Book Review: Flee by Miranda KaviFriday, December 14, 2012
Flee by Miranda Kavi
Ebook, 156 pages
Published on November 30, 2012 by Midnight Blackbird LLC
(Provided for review by the author via BB Book Tours)
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I can fly.
I have to keep it a secret.
Everything was fine, until I met him.
I can’t stay away…
Aurora Lockette has a supernatural ability she hides from the world. Gavyn Dhaval is a newly famous actor that shies away from the spotlight. When Aurora and Gavyn literally collide in a fender bender on her first day of law school, they are irresistibly drawn to each other.
When Aurora’s secret is revealed, she has no choice but to abandon Gavyn and go into hiding to escape the media frenzy. A secret society of gifted humans contacts her to warn of dark forces that seek to destroy her and everyone she loves.
Aurora must try to understand who and what she is while she fights to protect herself and her loved ones from a hidden, sinister force.
"I can fly. It's not as cool as it sounds. Actually, it really sucks."
Don't you just love it when the first sentence in a book grips you right away? It has everything - enough information and mystery to keep you intrigued. As a kid I frequently dreamed that I could fly (I blame Peter Pan for this obsession), so I was immediately interested to find out why would that suck. Except for the obvious reasons of course: wind messing up your hair and blowing up your skirt. :)
Aurora is just another girl who moved away from home to attend law school. On first glance there is nothing special about her. Except that she confessed to us her darkest secret. When she gets excited or stressed, Aurora can fly... just float up to the sky... And since you all know how stressful is new school and environment, she has this problem quite often.
Aurora tries to avoid people because she does not like attention. She is not shy, but careful because she does not want her little secret to be discovered. So how does she after one week in law school ends up as best friends to a hottie who is a star on a movie filmed nearby? Not only that, the other star of the movie - even hotter dark bad-but-not-so-bad boy is kinda flirting with her. To quote Aurora:
"I'm not sure when I'd been transported to a much cooler alternate dimension where I met movie stars on a daily basis."
Although a little bit predictable, the first part of the book is still cute contemporary romance with light paranormal elements. And then it feels like someone told to the author that there is not enough paranormal in her book. So The Shyama enters the scene. Demon-like beings that hunt and kill gifted people. And the book explodes with random plot twists. There are dramatic escapes, fights, flying, and of course big show-down at the end. Again Aurora said it all:
"I was living in a poorly scripted science fiction B movie."
Flee by Miranda Kavi is a mix of contemporary romance and paranormal genre. There were a couple of good ideas, but due to the books shortness I feel like neither the romance or the paranormal elements of the story had enough time to be developed fully. A lot of things are told to us without explanation why, and we have to just accept them. Still, Flee by Miranda Kavi is interesting, fast-paced read - it will definitely hold your attention.
I recommend this book to fans of: contemporary romances set on college, handsome movie stars heroes, paranormal books about people with special abilities.
Let's Talk:Did you read this book? Some other book by the same author?
Would you like to know how to fly? Which special ability would you most like to have? Would you hide that ability?
Any other thoughts or comments?