It’s been a while since I’ve found a book series that I couldn’t put down or, in this case, stop listening to. I try to write an audiobook review at least once a month, but I got so absorbed in the Hidden Wings Series by Cameo Renae that I listened to the whole series straight through. The series consists of:
- Hidden Wings
- Broken Wings
- Tethered Wings
- Gilded Wings
- Descent (A novella that comes before hidden wings)
I don’t want to ruin anything for anyone interested in reading/listening to this series, so I’m just going to post the synopsis for the first book, Hidden Wings.
What happens when Darkness and Light collide?
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.
First off, the thing I LOVED about this book is that the main character, Emma, finds herself stuck in a situation completely outside her control. For most of the series, you literally wonder how she’s going to get herself out, because it appears there’s nothing she can do. Yet, she remains pretty determined to not let it ruin her right to a choice, which is an attitude I think many girls need to learn to adopt.
Renae does a fantastic job at blurring the lines of good and bad. There are characters in the book that you just want to hate, because they’re on the bad side, but Renae slips in something along the way that makes you realize that not everyone in Heaven and Hell are straight good or bad. So, you end up rooting for the bad guys.
The narrator Susannah Jones is very enjoyable to listen to. She does a good job bringing the characters to life. The only issue I had with her is that you can often hear her swallow. It detracts from the reading, but that’s more of the producer’s fault than hers. They should have adjusted her mic.
One other complaint I had about the audiobooks is that they’re shorter than others in the young adult genre. So, it’s hard to justify paying the price for them. Then again, I DID buy all of them.
If you love stories with love triangles, humor, and blurred lines, then you should totally try out the Hidden Wings Series. But, Cameo, if you’re reading, PLEASE do a series based just on Dominic! He was a hoot!