Thursday, 19 December 2013

Review: Blindsided by Natalie Whipple

Title: Blindsided
Author: Natalie Whipple
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Genre: Young Adult
Series: Transparent #2
Source: Publisher at blogger brunch
Publication Date: 2nd January 2013

Tell Me About It
Three months after Fiona escapes from her father's syndicate, all seems well in her tiny town of Madison, Arizona. She and Seth are happy together - apart from the teensy fact of Fiona being jealous that Seth can see through her invisibility - and her family and friends are safe. But when the local syndicate and even the Army show up, it's clear there's more going on in town than she could ever imagine. It seems like these huge powers are interested in the old Radiasure factory - could they be reproducing the infamous drug that caused mutations? - and everyone suspects Fiona of knowing more than she should. As Fiona and her friends try to cover their tracks, they discover that they do have some dangerous knowledge. Though at first determined to stop anyone from remaking Radiasure, Fiona learns a secret that could change everything, including her invisibility. Torn between her own desires and the greater good, Fiona might be too blindsided to see the real villain coming.
My Thoughts
**This review may contain spoilers for Transparent and unintentional spoilers for Blindsided**

You have no idea how excited I am to have a finished copy of this book in my hands right now (Oct). When I saw Blindsided at a blogger brunch I did not hesitate in getting another blogger to snag me a copy (she was ahead of me but I couldn't risk the chance of not getting a copy of this book), I may have also done a little happy dance in my head, since doing it in a public place is probably frowned upon. I got home from a train journey from London, then a bus ride back to my house, and immediately began reading, putting all other books to the side. The first thing that caught my attention was how fun the cover looks and how it keeps the theme from Transparent, I am in love with this cover.

Blindsided is quick to start with the mystery and suspense, and I love how fast paced it is, making me want to read faster to connect the dots but to also find out the truth about what is really happening.
The whole gang are still together, and some are closer than ever, and I like how their friendship still feels as strong as ever, that the events that happened in Transparent have not broken up their friendship and they still treat Fiona as one of them.

I love the new element that is added into the story, and when reading it myself I was torn over what I wanted Fiona to do, I wanted her to pick what was best for her, but I also felt like she would lose her identity and what makes her Fiona. The choices the whole group have to make are extremely tough, and because of this there is a lot of ups and downs between Fiona and Seth, which also affects the dynamics of the group.

Blindsided was not what I expected, but in a great way. The twists and turns kept me guessing over what choices the characters would make, and also what would happen next. A few things were thrown into the mix that I did not expect at all and I was left gob smacked when they were revealed. The last chapter had my crying over a decision that Fiona makes for another person, giving them a chance they never dreamt of, it is the perfect end to this book, and this series. I didn't want this journey to end but I am so glad I got to take it with characters I love.


  1. I want to read this book so I'm just browsing your review, but I see that you loved how it was different from your expectations and had twists in it. My kind of book! I can't wait to read this one. Great review :)

    1. You should definitely check it out :)


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