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{December 7, 2012}   {Review} Wings by Aprilynn Pike

5056084From Goodreads: 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.


This is another novel that I picked up a while ago and then didn’t get around to reading, until recently.  Seriously… kicking myself in the seat over here.  This is such a cool faerie novel—completely different than any of the fae novels I’ve read before, and I really enjoyed it.  The idea of plant petals and the extreme connection to nature really piqued my interest, and I loved getting to know Laurel, as well as getting to know the truth about her as she discovers it herself.  Pike has created an extremely ingenious storyline, though I will admit that I was a little weirded out in the beginning, and Laurel’s lack of trust for her parents did drive me a little insane.  Perhaps I’m the odd child out here, but if I had weird things growing out of my back, I’d be all over my parents about it.  But that’s just me, I guess.

Otherwise, I really enjoyed this novel.  Laurel is very interesting, but my favorite character is Tamani. Of course, his “main” appearance in the novel isn’t until close to the end, but I really liked him.  He has smaller appearances throughout the novel, but I love his longer stint and I’m hoping to see so much more of him in the sequel!

And, I loved the evil presence in this novel.  I won’t say too much so that those who haven’t read it don’t have any spoilers, but I really did think it was epic and very well played.  I’m definitely looking forward to the sequel.  Four stars.

4 stars

I purchased a copy of this novel from Amazon.


I really enjoyed your review. I just bought this series for my little sister, and she seems to be enjoying it. Glad to know why. Thanks for sharing.

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