Dust of My Wings by Carrie Ann Ryan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Angel dust and a brownie?
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😤😠🙃😍
Narration Type: Solo Narration
The Hero: Shade – he is an angel with a long life and nobody to share it with. He had all the money, titles, glory and privilege that a warrior of his caliber could want, so why did he want more? He answers to the council and will do what they say, no matter what. Shade has black wings and recently they seem to leave blue dust everywhere he goes. Though he has to make sure not to ever leave any trace of the supernatural on Earth, so that means he has to pick up the dust wherever it was left.
The heroine: Lily – she is on the bottom of the totem pole at work and she hated her job. She had a chemistry degree but wasn’t doing anything with it. So she worked as a lab tech at a soils testing lab for a company and boss she hated. She had changed her whole life for her ex fiancée Bryce who cheated on her and felt unfulfilled.
The Story: Lily’s boss came into the office and gave her a vial of dust to test. She had many other tasks to do first, so she put the dust aside and went to meet her girlfriends at their favorite watering hole, Dante’s Circle. She also knows Dante and likes him quite a bit. While there, Lily fantasizes about a dark haired man who has nice abs and tastes like chocolate, when all the sudden the bar door opened with a gust of wind and lightning struck Lily and her friends, knocking all of them out, yet none of them were hurt badly.
Shade and his friend Ambrose both think that something strange is going on, both with this assignment and the fact that someone found the angel dust. They both felt the weird energy and strange lightening. They decide the best course of action is for Shade to go to Lily and try to sway her into giving him the dust, as they don’t know if it had been tested yet by her company. Shade also wants to explore the attraction he feels for her.
The story was quite original. I have to admit, I love when a normal girl gets involved in the paranormal world and this one had a premise that I couldn’t have imagined. I also like the theme of Angels on Earth, and Shade is quite a handsome specimen. Though I do think the dialogue sounded a bit forced or fake at times, not like natural conversation.
The story is told in multiple points of view via solo narration and was narrated by Gregory Salinas and I like his voice, though it isn’t quite as deep as some of my favorite male narrators, he shows a lot of emotion through his voice. I always hate when men do women’s voices and vice versa, but that is the case in most books and Gregory’s female voice doesn’t bother me as much as some.
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