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(Blackbird Duology #2)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  1,155 ratings  ·  164 reviews
In the compelling sequel to Blackbird, Anna Carey delivers a gritty and adrenaline-filled story of a girl desperate to escape her mysterious and terrifying assailants. Told in second person, this heart-pounding thriller puts the reader in front of the target.

A week ago, you woke up in Los Angeles with no memory of who you are. The only thing you knew: people are trying to
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published June 16th 2015 by HarperTeen
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Adriana Espada leyton
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017

At the beginning of this book I was enjoying it! the new male character was awesome (it's one of the few things I liked about this book), we were getting answers, but then... the unnecessary love triangle, the things that Blackbird did, and the death of certain character made me disliked it a lot!!!
bookreaderinluv but she's tired too
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Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really really really enjoyed what the author was writing about. But I could not stand the second person "you". Also, this book would have been better if it was written with more descriptions and details. And I HATED (view spoiler) death. ...more
Ashley Lewis
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing

💀Rafe is a Kaz Brekker in the making (which is probably a bad thing)
💀 WHY!!!😭😭
💀 Feels like "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell and "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner had a baby...and it's a beautiful baby
💀 This duology is perfect if you're looking for a nice, easy read

I'm not gonna lie, I was very hesitant to read this duology because it's apparently a YA Mystery and that's not a genre I was trying to venture into😅 However, I was ple
Kirsty-Marie Jones

Warning! There might be some slight spoilers for Blackbird ahead!

I really enjoyed Blackbird last year, while I know some had a problem with the second person narration, I loved it and it worked so well with the plot and story, and I don't think it would have worked any other way.

Blackbird and Deadfall have a lot of things working for it in YA, it's original, I haven't read another book like it, it runs and feels like a movie, which I always love when books can do that, they're fast paced to the
Colleen Houck
Just as compelling as the first. Really loved Rafe and seeing that relationship unfold in the way it did. Just the thought that there could be people like this in the world scares me to death. Really admire these characters. They and what they experienced felt so real!
Nikki S
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Maybe I'm just a huge fan of the 2nd person POV, but I really liked this one too! Review to come!

03/19/2015: You can find more of my reviews here at my blog: Take Me Away...

A small part of me didn't want to write this review. Not because I didn't like it, but because I don't normally like to write reviews that may have spoilers in them. But I toughed it out and I think I did pretty well. There may be spoilers from the previous book, but none from this one.
Deadfall starts off right where the c
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Blackbird - was one of the most unusual novels I read in 2014. It had a very interesting story line and the writing, done in second person narration, added that flare that made it worth reading. Not only that, it ended on quite the cliff hanger so I was eager to dive into Deadfall.

Deadfall, was even BETTER than it's predecessor. The race is on to take down those hunting the teens - and the game of hunter vs hunted turns. It's exhilarating and i
heather - NightlyReading
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really loved the first book in this duology and could not wait to get into this one! I devoured it in one sitting and cannot praise it enough! I enjoy Ms. Carey’s writing and also loved her Eve Trilogy but these books are a complete different storyline.

If you enjoy mystery/psychological thrillers, then you would really enjoy this duology! I can tell you that I enjoyed the first book but LOVED the second! The stakes were amped up in the second book and as you start to really unravel the mystery
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Deadfall is an amazing sequel by Anna Carey.

Can you imagine waking up somewhere not knowing who you are or where you are? All you know is that someone is trying to kill you and you are not sure why or what you have done to make someone want to take you out. You put your trust in the one person you think you can trust only for him to burn you and break your heart. Your not sure what you should do but you know you need to get away so you decide to run.

You run away with Rafe another guy you think
Rebecca Elizabeth
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really loved this two book series. This is actually one that I wouldn't mind being three books. This book starts off exactly where the first book left off. It was just as action packed as the first book too. From start to finish I was intrigued and biting my nails. I must say I really loved Rafe. I loved getting to know him somewhat in this book. I wish I could have even got some more flashbacks with him and Lena on the island. I'm glad I gave this series a chance. After reading mixed reviews ...more
Zach Popplewell
This Book Really Grabs Your Attention.
Rachel Patrick
This review (and others) can be seen in all its properly formatted glory on my blog Beauty and the Bookshelf.

Possibly leaning toward 3.5 stars because of the fast pace and thrill factor.

Despite its issues, I liked Blackbird. (And by that I mostly mean that it lacked that something to make me really care for a book.) Deadfall is pretty much in the same boat as its predecessor--this series is just missing a connection and the quality I need from a book to have much interest in it--but I think I li
Natalya Bustamante
Mar 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars
Deadfall, the sequel to Blackbird is a fast paced book filled with non-stop action, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped. It’s a little like Born Identity because our main character had no memory of her life before waking up on subway tracks in L.A. Now she’s starting to get memories back. She doesn’t know her name until Rafe, a boy from the island, tells her it’s Lena on page 8. Not much of a spoiler, but Sunny is Lena Marcus. She’s been calling herself Sunny. This guy, Ben, helped
Kim Ammons (youthbookreview)
Super short review:

I give this 3 out of 5 stars, mostly because I didn’t dislike it, but I wasn’t at all invested in it, either. I don’t want to spoil anyone for the first book (this is the second in the duology), so I’ll just give a quick overview of how the first book, Blackbird, starts: a girl wakes up in L.A. with no memories, and there are people after her, trying to kill her. She spends basically the entire book on the run, trying to figure out her past/what’s going on while also trying to
Apr 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Deadfall by Anna Carey picks up right where the first book Blackbird left off with Sunny taking a train to escape the people hunting her. She's a pawn in a game where people hunt other people for sport- and she only has a few vague memories of her time before she woke up. In Blackbird she eventually met a boy named Ben who helped her- but she discovered that he was part of the game. Fleeing from a hunter who almost killed her, she went to the train station- and found Rafe, a boy she vaguely reme ...more
WOW! This is a thrilling conclusion to BLACKBIRD!

