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