Book Review | Flightless
*I received a copy of this book for review, but was not compensated financially in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based solely on my experiences while reading this book.*
Title: Flightless (Volume 1)
Author: Keri Neal
Flightless is the fourth self published book by Keri Neal. It is a very quick read, being only one hundred and thirty three pages. Because of this, the story felt very rushed and confusing at times. The presence of quite a few grammatical errors, made the book even harder for me to get into. There was the potential for a great plot but it fell short of anything that would be a memorable book.
The story is about Jade, a teenage girl who has had a rough start in life. Witnessing a tragic and scary event at the age of five, has made her into the young woman she is now. Enter Pen, a fallen Guardian Angel. He committed an unforgivable act, which took his wings and sent him to earth as a mortal. They meet and develop a connection to each other that is against the rules. From here, the story gets kind of confusing. We are introduced to more characters, that are each a different species of immortal beings, or angels. We go through a quick succession of plot turns in the book and are then brought to the finish. I felt like there were a lot of gaps and unanswered questions. I found myself rereading whole paragraphs trying to figure out what I missed.
Flightless would probably be best left to read if you are a young adult, and not quite accustomed to a more detailed and thoroughly thought out plot. Again, the potential for a great story is here, and the sentiment the author writes with is very beautiful.