Thursday, October 28, 2021

A Prophecy of Wings by Jane McGarry - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

A Prophecy of Wings
Jane McGarry

276 Pages
Published May 11, 2021 by JM Books

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Book Summary:

A betrayal, a prophecy, a kingdom in the balance. Sixteen years ago the evil Dahlia overthrew the kingdom of Roshall Grove, the heart of the Fairy World.

A prophecy foreseen by Edwina, a powerful enchantress, remains the only hope to topple her iron-fisted rule. Now, Lina, a simple peasant girl, learns her future is linked to this prophecy. Edwina brings Lina to the Fairy World to fulfill her destiny—conquering Queen Dahlia. Separated from the enchantress by agents of the dark queen, Lina begins a perilous journey to join the Resistors, who await her return to mount their attack. Thrust into this strange world, Lina must navigate relations with a host of different fairies and animals, never knowing who seeks to help or to thwart her.

Finally reunited with the Resistors, Lina must find the strength to lead her people and fulfill the prophecy. Meanwhile, Dahlia prepares for the battle, which will ultimately decide the survival of her reign, while reflecting on the path that brought her and her foe to this moment of reckoning.

A fairy tale with an ending twist, A Prophecy of Wings is loosely based on Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen and examines the ideas of predestined fates and the subsequent, sometimes unforeseen, consequences.

My Review
**Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book to review**
A Prophecy of Wings is a very loose retelling of Thumbelina. As a kid, I found the tale of Thumbelina to be magical and enjoyable. I was curious to see how this story would play out, and how it would incorporate the tale. I wasn't disappointed. 
First off, that cover is gorgeous. So colorful and pretty. I love it.
The story itself is easy to get into right away, and it holds your attention, keeping you flipping those pages, eager to see if Lina will be able to fulfill her destiny and ace off against her evil aunt, Queen Dahlia.
The story starts off with a birth and a death. These two intertwined events set off the rest of the story. Lina, a seemingly normal peasant girl, discovers she's actually a fairy, and the old witch woman she's been visiting is actually the enchantress who whisked her away from the fairy world sixteen years ago. A prophecy foretells of Lina returning to this world she doesn't know and leading her people against Queen Dahlia. But who can she trust? 
There are a few twists and turns within these pages. Things don't always play out how one might expect them to. But that's what keeps us readers on our toes. I enjoyed the twists. 
The world building is also done really well. It's descriptive, and you feel as though you could actually be a fairy living in this world as well. How magical and fun!
I think this book is one that will resonate with fans of fairy stories and YA fantasy stories in general. 
4.5 stars!

Author Bio:

Reading was always a big part of Jane’s life. Creating her own stories developed out of this love. To date she has published the Not Every Girl trilogy, a YA Fantasy Adventure. Her latest novel, A Prophecy of Wings, is a retelling of the classic fairy tale, Thumbelina. She lives in New Jersey with my husband, two sons and two extremely spoiled cats. When she is not running around with her family or writing, she can be found curled up with a good book and said cats.

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