With These Wings

I remember reading Divergent when it first came out. It was a good book, I was enthralled but the other books just sort of lost me. I haven’t seen the movies. I didn’t watch The Hunger Games until the came out with the last movie and only then because I was puppy sitting. It was one in the morning and I had to be up to bottle feed the new born puppies because their mother couldn’t nurse them. The movie was on. It was pretty good but it did not move me enough to read the book. My daughter has read the books and loved them.


So when I have to think of a Dystopian world that I enjoy I think I would have to go with Wendy Knight’s With These Wings. The story is set in America after not one but two alien invasions! Everything is gone, the few people left are struggling to survive and fighting for their lives. This book completely moved me. The entire time I was reading it (and the other books in the series) I could picture it as a movie. There have been a few times in my life when books have crept their way into my dreams. This was one of those books that managed to do that.

I think I loved it because there was still hope and romance. While these young adults fighting for survival they still have to deal with their emotions. They’re realizing who they are and digging deep down to find what the strength that has always been in them so that they can push forward and deal with the difficulties that are ahead of them.

What also appealed to me was that it was set in our time. It wasn’t hundreds of years in the future. It was a great read and I would absolutely love if someone day it could be turned into a movie.


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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7 Responses to With These Wings

  1. jeff7salter says:

    I watched the first Hunger Games movie and liked it well enough, but had no particular desire to see the sequels which seemed to be rushed out to the theaters. Have not read any of that series.
    In fact, I’m straining to think of any dystopian books I’ve read (besides 1984… mentioned yesterday by Patricia).
    But I’m glad you mentioned Wendy Knight. Gosh, hasn’t she written a LOT of stories in these past few years?
    So much energy and creativity in Wendy. So sorry about the recent loss of her Dad.

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  2. I haven’t had the desire to see The Hunger Games,but surprisingly enough, my husband was curious enough to run through all of them.
    I am still contemplating my Friday post. This topicis taking some thinking.

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  3. Joselyn says:

    I enjoyed the Divergent books but wished the ending was different. It felt like they were repeating the same cycle. Which is one of the reasons I love The Hunger Games books. They break the cycle. although the ending isn’t completely happy. You realize how much breaking that cycle cost the main characters.

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  4. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I’ve heard that Wendy creates wonderful worlds in her series. They’re on my “to read soon” list!

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