Friday, 13 September 2013

Review - Hidden Wings (Hidden Wings, #1) by Cameo Renae

Blurb from Goodreads:
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:
* I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Indie Inked and Cameo Renae*
1.5/5 stars.
I really wanted to like this book because the concept is interesting, however, there were many things that ruined the book for me:

* Certain words were repeated far too many times such as 'Asian eyes' and 'handsome'.

* Emma was not likeable and called her friends immature which I thought was a bit harsh.

* The immediate attraction to Kade was a bit over the top for me. I would have preferred it if the attraction had become more intense over time.

* Emma seems to forget about her parents almost immediately. Not once did she think about when the funeral was going to be.

* The Super Darkling had a missile launcher. Seriously? Where would he have gotten that from?

Overall this was a disappointing read that at times made me want to bang my head in frustration. Nice idea but poorly executed.