Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Flight of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer

Book Description:
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 Thoughts:
This was an interesting book. I didn't realize this was a sequel but I didn't feel the need to have read Broken Angel first. Though I do want to read it now! Caitlyn Brown is trying to stay under the radar, but is being chased by men who know her value....or rather the value of her DNA. Her friends are trying to meet up with her. She forms a relationship with Razor and he helps her to understand what happened and why...but that may not save her life.
I immediately felt drawn to Caitlyn. You just wanted to root for her in her flight and hold your breath to see if she'll make it or not. Razor was probably my favorite character, he kept things interesting and lively. I like how the author has multiple story lines but they all come together in the end. This book is a very fast paced, suspenseful read that grabs your attention from page one! It also makes you think of the repercussions of genetic research.
This is a solid 4/5. You have to like futuristic/scifi to enjoy it, but I definitely did!

Thank you to Waterbrook for providing the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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