31 December 2011

Book Review: On A Dark Wing

On A Dark Wing by Jordan Dane

Format: E-ARC
Publisher: HarlequinTEEN
Published: 27th December 2011
Pages: 320
Main Characters: Abbey, Tanner, Nate, Angel of Death
Date Started: 22nd December 2011
Date Finished: 31st December 2011
Rating Given: **

I would learn a lesson I wasn’t prepared for.
                                      The choices I had made led to the moment when fate took over.
                                                          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 stalks him because of her.
And Abbey finds out the hard way that Death never forgets.

When I first saw this book cover I knew I just had to read it even before I read what it was about but when I found out I thought it was something different to what I have read before and sent out a request. I found that I was very disappointed.

It started off really slow and very confusing. It is one of the most confusing books I have ever read I just didn't know or even get what was happening.

Once I got well over halfway through I found that some of it was getting really good and I was wondering what was going to happen. It had parts which where really thrilling and you just didn't know how they was going to get out of the situation that they had gotten themselves into.

I really didn't like the lead female character she was very selfish and whinny I just couldn't warm towards her at all. Although at the end she seemed a little bit better but not much. I know she had been through a lot for someone her age but it doesn't mean she should get away with being the way she was.

I really liked Tanner's character he seemed really sweet and very smart which I like in some characters. I didn't get the friendship between him and Abbey because I felt she didn't treat him the way he deserved.

I didn't get Nate's character but I think that was because we didn't get to know the real Nate so I would have loved to have heard more about him. I did love his relationship between him and his sister.

I felt like this was a set-up book for the rest of a series but I am not sure that this is a series but more of a stand alone book which I am disappointed at as I think with more books we could have gotten to know the characters a lot better.

This book I feel would work better as a film rather than a book. I would love to see it as a film as this is my kind of film as I love disaster films.

Overall there was parts that got me really interested but I felt it was left a bit too late.