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Wings Unseen

3.26  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  58 reviews
To end a civil war, Lansera's King Turyn relinquished a quarter of his kingdom to create Medua, exiling all who would honor greed over valor to this new realm on the other side of the mountains. The Meduans and Lanserim have maintained an uneasy truce for two generations, but their ways of life are as compatible as oil and water.

When Vesperi, a Meduan noblewoman, kills a L
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 22nd 2017 by Meerkat Press, LLC
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BAM Endlessly Booked
Many thanks to Rebecca Gomez Farrell, Meerkat Press, and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

Well, I've debated my review for about a week. To say I was underwhelmed may be a bit strident, but I'm still left with a flat feeling. While I'm certainly glad I read Wings, I was never excited about any plot twist. The opening of the book threw me for a loop because it reads like a third chapter. I had no idea about whom I was reading. There was just no preparat
Mel (Epic Reading)
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-netgalley
This book really surprised me. I went in expecting a cool fantasy setting (and yes it's as good as the blurb makes it sound), some different magic and a really annoying love triangle. I was partially right, and partially wrong.

The Not-So Love, Love Triangle
So let's deal with the 'three-headed' love triangle first. Is there a love triangle... not really. There are three people who are caught up in each others lives in some unlikely ways and there is some jealousy that happens at some points but
Sep 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: give-aways
Thank you to Meerkat Press for the ARC! Overall a very strong and ambitious story with a beautiful cover of our three-winged bird!

At the heart of the novel is a land torn apart decades earlier by war and powerful, selfish leaders. This left Lansera and Medua, two areas divided by poverty, culture and religious beliefs where "ways of life were as compatible as oil and water." From these come our three main characters: a young prince of great privilege, Janto, must learn how to put his people firs
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I received a copy from Meerkat Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Wings Unseen reminds me so much of Falling Kingdoms. We have around 3 main POVs with a few minor ones that are placed in different points in the 2 feuding kingdoms. Vesperi is the daughter of the estate lord in Medua and secretly harbors magical powers. However, she was not named the heir to the land but instead was bequeathed to her weak sickly brother. Janto, the heir to Lansera has gone on a quest to learn mo
Daphnee (daphneereads)
Wings Unseen by Rebecca Gomez Farrell was excruciatingly slow. It had great potential but it was lost in way too many details and nonsense. The characters were all pretty boring, except Vesperi who had a good overall character evolution. I wouldn’t waste my time for this one. I almost DNF’ed a couple of times.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this free ebook.
Sheila Goicea
#5 on my TBR for #ARCAugust tag.

See this full review along with others on my blog at:

I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

You know when you start a book, and you don't like the characters, and nothing pulls you into the plot to keep your attention--then that it probably isn't the book for you. This is exactly my experience with Wings Unseen.

Being a sucker for great book covers, I naturally picked this up. Seeing a three-h
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: Netgalley gave me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The first few chapters were really a struggle to get through, but once I got about 20% of the way into the book, the strength of the plot and characters won me over. There are some obnoxious things about Wings Unseen -- over-the-top unnecessary details, cliche divisions between (literally) a "good" and an "evil" country -- but the plot is strong and well paced, and once you get past the annoying parts, the book is
Manon the Malicious
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, netgalley
*3.5 Stars*

I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

How to summarize this?.........

Welcome to Lansera and Medua. These two places used to be one before they were separated, putting the bad people in Medua and the nice ones in Lansera.
Veseri lives in Medua. She’s the daughter of Lord Sewyll. As a woman in Medua, she has no rights. She basically belongs to her father and should be spending her days in the kitchen with all the other women.
But Vesperi doesn’t like to keep
Jul 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received an arc copy of Wings Unseen from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 2.5 stars

The first thing that caught my eye about Wings Unseen was the cover. It was beautiful and enchanting. Then I read the description and I was even more drawn in.

Within the first few chapters, I already had a favorite character. Vesperi. I know Vesperi is supposed to be despicable but I loved her from the start. I mean a head strong women trying to make her way in a terrible society but also har
Jeffe Kennedy
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wings Unseen is an enthralling female-driven fantasy debut. The world, magic system, and terrific characters – with two complex, multi-layered heroines along with the male protagonist – drew me in and kept me rapt. The romantic set-up goes sideways in a delightful way, satisfying me entirely. The characters truly grow and change over the course of their epic quest, including a heroine who begins in a dark place and rises above it. An initially unlikable heroine, Vesperi is deftly handled and won ...more
Jessica Julien
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.

This novel is most certainly an adventure, trial/combat, novel that feels very much like a Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones type of story. Right away, you get swept into this world with many characters that are sometimes hard to keep track of. Some have similar names, making it even more difficult to remember who is related to who and who is the enemy, but after awhile it does begin to focus solely on a few main characters. The
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
''The Brothers had only known what could be, not what would be" - Rebecca Gomez Farrell

I think this has been one of my favourite books so far, this year. It had such a lovely blend of amazing characters, intriguing world building and a strong plot. It was a dense read, it wasn’t even 400 pages yet it took me over a week but I did enjoy it. I only had the smallest of issues with certain aspects of the books, one of which I am going to start with because it did follow me throughout the rest of th
Jun 05, 2017 rated it liked it
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Laura Martinez
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I decided to get a copy of this book by seeing its book cover and reading the description. I found it to be very intriguing and once I was able to remember the characters I really enjoyed the book. I enjoyed how the characters in this book grew. There is a lot that happens to these characters throughout the book but it was certainly a page turner! I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
Meerkat Press
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Early Reviewers, this book is available for instant access on NetGalley thru August! ...more
Joy Pixley
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an ambitious epic fantasy from a promising new writer. It combines many classic elements in interesting ways: a prophecy of three chosen ones with special powers that are needed to save the world, political unrest between their peoples, a growing plague of nasty monsters, mysterious religious cults, and a deliciously evil big bad guy.

