I’ll start this one by saying I gave it a 4 stars, deserved.
The book is Wings of Flesh and Bones by Cathrina Constantine , a Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult Novel.
An Angel. A Witch. A Demon. And A Choice.
Creatures from outer realms suck, as any gatekeeper worth their salt will tell you. Welcome to Rogan’s life, an orphaned seventeen-year-old who lives and trains with other misfits under her uncle’s roof, keeping Earth safe from non-human realm jumpers. Rogan’s biggest issue concerns her uncle’s short leash with her freedom—that is of course, until she’s taken by a notorious witch, and her life begins to unravel. Soon, the supernatural beauty discovers there’s a reason her uncle kept such a tight lock on her whereabouts, and that she has more than angel blood running through her veins.
Eighteen-year-old Max is an angel, and Rogan’s mentor and guardian. He’s well aware of her tenacious inability to obey orders, though he also knows she’s a fierce fighter. When he’s involved in a scheme that ultimately gets Rogan kidnapped, he must battle his way back to her in an attempt to save her from the darkness threatening to possess her.
This is one of those books that you know are good, but just not for you. Let me explain. It is well written, with great characters, and a solid plot. There’s so much Rogan doesn’t know and you can all but taste her frustration: everybody else seems to know more than she does. Max is a solid Hero, and their relationship is, of course, complicated.
The setting is a fairy tale with different world, one more interesting than the other. The only thing here is, the change between realms are so swift you might need to go back a page or two every now and then to catch up.
All that being said, the Heroine is oh, so young. It was difficult for me to empathize with her. I did empathize a lot with her Uncle, a lot like now I do with Disney’s movies. It doesn’t take anything from the book in terms of its goodness, but for a more adult audience sometimes it can be difficult to relate.
Still, it’s a 4-star solid.
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Cathrina resides in Western New York. I am blessed with a loving family and forever friends. My world revolves around them.
I grew up in the small village of Lancaster, NY, where I married my sweetheart. I’m devoted to raising 5 cherished children, and now my grandchildren.
I love to immerse myself in great books of every kind of genre, which helps me to write purely for entertainment, and hopefully to inspire readers. When not stationed at my computer you can find me in the woods taking long walks with my dog.