Flying Away by Caroline Gill #BlogTour #Review

Flying Away by Caroline Gill
The Flykeeper Chronicles #1
Publication Date: January 12th 2016
Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal, Young Adult
eBook, 228 pages

When Iolani Bearse was five years old, she lost her father to war. When she was nine, her mother died in a freak car accident. When Lani was fourteen, eerie green lights invaded, tearing her from the only home she had left.

Living as a runaway, dragging a horse and her cousin Eleanor across the countryside, Lani must learn to survive. Now Lani is the only person between the horrible, greedy lights and the last bit of family she has left. Her own heart is barely beating, but powerful memories pull her to Malcolm St. John. She fights what she feels, buried deep within her shattered soul.

Malcolm St. John always held his feelings in, especially about Iolani. So when she shows up on his doorstep, desperate and determined, Mal must decide if the wild tales she spins are the fragments of insanity or the last hope for a dying nation. This Lani is different from the child he knew. Something is coming for her, for him, and will not be stopped

If the cousins and Malcolm can’t escape the grasping hunters who hound them, the future of a broken America will be destroyed. Everything Lani has ever loved will burn with them. Somehow, she must find a path through friendship and loyalty to save them all.

About the Author
Unusual stories attract me, ones in which the reader cannot easily see the ending or most of the journey. Visiting Rome during university studies, I found a simple truth sitting on buses, traveling all over the ancient city: the joy is in the Journey, in the people I meet, not in the destination. So, I write for you. I write for sanity. I write for chocolate and really good pizza.
Lani has experienced a lot of tragedy in her life and that continues at the beginning of Flying Away. She has a weird connection with flies. Lani, her cousin, and her horse are living as runaways and she goes to Malcolm for help. They must find a way to survive.
This is a really strange story but it is also really captivating. The story line jumps around a lot and there is so much going on that at times I had trouble keeping up. However, I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read the rest of this series.
Rating: 4 stars