Monday, 16 February 2015

Review: Storm Fall (Rebel Wing #2) by Tracy Banghart

23556036Title: Storm Fall
Author: Tracy Banghart
Series: Rebel Wing
Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Publisher: Alloy Entertainment
Publication date: December 16th 2014
Pages: 230 (Kindle)

In the action-packed sequel to Rebel Wing, Aris battles for life and love... and not everyone will survive. 

Aris Haan gave up everything to join the Atalantan Military: her family, her boyfriend, even her identity. In the end, though, it didn't matter that she was a war hero. When the all-male Military discovered that she was actually a woman, she was sent home and erased from history.

Now she has a chance to go back to the battlefield - as herself. But as hard as it was to be a soldier in disguise, it's even more difficult now. The men in her unit undermine her at every turn. The Safaran army has spies everywhere, perhaps even on Aris's stationpoint. And she's falling for her mysterious superior officer, Milek. But their relationship is forbidden, just stolen moments between training sessions and missions. There's no room for love in war.

Then Aris discovers that Safara's leaders have set their sights on her, Atalanta's hero. And she must find them before they find her...

Storm Fall picks up two months after Rebel Wing ended. Aris is struggling to fit back into her old life. She isn’t sure she still wants it. So when it is announced that women can now freely serve in the army of Atalanta she is ready to joint them again. That is as soon as she overcomes her fear of flying. But not everyone is happy about the openly return of women to the army. Men believe that they are not fit for fighting and who think they should have safe jobs and take care of their kids. But Aris and her friends will show them that they are not weak and that they might even be better soldiers than most of the men.

Storm Fall tells the story of Aris, Dysis and Galena. There stories were each unique in their own way. There was some romance in this book but it didn’t dominate the plotline. The book was more about friendship and a lot of action. This mix of elements is what makes this book so great. It book kept surprising me and it didn’t stop to amaze me.

Aris is an amazing character. She doesn’t need anyone to keep her safe and to take care of her. But she also allows people into her life and she has no problem to accept their help. And that’s one of the things I love so much about this book. In a lot of cases the heroine is either a damsel in distress who needs constant saving. Or she is a badass who won’t let anyone help her even if she needs the help. Galena is another strong women. People look at her for all the wrong reasons. She was tortured but she survived. And she’s sure to not let it determine the rest of her live. I really liked her she’s such a tough women. Then there is Dysis. Like Aris she’s a women in the military. But people know not to play with her. Because if they do they will lose. But underneath her tough exterior she has a soft heart and she will do everything in her power to protect the people she cares about. These three women are such an inspiration for everyone. And I believe that they should be taken as an example of how women should be portrayed more often in books.  

This book is fast paced, packed full with action and girl power. It was impossible for me to put this book down. I just couldn’t do it. I had to know what would happen to all these characters so I just kept reading till I finished it. And now I can’t wait till the third book in this series is released. I highly recommend this book to anyone. Seriously this series should be popular by now.

Favorite quote:
Milek turned toward her, searching for her face in the shadows. “You stay here. As soon as I’ve got Elom, I’ll come back for you.”
She laughed. “No chance.”
To his credit, he didn’t bother arguing. “It was worth a try.”
With another fast, hard kiss they crept together into the sunlight.



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