Title: Wings Unseen
Author: Rebecca Gomez Farrell
Series Status: Standalone
Publishing Date: August 22nd, 2017
# of pages: 345
My rating: 3/5 stars
To end a civil war, Lansera’s King Turyn relinquished a quarter of his kingdom to create Medua, exiling all who would honor greed over valor to this new realm on the other side of the mountains. The Meduans and Lanserim have maintained an uneasy truce for two generations, but their ways of life are as compatible as oil and water.
When Vesperi, a Meduan noblewoman, kills a Lanserim spy with a lick of her silver flame, she hopes the powerful display of magic will convince her father to name her as his heir. She doesn’t know the act will draw the eye of the tyrannical Guj, Medua’s leader, or that the spy was the brother of Serrafina Gavenstone, the fiancee of Turyn’s grandson, Prince Janto. As Janto sets out for an annual competition on the mysterious island of Braven, Serra accepts an invitation to study with the religious Brotherhood, hoping for somewhere to grieve her brother’s murder in peace. What she finds instead is a horror that threatens both countries, devouring all living things and leaving husks of skin in its wake.
To defeat it, Janto and Serra must learn to work together with the only person who possesses the magic that can: the beautiful Vesperi, whom no one knows murdered Serra’s brother. An ultimate rejection plunges Vesperi forward toward their shared destiny, with the powerful Guj on her heels and the menacing beating of unseen wings all about.
Readers of all ages will enjoy Wings Unseen, Rebecca Gomez Farrell’s first full-length novel. It is a fully-imagined epic fantasy with an unforgettable cast of characters.
* I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review *
When I received my copy of this book I was super excited to jump into this story and see what it was all about but after having read it I feel very underwhelmed.
The beginning starts at such an odd place and feels like it was stylized to be the hook of the story but instead for me it caused confusion. It felt like I was jumping into the middle of story with no information and caused a big disconnect in the beginning which kind of set the pace for the rest of the story for me.
While I disliked the initial starting point of the story, one thing that I did really enjoy was the multiple POVs that we get in this story. Sometimes I feel like dual or multiple points of view cloud the story and add unnecessary information but for this story I feel like it worked really well.
Another thing that I did enjoy was the fact that this story is full of so many incredible females. It did take me some time to sort out all of the characters but I really enjoyed getting to see some female power throughout this story.
However I feel like the story as a whole didn’t hook me as much as I hoped although that could have been because the starting point threw me off. I think this story had some ups and downs because there were portions that I was losing my interest in but other places where I was really excited about everything.
Overall this story had some great female characters and gave me some moments of entertainment even if I didn’t love it overall.