On a Dark Wing
by Jordan Dane
Publication: 27th December 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Appropriate: Young Adult"The choices I had made led to the moment when fate took over. I would learn a lesson I wasn’t prepared for.
And Death would be my willing teacher."
Five years ago Abbey Chandler cheated Death. She survived a horrific car accident, but her lucky break came at the expense of her mother’s life and changed everything. After she crossed paths with Death—by taking the hand of an ethereal boy made of clouds and sky—she would never be normal again.
Now she’s the target of Death’s Ravens and an innocent boy’s life is on the line. When Nate Holden—Abbey’s secret crush—starts to climb Alaska’s Denali, the Angel of Death is with him because of her.
Abbey finds out the hard way that Death never forgets.
I have to start by saying I loved this book, the story starts five years before Abbey has her Mum pick her up from school because she missed the bus, on the way they are in a car accident, while Abbey's lying there a boy with blue eyes that resembles clouds takes her hand (Angel Of Death) she hear's her Mum say her name and that is all she remembers, her Mum dies and she wakes up in hospital.
Five years later and Abbey's not popular on account of her Father being the local mortician who keeps the dead bodies in their basement until they're buried, her only friend is a boy named Tanner who is in a wheelchair after being paralysed when he was 12.
Abbey has a crush on a boy at school Nate he and his friend Josh are going to be climbing the Denali mountain with his Dad and some of his Dad's friends (this storyline has to do with Abbey and Death) , every year around her Mum's birthday Abbey and her Dad go up to their family cabin to remember her Mum and it's there she comes face to face with Death again, he's always been watching her and even fell in love with her and he eventually tell's her what happened after the accident (there's a lot Abbey can't remember).
I won't say any more in case I spoil it but when I got to chapter 7 I was like WTF??????
I liked the concept, the part about the accident when Death was telling her what actually happened had me in tears and I liked the alternating views of all the different characters.
I give this 4/5.