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Rebel Wing

(Rebel Wing #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  769 ratings  ·  183 reviews
Alternate cover edition for ASIN: B00LXCMU8O

The Dominion of Atalanta is at war. But for eighteen-year-old Aris, the fighting is nothing more than a distant nightmare, something she watches on news vids from the safety of her idyllic seaside town. Then her boyfriend, Calix, is drafted into the Military, and the nightmare becomes a dangerous reality.

Left behind, Aris has no
ebook, 372 pages
Published July 29th 2014 by Alloy Entertainment (first published February 24th 2014)
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Tracy Banghart
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This book is so special to me...I wrote the first draft when my husband was deployed for a year to a war zone. Aris and this story were born out of my longing and worry for him...and my desire to be with him, no matter the cost.

The story became about so much more than that, though. Questions of identity, political accountability, how far a person will go to do the right thing....and how far they'll go for the people they love.

I hope you enjoy!

Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
***4.5/5 Stars***

Rebel Wing was spellbinding, intricately crafted, and I became completely addicted.  A rich picture of countries at war was painted, and I found myself being pulled in by the moments of hope, betrayal, torture, alliances, and friendships.  While the twists that played out where surprising or hopefully expected, they had me jumping up and down!  And don't even get me started on the dangerous butterflies that danced around in my stomach.  I can't wait to see how the rest of this s
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
The shift in cover art and title was a great move. The second cover really gives a better feel of what the book is about. The first cover was enticing, but it didn't really scream sci-fi book with a really cool MC who flies. I think the second cover will garner a much more devoted fan base. And this book deserves it. I found it to be really well written and engaging. I loved watching Aris learn and mature and grow into her own person. I really hope there will be more books set in this w
(ARC courtesy of Tracy E. Banghart and NetGalley)

What an inspiring dystopian novel with a great insight into the distance that can grow between close friends and family of service members and also the close knit bonds that develop with people military individuals meet along the way.

This novel is a true YA dystopian - new world, new technology, what used to be an idyllic world now under siege. I thoroughly enjoyed that, like real life, Aris entered the military with one set of expectations and r
David Estes
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Rebel Wing is a well-written, exciting adventure set in the dystopian/fantasy world of Atalanta, and is another awesome example of why Indie/small press books have managed to break into the mainstream. It reminded me of Matched by Ally Condie, but with more action and suspense. I highly recommend this to those who enjoy fantasy and dystopian novels with a romance aspect to them. Also, get ready for plenty of twists, particularly toward the end, which will keep you guessing!
Aug 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this read. This is a story about discovering who you really are, and letting NO ONE keep you from being your true self. There's so much you can take from these pages--love, family, the cost of freedom just for starters.

I think I loved the world building in this one the best, and how realistic it all felt. I also liked that it didn't get too bogged down in the technical, but everything still made sense. And although there was some cliches, I did MOSTLY like the characters.

Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Review can be found here

This is the second time I read this book and it only gets better and better.
Aris is slowly becoming a character I can admire.

Definitely my favorite book of the year.

*hugs book*
Lauren (Northern Plunder)
This review was first posted on Northern Plunder, if you want to see more reviews please click here.

I was fortunate enough to receive an early copy of Shattered Veil for review after being contacted by Tracy to see if I was interested, and with how her other books kept me so entertained I just had to agree. This will in no way effect my opinion of the book.

It took me a few days to find the time to fully invest into Shattered Veil but once I started I just couldn't stop.

Since finishing this book
ARC was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.

I think this is a good book and I enjoyed reading it, mostly in second part.

The first part was a struggle for me. Despite the war that is looming in Aris' world, the story is a bit boring. Although I admire her eagerness to be with her loved one, Calix, I'm also annoyed with her. She's joining the military to be close to him, so she should know the consequences. But in all her training time she's whiney and is s
Aris has always enjoyed flying even if it’s been just dusting the fields. Now that she’s an adult it’s time for selection day which will change her future forever. She expects to end up flying for her dad as a duster until she and Calix are ready to marry. When a strange military flyer arrives right before the selection hinting that Calix may be drafted into the military due to the growing war he also gives Aris an offer that she might not be able to refuse. Girls can’t join the military it’s a ...more
Claudia {SparrowHawk}

// Rebel Wing is a profound and absorbing story that struck a chord with me as it placed so many of my internal conflicts into perspective. I cannot even begin to express how gripping this book is, and how incredibly difficult it was for me to finish reading it!

