When seven-year-old Evie Weiss discovers a strange, sickly
boy in her otherwise familiar forest, she has no idea what it holds for her
world. He is a dark angel, one of a race of humanoid beings that feed on
humanity and tear Evie’s world down around her. Years later, as humanity mounts
a counter-attack against the dark angels, Evie remembers the boy in the forest
and finds herself torn between her loyalty to her own people and feelings of
compassion for these strange creatures that first captivated her as a child. It
is the quest of one girl to unite two worlds so separated by war, but how can
she close the gap between two races so determined to hate each other?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
**I received an advanced reader copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.** Trigger Warnings (for the book, not the review): abuse, assault, suicide, torture, and death One of the first things I noticed with Plastic Wings is that it's one of the few books, if not only book that features a list of trigger warnings on the publication page. I give props to Callahan for that. Callahan managed to combine some of my favorite things, a supernatural love story with diverse characters. They even managed to summarize the book without making the entire summary about a love story. Annoyingly enough, YA female leads with love interests are always the focus in summaries, Callahan avoids that. Plastic Wings is focused on a young girl's adventure as she discovers the world of angels and their fight that seeps out onto Earth. The main protagonist, Evie is more relatable than many YA protagonists. Although, not the main focus the love story behind Evie and Alex is adorable. You'll love Alex's surprising sense of humor mixed with Evie's realism. As with any YA novel, Evie's adventure includes obstacles involving family, friends, and loss and her journey to self discovery. My only complaint, there's more exposition than I usually prefer but I don't typically like exposition. It is necessary to understand the plot though. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves the supernatural world, a healthy love story, and an adventure. On a side note, I absolutely loved the cover art!