I'm excited to be part of the On a Dark Wing Blog Tour sponsored by HarlequinTeen and hosted by YA Bound. The tour kicked off December 19 and ends January 2, followed by a live chat with Jordan Dane on January 5 at 7:00 PM EDT where winners for giveaways during the tour plus a grand prize will be announced. The details on what and how you could win are below my review.
Release Date: December 20, 2011
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The choices I had made led to the moment when fate took over. I would learn a lesson I wasn't prepared for. And Death would be my willing teacher.
Five years ago, Abbey Chandler cheated Death. She survived a horrific car accident, but her "lucky" break came at the expense of her mother's life and changed everything. After she crossed paths with Death—by taking the hand of an ethereal boy made of clouds and sky—she would never be normal again.
Now she's the target of Death's ravens and an innocent boy's life is on the line. When Nate Holden—Abbey's secret crush—starts to climb Alaska's Denali, the Angel of Death stalks him because of her.
And Abbey finds out the hard way that Death never forgets.
This book had my attention from the first pages. Five years ago, five minutes and one call changed Abbey's life tragically. She can't remember everything that happened, but is certain of one thing – she's to blame and will have to live with the guilt.
Abbey is an outsider. Any attention she does get is negative. She sees dead people, literally. Her home is also her father's business – a mortuary and crematorium. As if being a teenager isn't hard enough. One day she hears a loud caw from a tree. It's a bird, maybe a crow and makes her very uneasy. There are dead bodies in her basement, but this unnerves her more. It should.
Tanner is Abbey's best and only friend. He doesn't fit in either because of an accident years ago that's left in a wheelchair. At first I thought the friendship was one of convenient, but when something devastating happens to both of them, all Tanner can think about is how he can help Abbey.
Nate is about to climb Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America. He's been looking forward to it his whole life. The night before the climb, he has a terrible nightmare that has now overshadowed his excitement with fear and impending doom. He keeps his fears to himself. It was just a bad dream. Right?
This book took me by surprise. I thought I had an idea how the story would unfold, but I was completely and pleasantly wrong. Every time I thought I finally knew, I was proven wrong again and love that. I'm the type of reader that's always thinking ahead, which wasn't possible with On a Dark Wing because of the unpredictability and how engrossed I was with what was happening in the moment. While Abbey is a main character, she isn't the only focus. All the characters had strong personalities that we get to know through alternating points of view.
On a Dark Wing felt like multiple stories with a common thread. Each plot adds to the bigger story and would be interesting on it's own, but make an even more intriguing and captivating one combined.
Full of suspense and a conclusion you'll never see coming, On a Dark Wing is a fascinating story from beginning to end. This is the first book I've read by Jordan Dane, but won't be the last.
This stop is one of ten on the tour hosting giveaways for signed copies of On a Dark Wing with a secret gift from Abbey Chandler. Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Open to US only. Good luck!
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