Author: Simona Pellegrini
Genre: Young Adult - Fantasy/Paranormal
Release Date: August 5th, 2014
Published by: D'Angio Publishing
Angels and especially Fallen Angels, are my Paranormal and Fantasy go-to read, whatever the story. So I was beyond thrilled to get the chance to read Feathers and Flames - from the enthralling synopsis to the gorgeous and dazzling cover - I was hooked.
Arianna is a smart, immediately engaging narrator, so much so that it's hard not to be pulled into her story from the very first page. At first, we see Arianna out of her comfort zone at it ultimately makes her so relateable to real life people, seeing a character in another country or out of their comfortable territory. But when she's back at school with her (incredible) friends; Megan, Kayla and Julian, Arianna is the self-confessed brainiac they know her to be. But there's been something on her mind - the gorgeous stranger who she can't seem to stop bumping into everywhere she goes - who has now turned up at her school too. His name is Keaghan Blake, blue-eyed and catching Arianna's attention whenever he's in the room.
But suddenly, the strange things that have been happening to Arianna come to a halt when she's thrown head first into a battle she never thought in her wildest dreams could have existed - especially when she is the key to everything. Now, everything is clearer in a way, but perplexing in another. She's torn between who she was destined to become and having the will and strength to fight the evil that is coming her - and her friends - way. Especially when she isn't sure where her feelings for Keaghan fit into everything, and if he feels the same way about her that she did for him.
Feathers and Flames is without a doubt, an alluring, enchanting and fascinating novel. Simona created a world where Angels, Demons and Fallen Angels exist, where friends are our saviours and love is like a chaos filled battlefield. I completely adored Arianna and Keaghan and it's so rare to care for the other characters in the books like Arianna's friends as much as I did, too. There wasn't a moment when I could tear myself away from the pages once I was reeled in to their mystifying and compelling world.
Overall, Feathers and Flames is an angelic and irresistible novel that has to be one of the best I've read all year. If you haven't read it or added it to your to-read, you're missing out on something magical.
All Arianna and Keaghan scenes! And I loved Bruna - she was an amazing character.
Young Adult Fantasy and Paranormal readers! You need to read this.