Pub. Date: May 2009
Age Range: 12 and up
Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words.
Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.
In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.
Wings is Aprilynne’s debut novel and let me just tell you, I was captivated from the beginning to end. Laurel’s world is about to be turned upside down when she discovers everything about her life is not what it seemed. This story is a mesmerizing depiction of magic, romance, mystery and danger. Basically, this book has everything you could want in a novel. Pike’s characters are so well depicted that I found myself wrapped up in their world and caring about the wellbeing of each character.
One of my favorite aspects of a book is… Take a guess… THE.LOVE.TRIANGLE!
On one hand you have David, who’s handsome, confident, understanding, trustworthy and reliable. Do these guys really exist in high school? If, so where was he when I was there?
On the other hand you have Tamani, who’s gorgeous, mysterious, passionate, unpredictable and exudes an air of danger.
An then there’s Laurel, right smack in the middle, a seemingly ordinary girl who’s beautiful and also the new girl in school just trying to adjust and fit into her new environment.
What do these guys have in common? Squeals…their affection for Laurel. I love it!
Laurel has a hard decision to make – wouldn’t want to be in her shoes, but then again maybe I would...I don’t think she could go wrong with either choice.
The writing is excellent and I love the flow of the story and how everything fell together. I ended up reading this book in one sitting. It’s so refreshing to see a different take on faeries/fairies/fae (So Many) and I totally ate it up! This is the 1st book in this series and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for Laurel.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars