Flight of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer is the futuristic story of a government hungry for one girl’s DNA. Caitlyn has always been different, but not until recently has her deformity been a danger to her very life. Caitlyn is forced to go into hiding, fleeing the government agents and scientists determined to do terrible things to her. She soon finds Razor, a mysterious man who is “fast, sharp, and dangerous”. She soon has conflicting feelings about him, but can she truly trust this strange person? As Caitlyn races to find her friends, Billy and Theo, and a safe place, she soon begins to discover the true powers bestowed upon her and the terrible truth of how it occurred.

This book was definitely intriguing. It is very fast-paced with action abounding. The character of Razor I found to be the most interesting of them all, even more so than the protagonist, Caitlyn. He is an illusionist and somewhat slippery character and the author had me guessing until the very end of the book whether or not he was a “good guy” or a “bad guy”.

I have read previous works of Mr. Brouwer, and I have to admit I was slightly shocked at this book. I would recommend his children and teen books such as the Accidental Detectives, Mars Diaries, even Cyberquest. The story of Flight of Shadows is somewhat frightening. I found much violence, gore, and suggestive themes throughout the book. The story moves very fast and the antagonists blended together in the whirlwind of the story and I was confused at times as to who was who. The story of Razor was also very disappointing to me in the end. I would not suggest this book be read by teens and I advise caution to adults.

All in all, I rate this book 1 out of 5 stars. Intriguing idea, but very dark.

Note: I received this book freely from WaterBrook Multanomah Publishers. I am not obligated to write a positive review- only a honest one.

How did I do? Feel free to rank my review!



♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

Ooooh it looks good! You got the book free? Can you give me the site???

Please reply on my blog if you can.


Racheal said...

Could I suggest you reading the Twelfth imam?
its a great read!
I think you'd enjoy it


Jazmine~ said...

Prism, I think you'd like Inkheart. Its a very intriguing book and a great read in my opinion. :)
Its a magical type of book I guess you could say.
You should read it! =D Its by Cornelia Funke.
Tell me if you read and what you think of it!

MaidenOfEmmanuel said...

DoTella, my sister asked to get this book from my account, extremely intrigued with the story and now I don't know what to tell her. Her obligation is to read it, but if I had known sooner what you thought, I probably would've told her to give it second thoughts.

Millard of Swiftstorm said...

Hey :)

I noticed your review on Blogging for Books. I also read Flight of Shadows, however at the halfway mark into the book I decided I couldn't read it any longer as an upbuilding read. I posted a negative review as well,something I thankfully don't have to do often. glad someone else agreed with me about the book! I commend you for reading with discernment.

Have a great day!


Sierra said...

Hmmm.I'm considering this.It looks exciting.And I really enjoyed his Mars Dairies.
I love the cover!
By the way, I haven't gotten The Healers Apprentice yet.I gave you a relatives address so I don't know if they have but they don't know why they got it(I've told them but they might have forgotten) or if it hasn't been sent yet.Do you know?Just wondering.Sierra

~Prism~ said...

Thanks for the book recommendations, I will definitely look into it, Racheal and Jazmine!

Thanks for the comment, Millard! I believe Mr. Brouwer is very talented, but it was sad to read this book. Hopefully his future works will be more uplifting.

Sierra, I believe the book was sent to you a while back. Check with your relatives and let me know. I'll e-mail the author if nothing turns up. :)


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