Weird things are happening. Planes—multiple—are being brought down by bird strikes. All at once. After all planes are grounded, Reese, David and their chaperone decide to drive home. But the chaperone is murdered in a carjacking gone bad and then there’s a car accident. Reese and David wake up in this weird hospital and have to sign non-disclosure agreements. The price if they talk? Prison is the best case scenario. The worst case is that they die.
Creepy, right? But that’s not the weirdest thing. Once they get home, David and Reese are different. They heal faster, for one thing. But there are other things different, too. Things that are harder to describe. What exactly was done to them in that hospital? And why can’t they talk about it?
This is such a fun book, one that is very hard to talk about because the risk of spoilers is so huge. I didn’t know much about this book going on, only that I loved Malinda Lo’s earlier book, Huntress. But this book is completely different.
I think this is a two-b0ok series (as opposed to a trilogy or, even better, a multi-book series), and I cannot wait for the second part.
As this book progressed, I kept getting increasingly uneasy. I wasn’t entirely sure what was going on for most of the book (okay, for pretty much all of the book) and that only added to the kind of sick feeling I had reading this. Like Reese, I had no idea what was happening and no idea who, if anyone, she could trust.
(However, Reese seemed to compensate for that by trusting everyone. I would excel in a book like this because I, like my beloved Fox Mulder, trust no one.)
This is such a fun book (if you enjoy confusion and dread—which I do). Highly recommended.