Initial Thoughts: I would just like to say a huge thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for allowing me to be a part of the book tour and to write a review for Cathrina Constantine’s novel Wings of Flesh and Bone.
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.
Wings of Flesh and Bones is an exciting and fast-paced young adult fantasy novel. From the moment I began reading Wings of Flesh and Bones, I was immediately impressed by the protagonist, Rogan. She is a strong female protagonist who has had enough of being overly guarded by her uncle, Castle and her mentor, Max. Rogan is strong and confident and a little bit rebellious. When Regan decides to sneak away one night from her uncle, she is suddenly kidnapped by a witch claiming to be her long lost mother. Suddenly, everything Rogan knew to be true about her ancestry and her powers was a lie. Rogan is not only part-angel, she is also part witch with untapped powers. Little does she know, a war is brewing in the realms and she is at the center of a prophecy where her choice will change the course of history forever.
Wings of Flesh and Bones has nearly every sort of fantasy creature contained in its vast realms connected by portals. There are angels, half-angels, fallen angels, demons, half-demons, pixies, elves, witches and so on. The world-building was extremely impressive. The romance component was especially interesting with Rogan’s two romantic love interests vying for her attention.
I sort of wish there was a book that precedes Wings of Flesh and Bones. It seemed as if I had jumped into the story way too late. Even though I found Rogan’s relationship with Max and Castle believable, I would have preferred if there was a little more backstory at the beginning.
The entire novel is one fast-track of romance, mystery and battles. I was able to read this book rather quickly in two sittings hardly pausing in between. My attention was completely captured as each chapter left me on a cliff hanger.
I would recommend this book to fans of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone.
I received a copy of Wings of Flesh and Bones in exchange for an honest review. Wings of Flesh and Bones is available now.
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.