Thousands of people die. Fearing terrorism, the United States government grounds all flights, and millions of travelers are stranded. Among them are Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David, who are in Arizona when the disaster occurs. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway in the middle of the Nevada night, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over.
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Pretty package wrapped around a skeletal core, padded by lots of glittery styrofoam. On their way home from a debate meet in Arizona, Reese, David and their coach, Mr.
Birds have caused four planes all over the country to crash for some mysterious reason. In true post-apocalyptic fashion, the three of them opted to travel by land, getting waylaid by the pandemonium generated by the uncertainty surrounding the Pretty package wrapped around a skeletal core, padded by lots of glittery styrofoam.
In true post-apocalyptic fashion, the three of them opted to travel by land, getting waylaid by the pandemonium generated by the uncertainty surrounding the strange events. Reese vaguely remembers an accident happening on the road, a strange chamber, a military base and 27 days she has no memory of. There are strange dreams plaguing her at night and stranger compulsions in the morning; suited men following her around and a beautiful girl simultaneously disturbing and drawing her in.
Do you know what I mean? Not one quip about Capt Sullenberger? Are we looking at a Matrix scenario here? Independence Day? But take away the avant garde atmosphere derived from poetic graffiti in a lesbian bathroom, the eggyolk chambers and birds slamming against airport windows, the essentials I look for in a good book felt lacking: There was no unifying theme. I do not strictly look for a bigger message in books but there has to be a clear and apparent point to everything.
This felt a little scattered, the details discordant and unemotional. It had a very sterile feel to it. Possibly because There was barely any character development for any of the protagonists. Sure I appreciate the novelty of a bisexual heroine in the cusps of sexual awakening but at its core, this still fell prey to the clutches of love triangles and unfounded attraction.
The revelation felt milquetoast and dull. Totally robbing the book as a whole. The way this was resolved felt dated and unworthy of the creativity in the possibilities implied by the early chapters. The book being easily summarized thus with a great early sprint ending with a huffing and puffing walk to the finish line. ARC provided by the publishers in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.