Friday, April 23, 2010

Book Review: Wings


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.

--From Goodreads

Cover Inspection:
I love this cover so very very much. It's too gorgeous for words!

First Thoughts:
Pure magic.

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My Review:
Enchanting. That is the first word that comes to mind to describe this book! Aprilynne Pike weaves a magical story that makes you question what you truly believe in.

What I really enjoyed about this book was that it was able to incorporate the world of the faeries without seeming too juvenile. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a child's story as much as the next person. However it was refreshing to read a true "faerie tale" from the perspective of a young adult protagonist. Laurel is fun to follow through the story, she has a believable personality, and although she was flitting through a imaginative world you never lost track of her in the real world.

Deep at the heart of the book is a love triangle that shines. It reminded me much of the Twilight Series love triangle, only it was written so much better! Although Laurel is torn, she is an adult enough character that she never seems whiny or obnoxious. That was my biggest issue with Bella in the other series.

The only reason I wasn't able to give this book a full five leaf rating is because the beginning is rather slow. Not so badly that you want to put the book down, but to deter a reader who picked this book up on a whim. Overall I am wholly impressed by Pike's debut novel! I cannot wait to pick up the next one in the series when it comes out!







Book Details
Title: Wings
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: Hardcover; 294
Source: Borrowed from library.

Final Rating: 4 Keys to My Heart
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3 comments:

  1. I've been hearing a lot of the same from other bloggers (that the beginning is rather bland, that is). I'm kind of debating whether or not its worth the drag. Glad you enjoyed it, though.

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  2. ohhh thx just added it to my wishlist

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  3. I'm currently reading this (well almost done actually) and I LOVE the way this book is written! Everything in it is just so fascinating!

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