Friday, July 22, 2011

Review: 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 magic.
In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.”

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” We’ve all heard it a million times, although usually we’re referring to other people and not literally books. But I did just that. I have seen Wings a million times in the bookstore and didn’t even pick it up to read the back of the book simply because of the cover. But after seeing a brief description of it on an entertainment block, I decided to give it a shot. I’m definitely glad I did too! When Laurel’s family moves from their land to a small town, so her father can persue his dreams of owning a bookstore, aspects of Laurel’s life begin to change. She is now being forced to go to public school after years of homeschooling, she actually has a friend for the first time in her life and on top of that- she has a big flower sprouting out her back! This book is a page turner, one I couldn’t put down. It is a thriller, romance and fantasy novel all wrapped up in one story that has a refreshing new take on faeries.

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Aprilynne Pike is the young adult author of the New York Times bestseller, the laurel series.  On top of that Wings (book one of the Laurel series) was her debuted novel.  She has a BA in creative writing and lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and three kids.  She is currently finishing up the last book of the Laurel series and starting her second. If you want to know more about her visit her website here

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