Monday, August 12, 2013

[Review: Flight by Lindsay Leggett]

Author: Lindsay Leggett
Series: Flight #1
Pages: 273
Genre: NA/YA, Paranormal
Date Published: April 1st, 2013
Publisher: Self Published
Format Read: eARC provided by author for honest review


The first rule of survival in the Underground: When you’re outside, keep your eyes on the skies. Ace Harpy Hunter Piper Madden is used to danger, but the death of her brother slams the brakes on her high-torque lifestyle and leaves her broken and confused.

On the run from the dictating Elder Corporation, she’s eventually found in the quiet undergound city of Ichton and asked to work for the Corp on contract to quell a new and frightening Harpy threat.

Enter the discovery of horrifying Corporation secrets, Harpy attacks, and a new friendship with the strange Asher, and Piper’s days become anything but boring.

Then, a chance encounter leaves Piper privy to a dangerous secret, and as she and Asher team up in an effort to unravel the truth, the secrets they uncover beneath the ancient walls of the dead city will spark their world into a grand-scale war.

My Thoughts:

Guys, this book was epic.  As epic as your favorite video game or your favorite adventure movie.  In fact that whole time I was reading it I was thinking "this would be an awesome comic book."  It just has that vibe to it.  But in all honesty I don't really like to read comic books and so this novel was the perfect compromise for me!  Leggett has created a world with heavy layers of intrigue that will leave you wondering what the hell is going on, while giving you enough info to keep you interested.

Have you ever read a book about Harpys?  Yeah, me either, but now that I've got a taste, I'm hooked!  Heck, Harpys should be the new vampires if you ask me.  Leggett's version of these winged human/creator things is awesome.  They are creepy and dangerous and flesh eating.  What more could you want from a threat to your well being?

Not only were the Harpys awesome, but so was the world building.  Ichton was a city that you could feel and touch and taste.  It was dark and suffocating in ways that were easy to imagine.  And the Corp building was just as strange.  And when you left the dome of the underground, the world outside kept you on edge as well.  In a way it was those things that gave it the video game feel that I came to love!  The details on how The Corp worked were also on their A game.  

But on top of video game like world building and Harpys, we also get some awesome, strong, kick ass characters that you can't help but root for.  Sure you don't know who to trust half the time, but these people will keep you on your toes!  

Piper is a brilliant narrator for this story.  She's got so much going on in her head, as well as a really strong personality.  On the other hand she's completely broken after the loss of her brother.  It's her interactions with the people around her that really make you take note of who she is.  There's new partners, old friends and old flames as well as mysterious dark haired boys!  The whole cast that surrounds Piper are fantastic.  I'm not going to tell you much about them, because I think that it's better to go in and watch her meet them and reconnect with them like I did.  But trust me, they are all wonderful.

Romance has it's place in the story as well, but what I loved about this one is that it doesn't take away from the story in any way, shape or form.  It actually adds to every little thing about the book!  It's a well rounded, character driven romance that totally works.

So, what's the final verdict?  You need to read this one.  It's got so many awesome things going for it, and it delivers on each and every one of those things!  This is another Indie that has blown me out of the water!
 5 Unicorns = Get your hands on this now!


Nicole said...

Wow! I hadn't even heard of this one before now! And I haven't read anything with Harpys before either (still not sure I really understand what they are?). Piper sounds like a MC I will really like. Def adding this to my TBR!

PS: For some reason while reading the synopsis/your review, I was reminded of Van Helsing (even though that's about vamps - I see similarities)

Amy said...

This sounds so cool!! And what a gorgeous cover. I haven't heard of this one. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.