Following the cliffhanger ending of Phoenix, Natalie finds herself separated from Ash and unexpectedly reunited with her parents, including the father she thought was dead. But she can only think of Ash. She hasn't heard a word of him since she and Elijah were brought to the underground headquarters of the Sentry Rebellion. But she vows to find him.
Ash, meanwhile is back in Black City; it's the perfect place to hide from the Sentry government. But not for long. He won't give up on Natalie or bringing an end to the terrible reign of Purian Rose.
A pulse-racing end to an exciting series.
I love Wings as much as I do Phoenix, as it is a really action packed and darkly heart-pounding conclusion of the trilogy, which is one of the better books I've ever read. However, Wings gives a weird edge of the story. Certainly not a bad thing. It's just... weird. Strange. It dissipates a little of my liking towards Wings, but I wholly enjoy the story nonetheless.
Wings is slightly different from the previous two books. Besides Ash's and Natalie's point of view, we get to learn about one more important character's past in the book, as the story is told in triple point of view. Personally I like the turn of things, because we get to learn more about how this certain character comes to be who he is, which makes his character more three-dimensional. But it's slightly disturbing to see just how twisted and morbid he is. However tragic his early life was, I still can't muster any sympathy for him.
We also get to see a lot of Ash/Natalie moments. There are not a lot of big moments between the two of them, which is slightly disappointing, because they're really cute together when they have their romantic times. But given that they're at war, I'm gonna pass. What we can see is a lot of little exchanges between them, which is pretty sweet and makes the book endearing as much as it's exciting. There are some... metaphoric-literal moments between them which is awe-inducing but hilarious
in a kind of weird way at the same time. We'll also have some heart-breaking moments in the book, which I'm not going to talk about because it's spoiler and my ass will be kicked if I spilled more. Not as much as in Phoenix or even Black City, but it's definitely present. Prepare for that.
The plot twist and turns are slightly lacking though, despite the awesomeness of it. Don't get me wrong, it's still really nicely-written. However, with the triple point of view thing, not much has been going on. Of course, I really love that those few twists are big ones and very shocking. But comparing to Phoenix, there's not enough of that. I'm down with that though, because my hurt was hurting when I was reading the book. An overdose of exciting plot twists will most definitely result in my head explosion.
Side note: And I guess heart transplant is really common in the future, huh? Everyone is like "oh, transferring one heart to another is no biggie. It's gonna be alright." As a high school student who want to study medic at university, I totally want to see that happen in the future as it indicates a rise in medical tech. However, I can't say it's not weird that people are so casual about heart transplant.