What a rollicking, soaring read! I don't usually read paranormal YA, so this well-written book was a welcome surprise! Houston's lyrical descriptions of the setting and vivid details about the characters really made the book come alive and seem normal – not even paranormal – but grounded in reality. Carefully constructing her evocative images, the author actually makes it easy to believe that characters can grow wings and have a supernatural existence in a parallel world. The alternating points of view were engaging and added to the believability of the plot. To give everything up for love is an admirable motive, and when Ari loses her wings for love of Tom, it is transformational, indeed. If you're not sure about paranormal, I encourage you to give THE CHEMISTRY OF FATE a test flight – and you won't even need wings!