Book Review: Torn Sky (Rebel Wing #3) by Tracy Banghart

The end is near . . .

When Aris Haan brought down Safara’s biggest war criminal, she’d thought it was a turning point in the war. Victory was on the horizon, as was a peaceful future with her Promised, Milek.

But a deadly new threat has emerged: a Safaran bomb that could wipe out all of Atalanta in one catastrophic blast. Aris is tasked with finding the weapon before it is completed, a mission made more difficult when she starts to suspect that there is a Safaran spy in her unit. Friendships are tested, loyalties are strained, and suddenly Aris no longer knows whom she can trust.

In the epic conclusion to the Rebel Wing series, Atalanta’s fate rests on Aris’s shoulders. Can she find the bomb before it destroys everything—and everyone—she loves?

Release Date: August 4, 2015
Age Group: NA
Source: Review copy from author
Reviewed By: Kelli

I've loved Tracy Banghart's Rebel Wing series from the start (back when book one was called Shattered Veil, in fact) and so I was super thrilled to read the conclusion to this imaginative series.  Also, I was a little sad to see the Rebel Wing series end because they've been such great reads and I wanted to stay in Atalanta a little longer with Milek and Aris.  

Torn Sky was, I think, my favorite book out of the Rebel Wing series.  And that's saying a lot because I loved Rebel Wing and Storm FallTorn Sky was everything I've come to expect from a Tracy Banghart novel: fast-paced and full of action, plot twists, and emotional moments.  

Banghart employs her usual third-person narrative in Torn Sky.  Third-person narrative is not my favorite style of storytelling but it worked perfectly for this novel.  I sometimes feel like I don't get to know the characters as well when the book is not a first-person narrative, but happily, that is never the case with one of Banghart's books.  I felt connected with all of the characters, and found myself emotionally bound to their particular fates.

Torn Sky is a fast-paced novel, which is impressive considering its length.  There were no slow spots or times where I wanted to put the book down.  The action was intense but not so intense that it felt like constant battle scenes (something I don't particularly enjoy).  I loved that there were so many surprises and plot twists along the way, several of which were truly shocking to me.  I absolutely love being surprised like that.

The love story between Milek and Aris was one of my favorite aspects of this novel.  Their relationship is so sweet and perfectly written.  They are realistic about their future, since they are officers in a war, but also hopeful for a better tomorrow, all without being saccharine about it.  I loved that there were more scenes with the two of them in Torn Sky.  And they weren't the only relationship featured, so that was nice.  

I'm sad to see this series end, because it has been such a great ride.  I highly recommend the Rebel Wing series, and all of Tracy Banghart's books! 

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