Young Adult

Of Heart and Wings

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Book Information

Title: Of Heart and Wings
Author: Debbie McQueen
Genre: Young Adult |Fantasy|LGBTQ+|Romance
Publication Date: October 11th 2020

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I told you I’m not going to hurt you and I meant it. That includes protecting you from being hurt. Your secret is safe with me.


Of Heart and Wings Summary

Raiden is the firstborn son and heir to the throne. When his father is injured, the weight of the crown is heavier than ever. At seventeen years old, Raiden isn’t sure he can live up to the king’s legacy.

Egan is a dragon who appears human. He works for his family as a blacksmith. The secret he must protect keeps him from getting close to anyone.

After a chance encounter, Raiden discovers Egan’s secret. They form a friendship forged by trust, it soon blossoms into something neither of them expected. The strength they find in each other may just help them rise up to meet their destinies.

Of Heart and Wings Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This book is a great add to anyone YA Fantasy collection. This book has one of the sweetest love stories in it that I’ve read in a long time. The ultimate theme of trust, acceptance and support will speech to anyone who reads this novel. One of my biggest problems in the YA fantasy section is proper representation. Everyone wants and should see themselves as the hero in a novel. Where “typical” YA novels have LGBTQ relationships in them, they are never the main storyline, more given the writing justice they deserve. This world that Debbie has build is everything our world should be regarding acceptance.

Raiden, the firstborn son of the King of the sixth, is not ready to step up to the throne when a situation occurs that makes that possibility more immediate. Meanwhile, Egan is a blacksmith’s apprentice with a secret—he is a dragon shifter in a world where dragons don’t exist. After an event, these two meet and a friendship quickly blossoms. As they both discover themselves, they are both the sweetest and so awkward in their emotions and understanding their feelings; like fawn learning how to use their legs. These boys act their age in the novel, there’s no impossible task set upon them by fate (yet…) and they aren’t active like 30 year olds when they are 17.

I spend a good amount of time reading more serious, dramatic, and (sexually) explicit novels, and this story felt like a breath of fresh air and lightness. This heartfelt beginning to this series should be an easy pick up for anyone looking for a fluffy love story.

Because, Love is Love after all .

I would like to thank Debbie McQueen for sending me a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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About Debbie McQueen

Debbie McQueen has been married to her loving and supportive husband for eighteen years. They have two amazing kids that share her love of musicals, singing, fairies, dragons, and superheroes. Debbie is an avid reader and loves to read YA/NA, PNR, Urban Fantasy, Thrillers, LGBTQ stories, and more.

Debbie is an affirming Christian who is proud to continue learning and serving as an LGBTQ+ ally and advocate. She has learned more about God’s love through the beauty of a diverse creation and strives to support her friends and loved ones, as well as the broader LGBTQ+ community. She loves giving out Free Hugs at Pride events.

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