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Wings of the Walker

(The Walker #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  1,724 ratings  ·  188 reviews
Josiah Stonewell dug his hands into the filthiest parts of my soul and molded a perfect little Walker. I don’t know the exact moment I fell in love with him, but I do know that if anyone found out about our lingering stares, it would end his political career.

Josiah’s unexpected engagement has me squinting down the barrel of heartbreak, and to make matters worse; I find
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published December 15th 2017
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Buddy read with Reverse Harem Revolution.

What a pleasant surprise! I was expecting paranormal fantasy and got dystopian. I love dystopian, so this is a bonus for me! The setting is an unspecified time in the future where there are different providences where people live. One is inhabited by a wealthy elite who employ Walkers.... basically slaves/servants. Ashleigh is a Walker who serves a prominent family with a son who inherited a governorship. They love each other, but can't be together

I kind of just went on a book splurge on Kindle and just went ham and picked a ton of books. This of course was all without looking at what the actual book was about and just basing it off of covers. Yeah, sometimes I do that but it sometimes leads me to amazing books, new series, and new authors on accident (sort of?).

First, I need to get this off of my chest: I hate Josiah. HATE him. His supposed fiance is completely perfect for him. PERFECT PEOPLE because they both suck as people.

Marguerite (M)
Buddy Read with the girls at Reverse Harem Revolution (team #eatallthecake) ~

Rating : 3.5 stars

Wings of the Walker was a pleasant surprise.
It had neither action nor real plot but Ash was sweet and very endearing.
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

Ashleigh is a servant in the household of her regions leader who she lives with. They grew up together and she loves him but they can't be together as she's lower class and ends up being given to another area as part of a trade deal arranged by him. Here she moves in with 6 of the new region's leaders and gains her freedom.

This was a hard one to rate because, while I did enjoy the story and characters more than a 3-star rating I had issues around the world building. Now it was easy enough to
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
I have no idea how to write a review without being insulting. This book was horrible. It felt like a beginners attempt at writing RH. I say this because I just read Sunshine and Bullets, even though that was nothing to write home about it was at least not as cringey as this one.

Ash is a walker ( basically that's the word for slave in this world) who's in love with her master and the feeling is reciprocated even though he's not about to do anything about it since he's a prominent leader. A tribal
3.75 Stars

——Reverse Harem Revolution Buddy Read (#eatallthecake)——

This was not your usual RH plot. No special powers or abused high school girl. This is more dystopian. Which I’m down for! I like the twist on it, it’s refreshing.

This seems to be more of an establishing book, focusing more on the world and some of the characters. Just when we started getting into the meat of the story, it ended. I will continue on to see how it unfolds. Hoping for some more excitement. And some more Cyler and
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow 1st to review!
Better take my time with this one...
Sharon Mariampillai
Thank you Sharon J for recommending this series to me. This was an amazing read. I loved every minute of it. The story was engaging and made me laugh. I thought the characters were amazing. Ashleigh is a fantastic character. I really loved her development as the story progressed. Also, I really loved Cyler, , Maverick, Patrick, Jacob, Huxley, and Kemper. They were sexy yet protective. The perfect book boyfriends. I would fall for anyone of them. I did not like Josiah or Jules. They were annoying ...more
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book made for a very pleasant discovery. The story pulled me in so quickly, I did not even have time to realize what was happening.
I really liked the world the events were set in. And even though I did not fully understand the political side of everything that transpired, it did not in any way prevent me from enjoying this book.
I absolutely loved the main heroine Ashleigh. I liked that she was not whiny and most of all the fact that she was not stupid or rushed with passing her judgment
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Buddy Read (my very first one!) with the Reverse Harem Revolution group
Teneille Pryce
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was more than a three, not quite a four.
Wings of the Walker is a very interesting, and I had no problems reading it straight through. It never failed to keep my attention. It starts with out protagonist, Ashleigh, and her life as a walker which is basically an indentured servant bordering on a slave. Ash is a realistic character and makes logical decisions. She is in love with her master Josiah. Reading the synopsis I was l judging her


Actually reading the book I get it. He's portrayed as a
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: challenge
Ashleigh is a Walker - a person that has survived the Influenza X virus, but is of such a low class that she has few rights. She was "adopted" by Josiah's family when she was 3 and has been their servant ever since. While Josiah has been kind, in fact Ash's one and only friend, his mother is not and she resents the relationship that has developed between her son and the walker over the years. When Josiah takes his father's place in politics, his mother arranges a marriage with a girl from ...more
Sakina Carter
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a pleasant surprise. I usually don't do RH unless it is completely supernatural like vampires, werewolf and such and while this book was not supernatural in that way, the world building was amazing. I was drawn into this dystopian world.

The relationship between Ash and her guys was amazing. There is no insta love in this book. We get to see the relationship build and the triangle (?) with Josiah makes the story just that much more interesting.

Definitely looking forward to the next
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
1 read 30 december 2017
2 read 18-19 march 2018

Holy damn i liked this more than i did when i read jt the first time, despite the fact that it's not very action packed and that it's a slow burn RH. This has become one of my fave RH books/series
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

This was a quick read. The world building was great. Each main guy stood out to me (Cyler, Maverick, Jacob, Kemper, Huxley, and Patrick). Ashleigh (Ash) was relatable. She's humble but she's gets a bit more bold as the story goes on. Even though she had a lot of submissive in her, she wasn’t afraid to say how she was feeling at times. Her confidence grew as the first book progressed. It was an interesting society that they lived in.

