“Wicked genius begins to manifest itself in ways her mother can no longer deny are… strange.”
Hello and welcome to the RandomThingsTour for Black Wings by Megan Hart. Thanks to Anne and FlameTreePress for having me on this tour.
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: FLAME TREE PRESS; New edition (14 Feb. 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1787581152
- ISBN-13: 978-1787581159
About The Book
“Briella Blake has always been wicked smart. When she’s invited to attend a special school for gifted students, she finally has the chance to focus on a project that begins to consume her – the ability to recreate and save copies of a person’s entire set of memories. Her friendship with a raven that’s as smart as she is leads to conflict with her mother Marian, who is no longer able to deny that there’s something wrong with her child.”
About The Author
Megan Hart is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than thirty novels, novellas, and short stories. Some of them use a lot of bad words, but most of the other words are okay. Her work has been published in almost every genre, including contemporary fiction, horror, romantic suspense, and erotica. She can’t live without music, the Internet, or the ocean, but she and soda have achieved an amicable uncoupling.
What I Thought
Black Wings focuses around 10-year-old Briella who is special, but not in a oh she’s such a special girls way but in a creepy evil genius way. This was made extra unnerving for me because I happen to have a 10 year old daughter and the thought of her acting, talking and thinking the way Briella does is just horrifying. You just know in your gut that no matter how special and smart she is she’s just not right. And the relationship between her and the raven Onyx is just not natural. I happen to be a big fan of ravens/crows, I do believe that they always remember a face so I try to be nice to them and had always told my girls the same. I never imagined them talking/mimicking though which is just way too creepy.
It’s very clear that Briella is up to something sinister and I think on some level she knows it’s wrong but she doesn’t seem to care. It’s an absolutely fascinating story, it really reels you in but it’s very unnerving and leaves you with an anxious feeling deep in your belly you just know there’s more going on. I couldn’t put it down til I finished it and it was worth it. Great read!
Again thanks to Anne and FlameTreePress for having me on this tour, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.