Book Review – Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig

The blurb predicts:

Miriam Black knows when you will die.

Still in her early twenties, she’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, suicides, and slow deaths by cancer. But when Miriam hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be gruesomely murdered while he calls her name.

Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. But Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim. No matter what she does she can’t save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she’ll have to try.

I really liked this book – it has a lot of style and the way it’s written draws you in.

Sure, almost all of the characters are terrible people and terrible things happen to most of them, but the main character’s black humor keeps it from getting depressing.

The fluidity and grittiness of the writing reminds me of Elmore Leonard.

It has a proper story arc and I plan on reading the next book in the series right now.

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