Feather (Angels of Elysium #1) by Olivia Wildenstein
It was supposed to be a quick mission. The only thing quick about it was how rapidly I failed.
With only a month left to earn her missing feathers, nineteen-year-old Leigh embarks on a trip to Paris to meet her newest project, twenty-five-year-old Jarod Adler, leader of the Parisian Mafia and the worst kind of sinner . . . a Triple.
If Leigh can get Jarod to accomplish a single act of kindness, she stands to win 100 feathers, more than enough to complete her wings and ascend to Elysium, the land of angels.
What she doesn’t count on is Jarod’s dark charm costing her feathers.
She’s dead set on saving him, and he’s dead set on destroying her.
Until he realizes destroying her wings is also destroying her heart.
A heart he longs to hear beat only for him.
Okay, wow! This book sort of destroyed me, but in the best and worst ways possible. I am writing this review after I have already read the next book in the series because I literally just had to keep going. Also, while I am still reading the same amount of books each month, I have been more choosey on which ones get reviews, so I keep saying I don’t give many books 5 stars, but it looks like I do, but I swear this one deserves it!
It is a fantastical retelling of Romeo and Juliet so you can assume there will be some water works. You have been warned. Leigh is angel in training, trying to earn her feathers by helping other people. She signs up to help Jarod, a dreaded triple, aka the worst of the worst. Only it turns out, he may not be deserving of this triple title. Jarod helps open Leigh eyes to the hypocrisy in what she once thought was a perfect system by the angels. With feelings and ideas changing, can Jarod and Leigh survive all of these changes?
I loved both Leigh and Jarod, but I especially loved the hypocrisy called out in the angel system. The angels are suppose to be these amazing beings, yet racism, prejudice, closed mindedness, etc. all still exist the same as they do in society, just with a pretty bow on top.
You will not be disappointed reading this book, and you will honestly have to rush into the next as I did. Anyone else ever read an Olivia Wildenstein book? I’d be curious about more recommendations of hers. If you want to read Feather, it is available on Kindle Unlimited.