Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Flying Away by Caroline A Gill w Giveaway!

Welcome to the tour for Flying Away by Caroline A Gill!  You can find the schedule here (http://xpressobooktours.com/2016/01/19/tour-sign-up-flying-away-by-caroline-gill/).
Book details:

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

This has to be the most unique book I've read in forever, or maybe ever. What if your superpower is to understand flies and have some of their traits. Super vision, instinct, etc. I know it sounds weird but it was really cool. I love fireflies but I knew you were thinking just pesky house flies! And it's not predictable or simple or cliched at all. Sure it was a little strange to have someone have a relationship with flies but I must say, I'm impressed. 

While I have many good things to say, my one and only complaint is the beginning- I was confused. And a little dumbfounded. I didn't understand everything going on but I'm glad I didn't let that stop me because I really liked the middle and the end. 

Lolani, aka Lani, understands and related to flies. She lives with her grandparents and her two cousins. And when something tragic happens things spin out of control. And I won't lie, it's emotional once you get into it. And it's inspirational and you'll want more. 

The author's writing style is really cool. I was swept up with the descriptions and she definitely made me emotional. It's very well done for a first novel and first in the series!! 4 PAWS from me :) 

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.

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