Author: Jordan Dane
Publication date: December 20th 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Cover rating: 3/5
Content rating: 4/5
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Description via Goodreads:
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.
I'm always really intrigued by the descriptions of books involving angels, but none of them I've read have delivered on their promise. On a Dark Wing was different though and definitely lived up to my expectations. On a Dark Wing is the story of a young girl, Abbey, who lost her mother in a car crash. Years after, Abbey is still struggling to come to terms with what happened that day, and doesn't want to face the things she saw. Abbey has a serious crush on a boy in her town- even though he doesn't know. What follows was quite interesting and I enjoyed it a lot!
I thought Abbey was a good character. I genuinely loved that she wasn't stubborn- she could fully admit when she was in the wrong and didn't just stick with guys because they were good looking (unlike in too many YA novels.) It was really refreshing to read about a female character who made choices that were healthy for her and who was able to evaluate situations, and make the choices that actually worked even if some people would be hurt in the process.
I very much enjoyed all the minor characters in this book, too! I thought Abbey's dad was just lovely and Tanner was completely lovable. It was so awesome to see male characters getting recognition for something other than being hot. I thought Nate was slightly interesting but I don't think we really got to know him all that well. The perspective of his parents definitely added to the story and added a lot of emotion to the situation.
The writing in this book is smoothe. It flows well and is actually a pleasure to read! Overall, I quite enjoyed this book. If you like your books to have loads of action (which I personally don't), this might not be the book for you. I liked it though and would be interested in reading more books by this author.