Saturday, May 16, 2009

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Characters: 18/20
Plot: 18/20
Originality: 19/20
Writing: 17/20
Recommendation: 19/20
Overall: 91/100 or A
Laurel has never been a normal girl. She only eats fruits and vegetables and never feels cold. When she moves to a new town and starts attending public school instead of being home schooled by her hippie parents. She makes some friends and establishes a normal routine. Until one day, she wakes up with a giant wing-like-flower on her back. Her friend, David tests a piece of it and finds out that it is a plant, but why is it growing out of her.
She soon finds out that she is a faerie and that she agreed to be put in a basket on her parent's doorstep. Also, that her job is to guard her parent's land. The land holds the gateway to the faerie's world Avalon, but the problem is that the land is about to sold to a buyer.
Laurel must stop her parents from selling it, protect the faeries' secret and her parents, figure out her feeling for her friend, David and a faerie, Tamani, and she also has to find out who she really is.
I didn't know all that Wings was about when I bought. It had a gorgeous cover and I have heard mostly good thing about. I also knew that it was about faeries, but I have to say that is it the most unique faerie book that I have read in a long time. Aprilynne Pike has an amazing debut novel. The characters seem so realistic. Her friend, Chelsea seemed so lively and honest. I may not like her in real life, but I have met people like her before. Laurel made some weird choices and missed somethings that were so obvious. I also felt it weird that she didn't tell her parents about the lump that made the wings, when she though she might have cancer. Also when she was close with her parents.David was awesome, but I did not understand him fully. Anyways, this is the first of four books and I can not wait for the next one. This was an amazing book with great character, writing, and plot, and I can't wait to read more from Aprilynne Pike.
Peace out, Sarah.


  1. Yeay!!! I am glad that you liked the book. I also enjoyed it. I thought it to be very sweet and I loved Tamini

  2. I loved David and Tamani! Gah! I love Wings sooo much :D Can't wait for the sequel :D Great review.

  3. This sounds so good! I'm not really into fantasy and faeries and all that, but I might check this out because it doesn't sound bad at all! I also LOVE that cover--gorgeous!


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