// Tracy Banghart’s writing style is most admirable. Her story development is well structured and so full of depth. Her characters are strikingly vivid you find yourself wishing they were real people. Even more
Marcela (BookaholicCat)
Shattered Veil (Rebel Wing) is the first book in The Diatous Wars by Tracy E. Banghart.

People, Shattered Veil is so good I wish I could you say: buy it, read it and thank me later; but I know your greedy minds need more for me to convince you. So here we go…

When she was a child Aris Haan was afflicted with an illness that left her so weak she had problems walking. When she was twelve her father taught her to flight and in the air Aris found the freedom she didn’t have in land. She not only felt
Courtney LaSalle
I am in love with Milek! End of story. He is my book bf of the moment so patient ♥

Review to come!


This is A tremendously well executed YA dystopian novel. You have the new world, new highly advanced technology, and a country that is in war.

Aris is a young girl (who is also one of the BEST flyers in Lux) who is going through Selection with her boyfriend Calix. They have everything planned out. He will become a mender and will announce that they are promised to each other that very night.
Jan 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Publisher: Tracy Banghart
Publishing Date: February 2014
ISBN: 9780989037327
Genre: SciFi
Rating: 3.8/5.0

Publisher Description: War has come to Atalanta, infecting its quiet villages and lush woodlands, igniting whispered worries in its glittering capital. All across the dominion, young men are being Selected for Military and sent to the front lines…and eighteen-year-old Aris Haan’s childhood sweetheart is one of them.

Review: Although the cover-art is fair
Kerri (Book Hoarder)

4.5 stars. I freaking loved this book. :D

Edit: The sequel to this is coming out in a month, just as an fyi!

Do you like Mulan? Do you like stories about women fighting against the expectations that society has for them, and proving that they can kick ass and take names with the best man out there? Do you like to read about strong, stubborn women who keep fighting even when it's hard? Do you like books about intrigue and war?

If you do, then this is a book you should check out.

Aris is
I got a copy in exchange for an honest review

I have read two other books by Tracy Banghart, so when I got the tour invite for Shattered Veil I immediately signed-up. When I received the ARC I couldn't remember much of the blurb and for some reason believed it to be a fantasy book, I was pleasantly surprised when I found out it was a great dystopia book and I think this is Tracy her best book so far!

As soon as I started this book I was totally into the story, I easily read the first 50 pages in o
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I received a free e-copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Aris Haan cannot accept that the love of her life has been Selected for Military and she won’t be able to see him for months, maybe years. As Atalanta’s war with Safara rages on, there are more and more causalities. That doesn’t stop Aris from wanting to sign up to be a Flyer with the military. There’s only one problem–women aren’t allowed to join up. Disguised as a man using a diatous veil, Aris seeks only to
rachel ☾
3.5 stars - Review copy provided by Sky Pony Press for an honest review.

• The beginning was rather dull. Little happened for the first half of the book and it was rather tiresome. However, the second half was much more action-packed and had a lot of great scenes. It much more entertaining and enjoyable.

• It lacked a good introduction to the setting and time period. Is this a dystopian? Supposing so, yet we were weren't told roughly when it was meant to be set or what happened to cause the drast
Ali Cross
Science Fiction might be my favorite genre of all time, but good ones are few and far between. I guess because, while I like the worlds of sci fi, I don't like to be dragged into a science-heavy story. I don't need to know how everything works, I just need to trust that it does. (I'm totally thinking about Galaxy Quest here!)

For me, an excellent sci fi possesses two essential things: plausible science and strong characters that drive the story.

Aris/Aristos, the main character of Shattered Veil g
Bèbè ✦ RANT  ✦
From the very beginning I was very intrigued with the cover, summary, and the premise that the book promised. It sounded very "Girl-Power" forward where a girl has to pretend to be a guy in order to actually be good at something. I was excited to get into the book since the whole "Mulan meets Dystopia" sounded extremely promising.

