No one knows of Lucian’s long-held secret—a recently transformed Nephilim daughter. Unfortunately for the Gray house, Lilith believes Emma is the one responsible for killing her father, and her deep-rooted hatred has turned into an envious obsession.
Powerful, with wings as dark as night, revenge consumes Lilith’s every thought, only to be fueled by Lucifer’s lies. Her newly transformed gifts have raised the danger level. Her aim is to strip Emma from everyone she loves, and has Lucifer’s Fallen warriors to aid in her task.
Receiving help from Midway, Emma reconnects with friends of old and new, and hopes it will be enough to keep them all alive.
Wings of Vengeance
by Cameo Renae
Hidden Wings #5
January 22, 2016
Reg. Kindle Price $3.99
When the fourth book in this series, Gilded Wings ended, readers loudly clammored for more even though that was the final book in the series. The author obliged and this book was born. And while it’s shorter in length than the others, and not as big in scope, it was a very satisfying glimpse into the new life and good versus evil battles of heroine Emma and her new husband, Kade.
Emma is still growing stronger as an angel daily. By her side is Kade, as both her protector and husband. The two of them together are formidable. A new threat looms in the form of Lucien’s nephilium daughter LIlith, who emerges after his death. Previously unknown to everyone, Lilith is now out for revenge and it all centers on Emma. Why? Because Lucifer lied to her and told her that Emma killed Lucien, when that couldn’t be further than the truth. Emma begins having nightmares, ones that feature her loved ones being killed by Lilith in horrible ways. And Lilith has started stalking Emma and Kade wherever they go. Emma knows she must get her best friends back to Alaska from L.A. so that she can protect them. So Jeremy and Lia come to Alaska, but even that adventure is fraught with danger. War is coming to Alaska and Emma and Kade are right in the middle of it all.
Most of the characters from the previous installments are back again. It’s always nice to reconnect with characters that you have grown to love. Besides Emma and Kade, Alaine and Samuel are back as Emma’s biological parents. But it was Dom, the humorously protective angel that I enjoyed the most of the peripheral characters. He’s powerfully built and handsome and totally knows it. He was the comic relief in most, if not all of these books. But he is also a fearsome warrior and loyal to the max.
This may have been the last of the books in this series, but there was one small thing I noticed that could account for another book to be born or spun off from this series. It involves the question of whether or not a human can be made immortal even if they are not born to it, something that Jeremy asks and Alaine answers, but way too abruptly. I would love to see a book where that happens! And if it were to happen to Jeremy, even better!
These books have always been young adult. Now that Emma and Kaden are married, that kind of falls by the wayside when the two are alone. It’s pretty lustful and you know what is happening, but nothing really explicit. There’s also quite a bit of violence since they are pretty much at war throughout this book, and that is definitely pretty explicit. For those reasons, I would recommend this book to ages 16+. Highly recommend this whole series!
The review copy of this book was purchased by the reviewer.
About Cameo Renae
Voted 2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers, and 2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings).
Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska.
She’s a daydreamer, a caffeine and peppermint addict, loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance, and sharing it with others.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe, and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then…she’ll keep writing!