Black Wings Beating by Alex London
Review by: Ivy
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A fantastic fantasy chronicling the quest of twins Brysen and Kaylee, both fighting to capture a legendary killer bird. Smart and original and queer, this avian epic makes me hungry for a sequel. The bird puns and references got a bit excessive after a while, but the writing was strong and the ideas stronger. Aesthetically, I loved it. Technically, I wasn’t as much of a fan. Overall, I had a good time, I learned about birds, I fell in love with some cool characters.
For Fans Of: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman, How to Train Your Dragon, The Firebird Thing From Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo,
- “I’d rather live in a world where I get to love the moon than in one where I don’t, even if the moon won’t return the feeling.”
- “But I still get to laugh because I’m alive. I get to laugh and cry and love and sing, and every time I do, I tell death she hasn’t got me yet.”
- “Great poems know more than their poets, but they cannot exist without them.”