Wings of Flesh and Bones
Publication date: April 13th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
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.
Review: 3 stars
Wings of Flesh and Bones is a fantasy adventure about angels and demons. Written in third person about the story follows Rogan and Max, switching between the two every chapter. Full of action, the plot rarely slows in pace. The angels fight demons and the action never stops, keeping you flipping the pages.
The changes in viewpoints confused me rather than keeping me on the edge of my seat, as it probably was intended to. A lot of the novel Rogan is left in the dark about her ancestry, among other things, leaving the reader in the dark as well. This made certain aspects confusing.
While the action and pacing were great aspects of this novel, it was lacking in character development. At times, secondary characters were introduced without much description of who they are. The development of the main characters was lacking. Although the action and plot were great, I felt little attachment to the characters. The point of view switches made me feel disconnected from both the characters, and the plot at times.
The world building was inconsistent in quality. Certain realms were described vividly, while others were not. Sometimes the story felt magical, and other times disjointed. I felt as if the story might’ve been better if it followed one character rather than two.
I really enjoyed the plot and the action, but felt like the character development and the world building could have been done better. I love fantasy, and angel stories are interesting, but don’t feel like this one fulfilled it’s potential.
Cathrina Constantine is the Best Selling author of Don’t Forget To Breathe. Her book won Readers’ Favorite International Book Award for 2015. New Apple Medalist for 2016. Literary Classics Gold Award. Literary Classics Seal of Approval. Her Paranormal Fantasy, Wickedly They Come has been awarded the 5 Star Seal from Reader’s Favorite. Tallas from her dystopian series received Literary Classics Silver Award and Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
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.