Jun 8, 2012

{Review + Giveaway} of The Bird with the Broken Wing by D.L. Richardson

The Bird with the Broken WingThe Bird with the Broken Wing by D.L. Richardson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

GENRE: YA Fantasy
THEME: Angels
RECEIVED: Received for Review from Author
AUTHORS BLOG: D.L. Richardsons Site

Angels may not reveal themselves to mortals...

...but when the mortal Rachael’s watching over is hurting, how can she stay hidden in the shadows?

Guardian angel Rachael becomes trapped with the mortal she’s been assigned to watch over. Unable to watch him suffer, she decides the only way to free him of his inner demons is to break the rules about becoming involved, revealing her true identity, and applying divine intervention. But what choice does she have? Without her help, his soul will be trapped forever. Then a stranger appears, giving Rachael reason to wonder if his is the only soul in need of saving...

The Bird with the Broken Wing is an emotional story about two people and an angel who are lost and trying to either redeem and forgive themselves for something terrible that happened in their lives. With an interesting setting in what seems like a psychiatric center these three battle with their faults and heartbreaks to try and find their rightful place.

Ben is a young solider whom we get introduced to right at the beginning. There is a terrible war going on and he’s about to get right in the middle of it all. The readers are then brought to a place where Ben has been for a while trying to remember what happened to him and who he his. Helping him along his friend and angel Rachel, guide him with his recovery. Ben was an interesting character, pretty much damaged through and through, he’s a tough one to understand, he has moments where he goes from the past to the present and it slowly explains what happened to him.

Jet is a girl who I felt was the strongest out of all the characters, her story was more discussed in detail and you can see she’s trying to figure out where she is and why she is there. Meeting Rachel and Ben in this strange place, makes her wonder why they are both there with her. Jet’s background story was really interesting, her relationship with her parents and how she wished their relationship would be better and actually be a family.

Rachel I had a hard time figuring out. She knows where she is and her purpose is the help Ben with what happened to him. But she’s stuck until he can do so, as the story moves on the readers figure out exactly where they are which I found was interesting and why she’s stuck there too, but I really want to know more about her.

Overall I had a hard time understanding parts of the story. When I read the synopsis I thought this would be focused on Rachel and Ben, but Jet who wasn’t mentioned stole the show. Also there were moments when Ben would have a break down of his emotional state and then later on he mentions he loves Jet. I couldn’t understand why he felt that way, it was almost an insta-love but I didn’t feel the connection.

In the end this is a emotional story about three characters who are trying to find their way. It has a great start and one really strong character, Jet, who I feel all the readers will enjoy her spunk. The story will keep you guessing and throws a lot of twist I didn’t expect. The ending will lead you into what’s next for these characters and I’m interested to see where they go.

This is a young adult story with minor dark elements that bring to life the real life situations and emotions the characters are going through. Please remember this review is just my opinon and thoughts.

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  1. I would want to be a Guardian Angel! To watch over and protect those I care about!

  2. Thanks for your honest reveiw! I think I would rather be a Warrior Angel!!

  3. Warrior Angel, cuz they would kick a**

    Thanks for the review!