Review of Wings Unseen by Rebecca Gomez Farrell
Review by JD DeHart
Rebecca Gomez Farrell takes us into an imaginative world in Wings Unseen, full of mysticism and adventure, and featuring characters we can follow along the journey. Though aimed at young adult readers, this book (like many YA novels) would have appeal for older readers, as well. This is, of course, one of the beauties of the YA genre.
I would place this book on the shelf next to Anne Aguirre, Veronica Roth, Christopher Paolini, and Ally Condie. Being a former middle grades English teacher, Wings Unseen would have been on my recommendation list and if any of those former students come knocking, I would not hesitate to tell them about Wings Unseen.
What the author does best, from my reading, is bring this book to a swelling apex, and then leave us with just enough to ensure that there can be another entry. This hint at future events does not detract from the book itself in the way that some other titles do. Farrell also proves more than capable of inventing her own place for us to visit and writes in adeptly about these this new place in the way that accomplished science fiction writers can.
If you are looking for something in the avenue of fantasy and young adult literature, with an insatiable readability, I would suggest this book for you. To give you some sense of this author's magnitude, just check out the map of the book at the author's website: http://www.rebeccagomezfarrell.com/2017/08/the-map-for-wings-unseen-is-released/
My review was based on an advance copy.