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The Silent Bluebird


Loved it! 😍

A book I wasn't able to put down until the very end, and even then, I wanted to keep going.

The premise of the this book was fascinating. I love the idea of two hidden, warring factions, each trying to shape society and the future to fit their agenda. The story had the vibe of a classic spy-vs-spy thriller, but also had a bit of science fiction thrown in to keep the story fresh and engaging. The book starts out with a very exciting prologue, that introduces a lot of questions for the reader and I loved trying to piece together how the prologue, set in the 80s, fit together with events in the modern day. The way that the story unfolds, with vital pieces of information slowly being revealed and coming together, was done phenomenally. The author did an excellent job weaving an interesting story, with plenty of surprises along the way. Holmes has a very clear voice as an author and her writing style was very easy to digest and connect with. The action and excitement in the story kept amping up and each fight scene was a thrill to read.

The characters are somewhat of a weakness in the story. I found it difficult to connect with main character Sadie. I won't say that she's unlikeable, but I feel like there wasn't enough time for me to get to know the character, Hopefully, her character can be explored further in future novels in the series. I felt so-so about the budding romance between Sadie and Killian. I think I'd need to read more of it to like it, but there's definitely potential with their relationship.

The novel kept me guessing until the very end and left me with some new questions and a desire to see what happens next for Sadie, Killian and the two secret organizations.

All in all, I'd recommend this book to anyone looking for a fresh, new story that straddles the line between science fiction and thriller.

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The Prologue

About the author

A voracious reader and speculative fiction author. Debut novel The Silent Bluebird due out this Fall. view profile

Published on November 17, 2020

70000 words

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Genre: Science Fiction

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