Thursday, May 5, 2011

Review of Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Title: Wings
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Published by: HarperTeen
Pages: 294
Source:  Bought
Rating: 3.5/5

From GoodreadsLaurel 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 how original the faeries were in this novel.  The author gives an unexpected, but incredibly amazing twist on a mythical creature that has been so common in the YA world.  I don't want to give away anything but let me tell you that you are going to be blown away by how different the faeries are and their history.  

As for the characters, I liked how free spirited Laurel was.  At first I thought she was a new-age, non-smelly, shower-every-day hippy, but as it turns out she is more connected to the earth than I ever realized.  

There is a love triangle in this novel between Laurel, David (her human best friend) and Tamani (another faerie).  As much as I love a good love triangle this one didn't do it for me.  I liked Laurel and David's relationship, but Laurel and Tamani just felt forced to me.  

Overall this is a refreshingly original novel to add to your YA faeries reading list.   

6 comments:

  1. That's too bad you didn't enjoy Tamani and Lauren relationship. Tamani is my favorite character !! I love how provocative he is !!
    I hope you'll read the second because it's better than the first one !!
    Great review Lisa ;)

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  2. I really liked this book too. I'm thinking about getting the two other books in the Summer. I do want to know more about these characters. Great review.

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  3. I really want to read this one, it is on my ever growing to read list.

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  4. Thanks for the review Lisa! I am actually just starting my very FIRST YA book about fairies-- Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr-- I have to admit, I don't know anything about fairy lore so I am kind of lost at the moment haha, but I did just start it! Maybe after I get a few fairy books under my belt, I'll have a better idea about what makes them good :) Any other suggestions??

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

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  5. I grab a free copy when it was available for Kindle on Amazon, I'm glad to hear that it brings something new and refreshing :)

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  6. I meant to write *I grabbed ;)

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