Thursday, December 30, 2010

Book Review: Flight of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer

Flight of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer is a fictional book that takes place in the near future after a series of wars that have devastated America as we know it. The American society has been transformed into the "Influentials" with their mansions and power and the "Industrials" and "Illegals" who live in shanty towns outside the city walls with absolutely no power and few possessions. This story is about Caitlynn who was genetically engineered. Because of this engineering (she is the only embryo out of thousands to have survived), she has many people hunting her. Feeling betrayed by her father, she has to flee the only world she has ever known into one she does not understand, and she is not sure that she can trust the only person wanting to help her.

I really enjoyed this book. As a little bit of a science fiction nerd, the premise behind the book intrigued me. Of course, I don't like genetic engineering, or the disparity between the people groups, but I find glimpses into possible future-scenarios fascinating and, at times, terrifying. This book is well-written, and the characters are believable and likable. I recommend this book...if you like reading such things.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

1 comment:

Marva said...

This book sounds very interesting and something that I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the review Nikki!