Book Title: Feather (Angels of Elysium book 1)
Author: Olivia Wildenstein
Target Audience: New Adult, Retelling
Publication date: January 16th 2020
Why I chose this?
I read Romeo and Juliette for my GCSE English Literature exam and so like many teenagers I got to know this story well from cover to cover. I can still recite the prologue from memory and I’ve not needed it for 17 years this year (my goodness I’m getting old), therefore when I read there was a Romeo and Juliette retelling with Angels then I thought this would make an interesting read.
What it’s about
A modern ROMEO & JULIET retelling featuring an epic sinner and the angel who’ll stop at nothing to save him. Perfect for fans of NALINI SINGH and BECCA FITZPATRICK.
It was supposed to be a quick mission. The only thing quick about it was how rapidly I failed.
With only a month left to earn her missing feathers, nineteen-year-old Leigh embarks on a trip to Paris to meet her newest project, twenty-five-year-old Jarod Adler, leader of the Parisian Mafia and the worst kind of sinner . . . a Triple.
If Leigh can get Jarod to accomplish a single act of kindness, she stands to win 100 feathers, more than enough to complete her wings and ascend to Elysium, the land of angels.
What she doesn’t count on is Jarod’s dark charm costing her feathers.
She’s dead set on saving him, and he’s dead set on destroying her.
Until he realizes destroying her wings is also destroying her heart.
A heart he longs to hear beat only for him.
I’m not too sure what to make of the cover. There are subtle angels feathers which I’d expect to be there and a slight fleur-de-lis which is what I’m getting of Paris, kinda glad its not The Eiffel Tower which is very Parisian.
What I Thought
I am not okay. This is my best read so far of the year and I think I’m broken.
As it turns out I’m not broken but I was having an asthma attack and a panic attack. What fun.
As it’s a retelling you already know where it’s going to go, however, I wasn’t ready to have my heart ripped out and stamped on. The writing was superb, the characters were amazing. I am actually struggling to put how good this book was into words. Not many books make me feel as invested as this book did.
Have you read Feather? Let me know in the comments