Book Review: Feather (Angels of Elysium #1)

Title: Feather

Author: Olivia Wildenstein

Pub. Date: January 16, 2020

Pages: 486

Pub: Twig Publishing

Genre: NA Fantasy Romance

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

It was supposed to be a quick mission. The only thing quick about it was how rapidly I failed.

With only a month left to earn her missing feathers, twenty-year-old Leigh embarks on a trip to Paris to meet her newest project, twenty-five-year-old Jarod Adler, leader of the Parisian Mafia and the worst kind of sinner . . . a Triple.

If Leigh can get Jarod to accomplish a single act of kindness, she stands to win 100 feathers, more than enough to complete her wings and ascend to Elysium, the land of angels.

What she doesn’t count on is Jarod’s dark charm costing her feathers.

She’s dead set on saving him, and he’s dead set on destroying her.

Until he realizes destroying her wings is also destroying her heart.

A heart he longs to hear beat only for him.

Trigger warnings: graphic sexual scenes and a difficult ending. Not recommended for Young Adults.

This will be a spoiler free review. I listened to the audiobook via Audible. If you’re looking for an addicting read about Angels and the Mafia – look no further. If you want to read my review for Olivia’s Not Another Love Song – you can check that out here.

I’d initially bought this book earlier last year because *angels* and I’d read another one of the author’s books. So, I figured I’d give this one a try. Then in an effort to *not* binge The Heroes of Olympus and in the mood for something spicier – I opted to listen to Feather.

I was instantly hooked. If you’ve read/love Midnight Poppyland over on Webtoon, you’re probably really going to enjoy this book.

Angels + French Mafia + Romeo & Juliet retelling?

Spicy scenes?

An absolutely traumatic ending that will leave you desperate for the next book?
If any or all of those things interest you, then you’re going to want to check this book out.

While I really, truly enjoyed this book – it sucks you in and you’re immediately hooked – I sometimes grew annoyed with Leigh. She’s super emotional – well, let’s her emotions show all across her face all of the time. I wish she’d been a little more in control, a little more reserved. I did like her journey, however. She goes from very sheltered, very naïve to questioning everything she’s ever known to deciding her own fate. She’s not the perfect character, but you still root for her and feel for her.

Jarod on the other hand – tortured, hurting male characters who are actually Good are my damn thing. Omfg. I just wanted to hug him. His journey was also really good and his backstory – everything that comes to light.

Olivia tells a story about love and figuring out who you are, who you want to be. Making your own choices even if everyone around tells you differently. About doing what’s right versus what’s expected. About following your heart. If anything, it’s a really good read that will leave you desperate for more. If you’re looking for that romantic angel fix, you’ll want to pick this one up. Celestial comes out January 5, 2021 so you’ll be able to pick up book 2 soon!

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