Title: Hidden Wings (Hidden Wings #1)
Author: Cameo Renae
Published Date: January 16th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise.
As her family’s sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered.
Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she’s never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now…she doesn’t even know who or what she is.
A centuries old prophecy places Emma in the heart of danger. Creatures of horrifying and evil proportions are after her, and it will take Emma, her aunt, and six, gorgeously captivating Guardians to keep her safe. But, if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday… things will change.
***Cianna – #NerdGirlSunshine’s Review***
I’ve been on a YA kick lately, I like the genre, and so picking up Hidden Wings, I was excited. Angels aren’t at the top of my paranormal creatures list, like dragons and fae, and sirens are, but Cameo Renee is going to change that. This book kicked some serious literary butt. We’re brought into the world pretty quickly, and we just need to roll with it, because this book has great pacing, and a smooth style that works with the high level of action that we’re given. Emma is a great character, she’s a teen who’s thrown into a whole new world, and she acts like it. Something that drives me crazy in YA is when characters don’t act normal. They don’t experience things the same way as real teenager would, but I felt like Emma really struggled like a normal teenager would dealing with the loss of her parents, new family, new state and a whole new world.
I thought the introduction of the angelic elements, and villains was well done, it was placed at good moments in order to interest us, but not overwhelm us. I’m not really a big fan of instant love connections, but in this book, I’m glad it’s more described, and has a nice historical backing to it. Overall, I devoured this book. I picked it up, flew through it, loved it, and wanted to scream at the ending. Luckily, I have the rest of the series to fly through as well, so I didn’t have to wait, but this book was good. It introduced us to the world, to a possible love interest, to a whole new world, a new family, and a major danger. Emma goes through a nice change in this novel, really blooming into her new self and experiencing the angelic powers in a way, even though she’s still a year away from fully coming into hers.
The evil in this book is also well written, I like what we deal with the Darklings, and how evil they are, and then we get to know the Fallen, who have a story all their own. Are they completely evil? I’ll let you read and see what you think, but I thought the author did an outstanding job creating a variety of characters with a host of different traits and really kept her background people from being one dimensional which tends to happen in YA once the heroine and her love interest are introduced, but I love the whole cast of Guardians, they each have a personality, some are snarky, some are funny, and they are all loyal. Kade is obviously the standout, as the main love interest, he’s sweet, funny, smart, and completely interested in Emma, but he can also kick major ass, and take some darkling names, and that in itself was interesting. I did like how Emma developed, and started to stand on her own two feet, and not be so afraid by the end of the book. I would highly recommend this book. I know there’s a lot of Cassandra Clare angel hype going on right now, but I promise you, if you’re a fan of angels and you miss out on this series, you should kick yourself, or call me, and I’ll kick you. It’s phenomenal, and I’m already flying through the next book in the series!
Pick up this book, do it! :)
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