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Plastic Wings (The Evie Weiss Chronicles #1)

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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 find ...more
312 pages
Published November 22nd 2016 by Three Little Books Co.
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Olivia Chanel's Galaxy of Books
Thank you, C.T. Callahan for my copy of Plastic Wings. This book has officially become one of my new favorites and I’m truly grateful I won it.

Plastic Wings is one of my new favorite books, and it even sparked my love for fantasy. I’ve only been reading contemporary books for months now, and it’s so refreshing to be reading fantasy again, and one about angels too. I haven’t done that in ages. There are literally so many amazing things to highlight about Plastic Wings; the strong heroine of color
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Jess
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
***I received an advanced readers copy from the author in exchange for an honest review***

I have to admit that after reading the synopsis I thought that Plastic Wings was just going to be another romantic angel-human love story. I was pleasantly surprised by the YA dystopian theme (which is a personal favorite) and the appeal of the overall story.

Plastic Wings is about a young girl who struggles to find a place in Earths new society after it's been destroyed by angels. The main character, Evi
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Alex
up until around 80% this was 3 stars at best with a lot of heteronormative YA clichés, but after (view spoiler) I was tempted to give it 1, so let's settle on 2

I have a lot of Thoughts but I'm so disappointed that I don't even feel like sharing them at this point
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Brooke Banks
The Good
+Liked Evie & Co., all flawed realistic people
+Evie’s voice & narrative felt authentic with her personality, childhood & After
+Unique Angel/Vamp/Fae type race
+Brings up issues rarely dealt with in YA Apocalypse
+Love the descriptions and made plenty of quote highlights


The Bad & The Other
-Was frustrated Evie didn’t ask more questions earlier because I WANNA KNOW and now I must wait for the next one
- Some pieces stuck out as a bit odd.


Plastic Wings is the first part of Evie’s life an
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Shannon Rohrer
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Plastic Wings proved to be an enjoyable read, subverting a lot of my expectations of how the characters would act/interact, what their relationships would be like, and the direction the plot would take. That isn't to say I didn't find problems with it, however.

The characters oftentimes felt very realistic, with only the occasional time where I was dumbfounded by their actions/reactions; I felt they were well-rounded, complex, and seldom was a character portrayed as absolutely good or absolutely
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Rachel Thyssen
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Caring about people is a double-edged sword."

Plastic Wings is not your basic YA dystopian where the MC falls in love with an angel. I'm not even sure if you can call the beings that are killing humans angels - that's just what the MC Evie calls them; dark angels.
They are like a mix between fae, demons and angels and from the first time they appeared on page, I wanted to know more about them.

This book focuses on the morals and losses in a war against an invading species that have triggered an ap
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Addison
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I didn’t realize this was YA when I started it, which was my mistake as it’s not my preferred genre to read these days. That said, the author does well at capturing the essence of teenagers, which is to say I found myself particularly exasperated with many of the characters, in that uncomfortably realistic way. I’m not so far removed from my own teenage years that I’ve forgotten what it’s like, even if it’s something I’d rather not contemplate too deeply.

Sadly, this book could use a little help
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RJ
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: own
Oops finally doing this, sorry! I got the book for a review.

Ok, so it's rated 2 stars bc I'm following the text. It was ok. It's a p solid book, just not my thing, and that's ok! If this book sounds like your thing, go for it. It's a solid execution of it. If this isn't the sort of thing you're into, it's maybe not the best place to start your exploration, but it's a solid book.

