Hey everyone! I HAD to share a recent in-depth review for Fliers because it’s amazing. I’ll link her blog here, but I’ll also share it down below with my thoughts!
Fliers by author Laura Mae is the first book in the Fliers series and I had so much fun reading this book! I love reading books written by indie authors for many reason, one being that you help an indie author! another being that I always seem to find hide gems and Fliers is definitely a hidden gem.
I love how she starts off with her support of indie authors, first off. This is awesome, be like her!!
The story takes place in a world where society is split into Humans – Fliers – and Fairies. Humans don’t generally care for the Fliers or Fairies. I don’t want to spoil too much but lets just say this causes problems for the two species.
Just a couple problems… 😉
The Main character, Sydona, is of course a Flier and man let me tell you something about Syd I. Love. Her. I’ve read a couple of previous reviews on this book on goodreads (which by the way don’t sway me any which way before I pick up a book some people are too snobby when they review books and do they even realize authors have feelings?) (ANYWAYS) and a lot of people mention Syd is too naive or closed off from the world but I think that’s one of the reasons I love her so much. She just wants to chill in her house away from the world with her veggies and Fairies, whats so wrong about that? Before I get side tracked let me just move on into why I love her, regardless of being able to hide out there and do nothing about it, she chooses to do something about the situation on the book. and she’s so stinkin brave! she really is naive about certain things don’t get me wrong but it all plays into her character perfectly.
This makes me so happy because almost no one talks about Sydona. The narrative is third-person limited and most of the story takes place in Sydona’s head and explains her feelings. In my opinion, I feel it makes you closer to that person and I’m glad that she was able to express her love for Syd. ❤
The beginning of the book felt a bit slow but that’s because there’s certain things that I realize need to play out, like certain characters coming into the story and character development so that didn’t bother me at all. You know what I loved about this book most of all? It felt genuine. The book isn’t trying hard to fit into this YA fantasy-fairy world that I feel like it keeps getting repeated over and over again. It is it’s own story set in pretty normal times with a character who is her genuine self.
I agree! I created this story from a dream and not from any story I knew of. I was not trying to write into a specific genre and did my own thing. I’m glad it was reflected as such.
Let me not forget that when it does pick up and there’s action and fighting this Laura Mae KILLED. IT. (In a good way, if you don’t get my enthusiasm) Syd is a bad ass and I love her and I’ll fight anyone for her. I love the mix of characters in this story too! There are different ages and backgrounds and they mix in super well. This book was honestly so fun for me to read and it only took me a little bit longer than usual to read because I read the E-book and I had a two day migraine episode 😦 But I totally give this book 4 stars out of 5 and recommend it to anyone who loves Ya fantasy!
I wanted to have a strong female character in this story and one who does not give up easily. And I’ve been told I write action pretty well. I honestly love writing the action scenes a lot because I myself get very immersed into it. I really try to keep it interesting and not confusing. Diversity is important to me as well as we live in a diverse world, it’s only natural to represent that.
I want to thank ‘&shereads’ so much for the review!!
Keep in mind SPARROWS is still coming and will be releasing SUPER SOON. I know I keep saying that but everyday is a little bit closer, right? Make sure you’re following my blog or even on Twitter to know exactly when the sequel will be coming out!