Josiah was such an asshole so I hope that's the last we
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Wings of the Walker was the book I didn't know was missing from my life!! Its a dystopian reverse harem and I loved it. Its got some elements of The Hunger Games (different districts, a 'capital', a corrupt ruling party) but manages to be unique. Ashley is a 'walker'. Walkers are the people who don't have enough money to afford the vaccine for the Influenza X. Once infected with this VERY contagious illness, death is inevitable. So, all the walkers are kept in a 'walker zone' and barely eek
Short Summary
To summarize this book with as few words as possible: too rushed and not fleshed out. Literally I felt like I was reading a rough draft that only payed attention to the beginning of the book and totally ignored the pacing and development of the latter half of the novel.

Long Summary
The relationship between the heroine and the male interests is flimsy at best and childish at worst. It seemed to have developed with no context whatsoever.

While reading the story, I wasn't even aware
Shieldmaiden Darcy
Jan 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Promising premise, sloppy execution.

The story is actually quite good, but there were a few missteps along the way.

Inappropriate commas, distract, from the story and, are quite, jarring.

Slave girls in any universe would never stomp their foot to get their way. If they do, they aren’t actually slaves.

Any time a new person speaks, a new paragraph should begin. It was not the case in this book. I had a hard time keeping up with dialogue. Sometimes it felt as though one person were having a
Amy March (Between the Screens)
I’ve held off on starting this series because I wanted to wait for the last book to be out. I’ve read CoraLee’s stories before and I know how intoxicating they are, she’s a magician with writing and it’s often impossible to put her books down so I didn’t want to be left pining and waiting because I would surely lose my mind. Honestly, I’m already regretting my decision to wait. I wish that I had dove in heart first from the very start, I already can’t imagine not having this makeshift family in ...more
Calm Your Pits
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it

Very enjoyable story. It is different enough to keep your attention and has great characters to make you want to read more.
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Not for me, full review to comes
Sunshine & Bullets
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. This book was unexpected, very enjoyable and though at times predictable; I was suprised in some moments. Will continue this series
A Little Nerdy
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Things are moving super fast. But I love the story.
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was hard to stop reading!

It was almost 2 am before I was able to put this book down! This is a really good book, I loved their world! Can’t wait for the next book!
Andrea Heltsley
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-read
You have to read this book. It’s absolutely amazing! I waited entirely too long to give it a try. Highly addictive and creative characters. Plot was well thought out and relationships felt organic. Five glittery stars!
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting Dystopian Reverse Harem

This is a slow burn Reverse Harem. There is no heat in this first book in the series.

Ashleigh is a Walker. Walker’s are those that survived a pandemic and are naturally immune, but poor. Those that are wealthy can afford the vaccine, those that can’t afford the vaccine are forced to live in camps, imprisoned away from those they could infect. The Walker’s, however, being immune can live apart from the camps and can be bought by the wealthy to live as slaves,
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Oh god. How do you take reverse harem books seriously? You can't really. You just accept them for the crazy thing they are and hope it's written well. This book was not written well. I gave this book 2 stars, rather than 1, because the beginning was good, and even though I was slightly confused by the world-building, I was intrigued. If only the author left it at just Cyler (was that is name?), and it could have been way better. We had 6 unrealistically gorgeous males (have to one grumpy one, ...more
Mitch Please
Sweet Girl with Sweet Boys in a Not-So-Sweet World

The Overall Feels
This is a very sweet book. Think heartwarming reverse harem romance out the wazoo--an unusual amount of romance for a book set in a dystopian future. In reality, the dystopian setting is just a sideline to the romance, an "also, the world sucks" add-on, but I was fine with that since I didn't even know it was dystopian at all going it. I thought it was simply romance. (I picked it up off one of my Goodreads friends Reverse
Jennifer G
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Since Virus X appeared the world is divided into three groups, the Elite, Walkers, and Scavengers. The Elite could afford the vaccine to the virus. They hold the power and wealth of the world. Walkers are the poor. They either die from the virus, are bought by the Elite, vaccinated, and forced into a lifetime of servitude or they are the rare individual with natural immunity. Scavengers refuse to play by society's rules and live in the deadlands, the wilds. Ashleigh is a Walker. She was born ...more
Autumn Miller ~ autumnbookreads
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
“I think it's easy to allow the grief of others to flow through you. It's easy to cry or be mad. True strength means being a beacon of hope when everyone else gives into the darkness.”

I really liked this book. It had an interesting concept and I was eager to explore its world. The plot flowed well and I enjoyed the vast majority of my time while reading it.

Ash- Ash was a unique character to follow. She is a Walker, which is a servant class in this world. Her
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Author Coralee June has always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. She loves engaging with the projects she works on, diving headfirst into developing real, raw, and relatable characters that are equally flawed and beautiful. Coralee lives in Dallas, Tx with her husband and two daughters. She's been known to ...more

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“I decided that I loved myself more than I loved Josiah. I decided that I wasn’t willing to give up on the opportunity for happiness to have a lifetime of being with him.” 0 likes
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