Monday, 12 August 2013

Gilded Wings (The Angel Chronicles #2) by Amy Lignor

Gilded Wings (The Angel Chronicles, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The Beloved Angel/Warrior Team from Until Next Time Returns!

When Matt and Emily are sent on their second mission they have no idea how truly dark human nature can become…

Emily never wanted to face humans again. With the heartache that went on down below, she’s still trying to figure out how to save souls that don’t deserve saving. The only one she wants to see again is Jason - the young man she fell in love with who became the soulmate she simply can’t forget…

Matt was trained to protect and defend the souls down below. Longing to feel the heartfelt emotions that come from being human, Matt wants nothing more than to have just one life - one chance - to live and love the girl of his dreams…

The powerful team find themselves in a brand new century, living in the Gilded Age of New York City. Emily takes over the body of Anya, a young Russian girl who arrives on Ellis Island after a hideous tragedy. There she meets up with a strangely familiar young man by the name of Drew Parrish, who helps Anya survive in an unknown world of luxury, snobbery and…obsession.

What Anya’s inner angel doesn’t know is that the soul she loves is also back. This time around Jason goes by the name of Max Carrow. Once a quiet and kind boy, he’s now part of the ‘Four Hundred Club,’ and wants nothing more than to be among the most admired as he climbs the shaky ladder of society’s elite.

As two worlds merge, Emily and Matt struggle under the weight of their “Gilded Wings.” Not only will they have to figure out who they should fight to save, but they must also face a romantic choice that could destroy them both.

Gilded Wings by Amy Lignor

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Gilded Wings (The Angel Chronicles, #2)(Source: Purchased on kindle from for only 77p.)
This is the second book in the ‘The Angel Chronicles’ series, and kicks off where book 1 ‘Until Next Time’ left off.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book one ‘Until Next Time’.
It is now time for Emily and Matt’s second life down on earth. Once again they won’t know who the other is, and they won’t know that they are angels, they will have the same free will to make mistakes the way the other humans do.
This time Emily is a Russian girl called Anya who is travelling from Moscow to New York to start a new life. Along the way she meets a 10-year-old boy, who later becomes her responsibility.
Once in New York Emily/Anya must work out what her role is in this life, and she must also learn to recognise both Matt and Jason.
Who is Matt? Who is Jason? And what is Emily’s purpose in this new life?

This was an okay story I suppose, but I found it pretty dull.

Emily is once again thrust into a new life, without her memories. What her exactly purpose was in this life I’m not really sure, and having finished the book, I’m finding it difficult to care.

The storyline in this was okay I suppose, but I personally found it pretty dull. I felt like I was having to force myself to keep reading, and any excuse to put this down was utilised. I’m actually having a hard job even remembering what the main point of the story was, which obviously isn’t good. I think the story was mainly about Anya working out who her old friends were, but considering that she had no memories that’s a bit difficult.
The blurb for this book is also a shocker. I personally guessed at who I thought Matt was and Jason was in this new life, but it is not actually revealed until 78% of the way into the book. When I then read the blurb after finishing the book, Jason’s identity is revealed in the blurb! If that is not a spoiler, I don’t know what is!
Anyway, having finished this I’m kinda thinking that I totally wasted several hours of a sunny Saturday reading this, and I’m really wishing I’d read something else instead. I’m hoping that this is maybe just a bit of middle book syndrome, and that the final instalment will have some long awaited answers in, I certainly can’t bring myself to start reading book 3 right away though – I seriously need a break from this.
Overall; a disappointing second book in this series.
4.5 out of 10.


  1. Well the blurb sounds good and it sounds like it would be good, so sorry it didn't work out for you.

  2. I didn't like the first book enough to try this one. Guess I didn't miss out.

  3. I wish I'd stopped at the first one, the last was no better than this unfortunately.