Reviewed by Dee
TITLE: Silver Linings and Angel Wings
SERIES: Vampire Elite Saga #1
AUTHOR: Kaden Shay
PUBLISHER: Supposed Crimes
LENGTH: 219 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 01, 2016
In a world where Vampires reign and humans have two purposes, food or entertainment, can a human woman hope to become more than someone’s next meal?
Enter the world of the Vampire Elite, a High Council of ruling Vampires who govern the world from their own blood-driven perspective. Silver, the daughter of their leader, Ayana and her Lycan mate Ianos is the world’s first and only hybrid. She’s also the future leader of the Council. With a chip on her shoulder which competes with the expanse of her mother’s sizeable territory and a disdain for human life, she is frequently the cause of problems within their ranks.
When she finds herself sharing space with a human woman who isn’t afraid of her, who challenges her at every turn, how will she react? Will her mounting confusion about her connection to the human tear apart her last strand of self-control? Most importantly, can a hybrid who has always hated humans ever learn to love one? All these questions send ripples through Silver’s life when Angel enters the picture, turns her world upside down and makes her feel things she never thought possible.
This is by far one of the most engaging stories I’ve ever read, and that’s saying a lot from a reader who’s not a huge fan of paranormal romance. I wondered if the combination of Silver being both vampire and a wolf shifter would be too much, but that was far from the case. In fact, I wish a little more page time had been given to her wolf.
There’s some heat but nothing to make your e-reader combust. The scenes fit the story, perfectly.
So, after Silver goes off the rails, and causes death and mayhem, literally, she is confined to the house until she can be trusted once again. Her mother finds her a ‘human pet’. Silver is instantly drawn to Angel, and because of that she treats her badly… she doesn’t want to get close to a human, least of all an eighteen-year old girl. Once Silver lowers her guard, Angel slowly works her way into Silver’s heart. At which point the story really ramps up the pace. The vampire council are opposed to them being mated. What eventuates is way more in-depth than I’m willing to get into for fear of spoilers, but I will suffice to say it took me on a roller coaster ride, full of emotion.
By the 90% mark I’d had my heart ripped out. I was distraught but in awe and happy the story evoked such feelings in me. I love a story that has the ability to move me. I continued reading, expecting a HFN, possibly even less than happy. Then a plot devise was thrown in to ensure a happy ever after. All I can say is people are going to love or hate the ending. I’ll keep it to myself which of those categories I fall into.
I highly recommend ‘Silver Linings and Angel Wings’ to lovers of paranormal, vampire, shifter stories with strong female leads.