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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Review: Wings by Aprilynne Pike


where I got my copy: Kat of Bloody Bad's Library
where to buy: B&N, Amazon, Borders

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.

Wings is by far the weirdest book. I've heard of Faeries commanding the nature. But Laurel's predicament was unheard of (maybe just to me since I rarely read anything with faeries in them) on my fictional imagination. There were clues since the beginning that Laurel is different. She does not eat dairy products. She is vegan to the extreme since she ate like a giraffe. Canned fruits and syrup is her preference, water or soda only and veggies and not even a lot. She hates enclosed spaces and no she is not claustrophobic she is just not comfy being indoors. She needs the air and the sun and the open nature. But I was shock when the whole petal incident came. That was a shock to me, I know that she is a fairy, I think that was pretty obvious but I could have never imagined that she is a  .... can't say you have to find out. LOL. Our protag's first main boy, David is just the sweetest. He is not only uber nice and intelligent but he proved himself worthy of being trusted with Laurel's enormous secret. Romance wise Laurel is confused. She can't really choose between Tamani and David. Understandable. David is just perfect, for a human. But Tamani, they're of the same species and he is awesome too.

Negative: Laurel is obviously close to her parents, so I thought that it was vital that she tell them when her petals were merely just a bump. I just find it irritating when she found out that her powers entails her of making potions to cure illness but she never tried it on her father. Why?!!! But those are just two scenes, the book was still written well.

I've read several reviews saying that Wings was written to attract the Twilight fans well then... I don't think that"s going to happen. Haven't they noticed that the book is completely different? Jeez the only similarity is the love triangle and the keeping of the secret part. This is also to be adapted on the big screen by Miley Cyrus. I love the kid really but when she made that statement that she won't see any Twilight movies because she does not believe in them... NO DUH! That's a really dumb statement to make since she's going to play the part of Laurel? oh well...
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Rex Robot Reviews said...

Ok, this is going to sound stupid, but I haven't read this book and after reading the blurb I felt like I would give it 3 stars too. Haha! Nevertheless, I will eventually read this and then come back to you and agree with your review, like usual.

You rock, awesome review =)

~Mary said...

Oh I loved it! I thought it was super cute!! What a great book for tweens! I can't wait for Spells coming out in the spring!

It's not trying to be a Twilight book. It's just that, Aprilynne and Stephenie grew up together and have the same Literary Agent. That is the only similarities.

Anya said...

Awesome review. I really wanna read this book. Theres gonna be a movie wth Miley Cyrus starring in it...dont know about that but i still wanna read the book:P

Teddyree said...

I've seen mixed reviews for this one so I've been undecided about whether to read it. Enjoyed your well written review!

Jenn-ay said...

Hmmm I'm glad I haven't invested in this book yet. I may wait until I can just borrow it. I know I won't buy it any time soon...thanks : )

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