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Wings by Aprilynne Pike

July 15th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

Description: Aprilynne Pike’s WINGS is the first of four books about an ordinary girl named Laurel who discovers she is a faerie sent among humans to guard the gateway to Avalon. When Laurel is thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she’s torn between a human and a faerie love, as well as her loyalties to both worlds.

I was so excited when I won this book from J. Kaye’s Book Blog.  I have been hearing about it everywhere and it sounded great.  It was also perfect timing as my online book club chose this as July’s book.

It was an interesting story and had a unique take on faeries that I had not read before. I thought the idea was a little strange at first but it grew on me.  It was also a nice integration of the stories of Oberon and King Arthur being involved in the realm of the fairies.

There were some parts which were predictable like knowing that Tam had a thing for Laurel and she would have to choose between him and David and that there was something off with Barnes.  The one thing I have not been able to figure out and maybe I’m reading too much into it is Chelsea.  Is she really just a good friend of David’s and wants him to be happy or is she going to be a threat to Laurel?  I felt like it was sort of being foreshadowed that she will play a bigger role when she invited Laurel out to the lighthouse.

I definitely cannot wait to hear more about the reason Laurel was placed with the humans and what the trolls have planned.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

13 Responses

  1. Pam

    Ah, thanks for the review. It looks fun. I have been debating picking this up. I’m not usually a fantasy or YA fan but it looks fun. I didn’t know it was part of a series. I guess I’ll have to get on it sooner rather than later if I’m going to jump in!

  2. Miss Remmers

    Did you hear that Disney is making a movie of this book at that Miley Cyrus is going to be Laurel?

  3. dsuzuki

    I did see that yesterday. Miley Cyrus definitely isn’t how I was picturing Laurel.

  4. Kayla

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!
    It sounds like a great read :D
    Thanks for your take on it!

  5. Jenn M.

    I just heard the news about the movie and Miley Cyrus the other day. I read it on another blog, I’m just stumped on remembering which one! I haven’t read this book yet, but I would like to. I don’t know the characters, but I don’t particularly like Miley Cyrus…just don’t let my girls know I said that. Hannah Montanta is their hero!

  6. dsuzuki

    Miley Cyrus is definitely not how I pictured the main character!

  7. Tashiana

    I really liked this book. It was my first fairy book. I wouldve given it 4 stars and I’m definitely looking forward to the sequel

  8. Raelena

    I loved this book and cant wait for the next! I think a movie based on this book is great but I just cant imagine Miley Cyrus as Laurel

  9. Wrighty

    I’ve been wanting to read this one for a long time. I was glad to see your take on it and what your likes and dislikes were. I look forward to the whole series.

  10. Sarah Lim

    I haven’t read any books about faeries yet, so this will definitely be interesting. It’s a nice take to include some history in it though. There was so much hype around it when Wings was coming out. I hope it’ll be good!

  11. Becca

    I like faeries and a unique take is always nice, strange is usually good too so this looks really good. I just hope I don’t picture Miley Cyrus in the role when I read the book now.

  12. Shawna Lewis

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    I want to read this so bad thanks for the review!!!!

  13. Briana

    I own this book and need to read it. Thanks for the honest review.

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