When everything that defines you is stripped away, who do you become? 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. Pyralis Nekkos, Atalanta's leader, has kept the truth from his people, that their dominion will fall...and much sooner than anyone could guess. Galena Vadim, his reluctant ally, wishes she could forget their shared past...until her future seems to depend on it. For the boy she loves, Aris, a talented wingjet pilot, will give up everything - her home, her name, even her face... ...only to become the key to her dominion's survival....
|Title||:||Rebel Wing (Rebel Wing #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||386 pages|
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Rebel Wing (Rebel Wing #1) Reviews
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more