3 Stars Out Of 5
Scary and dark but action packed
December 1, 2010
I began reading Flight of Shadows and was looking forward to a science fiction thriller that was action packed and constantly moving.
Initially, it was challenging to get into the book, I felt lost and couldn't clearly and easily connect the characters to what was happening. Once, I kept reading that changed and I was quickly drawn into Caitlyn's, the protagonist, plight and her adventure. In the future, Caitlyn is the result of a genetic mutation that has giving her wings enabling her to fly. Her DNA has caused her to be a fugitive fighting for her life in a future world that has literally become survival of the fittest. In Caitlyn's world, evil is present, real, and terrifying.
Flight of Shadows was definitely filled with ideas that appear plausible in the near future with all the genetic and scientific testing that is going on around in our world today. It was exciting and fast paced, just as I suspected. The story line is one that is probably best reserved for a more mature audience, as there are situations that would not be appropriate for a younger reader.
Overall, it was an entertaining and thought provoking book - although disturbing in a number of ways.