Monday, December 19, 2011

Review: On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane

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  • Pub. Date: December 20 2011
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Format: Paperback , 304pp 
(e-arc copy provided by NetGalley for review)

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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 stalks him because of her.

And Abbey finds out the hard way that Death never forgets.

My Review
I was really excited to read this book. The synopsis sounds awesome. It was very slow to start, and actually for quite a while into the book. I was really quite bored up until about chapter six. Then it started to get a little more interesting, but still wasn't really keeping me drawn in. It wasn't until about halfway through the book that I started to enjoy it. It was just not really what I expected. The story moved along slowly, and I didn't really feel a connection to the characters.

Abbey is the MC. In all honesty, she really annoyed me. I know she is supposed to be a lonely teenage girl that has pent up emotions about her mothers death, but it goes beyond that. She was just so whiny and it really bothered me. I suppose that is how a lot of teenagers are though, but it was like everything had to be about her or she was a brat about it. She does grow up a bit towards the end, but I still couldn't get myself to like her very much.

Tanner, Abbey's best friend was a very likable character. He is a really nice kid, who will go to any lengths to make sure his best friend is happy. He has issues of his own, but puts Abbey first, even when he knows that it will get him into trouble, and even at the expense of his feelings. He is a very strong character, but we don't really get much of him in the story.

Overall it wasn't a bad book. It does have a good story about letting go of guilt and moving on from bad situations. It had a bit of romance too. I think there are a lot of people who would really enjoy this book. It was just different than I thought it would be and didn't quite live up to my expectations. I give it 3 out of 5 stars.


  1. Great review I have to read this soon for the blog tour and I've been hearing that it wasn't so great so I hope that since my expectations are low I'll get to enjoy it more.

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  2. Yeah I think I expected more out of it, and that's why I didn't enjoy it that much. Hopefully you enjoy it more than I did.

  3. A lot of my friends said the exact same thing! That it was really hard to get into and very slow going for about half of the book. I thought it sounded interesting but I don't think I'll waste my time on this one now that I read it was the same for you too. Thanks for the review! :)

  4. Thanks for stopping by Crissy. It was very hard to get into. I really wanted to like it more than I did.


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