Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Book Review - FLIGHT by Lindsay Leggett

by Lindsay Leggett

Flight has a very unique premise. In this post-apocalyptic world, a part of the human race has mutated into a winged being, a harpy that feeds on regular humans. The Elder Corp. tries to protect humans from the harpies by using specialized human hunters to kill them.

Piper is the Corp’s premier, hard-as-nails, elite hunter who we find under cover at Ichton. Tortured with guilt over what she believes is her responsibility for her brother’s death, David, also a hunter, Piper struggles to put her life back together while adapting to a whole new situation where harpies are not killed and hunters face a weapons ban.

I really like Lindsay's unusual premise for Flight. She uses both flashbacks and dreams as plot devices to advance her story and keeps a good pace. As the story develops, we find out new twists at every turn, not the least of which is her love, Asher. He is very protective of her and all the while has to deal with issues as great if not greater than hers.

Lindsay's writing style is direct and sometimes gritty. And Piper is quite hard on herself and others at the beginning but as she gets to know new colleagues, she forms helpful alliances with them. I like that she grows through the story.

If you enjoy edgy stories with strong female leads, you will want to read Flight! I'm looking forward to the next book in the series to see how Piper and Asher take things to the next level and what the fallout with Elder Corp will be.

FLIGHT Available at Amazon