Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig reviewed by Heather

Blackbirds by Chuch WendigTitle: Blackbirds
Author: Chuck Wendig
Release Date: April 24, 202
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages: 384 pages
Source: NetGalley

Miriam Black has a unique ability. When she touches you, skin to skin, she sees how you will die. Whether it be two hours, two weeks or two years from that moment, she sees in very vivid detail how you will kick the bucket.

Things change when one night when Miriam is picked up hitchhiking by a trucker named Louis. When she shakes Louis hand, she sees that when he dies, his last word is her name. Despite never being able to change Death’s fate before, she must try to save Louis…to save herself.

This book was definitely very different from books I’ve read recently and it was exactly what I needed. Wendig has written Miriam as a no-holds-barred girl who holds no punches. She does whatever the hell she wants and cusses like a sailor, all with no regrets.

It might sound morbid of me, but I loved the descriptions Wendig writes of the death scenes. Once Miriam touches the skin of a person, the writing changes over and it’s like the reader is taken into a totally different story, one that tells of the persons death.

This was a dark and twisted book, definitely not YA, but I can’t help but be excited for the next book to be released in this series.

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