Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wings Book Review

Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: May 1, 2009
Source: Library
Other books in the series: Spells, Illusions

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.


I loved reading this book. I've read other books about faeries, like Wicked Lovely, but never have I enjoyed one as much as I enjoyed Wings. Maybe it was the way Pike put the story together, but it was an excellent book. Laurel was a likable main character and even though she seemed like a perfect person, beautiful, smart, caring, she was a character you could relate to. As the book begins, Laurel is starting at a new school, readers feel her loneliness, until she meets David. David is kind and helps Laurel feel better about herself. While in most books, the girl meets a mysterious boy who turns out to be some kind of mythical creature, in Wings Laurel is the magical being who is helped out by the entirely human David. With so many books out right now of tangled, fantasy romances I was worried Wings would be just another one of those, I was wrong and would happily recommend this to anyone!

Wings is supposedly going to be the first in a series. The ending left me hanging, but in a way that left me wanting to read more, not disappointed. This part of Laurel's story was complete, now in the next book we'll see what happens between her and Tamani and her and David. I'm hoping in the next novel she'll venture into Avalon and learn more about her faerie heritage. A great read, recommended for fans of Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr and Need by Carrie Jones.

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars


  1. Great review! I loved this book. I can't wait for the next one!

  2. i just checked this book out @ the library. I hear it's being made into a movie.

  3. Good review! I'm really wanting to read this book.


  4. LOOOOOOOOVE this book! I was so hooked!
    The second book is out June 10, 2010. I just had an interview with Aprilynne Pike! Check it out on my book blog!
    I just had a good feeling reading this book, and I'm in love with Tamani!!

  5. Thanks everybody!(:
    I can't wait for the sequel- I didn't know they had a set date for it's publication yet!

  6. I actually hated need and wicked lovely was interesting enough.
    This one looks interesting though! Great review!

  7. I read this last week and I had a hard time getting through the beginning. But soon after, it started to get interesting. I did not regret reading it. :)

  8. Great review!! I liked this one - I wasn't totally keen on Laurel but the story kept me interested. I would definitely read the sequel.


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