Crow Flight by Susan Cunningham

Crow Flight

The curious flight patterns of crows lead a teen computer programmer down a path of mystery and romance. Gin trusts logic a little too much. She even designs programs to decide what to eat and how to spend her time. All that changes when she’s paired with a new transfer student, Felix, on a computer modeling assignment to explain certain anomalies in the behavior of crows.As she enters Felix’s world and digs further into the data behind crow ...

Details Crow Flight

TitleCrow Flight
Release DateDec 11th, 2018
PublisherAmberjack Publishing
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Contemporary

Reviews Crow Flight

  • Rae
    ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. When I requested this book, I thought it sounded cute and the idea of a book about studying the flight patterns of crows intrigued me for some reason. I ended up liking this book so much more than I expected and what a pleasant surprise! This book was exciting, romantic, clever and so much more! It is told from the point of view of an extremely intelligent girl named Gin who loves to cre...
  • Manon
    *2.75 Stars*I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Gin is starting her senior year in high school and the only class she's excited for is computer modelling. She is already very good in it, since her father has been making models since forever and so has she. Her models tell her how to dress and what to do, they dictate every part of her life. Everything changes when she runs into Felix. She is immediately attracted ...
  • Daria
    I thought this book was a decent read.I'll start with what I like. The whole concept that life is ilogic and it's better to live in the persent was ust so beautiful and unique. I really liked reding about it. It was also relatable for me, as person who trusts logic a lot and overthinks everything.I saw some people saying they didn't like the writing style. I, on the other hand, enjoyed it. It was a little bit confusing, there was deffinintly some...
  • Elise
    This story was beautifully written and poetic with spiritual mystery weaved in throughout. I loved how it combines several disciplines of science (including biology and computer science) to take you on an exciting journey through the eyes of a self proclaimed "nerdy" teenage girl trying to overcome her logical tendencies. She dives in to the mysterious and becomes fascinated and absorbed by the unknown and finding true love. I loved the aspect wi...
  • Anne Oftedahl
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Abandoned after 10 chaptersIt's a bit intriguing, and I like how it has a contemporary feel despite being kinda futuristic/sci-fi, but it just doesn't really draw me in, and I don't really care about what's going to happen
  • Julia Revis
    Rating: 2/5 starsI have to say I was a little disappointed by this book.Crow Flight is about a girl Gin who is a computer programmer who relies on logic a little too much. When she meets new boy in school, Felix, their relationship flourishes and he challenges everything she knows. They are paired together on a project analyzing crows which leads Gin to a terrible secret.Right off the bat, there’s something off about the narration. I’m not su...
  • K.A. Greenough
    I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I love this book so much! The characters are rich and real, the plot is intense. The intrigue and conflict in the story is what really hooked me. This wasn’t just another cute, fluffy contemporary love story. This book has some serious conflict. And while I maybe had hoped for a little more action, the exposition and ultimate resolution were still nerve wracking to r...
  • J.D. DeHart
    Crow Flight is exciting and well-written young adult fiction. It's a book I would gladly add to my classroom shelf and use for independent reading...and I'm sure some hungry readers would gobble it up quickly. Cunningham has created an interesting character in Gin, and one I'm sure students would relate to in many ways.
  • Neonila
    With a cover like that, I seriously wasn't expecting something like this, to be honest. I was sure it had something to do with coding, but this book honestly surprised me.Spy crows (my patronus and some of the best animals on Earth? Check. Cute romance? Check. Being a badass coder? Check. Being a badass coder who accidentally brought someone to justice? Check.Honestly, this was all I wanted and more. The only complaint I have is that maybe the re...
  • Alexandria Gearin
    I received a free digital copy of this book from Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.Real Rating: 2.5 StarsTo be honest, I couldn't really find many faults with this book other than the fact that it's very average. The plot felt very lackluster and plain, and I had trouble getting into the story and connecting with the characters. The main character was annoyingly anal about everything and the love interest had no interesting qualities wh...
  • Viva Marie
    I VOLUNTARILY READ AND REVIEW THIS ADVANCE COPY FROM NETGALLEY. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN, THANK YOU.I'm very very VERY thrilled that I gave this book a chance. No mystical creatures, no royal families trying to take over the world its just a smooth read from the beginning to the very end. I could not put this book down. This is my first Susan Cunningham book I read from her and she brought it all in this lovely gem. I was a bit ner...
  • LovelyReaderGirl
    I was able to read this book through Netgalley to provide feedback and my honest review.Gin is quite possibly a computer genius. She is able to make complex computer models and her dream is to attend Harvard some day. When a new boy, Felix, shows up at school her focus is turned. Felix winds up in her modeling class and becomes her new partner. As they work through their final project terrible secrets are found and Gin has to make a tough decisio...
  • Katie
    “And that’s when she saw them. Perched on a lower branch and nearly hidden in all the green, were two black crows. They were looking down, heads tilted, bodies still. Unafraid. It was almost like the crows knew him”Gin is a computer programming genius, if Gin doesn’t know it then it isn’t worth knowing. She designs computer programmes in order to control her life including making daily decisions on what to wear, what to eat and how to s...
  • Francis
    ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.The reason I really wanted to read this book, was because of the programming element. I teach English to IT students, so programming is a part of my daily life. Admittedly, a part that I don’t know much about myself, but I’m open to learn. The programming aspect added a fun and modern twist to a story that was otherwise quite predictable, especially in the beginning. Just your typical...
  • Lady_Starkov
    I received an ARC from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.I'll start by staying the things that I liked about this book: the comprehensive explanations of the modelling, how the storylines all aligned in the end, the relationship between Gin and Felix - how they complement each other, how he introduces her to new experiences. Felix draws her out of her analytical shell and opens her emotionally. The writing was creative, vivid and a nice pacing. ...
  • Sanyukta Thakare
    Disclaimer: I was provided with an ARC of this book by Netgalley so I could give an honest review.Crow Flight has alot of crows and like the name suggests surprisingly the book is literally about crow flights. The name spiked alot of interest for me, and in the start, it really hooked me on by its mysterious writing. Gin- Regina Hartson is our sweet teenager who is a little awkward and heavily relies on logic. If you bring her something that is...
  • Randi
    First off, I received a copy from Netgalley, but the opinions are completely my own :)The book description appealed to me because I can relate to this nerdy girl (having been one myself as a teenager) and also because I thought the ideas about having apps to control every aspect of your life is interesting - in a way that relying completely on apps, can only go wrong. However, the book is a bit slow in the build-up and the whole relationship betw...
  • Nicole
    Crow Flight is on par with the YA greats of today like John Green (Turtles All the Way Down) and Jandy Nelson (I'll Give You The Sun). Cunningham's use of voice and dialogue is sophisticated and authentic. She's created interesting yet familiar teen characters you want to root for. The plot is fresh and engaging as the main character Gin finds herself smack in the middle of a potential cyber security crime, and she's the one revealing it! That co...
  • Adele
    I received an electronic copy from NetGalley to write a review.This was a fun and fast read. It took me back to high school and the emotions of a young adult. I loved how Cunningham's main character is a smart science-oriented young lady who has big ambitions. She reminds you to appreciate the intelligence of young adults. Very fascinating to learn about crows which I knew very little about prior to reading this book. It is interesting as the plo...
  • Kerric Stevens
    Crow FlightSusan CunninghamTruly a unique story and one I finished in a single night. A must read for all students interested in tech and development. One of the most realistic views into the world of computer modeling and the rigors that they entail. Rife with personal development and a great love story that doesn’t follow any of the normal book writing clichés. This book was impossible to put down and I felt myself rooting for Gin and how he...
  • Jenny Longmire
    Cunningham does an incredible job weaving together science and romance into a story that you just can't stop reading regardless of your scientific background. It was easy to fall in love with the two main characters: Gin with her quest to make the illogical logical and Felix with his mysterious pet crows. I was hooked as soon as Gin catches Felix "talking" to two crows outside the school building in between classes. The rest of the story does not...
  • Sheila Weston
    What a pleasure to read a young adult book featuring a smart, hard-working, goal-oriented, tech-savvy teenage girl! The main character, Gin, is appealing and easy to relate to, especially for academic-minded high school students. This book will be appealing to teens because it has it all, including coding and gaming, school and parental pressures, spying and intrigue, biology and ornithology (who knew how fascinating crows are!), AND the angst of...
  • Alison Bobbitt
    Well done Susan Cunningham! You have created a YA novel that can be enjoyed by all! Crow Flight is timely in that it features a strong, smart female lead. Gin had me from the start...I loved her personality. This book had twists that kept me guessing until the end. I now want to know moreabout crows! I also loved that coding was a main focus and portrayed in a way that I, as a noncoder, could follow!I requested an advanced copy but these opinions...
  • Laura Resau
    In S.N. Bacon’s stunning debut, Crow Flight, high school senior, Gin, tries to apply the logic of computer models to love and other mysteries… with mixed success. This is a thrillingly unique coming-of-age novel that blends fascinating animal science and cutting edge technology with deeper questions of the heart and spirit.
    I had a hard time putting this book down. I loved the strong main character, a driven high school girl that loves technology and coding. She meets an equally impressive guy that also loves to code and trains crows as a hobby. This smart and engaging story includes mystery and romance....a really fun read!
  • Elena
    Crow flight is an interesting book with great characters. I really liked that it was about computer programming and the consequences of that on her life. It's original and I've never read a story about computer science. I liked the chemistry between Gin and Felix, but sometimes their relationship felt a bit unrealistic.
  • Brooke
    This book was a quick and fun read for anyone who likes a good love story. Gin is ambitious and stays on her own educational track, even when heavily distracted by her teenage desires. The science and technology peppered throughout give this story a new take on an old classic. It is always nice to see a female lead in STEAM!
  • Nidia Salazar
    Love this YA romance story. I couldn't stop reading it. As a teacher, I recommend this book for middle schoolers (or older of course) since it really gets your attention with the setting, the theme and how modern it is.
  • Beth
    Too young adult
  • Breane Ross
    Received an arc from netgalley. Really enjoyed this book. Has twists and turns and really keeps you engaged. Definitely recommend it!