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Blackbird by Anna Carey
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Writing an entire book in the second person point of view was a risk. I'm all for creativity and writing outside the lines. You win some, you lose some. In this case, for this reader, however, it was a firm loss. The entire feel was just "off".

I would have let this novel slide through with three stars, but the ending was a big fat middle finger at me: nothing but an abrupt cliffhanger for book two of the "duology", with no answers, no explanations and no resolution of any of the important questions posed.

Okay, seriously? Big pet peeve of mine here. Huge. If the first book STOOD ADMIRABLY ON ITS OWN, no gimmicks or manipulation would be required for continuing the series. And I wouldn't feel so dirty, so used.
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Reading Progress

January 6, 2018 – Started Reading
January 6, 2018 – Shelved
January 6, 2018 – Shelved as: 131-in-2018
January 6, 2018 – Shelved as: young-adult
January 6, 2018 – Shelved as: on-overdrive
January 6, 2018 – Finished Reading
January 8, 2018 – Shelved as: weird-undercurrent
January 8, 2018 – Shelved as: series
January 8, 2018 – Shelved as: regret-i-read-it
January 8, 2018 – Shelved as: mystery-suspense
January 8, 2018 – Shelved as: wtf-did-i-just-read
February 18, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewed-goodreads
February 23, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewed-amazon
February 23, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewed-bookbub
March 9, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction

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