Hmm, how do this without giving away too much? Fleeing from Los Angeles, Sonny finds out the Ben's father had something to do with the collective that set up the hunt. She knows that Ben might have more to do with the hunt than she feels comfortable with but when Ben professes his innocence and becomes a target himself. Ben helps her get to New York where she finds a whole group of targets.

Sonny finds out who she really is when she reuinites with
Point of View: Multiple
Writing Style: MC's POV is told in second person, and the rest are in third person | Present Tense
Setting: New York
Genre: Young Adult | Mystery Thriller

Even though this book in my opinion couldn't stand a chance when being compared with its predecessor, I still enjoyed a whole lot reading it. If I hadn't been so busy, I would have finished it long ago because the pace and the writing were top notch that finishing it didn't take much time.

I felt like everything fell into pl
Aug 31, 2015 rated it liked it
This will be really brief. As mentioned in my review for book one, I was left with a lot of answers after completing book one--and would be seeking answers in the final book. I got my answers but I guess maybe I wasn't really satisfied. I liked the book, but I felt like I didn't get all that I was asking for. That's not to say it wasn't a decent read--I just felt like I wasn't getting everything. I got the answers I wanted but I still wanted more. I got the romance I was seeking but not the endi ...more
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book, just so freaking good, lots happens, and yeah, I just enjoyed it so much!
Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews
The people in this book are sick and twisted, but it was really good. I love reading in second person!
Casey Carlisle
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Again, like the debut of this duology ‘Blackbird,’ I was gripped from page to page. This is one action thriller that keeps your attention.

I was still wondering where all this instinctive training exhibited by our protagonist Sunny/Lena came from. Combat, lock picking, pickpocketing. They are skills that take ages to master, so that aspect of the story pulled me a little from the narrative – like please – Sunny/Lena has to fail at something. Believeability suffered by our protagonist miraculously
Feb 28, 2020 rated it liked it
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Isabel D'Rotceh
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Rating: 3.5/5

Deadfall is the sequel and conclusion to the Blackbird duology. Just like its predecessor, I can say it was an engaging and entertaining read, but it didn't quite live up to my expectations.

Both books are really short, so there's not much room for a lot of details. There were new characters introduced in this sequel, and some of them had more importance than others yet the author didn't provide enough background information. Maybe because it wouldn't have changed the story or affect
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fitting sequel

This book continues what the first book started, with Sunny, whose real name is Lena, trying to survive and figure a way out of this mess. We get to know the boy of her dreams, Rafe, as well as some other targets, as they converge in NYC.

Although it didn’t end the way I wanted it to, that’s not a bad thing. Carey lets us meet and care about people and some of them die. After all, this is a story about bored hunters who honed their blood thirsty skills on a remote island populat
Skye Scott
Mar 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
In Dead fall by Anna Carey is a journey between a young girl named Nina and a young man named Rafe. As i progressively got to the end, i realized that this book was in fact a sequel so it really didn't make as much sense to me and really impacted the way i felt about the book. At the beginning, Nina was walking around what sounded foreign to her but in reality was LA and meets Rafe on the way boarding a train. When they meet they already knew each other from what i could assume was the first boo ...more
Julie Davis
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
The exciting finale to Blackbird, Deadfall picks up at the train station where Sunny recognizes someone from the island. Together, they decide to track down the people responsible for the game. While they try to solve the mystery of who did this to them, they are still being hunted. The ending broke my heart! The story is told in second person, which is unusual, but readers should not let this deter them. It actually makes things more exciting, as if you were part of the action. Fans of Patterso ...more
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was not expecting this series to turn out the way it did. But I loved it. Blackbird was quick series, I wish it was longer though. I would have loved more of a background to...well you would know if you read it. Deadfall is a great follow-up to this series. Like Blackbird, Deadfall kept me on the edge of my seat. It was a non-stop thrill ride that kept me interested the whole way through. I can't wait for more books by Anna Carey.
Amanda Carvajal
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Deadfall is the sequel to Blackbird. I have previously reviewed it if you want to check it out. I loved these books. I'm not normally a YA book person, but this one had enough suspense that I was hooked. This involves hunting humans for fun and game.
It's a whole lot of crazy, awesome, and emotional page turning. Every page has you on edge and the ending is no fairy tale, but at the same time wonderful.
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Anna Carey has been a gift wrapper, face painter, nanny, horrific cocktail waitress, sofa saleswoman and children's book editor. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she can be found writing, reading, and referencing 90s pop culture.

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