A couple of things to begin with. The story itself started out interested, with Aris flying and being chased by a Military man. Fast forward a little bit into the book
Dec 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Rough start, as the heroine spent way too long romanticising war, and dreaming of how wonderful it would be when she and her (not-quite) fiance would save lives hand-in-hand and be so blissful together. The war didn't make a lot of sense to me, either, as Our Side seemed a bit naive and there were meetings, kind of like NATO with lets-iron-out problems while there was actual war going on. But eventually the heroine got her act together, and eventually the multiple POVs paid off a bit more than I ...more
Taylor Buriedinbookland
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Holy crud! I thought I was getting burned out by all the dystopian I'd been reading, but I wanted to give this a chance since I thought the synopsis was pretty interesting.
And I'm so glad I did. This novel was probably the start of my favorite dystopian series and I'm beyond excited to see where this series is going.
Also, Aris is a super strong female character and the light of positivity she shines on women in general, was fantastic and made
Kalla [A Bookish Nerd]
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People who enjoy dystopian, war, and women disguised as men in the military.
Rebel Wing takes dystopian to a whole new level. Gone are the controlling governments, factions, and death by experiments or games. This book makes all of that seem mediocre. In Rebel Wing, there is so much more than just the dystopian aspect. There's disguise, betrayal, finding oneself, losing the people you love, death, friendship, trust, bravery, and some awesome flying. All of that is what makes this such a good dystopian novel because it adds flavor to the story. It's not the simple rioting ...more
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
ARC by NetGalley


How far would you go to be with the person you love?

I’m trying to think about something that I didn’t like about this book… but I’ve got nothing.

Aris lives in the small village of Lux and has a really cute boyfriend. She’s pretty normal, except for the fact that she loves to fly wingjets. She’s the best.
When a stranger tells her that her boyfriend will be selected for Military rather than Health, as they all had assumed, and that she can be with him even though woman are not al
I'd So Rather Be Reading {Nat}
4.5 stars. Originally read in January 2014, as Shattered Veil. This book was re-released as Rebel Wing on 7/29/14.

Shattered Veil was such a neat book! I loved the world Banghart has created. The city on stilts, the way the world is divided into dominions, the technology, it was all so unique and well-done. The actual veil used to change a person's appearance was the coolest part of the book. I loved it! There was just enough of a technological explanation to make the veil seem plausible and make
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The beginning of the story itself is a retelling of Mulan. We follow the story of Aris, a girl who loves to fly and can hardly wait to be promised by the love of her life, Calix.

 However things do not go according to plan  when Calix is chosen to join the Military, and leaves Aris unpromised. Getting her heart broken made her lose her love for flying. But, when  she was offered a chance to join the military as flyer, she takes it. 

But women aren't allowed to enter the Military, and entering mean
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, young-adult
I don't know what to say about this book, except I loved it! It was so much more than I was expecting and I have to admit, I got caught off-guard by some of the turns this book took. I even liked the technology in the book and I usually zone out when they start talking details but in this story, technology was complex in its simplicity and I actually stayed tuned in during those sections.

I loved the characters and I found myself wanting to know more about all of them, even minor players. they ha
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Each time I read one of Tracy Banghart’s novels, I find myself bookmarking pages so I can later know where to find examples of beautifully rendered scenes and descriptions. Banghart’s newest, Shattered Veil, delivers knockout writing once again along with complex, well-drawn characters, a vivid world and a relentless plot. The protagonist of Shattered Veil, Aris, is both an empathetic and three-dimensional character who finds herself challenged to the point where she must test all her limits as ...more
Debbie Briggs
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book a lot and can't wait to read #2 and #3. The story develops well and I am quite fond of the Aris & Milek dynamic. I had my library get this copy of Rebel Wing, but I plan to purchase all three books in the very near future. I am just waiting to get a kindle first. I am picky when it comes to ya fiction because I like to pass them on to my teens. Just for the record, the first teen to read it thought it was amazing. ...more
Loved the world in this story! I hope to read the next book soon. The main character was someone I could relate to and I didn't find her annoying.

I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.
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Tracy Banghart grew up in rural Maryland and spent her summers on a remote island in northern Ontario. All of that isolation and lovely scenery gave her the time to read voraciously and the inspiration to write her own stories. Always a bit of a nomad, Tracy now travels the world Army-wife style with her husband, kids, and sweet puppers Scrabble and Gamer.

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