Review: Wings by Aprilynne Pike

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.

     

Rating: 

Cover Art: Cute. Very appropriate for the book content.

Review:

[Book 1 in the Wings series]

This is the first fairy/faery book I have read. Such a fast read [finished in one day] and I very much enjoyed it overall. The book is cute [sometimes sickeningly cute] and definitely geared towards younger readers with its simplistic story and language. If a complex plot is what you’re looking for, this may not be your best choice. However, I do recommend this book if you want a quick, fun read.

The story starts out introducing us to a 15-year-old girl who develops a blossom on her back and finds out she is a faery. Intriguing concept and I have not heard anything like it before. Laurel, the main female protagonist, is cute [so much in this book can be classified under that adjective] and definitely acts her age [girly, annoying, bratty, boy-crazy]. Not much I can say about her, though she did annoy at times, at others she had a surprisingly bad-girl side. The boys, David and Tamani, are complete opposites. On one hand, you have the nice, perfect, boyfriend-material boy. On the other, you have the mysterious, spark-inducing, soldier-from-another-world boy. I know who I’m liking more [*cough* Tamani] but I felt the character lean towards the other direction… for now. Typical love triangle thing going, so if you’re not into that, well… let’s move on.

What I especially liked is the mythological aspect to this story. The faery race was not what I was expecting [Tinkerbell-like pixies who sleep in flowers and spread sparkly dust to make magic]. I really appreciated the creativity and development that went into this totally new world. Plant-faeries? What? So original I just want to read more.

Definitely already started [by the time this is posted] the 2nd book, Spells. The last two books are already waiting in the wings [haha, sorry for the pun].

~C

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  1. April 19th, 2012
  2. May 10th, 2012

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