Book Review #626
Wings by E. D. Baker
Rating: two stars (out of four)
I wasn't expecting much of a plot for this story, the cover was intriguing, but not deep. When the story took some unexpected twists, I was surprised, but pleasantly pleased. The beginning of the story was nice and all, but it was a lot of background details that could have been neatly edited into a shorter version without loosing much substance. I was a little annoyed when we had a break in the story and went to a completely different one. I had liked Jak's character a lot and was interested in finding out more about him, but I did not like the way the author just switched focuses completely and did several chapter's from Jak's point of view. It was a little abrupt. I also thought it was kind of interesting how the story started out as a simple little juvenile book and then morphed into what I thought was a young adult fantasy novel. It didn't flow very well though, and I kind of wished the author had fleshed out more details about the fey. While I was entertained by this book, I thought it had some flaws. The disjointed breaks in the story along with the overall uneven cohesiveness made it a little less likeable. I might recommend this book.