Hidden Wings

Posted 20 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Hidden WingsHidden Wings by Cameo Renae
Series: Hidden Wings #1
Published by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing on 2013-01-16
Genres: Fantasy, Folklore, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 204
Source: personal purchase | eBook

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from personal purchase in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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From the back cover...

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From the back cover...

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.

My Review

Hidden Wings is the first in a new series by author Cameo Renae, based around the hidden world of angels.  Overnight, Emma’s world has totally shifted and she is thrust into a new world that she hadn’t known truly existed.

This is a book that I have mixed feelings about.  For the most part, I enjoyed the story.  The story line is interesting and some of the characters are fantastic.  But there was a bit of insta-love that just didn’t ring true for me, especially when it comes hot on the heels of Emma’s loss of her parents and total upheaval of her life.  There is a reason for it, which I understand, but it just seemed a little too easy.  I just don’t like the whole “there’s a hot guy, so let’s have our world revolve around him” kind of thing.

That being said, I enjoyed the plot of the story.  I love a good “good versus evil” battle and this book has all of that, mixed with some great characters.  I loved the Guardians, especially Dom!  He was hilarious, sweet, and obviously fiercely loyal.  Often, the Guardians seemed like competitive, good-hearted frat boys, rather than warriors of the world.

The mythology of the book mixes a bit of the real with a bit of the created.  I like that the traditional mythology forms the basis of the world of Hidden Wings but it is changed or added to in ways that make the story more contemporary.

My Recommendation

All in all, this is a good story with some great characters!

Rating Report
Plot
four-stars
Characters
four-stars
Writing
three-half-stars
Pacing
three-half-stars
Cover
five-stars
Overall: 4

About Cameo Renae

My family is what keeps my heart beating, and my world a happy place to be.

I was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with my husband and children to Alaska.
I’m a daydreamer, a caffeine and peppermint addict. I love to laugh, love to read, and love to escape reality. One of my greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance, and sharing it with others.
One day I hope to find my own magic wardrobe, and ride away on a magical unicorn. Until then…I’ll keep writing!

Favorite quote: “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.” Albert Einstein

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