June 9, 2012

Review: Invisible Wings by Janell Rhiannon

Title: Invisible Wings

Author: Janell Rhiannon

Source: print book from author for review

An angel is sent from the Eternity to live as a teenage girl. She's not beautiful and she's not fallen. She's here to assist her classmates with their true destinies. She doesn't even tell you her name until the end of all the stories.

She always knew she was a little different from other kids because she "heard" things that no one else could, like the sound of light and strange mystical bells. She noticed things that others seemed to overlook, like the way life is like a footprint in the sand with the ocean washing you away bit by bit or the way bullets fly like butterflies.

One day, out of the blue, she heard her cat and a mysterious Voice. That's when the odd teenager learned she wasn't like everyone else. Something she'd suspected all along. She discovered she was really an angel with a gift: the ability to hear the secret thoughts of others and make their wishes come true. There was also a catch; she only had a single second on any given day when she could make a difference. Right before the first star popped into the twilight sky, she was allowed to shed her human skin and become an invisible guide of destiny.

Invisible Wings is the angel's story about how she changed the course of twelve kids' lives in her high school classes. Their wishes were simple. There was Bryson who wanted to kiss the lips of a girl named Sapphire, Jayla who wanted to be white instead of African-American, Homer who wanted his soul-mate to drop from the sky, Ramon who wanted to be in a gang like his father, and ska8rat Jay who wanted to stop the noise in his head with dare-devil skating boarding tricks. The angel works her "magic" in their lives, as well as the lives of seven others.

12 Lives, 12 Twilights, 12 life altering experiences.

Rhiannon has woven the tragedy and triumph of life into each interconnected short story, creating a thoughtful and poignant teenage world.

My take...
Arabella always heard what others could not...songs and melodies in everything around her. And on her 15th birthday…she hears what her cat is thinking. Yep, maybe it’s time her mom calls the doctor. But instead of realizing she is crazy…she is swept up with the Creator into the Eternity and all is revealed to her. She is an angel meant to live the life of a human as part of her training. And what she does with her new gifts will make all the difference. Cause in a split second she will be able to change the destinies of 12 teens as she grants them each a wish.
This book with each of its stories was so wonderfully and beautifully written. For a moment you can forget your own life and live the life of an angel as she gets to give 12 teens their only wish. I was loving each story as Arabella goes about her journey with each of her classmates. Yes some end sadly but some endings are truly wonderful and great. As we all know are lives do not always go the way we plan. Just because we want something, doesn’t mean it will turn out that way.
If you are looking for a book that is so very honest and true…Invisible Wings is just the one for you.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read my book. I appreciate it greatly<3