Review: Black Wings by Megan Hart

Black Wings by Megan Hart
Flame Tree Press (February 2019)
240 pages; $20.64 hardcover; $10.37 paperback; $6.99 e-book
Reviewed by Frank Michaels Errington

Briella is a bright child, some would say gifted. That being said, she does have trouble making friends.

Along with a loathing for personal hygiene and lack of friends, Briella had taken up lying. Much like her father, she wasn’t really very good at it.

Briella’s father, Tommy, was making an effort to be in her life. Her mother, Marian, had left him years ago and was now in a relationship with her stepfather, Dean.

As if that’s not complicated enough, Briella befriends a raven on the way home from school. She names the bird Onyx, and this is when the wheels start to come off and things get more than a little strange.

Black Wings is a wonderful, real-life-like story with a touch of the fantastical.  Wildly original. The challenging relationship between Briella and her mother was spot on, very believable. Black Wings is a story that is simple, yet elegant. Simultaneously charming and dangerous. Intriguing and entertaining, right up to the unbelievable ending. I loved it. I think some Cemetery Dance readers may enjoy this one, too.


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