The Dominion of Atalanta is at war. But for eighteen-year-old Aris, the fighting is nothing more than a distant nightmare, something she watches on news vids from the safety of her idyllic seaside town. Then her boyfriend, Calix, is drafted into the Military, and the nightmare becomes a dangerous reality.
Left behind, Aris has nothing to fill her days. Even flying her wingjet—the thing she loves most, aside from Calix—feels meaningless without him by her side. So when she’s recruited to be a pilot for an elite search-and-rescue unit, she leaps at the chance, hoping she’ll be stationed near Calix. But there’s a catch: She must disguise herself as a man named Aristos. There are no women in the Atalantan Military, and there never will be.
Aris gives up everything to find Calix: her home. Her family. Even her identity. But as the war rages on, Aris discovers she’s fighting for much more than her relationship. With each injured person she rescues and each violent battle she survives, Aris is becoming a true soldier—and the best flyer in the Atalantan Military. She’s determined to save her Dominion . . . or die trying.
First of all thank you to Alloy Entertainment for a copy of this book via Netgalley, it seems to me they can do no wrong and every book I’ve read that they have published is fantastic!
What can I say about this book hmm? I started it at 11:00 o’clock at night deciding I would read a chapter or two before bed. Next thing I know it’s 4:30 in the morning and i’m on the last chapter. Very few books can get me to forgo sleep but Rebel Wing made the cut and it was well worth the sleep hangover I had the next day!
In a land where the war is being lost and the military is a no go zone for women Aris risks it all to follow her childhood sweetheart Callix to the front line by pretending to be a man and flying as a pilot in the dangerous war.
“Why does anyone fight a war? To protect a way of life, to find or support loved ones. To avenge those lost. Or maybe because it’s a calling. Because someone has to. Because there’s a line no enemy should be allowed to cross.”
At first I was wary of this book. It started off with Aris being a love struck idiot and well on the way to being Juliet but the protagonist of this books journey as she found her identity and inner strength really compelled me to keep reading. With a great story and plot-line and some of the best written characters I have read about in a long time Rebel Wing is a must read for all!
Written in several characters points of view the reader can get a birds eye view of everything that is going on in this story with some great plot twists to keep you hooked!
Cannot recommend this book enough 5/5 recommendation and I cannot wait to read more of Tracy Banghart’s books especially Storm Fall, she is an amazing author!
Favourite Quote: Dianthe cleared her throat and said softly, “I do this because I believe a woman should have the right to fight and die for her dominion, just like any man. We are no longer a population in danger of extinction. There’s no reason for our leaders to ban women from making this choice. So I help them make it anyway. Even if it means giving up who they are. Even if it means joining Military as ghosts.”
2015 Reading Challenge| book 2| read a book you can finish in a day