Wednesday, January 18, 2012

On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane

Title & Author:

On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genera: Horror/Thriller/paranormal romance

Subjects: Alaska, Grim Reaper, death, supernatural, mountaineering, survival

Length: 312 pgs.

HC/PB: Paperback

Summary/ product description: “The choices I had made led to the moment when fate took over. I would learn a lesson I wasn't prepared for. And Death would be my willing teacher.
Five years ago Abbey Chandler cheated Death. She survived a horrific car accident, but her lucky break came at the expense of her mother's life and changed everything. After she crossed paths with Death--by taking the hand of an ethereal boy made of clouds and sky--she would never be normal again. Now she's the target of Death's Ravens and an innocent boy's life is on the line. When Nate Holden--Abbey's secret crush--starts to climb Alaska's Denali, the Angel of Death is with him because of her. Abbey finds out the hard way that Death never forgets.”

My Rating: ê ê ê 1/2

My Review: I didn’t think I was going to like this book, but the humor and voice of Abbey pulled me in once I got past the prologue. I love snarky, sarcastic characters. And he friend Tanner was cool to. Having him in a wheel chair definitely deepened his character. And when they were both cyber bullied I felt so bad for them. I though Abbey’s obsession with Nate was kind of odd. I think her and Tanner would be much better for each other. There wasn’t a lot of supernatural parts in here, much like In The Arms of Stone Angels was, but there was something even cooler and survival related. Mountain climbing! The perspectives switched to Nate who was climbing Mount Denali/McKinley. Since this book is set in Alaska, it’s nice to see some outdoor stuff. Nate’s struggle was gripping. And death is coming for him because of Abbey. My question is: why him? Why not Tanner or her dad? And also, Abbey’s dad is a mortician, so that was different too. Lot of different in this book. What to read a different kind of paranormal? I recommend this!

Cover Art Review: You’d think the book was about fallen angels, by death comes to mind to. It’s a really well done cover, except for the messed up wings. The title and the ravens look awesome together.

~Haley G

1 comment:

  1. Author Jordan Dane successfully weaves a fascinating paranormal story with tinges of romance. The book starts out with an intriguing prologue that will enable the reader to get to know Abbey, the main character, very well. Abbey lost her mother in a scary car accident at a young age; she also met Death...and Death never forgot her. Abbey has survivor's guilt and, as a result, her relationship with her dad is also strained.