Series: The Walker Series #1
Genres: Young Adult
Narrator: Elizabeth Hart
Also in this series: Heart of the Walker
Also by this author: Heart of the Walker
From the age of three, all I’ve known is Stonewell Manor, home of the prominent political figure, Josiah Stonewell. Josiah and I were once close companions, but as we grew older, our stations in life demanded distance.
You see, I am a Walker: a survivor of a deadly virus that wiped away a large portion of the population, and my immunity allows me to be fortunate enough to serve the prestigious Stonewell household. I am a cook, servant, and general housemaid, but my life is content.
My every waking moment is lived for Josiah, his praise, his sighs, his nearness. I don’t know the exact moment I fell in love with him, but I do know that if anyone found out about our lingering stares, it would end his political career.
When Cyler Black and his beautiful sister come to visit Stonewell Manor, I find myself squinting down the barrel of heartbreak. Cyler offers me a chance at freedom in a new Providence where he and six other male leaders live. Choices will be made, goodbyes will be said, and the world I thought I knew, changes. But the biggest choice of all is deciding on what my heart wants.
This is a slow-burn Reverse Harem Romance & the first book in the series.
Wings of the Walker was the book I didn’t know was missing from my life!! Its a dystopian reverse harem and I loved it. Its got some elements of The Hunger Games (different districts, a ‘capital’, a corrupt ruling party) but manages to be unique. Ashley is a ‘walker’. Walkers are the people who don’t have enough money to afford the vaccine for the Influenza X. Once infected with this VERY contagious illness, death is inevitable. So, all the walkers are kept in a ‘walker zone’ and barely eek out a living. Ash, however, was taken in by the ruling family of her district because she had a natural immunity. So, she becomes their servant. She is trained in cooking, cleaning, and performing general household duties. She falls for the son of the family she serves, but they can never be together. When a ruling family from another district comes to visit, Ash’s world turns totally upside down!
I thought this was a very well written story with layers to all the characters! The harem builds slowly, which I felt was perfect for the plot. Ash’s entire world is turned upside down! She is a heroine I really did like. She is smart, intriguing, and not so full of her self. I often find in RH stories that the heroine is so egotistical about themselves.
I can’t wait to continue with The Walker Series and see where Coralee June takes this world! If you are looking for a slow build reverse harem that is utterly unique, Wings of the Walker is the perfect pick. The audio is narrated by Elizabeth Hart, who does a wonderful job! Her voice was perfect and her narration only added to the story.
- POV: 1st (Ash)
- Tears: no
- Trope: dystopian, reverse Harem
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »yes kind of; the major action of this plot is settled, but there is a lot still hanging over the characters « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »at this point, its unknown « Hide Spoiler