Book Review: Angels With Clipped Wings, by Stephanie Rabig

rabig-angels-clipped-wingsAngels With Clipped Wings, by Stephanie Rabig
Less Than Three Press, November 10, 2015
Word Count: approx. 17,000 words

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Warning: contains attempted suicide scene.

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Eli is an angel sent on a routine assignment: help prevent a young woman with depression from taking her own life. But he’s received complaints about the way he’s dealt with previous cases, and so this time he has a supervisor, Adam, watching his every move.

Then they meet Samantha, the woman they’ve been assigned to help, and even Adam cannot easily say that rules should always be followed.

My Review: I really enjoyed this short story about guardian angels who are sent to Earth to help save a woman from committing suicide. The characters were each really interesting, and they meshed together really well. Eli and Adam, the two angels, bickered back and forth but with a strong underlying friendship, and Sam was very much human as she struggled with her depression.

I really loved that the author tackled issues that aren’t usually found in romance stories. Depression and suicide are usually avoided, but Stephanie Rabig made them a central focus of the novel. She also addressed Sam’s bisexuality, and the bi-erasure that so many bi people experience.

While the story was very short, I think it included a lot of interesting subplots, and it felt like a well balanced story. There’s no overt religiousness, and no erotic scenes, just three people trying to find love against all odds. Really lovely!

I received an advanced copy of this novella in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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4 thoughts on “Book Review: Angels With Clipped Wings, by Stephanie Rabig

  1. I haven’t visited in a little while, so just wanted to say I like the new theme on the blog 🙂
    This sounds like a sweet story! Reminds me a bit of the Korean drama 49 days with the guardian angel 😀


  2. I have thought about requesting this book but I was afraid of the triggery themes.
    But it’s really great, that they weren’t just a ‘romantic subplot’ (there is nothing romantic about depression and/or suicide, but some people like to think so).


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