Series: The Underground Trilogy #1
Publisher: Anna Kyss
Date Published: 2013-11-15
Genres: Faery, Fantasy, Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Meghan Lewis
Source: Provided by author for honest review
Description: Meghan's graduation gift is one that any eighteen-year-old would dream of: traveling abroad to England. Her journey turns into more adventure than expected when Meghan meets the mysterious Kiernan and accepts his invitation to a secret club, hidden beneath the streets of London.The eclectic dress of the club-goers is not the only unusual thing she discovers in the Underground. Kiernan's father has developed a warped set of rituals, and he targets Meghan as his next victim. Instead of the fun date she imagined, Meghan finds herself imprisoned and in a fight for her very survival.
I was approached to review the audio book of Wings of Shadow specifically, and I agreed because the blurb sounded interesting, and I do love audio books.
I don’t think I’ve heard any other books narrated by Meghan Lewis but I really enjoyed her narration of Wings of Shadow. Her accents were great, and I really enjoyed the sound of her voice. She did a great job with each character’s voice and I felt that her pacing was comfortable. The book was a fairly quick listen, so that made it enjoyable. I wasn’t as impressed with the plot line, as I found it very typical for a faery story and was hoping for something else. I did really like some of the characters, especially Avery, one of the brothers. He was so noble and made multiple sacrifices for his twin brother Kiernan. I don’t know if I really liked Meghan all that much since she really didn’t get a chance to be a strong character or do anything profound – everything was done to her or for her.
Since I was asked specifically to review this on audible.com, I’ll just copy my responses here:
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Possibly, some people in my creatures book club might enjoy it.
Would you be willing to try another book from Anna Kyss? Why or why not?
Sure, I’m curious to see what happens next. I liked the author’s writing style, but hope the future books have more plot development.
What does Meghan Lewis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Great accents, a comfortable listening pace, and a good sound to her voice. She really brings the characters to life and makes them sound individually interesting.
Could you see Wings of Shadow being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
I think it could make a fun TV show, maybe done by SyFy channel. It made me think of the Lost Girl at times.
Any additional comments?
While I thought the narration was excellent, the plot was a little lacking for me. I guess it wasn’t extremely unique for a book with faeries – human gets kidnapped, dark faeries want to do something evil with her, love interest(s) are protecting her and trying to rescue her, there’s also light fae, some battles happen, some people die. In a nutshell. I was hoping for a little bit more.