Friday, January 8, 2010

Review: Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Title: Wings
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Published: May 2009
Hardcover: 294 pages
Reading Level: YA
My copy: I bought it
My rating: 4.5 of out 5 wicked stars

Fifteen year old Laurel has been brought up sheltered and home-schooled by her parents, never even visiting a doctor once.  She is uprooted from her family home and moved 45 minutes away so that her Father can open the bookstore of his dreams.  Laurel now gets to enjoy the fun that is public school.  She makes one immediate friend, David, who widens her group of friends.  David is obviously interested in more than just friendship but that is all that Laurel is willing to give him right now considering the oddities that are occurring in her life, like this huge flower that is growing out of her back.  A trip back home introduces Laurel to Tamani who says they are of the same kind.  Enter...the love triangle :)

I really enjoyed this book overall and actually stayed up late to finish it because I just couldn't go to bed "not knowing".  Laurel was a likable character that was just trying to fit in at her new school...and how do you do that with a flower on your back?  I do have a complaint about David...he was just **too** nice, he kind of got on my nerves. He was too patient, too kind, too willing to do whatever she wanted...grow some backbone dude!  I guess I am just into the "bad guys" I was leaning more towards Tamani, ha ha.  I did noticed there were no really mean people at school...which I thought was a little odd, but hey...there are other mean "things" in the book to keep you interested, so no worries.

This book is a totally fresh take (for me) on faeries and Aprilynne Pike weaved a world that I found very enthralling and imaginative.  She has the sequel to this book, titled Spells, is set to come out in May 2010. It is already on my wish list :)

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Donna [F.D. Ramblings] said...

Wings sounds very interesting. I'm really curious about the flower growing out Laurel's back and the meaning of it. Nice review!

Mishel said...

I enjoyed Wings. I look forward to seeing Pike's next installment. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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