There hadn’t always been something wrong with Briella Blake, but when she’s invited to attend Parkhaven, a private school for extremely gifted students, the girl’s wicked genius begins to manifest itself in ways her mother can no longer deny are…strange.
Briella’s friendship with a raven, Onyx, that’s equally as smart as she is, prompts her mother to restrict the animal from Briella’s company. Soon Marian learns that nothing can stop her daughter from interacting with the bird, who seems to have become an integral part of the girl’s experiments into the possibilities of recording and recreating personality and memory. Also the existence of angels, the afterlife and the soul. Marian’s pregnancy with a sibling Briella doesn’t want spurs the girl into a frenzied activity of experiments and desperation. Soon, it’s impossible for Marian to ignore that although there hadn’t always been something wrong with Briella, something is certainly wrong with her, now. Certainly even a child genius can’t be blamed for the unexpected deaths and sickness surrounding her. Even the idea that the raven has become some kind of paranormal instigator of tragedy is too ridiculous and idea for Marian to entertain.
With a difficult pregnancy sapping her strength, it’s all Marian can do to keep herself out of the hospital, much less torture herself with worry about the daughter who’s never caused trouble before. A mother’s worst nightmare might be something terrible happening to her child – but what happens when the terrible thing IS the child?
Two of the LOHF crew read Black Wings. Below are a few snippets from our reviews and links to our complete thoughts.
Laurie’s Teaser Review
Black Wings is a brooding tale about a mother being ravaged by her own internal feelings of guilt and the escalating terror posed by her young daughter and her new creepy raven friend.
Click here to read Laurie’s complete review on Bark At the Ghoul’s
Tracy’s Teaser Review
I enjoyed the premise of this story – precocious young girl with a dark side eventually attends a private school that provides her with the leeway for her unusual experiments regarding life and memories. Plus, an unusual connection with a bird that seriously gave me a case of the creeps.
Click here to read Tracy’s complete review on Goodreads
About Megan Hart
Megan Hart has written in almost every genre of romantic fiction, including historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, romantic comedy, futuristic, fantasy and perhaps most notably, erotic. She also writes non-erotic fantasy and science fiction, as well as continuing to occasionally dabble in horror.
Keep up to date with Megan Hart’s current work at http://www.meganhart.com/