Wings Unseen Blog Tour

Hey Everyone! As you can see, I am participating in a blog tour hosted by XPRESSO BLOG TOURS for the book, Wings Unseen. They have kindly provided me with a copy of this book to review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way.

The blog post will have the following format if you are interested!

  • Giveaway information
  • Book Links
  • Book Review
  • About the Author

Giveaway Information:

The following prize is what you could win (INTL)
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card
You can use the following link to enter: 

Book Links:

Title: Wings Unseen
Author: Rebecca Gomez Farrell
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Meerkat Press
Publication Date: 22 August 2017
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Format: E-book
Pages: 320
Rating: 3 Stars
Reading Timeline: 31 August 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

To end a civil war, Lansera's King Turyn relinquished a quarter of his kingdom to create Media, exiling all who would honor greed over valor to this new realm on the other side of the mountains. The Meduans and Lanserim have maintained an uneasy truce for two generations, but their ways of life are compatible as oil and water.

When Vesperi, a Meduan noblewoman, kills a Lanserim spy with a lick of her silver flame, she hopes the powerful display of magic will convince her father to name her as his heir. She doesn't know the act will draw the eye of the tyrannical Guj, Medua's elder, or that the spy of was the bother of Serrafina Gavenstone, the fianceé of Turyn's grandson, Prince Janto. As Janto sets out for an annual competition on the mysterious island of Braven, Serra accepts an invitation to study with the religious Brotherhood, hoping for somewhere to grieve her bother's murder in peace. What she finds instead is a horror that threatens both countries, devouring all living things and leaving husks of skin in its wake.

To defeat it, Janto and Serra must lean to work together with the only person who possesses the magic that can: the beautiful Vesperi, who no one know murdered Serra's brother. An ultimate rejection plunges Vesperi forward toward their destiny, with the powerful Gun on her heals and the menacing beating of unseens wings all about.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

This book sounds like an epic adventure and I seriously cannot wait to jump into this. I hope that it is as addicting as it sounds!

Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy for this book! I cannot wait to jump into this book. Just a small little disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. No money on my behalf has been spent in acquiring this book. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book was a little bit weird. There were so many point of views that I feel that the author's voice along with her characters voices got lost in the process. They all started to sound the same. I definitely was not a fan of the writing style. 

Plot Thoughts:

The plot presented by the blurb sounds amazing but it just took way to long to happen. I understand that the author wanted to do some world building but because of the millions of point of views, the plot took way long to take place and when it did happen, I found that I wasn't really into the story any more. Another reason as to why I was kind of put off the story was the disregard and lack of respect for woman in Medua. It was appalling and completely off putting.

Character Thoughts:

I think the primary characters were probably the only redeeming quality of this book. They a majority of them were well rounded. Vesperi managed to strive despite the harsh up bringing and environment she had.  I think that she was probably my favourite character out of the cast in this book.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I wasn't really impressed with this book. The writing and I definitely weren't going to be friends. There were just too many point of views which made the plot seem slower than it actually was. The abuse and behaviour directed towards woman was extremely off putting. However, the primary characters redeemed the story. Thank you so much to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a copy go this book!

About the Author:

In all but one career aptitude test Rebecca Gomez Farrell has taken, writer has been the #1 result. But when she tastes the salty air and hears the sea lions bark, she wonders if maybe sea captain was the right choice after all. Currently marooned in Oakland, CA, Becca is an associate member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Her short stories, which run the gamut of speculative fiction genres, have been published by Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Pulp Literature, the Future Fire, Typehouse Literary Magazine, and an upcoming story in the Dark, Luminous Wings anthology from Pole to Pole Publishing among others. Maya's Vaction, her contemporary romance novella, is available from Clean Reads. She is thrilled to have Meerkat Press publish her debut novel.

Becca's food, drink, and travel writing, which has appeared in local media in CA and NC, can primarily be found at her blog, The Gourmez. For a list of all her published work, fiction and nonfiction, check out her author website!


Yours in Reading,

Melleny Smith


  1. Thanks for your honest review, Mellany! This is definitely a book meant for folks who enjoy multiple points of view in storytelling, so it makes sense it didn't connect with you as well!


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