Updated: Dec 27, 2021
Overall Rating: 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩/5
Spice Level: 🌶🌶🌶🌶/5
A Quick Summary...
Leigh is a 20 year old angel who has a month left to earn her missing feathers so that she can complete her wings and ascend to Elysium (basically heaven 👼). She embarks on a mission to help reform Jarod Adler, a Parisian mafia boss and the worst type of sinner, known to the angels as a Triple. If Leigh can help him complete a single act of kindness, then she will earn 100 feathers and ascend. She goes into her mission naive and unsuspecting, and quickly becomes entangled with Jarod and his violent life but cannot seem to resist his charms and the forbidden connection they share. This is a dark paranormal romance that is beautiful, violent, heartbreaking, and tragic.
Even reading the summary and warning of what type of story this would be (modern Romeo and Juliet retelling), neither of us were prepared for the journey of Leigh and Jarod. This is very much a forbidden or ill-fated lover's type of romance, which is our favorite. If you like the good-girl is seduced by the bad-boy trope, you will love Leigh and Jarod’'s relationship. Their chemistry is great and they both really know how to get under each other's skin. And let us tell you: the spice is IMMACULATE 🌶. We both found the romance very compelling and really rooted for Leigh and Jarod to find a way to be happy together despite the many obstacles they face throughout the book. Feather is definitely a book that perfectly captures the feeling of die-hard first love.
Aside from the romance, the plot is really engaging and Olivia does a great job of joining the fantasy world of the book with real life locations like New York and Paris. The side characters in Feather were also pretty richly developed and we’re excited to see more of them in the following books. We both really loved the angels she created and thought the fantasy elements and plot were easy to follow. The world building was done without taking away from the main story which is always a plus. Olivia even provides fan art of the main characters, a glossary explaining the different rankings of angels, and a French translation guide, all of which made the read even more enjoyable. The writing was great and it was a fast-paced read that we couldn’t put down, and this is obvious because Katherine read it in less than a day 😅. We both swear to you that Feather will get you in your feels.
WARNING: Do not read if you need a happily ever after 💔. If you are willing/prepared to be absolutely destroyed by a book, Feather is at the top of our recommendations. Once you finish this read, you’ll definitely want to check out the second book in the series, Celestial. And let us say that while Feather will have you in your sad feels, Celestial will repair even the coldest of hearts (like Vidhi’s 😉) with all the happy feels.
Similar Books: Romeo and Juliet, Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood
"Neither human nor angel could eclipse this man whose magnificent darkness devoured even the brightest of light."
"You are blinding me to the surrounding world, Feather. How am I expected to look anywhere else or see anything else when you are near?"
He raised his thumb and freed my lip from my teeth. “If I had wings,” he said huskily, “they’d be stretched from one wall of this office to the other.” *swoon 🥺*