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.
This was my first book by Cathrina, I was intrigued by the blurb – it looked to be a good dose of paranormal with a mix of young adult – now YA is not really my thing, but I liked the sound of the story and so gave it a go.
The story centers around Rogan, orphaned and raised by Castle to be a Gatekeeper along with a group of other young adults, all with special powers, in an attempt to keep unwanted beings out of Earth’s realm. Castle tries to keep her on a tight leash, but Rogan has a mind of her own and is always sloping off in a chance to prove herself. Her guardian and trainer is Max, who unwittingly ends up leading her into a position where she gets kidnapped by a powerful witch, and starts to learn more about her family, her parentage and her abilities – things get a bit chaotic for her and she has choices to make that will decide the fate of the realms.
There is a great mix of characters in this book, all unique and different, along with a whole host of creatures from angels and demons, to witches and pixies and some I hadn’t encountered before! Its the age old fight of good against evil, lots of action, magic, fighting and a touch of romance. Its also very much a ‘coming of age’ as Rogan develops more magic and special abilities very quickly. I enjoyed the settings and the different realms and the idea of being able to teleport between them.
Overall a good read that I enjoyed, it kept me entertained with its plot twists, and there’s definitely scope for further books out of this.
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.
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