Wind’s Aria by Tessa Stockton


Wind’s Aria by Tessa Stockton
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Genre: Fantasy
Length: Short (106 pgs)
Heat: Sweet
Rated: 3.5 Stars
Review by Poppy

Elected as the Songstress, Aria takes her place on the sacred platform to sing before every dawn. As long as she does so, peace and abundant life belong to her people. One morning, amidst a strange wind that brings with it a curse in its eerie howl, Aria loses her ability to make music. But the encroaching death that transpires isn’t her biggest tragedy. It’s that she adores the cause of her blunder, for he’s a magnificent winged creature who’s stolen more than her voice.

Author Tessa Stockton has an amazing voice for fantasy. Wind’s Aria is beautifully written, descriptive and sweet.

We’re presented with a young girl who carries the weight of her world on her shoulders. She’s required to sing before dawn each day to ensure that her world has sunlight and water. One day she falters, only for a moment, as she senses something is different. Though she finishes her song, her misstep throws her world into chaos.

The powerful, handsome winged being charged with destroying her and her world ends up falling for her instead. He does, however, put things in motion to allow his master to do the job. Aria’s world loses the sun, water and she loses her voice. When all else fails, she’s sent on a quest to find the one they worship in order to repent and hopefully fix their world.

I really enjoyed this sweet fantasy romance. Truthfully, Aria “felt” very young and this book would be more than appropriate for teens and the young adult market as well as those adult readers looking for a sweet escape. The story was very well written, exciting in places, touching in others and I never wanted to put it down. I loved Aria and the Il-Bora, enjoyed watching them together and appreciated their fight to be together against what seems like insurmountable odds.

However, the ending was a bit of a disappointment — not in the resolution, which was more than satisfying — but in the execution. The entire book is working its way to this moment and then zip-zap, it was over in just a few pages. I was sad that it felt so rushed, because the rest of the story is just so lovely and well executed. I also would have liked just a bit more of the H/H at the end, so we would have the satisfaction of finally seeing them together at last.

Still, Wind’s Aria is a story I’m glad I read. And Tessa Stockton shows amazing promise as an up and coming author. I look forward to reading more from her. Good fantasy isn’t always easy to find, and she clearly knows how to write it.


  1. I love your take on Wind’s Aria. Thank you for your in-depth review! I’ll be working on enhancing the endings of the eNovellas that are soon to follow, to be sure. ; )

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  3. Interesting story line. Very unique. Good review.

  4. Chelsea B. says:

    Thank you for an honest review! I’m loking forward to reading this novel.


  5. Mary Preston says:

    WIND’S ARIA does look like a beautiful fantasy read.


  6. Thanks for the honest review.


  7. Although the reviewer felt the ending was short, the reviewer does say it is beautifully written. Kudos for the high praise for the writing style.

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  8. Thanks for the review!


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