I enjoyed the various types of magic and magical monsters. One thing that drives me crazy with magic systems is not being able to tell how it works and wha
Catherine Dacey
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I've been in a rut of reading books that have such great potential and then fail in some pretty major ways, but this book was refreshing in the fact that it didn't do that to me. It was a solid story, made even better by the fact that it was a debut and as of right now, a stand alone.

One of my absolute favourite things about this book is the fact that it doesn't end on the last page in the middle of a sentence in order to force you to come back for the second install
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-star
Before I start: a huge thank you to Netgalley for providing me this digital ARC!! I am so grateful for the opportunity to be one of the first people to read a book!!!
Sooooo I HATE negative reviews. I hate writing them, even if I do find reading them interesting.


Um so first of all: the good!!

THAT COVER MAN. Look how pretty and alluring it is. It gives me the feeling of a dark, sta
Greyson | Use Your Words
I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
I'm not going to lie I really didn't try that hard with this book. But if a book can't even remotely grab me within the first few chapters then it's just not going to happen.
The first chapter was kind of interesting but nothing really attention grabbing. I was basically skimming and that's not a good sign.
Even the attempts at building suspense, making the reader question what is happening failed with me. I didn't really care
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, netgalley
I give the book 4.5/5 wasps.

I got this from Netgalley. I read this about two days before Christmas and only got the time today to write a review. It's been a long time coming. I'm still busier than a bee, which I am so thankful for.

Wings Unseen is a story of three people who are next in line. A prince who is about to inherit the throne. A princess who is to be married to the crown prince. And a daughter of a rich nobleman who have the power of the flame. The first born but was denied being an he
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a story! I was glued to the pages and I needed a scorecard to keep up with the players. I liked Prince Janto Allbrecht, heir to the Lanerim throne, from the first. Janto was to marry Princess, Serrafina Gavenstone in a few weeks after he went to a competition on a neighboring island. Janto should have been conceited and a royal pain, but he was neither and he cared for his people. Janto and Serra learned of a plot to destroy both countries unless they worked together and get over past hurts ...more
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This author's exceptional first full length novel boasts epic world building, strong character development, brilliantly complicated plot twists, and rich political commentary about environmental factors influencing people at their human core. ...more
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rebecca Gomez Farrell takes us into an imaginative world in Wings Unseen, full of mysticism and adventure, and featuring characters we can follow along the journey. Though aimed at young adult readers, this book (like many YA novels) would have appeal for older readers, as well. This is, of course, one of the beauties of the YA genre.

I would place this book on the shelf next to Anne Aguirre, Veronica Roth, Christopher Paolini, and Ally Condie. Being a former middle grades English teacher, Wings
Sep 02, 2017 rated it liked it
** I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own**

This was an enjoyable read, but didn't really grab me the way some other YA fantasy I've read lately has. It took a while to get into the story, then moved along ok.
I think this is intended to be a standalone, rather than series, and I felt like the ending wrapped everything up in a satisfying enough way. i'd recommend it for someone looking for a YA fantasy hit without needing to commit to several
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Wings Unseen drew me in with an interesting blurb and attractive cover (I'm all about the cover love). Warring nations, magic and the promise of some badass characters is a sure fire win for me. But unfortunately I don't think the story quite matched up to the blurb. The first few chapters were really confusing, and I couldn't keep track of all the characters and their names. I think this was down in part because of
Amy Gennaro
I was given an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

In the end, I loved this book and give it high marks. It is very creative and the story was fresh and new. The characters were believable and likeable. It is an epic 'good versus evil' story and would be interesting for both young and adult readers. I would buy this book again. It is in the genre of "The Hunger Games" or "The Maze Runner" or the "Legend" series. But new and different. Anyone who enjoyed those series will
Lisa  Hilton
Jul 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Free copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

It took me a couple of reads to get into the start of the book but once I did the story flowed. I enjoyed the writing of this epic fantasy and the characters, I did find some parts of the book more not YA more new adult but on the whole a fantastic book.
Adam M
Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

I believe this is intended for a YA audience and they may have enjoyed certain parts of this book more than I did. There were large parts of this book that I liked and some interesting ideas, like how magic and faith worked in the two different societies. However, there were times when the audience was left to interpret information without enough context. In most Fantasy or Sci Fi books I expect to have to fill in some of the edges for mys
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I was asked to review this by Meercat

This is a YA fantasy book. I was intrigued by the cover of the book - mystifying.

An area which has been in the throws of war for a long time- fans of Tolkien will enjoy this - there is magic, mystery, creatures and fantasy thrown into the mix.

Some reviews have stated this is a difficult book to get into, or they did not like the characters . I enjoyed both as with all fantasy books, the reader needs to shut themselves off from real life and enjoy t
Hannah (Sakurahan or ForeverBooks18)
DNF! It was so slow and didn't gather any pace. It just wasn't the book for me :(. ...more
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In all but one career aptitude test Rebecca Gomez Farrell has taken, writer has been the #1 result. But when she tastes the salty air and hears the sea lions bark, she wonders if maybe sea captain was the right choice after all.

Currently marooned in Oakland, CA, Becca is a member of Broad Universe and an associate member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

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