Review – Midnight Wings

Midnight Wings book cover


Midnight Wings


Rove City


Ariele Sieling


Paranormal Romance


In El’s fantasies, she pilots a fighter jet for the intergalactic fleet. In reality, she’s a mechanic whose social grid ranking guarantees she’ll never advance beyond the lowest grunt work, and a slave in all but name to her cruel and self-centered stepmother and stepsisters. The most she can hope for is a few stolen moments of happiness practicing on her sisters’ flight simulators, or talking to the mysterious stranger she met on an illicit night of stargazing.
When the queen announces a competition to find new pilots for the fleet, El knows this is her chance to escape. But her stepmother will never let her compete—and then she learns that her new friend, the one person she thought she could trust, was hiding a secret that changes everything between them.
It’s a good thing she has a lot more friends than she thinks she does.


4stars rating

This was the first book I read by the author and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.
“Yes, yes”, I can hear you think, “another retelling of the same old story…” but in all honesty, it didn’t feel like that at all!


Was good! Bit by bit we come to understand how their ‘world’ looks like (or at least the part that concerns El) and how the society works (or doesn’t, depends who you ask). Scenes and environments were clear and detailed enough.

Character development:

Was good. Of course, you can’t really expect to know the characters on a very deep level as the book is only 128 pages long, but what we do get is all the necessary info to work with. We know who the players are, their connections and attitudes towards one another and what their goals are. As for our main heroine in this part, El, we get to know her a bit better as we follow her through her trials and tribulations with her stepfamily and her boss, but also when she meets the mysterious Ri.

Pacing & Flow:

Were good! I read it in one go and it was really smooth reading. It was entertaining and kept my interest and attention.

The book itself:

The book itself was well written with no (noticeable) errors. There is no sex described (if that is important to you).

Final Thoughts:

I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book and I enjoyed it! It was a new and refreshing spin to the old fairytale. Oh and even when you’re not really into science fiction (I feel ya), give it a go, while there are sci-fi elements, it’s not the main focus at all 🙂