This is not the type of book that I'd normally read, but there was just something so interesting and unique about the book summary that I was eager to read this. The Flight of the Silvers is advertised as genre-bending and I agree with that, but if I had to categorize this book I'd call it (as the author does in his acknowledgments) a supernatural epic.
Readers begin this book meeting the Given sisters (Amanda and Hannah). At no point in this book did I like both of the Given sisters. At first I liked Hannah and hated Amanda but quickly started to like Amanda and hate Hannah. Every other Silver I liked throughout the book (even David). I liked that the Given sisters weren't perfect and had their own problems. To be honest it sounds weird but I liked that I hated one of the sisters at all times.
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Be prepared to settle in for a long, and sometimes emotional ride when reading this book. You start the book getting to know the characters and this strange new Earth they find themselves in, and you go with them as they struggle to understand these new abilities they have and fight off multiple enemies. While I was very interested in this story and the characters, this story did seem pretty long. Maybe that is because I feel like this book was building up to this big revelation at the end and while there was a revelation at the end it didn't seem like there was much of an ending to the book. It felt like I just pressed pause on the story. I understand that this is the beginning of a series but I felt like with all of this buildup there should have been some resolution to something.
I've grown quite attached to the Silvers and look forward to reading about what happens to them next. If you're looking for an adventure that will leave you desperate for more, then this is the book for you.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for letting me read this.
This isn't the type of book that I would normally read but the summary of it made it seem very interesting and unique. I'm to the point where I've met some of the characters that were taken from our Earth to a weird new Earth. I started off this book not liking Amanda Given one bit but slowly I am starting to feel sorry for her. One thing that I am a bit annoyed with is the author tended to refer to characters as "the artist" or "the actress" when mentioning them. It doesn't happen all the time but he has done it just enough that it has begun to irk me. I think that those so-called titles of them will possibly play a role in the story the further I read on but honestly right now I'd rather he mention their names instead of their professions. Overall it has been a good start to this book and I am curious to know more about the new Earth.