It's just that. It's not one I'd keep hold of (if it were a physical copy) but I didn't waste my time reading it at all
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Sarah Baity
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing

After reading the synopsis I was super eager to start reading this dystopian-fantasy-romance so I dove right in and devoured it in one sitting. With a little bit of a twist and turn back and fourth beginning, I was a little hesitant but the book soon captivated me and left me wanting more. The story follows young Evie as she is trying to find her place in a post apocalyptic world taken over by angels. After finding a young, hurt angel when she was a kid she has become sympathetic to what she cal
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zoë ❅ (fallxnrobin)
Whenever I come across a book featuring dark angels, my mind immediately thinks of the negative stereotype I have assigned to this kind of books* ― an ordinary girl meets a tall, dark and handsome stranger who comes from a mysterious background; stranger either has a bad reputation as a rebel or is simply not interested in 99.9% of the world’s female population; surprise, surprise, girl and stranger gets together; romance ensues and the story becomes the secondary focus. But Plastic Wings ha ...more
Julie
Jan 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
I tried. I really did, but I stopped at 55%.

The story follows Evie Weiss from the time she is seven and meets her first “dark angel” until she is 16--at least when I stopped reading she was 16--after the angels attack (I think) modern civilization, it falls apart, and she and some others are holed up in an old casino building. Then she meets one of the angels, Alex, who is smitten with her (of course) and starts getting to know him and the angels them much better. She even goes to Alex’s 18th bi
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Sinead Anja (Huntress of Diverse Books)
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I chose to read Plastic Wings because I thought the blurb was interesting. It’s the first book of a series.

Evie finds a boy in the forest: a dark angel. Years later, when she’s a teenager, she comes across these angels again. This time though, they have started to attack humans. She is torn between feeling compassion for the dark angels, and being loyal to the humans.

This book is #ownvoices for black and asexual representation

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Melanie
When I first started reading Plastic Wings it reminded me of Angelfall by Susan Ee and ACOTAR by Sarah J. Maas. I really liked the angel aspect of the book and the dystopian part as well. While the author didn’t spend a ton of time explaining the work building, I liked how she took the time to develop the characters instead.

The plot moved along at a good pace, I wasn’t bored very much while reading Plastic Wings. The only thing I would complain about is how there wasn’t that much action in the b
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Lorna (lornaslibrary)
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 4-stars
Plastic Wings had a bit of a shaky start. It felt a little rushed and detached; I’d have liked to know a little more about how Evie felt about finding an angel and caring for him. Since this act determines her stance all the way throughout the rest of the novel, it seems a little odd that she wouldn’t revisit the memory more often.

Despite this, the rest of the novel is much stronger. I particularly enjoyed the characterisation. Each character felt unique and real. At one point we get a descripti
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Kelsey
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**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 ev
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Zachary Chopchinski
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
***I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review***

I didn't know anything about the book when I was given it to read. I purposefully didn't read the synopsis until I had finished the book. I really just wanted to see where the story took me without any prior knowledge of where I thought it would go.

I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the plot. It takes a very well known genre (YA dystopian) and throws you a curveball. The cause for the end of the world is Angels. General
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Cande
I truly think if I've read this book four/five years ago I would have loved it, sadly I'm not really into apocalyptic novels anymore. I'm not saying it is a bad book, not at all. Plastic Wings has a very diverse cast of characters, they are mostly people of color and the mc is asexual. We have too many science fiction books about allo cishet white people, and it's time to leave the space for other voices. And what a lovely voice Callahan has! I really liked and enjoyed the writing.

The book has
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Layla
rated it it was amazing
Nov 25, 2016
Kina Reviews
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Jul 12, 2017
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May 19, 2018
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Dec 16, 2016
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Feb 25, 2017
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Jul 24, 2019
Louise Thompson
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Dec 29, 2017
Riska Sleepless
May 20, 2018 marked it as dnf
Shelves: queer
DNF @ 11%

this really just isn't for me and so far it's way more telling than showing and a lot of in-your-face worldbuilding which makes reading it not very enjoyable...
Francesca
rated it it was ok
Jan 31, 2017
Leah
Started: May 31, 2017
Stopped: June 26, 2017

Planning to come back to this later. It's interesting but not completely holding my attention at the moment.
Laya
rated it really liked it
Jan 16, 2018
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