Review - "Children of Icarus"

"Children of Icarus" by Caighlan Smith

"It is Clara who is desperate to enter the labyrinth and it is Clara who is bright, strong, and fearless enough to take on any challenge. It is no surprise when she is chosen. But so is the girl who has always lived in her shadow. Together they enter. Within minutes, they are torn apart forever. Now the girl who has never left the city walls must fight to survive in a living nightmare, where one false turn with who to trust means a certain dead end."

- actual rating 4.5

*I received a digital copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest review*


Oh wow, guys, let me tell you one thing: this book is not what it seems. The blurb is so vague and deceptive - I had no idea what I was getting into!

But I'm going to try and summarize this without giving too much away. The story is told from a girl's POV - a girl who has been living in the shadows of her best friend Clara. Unlike Clara, the MC is shy and doesn't like being the center of attention. They live in this society/world, where children from 10 to 16 are chosen to become Icarii - the descendants of Icarus, an Angel. The chosen ones are lead into a maze, which is said to be the way to heaven. But nothing is as it seems. When Clara and our MC, two of the chosen ones, enter the maze - everything changes! 

This book. THIS BOOK - it turns dark so fast, it's terrific! The story had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Every page was a surprise and had me wanting for more! Children of Icarus is one of those books that gives you goosebumps and makes you jump at every shadow. I loved loved loved it! Such a page-turner, with great story-line, characters and a sprinkle of mythology! 

Some of the characters are unreliable and not who they seem either. You think they are that way but then they are completely different - and that's frickin awesome! 




Title: Children of Icarus 

Author: Caighlan Smith  

Pub. Date: August 1st 2016

Pages: 313

Publisher: Switch Press 

ISBN: 9781630790578

Genre: Fantasy; YA; Mythology; Mystery; 


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