On a Dark Wing
Five years ago, Abbey Chandler cheated Death. She survived a horrific car accident, but her "lucky" break came at the expense of her mother's life and changed everything. After she crossed paths with Deathby taking the hand of a...more
Abbey, our protagonist, is a bit of a brat. I didn't really like her. She's moody, a tad cynical and often come off as immature. She gets mad at her dad for seemingly no reason, which kept me disconnected from her. I didn't understand her reasoning for these "fits", nor did I understand her obsessive behavior towards Na...more
Reading this book left a bad taste in my mouth. I had high hopes after reading the synopsis and other reviewers' opinions of the book but I just couldn't like the story line at all no matter how hard I tried.
Getting into the beginning of the book was smooth sailing but when Abbey's character revealed itself in full bloom to the reader I had to back away before I exploded. Let me make this clear: I do not like Abbey Chandler. She blames...more
When I first read the synopsis of On A Dark Wing I honestly didn’t know what to expect, and 100 pages in, I also didn’t know what the book was about. Don’t get me wrong, after the initial slow start of the book, it gets VERY exciting and thrilling and I honestly wasn’t able to put it down.
The story is mainly centered around Abbey Chandler, Abbey lost her mother 5 years ago, and she blames herself, there is some guilt she can’t clearly explain but she feels that she cheated her mom by living...more
Abbey is excellently portrayed. Her predicament: the ever-present crushing guilt over her mother's death, the growing distance between her and her father, and her misplaced obsession wi...more
The description had me intrigued and curious to see what she would do with it, would it be a love story or would I be left heartbroken. Then when I saw the cover, wow! After reading it, I realized how perfect the cover fit the book. There were times when I was left crying and others when I...more
Honestly, I'm having a really hard time starting this review. I didn't like this book. At all. I didn't like the characters, I didn't like the plot, I didn't like the pace... the only thing I did like was Dane's writing style. She's a fantastic writer, everything is very elegant and descriptive, unfortunately nothing else stood out. On a Dark Wing was a serious let down in all sorts of ways.
The characters are cringe-worthy. Abbey is basic...more
Five years ago, Abbey Chandler survived the horrific car accident which killed her mother. And this girl has major survivor's guilt. Abbey is still haunted by memories of the ethereal boy with gorgeous blue eyes who held her hand in the wreckage. Well, as...more
The story: When she was ten, Abbey Chandler was meant to die, but instead, Death took her mother. Five years later, Abbey is still trying to cope with her survivor guilt and dealing with her misguided, but well-meaning father. When someone posts doctored pictures of her and her best friend on an Internet cite, she decides to go with her dad to their family cabin for some alone time, and hopefully to escape the worst of it. But then weird things start...more
The premise sounds intriguing, right? Death has come back for Abbey, woo hoo! High five for an awesome concept. And guys, it lies to you. I already stopped reading this book once before, around page thirty, and then I read reviews of people who liked it...more
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Heroine loses her mother in a car accident when she was 10. 5 years later she can't get past it, blaming herself for her mother's death. She's a brooding, unstable girl who has an unhealthy obsession with the hottest boy at school. She's also fri...more
I've read 85 pages and nothing makes me want to come back. I can't even make it to my normal cut-off of 100 pages.
I'm sure people who enjoy young adult paranormal books would find something of interest in this book - I like Abbey's characterisation, her very real worries about school and her body, her friendship with Tanner who is a minority representation we don't see often enough in YA.
However - and I hope if I kept reading that this would change - Abbey's total obs...more
Death seems inescapable in Abby’s life - mostly because she lives in a funeral home. A bit of an overkill, I know, given the theme of this book. But I could honestly say it added to the spooky am...more
I love that she has somewhat of a theme to her books. A emphasis on family and friendship. There is also that little touch of the supernatural that I find intr...more
Abbey Chandler is a teen on the fringes of popular adolescent society. Nominally notice and best known for her close friendship to Tanner her handicapped sidekick, any other social interaction from her peers comes in the form of ridicule. But that seems fine with Abbey. Ever since she survive...more
For the last five years Abby Chandler has had to deal with the loss of her mother to a deadly car accident; an accident Abby feels responsible for. She lives a fairly quiet life, with most of her time spent with her best friend, Tanner, and the other time spent pining over Nate Holden, a guy Abby has had a crush on for years.
Almost five years to the day of the accident, Abby starts to see ravens; flocks of them fly by her house and though she feels she may be imagining things, they appe...more
The writing was solid and stunning-- that was a def...more
Death took Abbey’s mother in a serious car crash five years ago. Abbey was in the car too, but she survived. But why? How? Facing a major case of survivor’s guilt, Abbey becomes painfully withdrawn, the object of much teasing and bullying. She also lashes out at her own father, who works as a mortician. Girlfriend...more
Abbey is an outsider. Any attention she does get is negative. She sees dead people, literally. Her home is also her father's business – a mortuary and crematorium. As if being a teenager isn't hard enough. One day she hears a loud caw from a tree. I...more
She has had to live for years with the memory of that day and the guilt from believing that the accident was her fault. That she was responsible for her mother’s death.
But escaping from Death’s grasp didn’t mean that Abbey was alive. Ever since the accident she’s been going through the motions. Keeping everyone at a distance. Living but not living.
That is un...more
After reading her first book In the Arms of Stone Angels, i know this is going to be brilliant!
Jordan was kind enough to give me a little "sneak peak" of this in an message, without really giving anything away, but everything she's told me has me salivating for this.
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