Thursday, August 3, 2017
Review for Before These Wings by Wendy Knight, which is part of the End of Days boxset- 5 out of 5!
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*So far, I've only read Before These Wings by Wendy Knight from this boxset*
SYNOPSIS FOR BEFORE THESE WINGS BY WENDY KNIGHT - 5 STARS!
They survived the end of the world. The alien invasion that took out most of the population and crippled any form of government—they’d fought that, and they’d survived.
Or at least, they’re trying to.
Phoenyx and Cole battle starvation, fear, exhaustion, and death every single day, and while the future doesn’t look bright, at least they’re fighting for it.
Hope is hard to come by, but when they need it most, it does come—in the form of a different alien entirely—beautiful, with the wings of a fairy, the voice of a siren...
And the teeth of a vampire.
Sometimes hope is most devastating of all.
Never Trust Beautiful Things.
MY REVIEW -
I loved getting a glimpse into what happened to Phoenyx before the events that took place in With These Wings, which I read first, but the books can be read either way. This reads like a prequel since I read With These Wings first, but Before These Wings does stand on its own, and will definitely make you want to read With These Wings right after! I love the world Wendy Knight has created, there's really interesting enemies for the characters to combat with, and I enjoy Wendy Knight's take on a dystopian world. I love Phoenyx's strength, she's definitely a strong female character, and it's easy to root for her. I love the friendship between Phoenyx and Enika! Enika is a really great friend to Phoenyx, and I love seeing how much they are there for each other. This series is unique and really entertaining, I love the action and the whole alien scenario. This book alone is worth the price of this boxset, and I'm excited to see where this series is going to go! Strong and interesting writing with wonderful characters!