Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Blog Tour + Review: ON A DARK WING by Jordan Dane

Welcome to the ON A DARK WING by Jordan Dane Blog Tour hosted by YA BOUND! The tour runs from December 19th to January 2nd, followed by a live chat with Jordan Dane on January 5 at 7:00 PM EDT to announce the winners of the giveaways. And get this, the Grand Prize is A KINDLE FIRE. (see below for details)

GRAND PRIZE: Jordan Dane is giving away a Kindle Fire to one lucky person!!! Contest rules are posted using the Rafflecopter entry form. Please click along the form to enter.
ENTER ON THE RAFFLECOPTER FORM HERE. <--- (Yes, I mean literally click the work "here")

PRIZES: Ten blog stops along the tour will be hosting giveaways for signed copies of ON A DARK WING with a secret gift from Abbey Chandler. Rules for each giveaway will be posted on the blogger's site using Rafflecopter. 

WINNERS will be announced at the live chat with Jordan Dane on January 5, so make sure you're there! (link to chat program will be available shortly. Please check back soon.)

From Goodreads:  
"The choices I had made led to the moment when fate took over. I would learn a lesson I wasn’t prepared for. And Death would be my willing teacher."

Five years ago Abbey Chandler cheated Death. She survived a horrific car accident, but her lucky break came at the expense of her mother’s life and changed everything. After she crossed paths with Death—by taking the hand of an ethereal boy made of clouds and sky—she would never be normal again.

Now she’s the target of Death’s Ravens and an innocent boy’s life is on the line. When Nate Holden—Abbey’s secret crush—starts to climb Alaska’s Denali, the Angel of Death is with him because of her.

Abbey finds out the hard way that Death never forgets.

Author: Jordan Dane
Publisher: Harlequin Teen (2012)
ISBN: 978-0-373-21041-1
Source: Netgalley for review

I really, really enjoyed ON A DARK WING. It has a different feel to it than most of the YA books I’ve read lately. And I mean that in a really good way. Abbey Chandler is your somewhat typical teenage outcast. She has exactly one friend, Tanner, who is also an outcast due to him being in a wheelchair. Abbey also has a crush on the ever popular Nate Holden, who doesn’t even know she exists. Sounds typical right? But that’s where typical ends. You see, Abbey blames herself for her mother’s death, and the pain and guilt she carries will astound you. Dane examines the effects of “survivor’s guilt” while adding a supernatural element that creates mystery and an intense inquisitive connections with her characters. Her image of Death and his ravens was beautiful and horrible at the same time. The disconnect she creates between Death and humanity drew me in and held me tight throughout the book. His desire to experience was simple yet also perplexing, like a child fascinated by and exploring the question, “Why is the sky blue?” I simply flew through this book and never wanted to put it down. This is one you will definitely want on your bookshelf.
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Press Release for On a Dark Wing

Connect with Jordan Dane:
Tour Schedule: : Dec. 19 – Review : Dec. 19 – Review : Dec. 19 – Character Interview (Tanner) : Dec. 19 – Review : Dec. 20 – Review : Dec. 20 – Review : Dec. 20 – Review : Dec. 20 – Author Interview : Dec. 20 – Quote Battle (To be announced) : Dec. 21 – Review : Dec. 21 – Review : Dec. 21 – Character Interview (Abbey) : Dec. 21 – Review : Dec. 22 – Review : Dec. 22 – Review : Dec. 22 – Review & Dream Cast : Dec. 22 – Parody Questions (Jordan Dane) : Dec. 23 – Review : Dec. 23 – Review : Dec. 23 – Review : Dec. 24 – Review : Dec. 24 – Review : Dec. 26 – Review : Dec. 26 – Author Interview : Dec. 26 – Guest Post (Character Tweets) : Dec. 26 – Review : Dec. 27 – Guest Post : Dec. 27 – Review : Dec. 27 – Review : Dec. 28 – Review : Dec. 28 – Review : Dec. 28 – Review : Dec. 28 – Review : Dec. 29 – Character Interview (Death) : Dec. 29 – Review : Dec. 29 – Review : Dec. 30 – Review : Dec. 30 – Review : Dec. 31 – Review : Dec. 31 – Review : Dec. 31 – Guest Post : Jan 2 – Author Interview : Jan. 2 – Review : Jan. 2 – Review


  1. Wow! Loved your review & thanks for giving my dark angel some love. I appreciate your participation in my tour & for all you do to encourage reading through your great blog. Happy holidays & have a wonderful 2012!

    Jordan Dane

  2. Awesome review! I LOVED the ravens. I agree with you, it was beautiful and hautning all at once. Thanks for being on the tour!

  3. Aw, thanks ladies! I was so happy to do it! And I absolutely loved ON A DARK WING!

  4. I've had this one on my wishlist for since I first saw the cover and read the blurb. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  5. Sounds great. Thanks for sharing!!