Fantasy Book Review: Wings

Wings by Elizabeth Richards

Following the cliffhanger ending of Phoenix, Natalie finds herself separated from Ash and unexpectedly reunited with her parents, including the father she thought was dead. But she can only think of Ash. She hasn’t heard a word of him since she and Elijah were brought to the underground headquarters of the Sentry Rebellion. But she vows to find him.

Ash, meanwhile is back in Black City; it’s the perfect place to hide from the Sentry government. But not for long. He won’t give up on Natalie or bringing an end to the terrible reign of Purian Rose.

Natalie forms a group to find and rescue Ash despite her parents’ objections. Meanwhile, before Ash returns to Natalie, he has a plan as well. The narrative jumps between Natalie and Ash as before, but this time another voice joins for a dramatic backstory on an intriguing character.

Wings is the final installment in the Black City trilogy. This impressive dystopia YA series is an exciting fantasy, with plenty of romance. The suspense builds to an exciting conclusion that doesn’t disappoint. In fact, at one point I had an audible reaction when someone gets revenge on a villainous character. With a complex story, engaging characters, and a unique setting – this dark series is a memorable read from start to finish.