Thursday, July 14, 2016

Dust of My Wings by Carrie Ann Ryan ~ Review


Title: Dust of My Wings (Dante’s Circle #1)

Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 222 pages
Publisher: Indie
Release Date: May 21, 2016
Source: Self Purchased
Rating: 3
Heat Rating: 3
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Humans aren’t as alone as they choose to believe. Every human possesses a trait of supernatural that lays dormant within their genetic make-up. Centuries of diluting and breeding have allowed humans to think they are alone and untouched by magic. But what happens when something changes?

Neat freak lab tech, Lily Banner lives her life as any ordinary human. She’s dedicated to her work and loves to hang out with her friends at Dante’s Circle, their local bar. When she discovers a strange blue dust at work she meets a handsome stranger holding secrets – and maybe her heart. But after a close call with a thunderstorm, she may not be as ordinary as she thinks.

Shade Griffin is a warrior angel sent to Earth to protect the supernaturals’ secrets. One problem, he can’t stop leaving dust in odd places around town. Now he has to find every ounce of his dust and keep the presence of the supernatural a secret. But after a close encounter with a sexy lab tech and a lightning quick connection, his millennia old loyalties may shift and he could lose more than just his wings in the chaos.

Warning: Contains a sexy angel with a choice to make and a green-eyed lab tech who dreams of a dark-winged stranger. Oh yeah, and a shocking spark that’s sure to leave them begging for more.
I think my favorite thing about Dust of My Wings and the lore behind Shade is what an angel is. They aren't creatures sent by god, they aren't inherently good - they are supernatural creatures that have a bit of a reputation. It was quite refreshing to see them this way, and I really loved their society and the descriptions of their home.

Shade is in trouble, though. He's left some angel dust laying around and a human had her hands on it now. The council is breathing down his neck telling him to fix it - by whatever means necessary. And he really hopes it doesn't get that far, especially one he meets the little neat freak, Lily.

Lily was amazing - I loved all her little habits. And - well, not to give too much away, but when her paranormal side comes out - it's perfect, 100% perfect! It was a brilliant touch that really went far with me.

My biggest problem with the story was in the side details. Some of them just didn't quite get explained enough for me, or they just weren't flushed out to the point that they really made a lot of sense. There were a couple details that seemed a bit out of place - I'm hoping they come into play later. There was also a missing spark between Shade and Lily. For destined mates, they just didn't seem to click with me.

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