Wingspan by Samantha Combs ~ Book Review

Book Summary:

Chessa Dawning never thought she’d be on the run. Yet, she was, having left the only home she’s ever known, staying two steps ahead of the men chasing her and falling for a resourceful ex-criminal with colorful friends.

Most of the time, Charlotte Lake can’t believe her life. The reluctant leader of a rebel faction called the Ginger Nation, Charlie’s days are filled with planning surveillance, rescuing detainees, and exposing government conspiracy. Surrounded by loyal friends and soldiers, she knows she can never reveal the true nature of her quest: finding her real father.

When a sudden twist brings the two girls together, revelations about the past will make them rethink where they came from and define the future in ways they never could have imagined.
Not every scientific breakthrough is a gift.

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About the Author:

Samantha Combs is a multi-published, young adult/middle grade author living in Southern California. The award-winning author of nine books, five are young adult paranormals: Spellbound, Everspell, Ghostly, Waterdancer, and The Deadlies; one is a middle grade horror novel: The Detention Demon; and three are adult horror collections: Teeth and Talons, Way Past Midnight, and Helloween. Samantha has two other completed manuscripts and and so many others planned, she hopes to release in the near future. She publishes with three houses: Astraea Press, Musa Publishing and Sweet Cravings Publishing. 2013 looks even more amazing than 2012 did with three planned releases

When she is not writing or reading voraciously, Samantha enjoys bloggers, the Food Network Channel, reality television and wandering around the aisles at Target. She recently conquered Facebook and is learning how to use Twitter. She is sure she can handle any situation if she has the right shoes and has a mad passion for totally inappropriate earrings. Samantha believes the movement toward technology is the most exciting thing to happen to publishing and can’t wait to see what the industry is going to do next. Anything that makes kids want to read can’t be a bad thing.

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My Review:

I am now just starting to read more paranormal and enjoyed this fresh story line. This book was really different in the sense that it was all started by a scientist who injected a genre altering serum to children to grow wings. I will try not to give away anything in my review as there are many twists I didn't see coming in this story. Some kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what will happen next and how certain characters are connected.

This is a young adult book and I would think it would be a good entry level into a paranormal book. There is a love scene but it isn't graphic so I would say it would be safe for 13/14 year olds. The author has many characters on the go throughout but does a great job going from one to the other without getting the reader lost on who we are following now. We are following two different groups of characters throughout the book until closer to the end. I love how the author did a wonderful job with the mix of personalities of each character. The one thing I would change is the consistency with Dr. Dawning's name (but I did read an advanced reader copy so it may have been edited in the final book).

I give this book a 3.5 out of 5 stars

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of the above title for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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