Saturday, November 10, 2012
Wings by Aprilynne Pike
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 book series is about fairies and I just had to read it. It's been on my reading pile for while, and now I am going to read it.
The book series begins with a girl Laurel who moves to a new town and goes to a new school. Laurel sits in Biology class (another book copying Twilight) and gets tongue tie. Laurel soon discovers in the middle of her sophomore year that she is a fairy sent among humans to protect the gateway to Avalon. This book is about flower fairies, and it didn't even feel like a young adult book it's more like for middle grade genre.
Most people picked up the book because of quote from Stephenie Meyer on the cover, but imagine my surprise that Pike got her agent through Meyer because they are best friends, and you can read about it on her blog. I get this was a New York Times bestseller, but if you reread over and over of a human girl finding out she's a fairy or the long lost daughter of the king of fairies after a while it really gets old. Another take from Twilight is where you can feel the meadow scene. Pike's books weren't so bad. The first book in the series I wasn't too crazy about. You have to give her some credit for a debut it didn't take me until 300 pages into the novel before the plot started picking up. After you read the first book the story gets better in book two, three, and four, but I think the best book in the series was the final book Destined. I'm giving this series a lukewarm rating.