Wings of Ebony

J. Elle

fiction fantasy young adult
challenging dark emotional fast-paced

missing page info | first published 2021

Denene Millner at S&S/Millner has acquired, in a preempt, rights to J. Elle's YA debut, Wings of Ebony, pitched as The Hate U Give with a Wonder Woman lead and a Black Panther/Wakanda world. The novel follows Rue, a black teen from a poor neighborhood who, after learning she is half-human, half-goddess, must embrace both sides of her heritage to unlock her magic and destroy the racist gods poisoning her neighborhood with violence, drugs and crime. Publication is slated for spring 2021.

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Moods

tense 83%
adventurous 66%
emotional 66%
hopeful 66%
dark 33%
informative 33%
inspiring 33%
reflective 33%
sad 33%
challenging 16%
mysterious 16%

Pace

fast 66%
medium 33%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Average rating

4.25