REVIEW: Wings of Shadow (The Underground Trilogy) by Anna Kyss
Meghan’s graduation gift is one that any eighteen-year-old would dream of: traveling abroad to England. Her journey turns into more adventure than expected when Meghan meets the mysterious Kiernan and is introduced to a strange society hidden beneath the streets of London.
The fittest win out at the expense of their rivals…
When Meghan’s life is threatened, she flees the city and seeks sanctuary in a distant village–a place unseen by human eyes for over one hundred years. Not knowing if anyone can be trusted, Meghan tries to determine who is friend, who is foe… and who has captured her heart. Meanwhile, a battle for survival brews all around her.
When I first saw the cover of this book I just knew I had to read it. It was so pretty and mysterious looking and coupled with the blurb I was already hooked before I even started reading the book. This book had an excellent plot which was highly unique and original, coupled with amazing characters that provided the story with a lot of depth. Once I started I didn’t want to put it down until I was done.
Meghan’s date with Kiernan takes her on a crazy adventure into hidden parts of London’s underground tunnels where she meets lots of people wearing wings made from items ranging from metal to bike tires. The descriptions given of Meghan’s first encounter with these “winged” people is just amazing, it would make a stunning scene in a movie or even a supremely intriguing drawing. No explanation is given for their strange attire but shortly after she is held prisoner by Kiernan’s father where things only get weirder. I thought this book was going in one direction with the type of fantastic creatures involved but I was 100% wrong and couldn’t even have begun to guess where the book would end up. I’d love to tell you more, but I don’t want to give anything away.
If you love a good mystery/romance/magic and fantasy creatures then this book is a must read. There is also a touch of Darwinian science spoken about which I must say also fascinated me. Usually fantasy stories glaze over things and attribute everything to magic or a “just because they can” type of attitude, yet this story had real world science as a background for the “why” certain things were happening which in my opinion just makes for an even better story (but for those who hate science it was really only a small part of the book and it’s written in a way that makes it very easy to understand). I absolutely loved it and cannot wait for the next book in the series. My mind is already trying to figure out what direction the next book will take.
Available on Amazon: Wings of Shadow (The Underground Trilogy)
For more about the author visit: www.annakyss.com
Book received from author in exchange for an honest review.