Yes, yes, other characters are all fine and good, but the dark-haired smoldering vampire is the one I desperately wanted to see make it to the end. No spoilers here, but I will tell you that the smoldering level was far above adequate and that there were some very swoony moments between him and Natalie.
|Here comes the smolder|
2. The United Sentry States
The world of the Black City books is a world devastated by war, populated by humans, vampires, lupines and bastets, and divided into a handful of giant states. Wings shows us even more of this vividly reimagined America, from copper and verdigris Gallium to glittering golden Centrum.
Explosions! Fire! Mayhem! Richards pulls no punches in the final installment and no character (or city) gets off easy. Wings is at its heart an action story, a revolution story, and it never stops to catch its breath.
4. Plot Twists
Apropos to the above reason--Wings is a twisty ride, packed full of shocking reveals, new information and terrible betrayals. Every time I thought I had something or someone figured out, they would turn around and completely surprise me. I loved every second of it.
5. Tragic Backstory
Wings ties two stories together--the story of Ash and Natalie in the present day and the story of a boy named Edmund thirty years ago, a boy whose life is impossibly tragic and heart-wrenching. His story changed how I saw the entire trilogy and every character in it. Mind. Blown.
|WHAT EVEN JUST HAPPENED I CAN'T EVEN|
WINGS. You'll be making this face by the end: