Saturday, April 30, 2011

Review: Wings

Aprylynne Pike
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: May 1, 2009

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.

I've seen Wings around for a while now, since it came out. I've heard such good things about, but I didn't read it until now. I really liked it. It wasn't what I was expecting at all.

I loved how unique this book was. It takes a unique twist on the classic fairy. I've read quite a few books and series about faires, but none had quite an interesting take on them like Wings did. I can't say exactly what that is, because that would be giving away spoilers. But I've never heard anything like it.

Over the book, I grew to like Laurel. At the beginning of the book, I thought she was a little whiny. But, she quickly got over that. By the end of the book, she was a lot more kick-butt than she was when strange things started happening to her.

There wasn't a ton of romance in this. I mean, it was there but it really didn't get that far. I can also see that there's the beginning of a love triangle. I can see the next books will contain more romance.

My only complaint was that it got a little slow sometime in the middle. Not incredibly slow, but enough to make me want to move on. But this was very minor.

Overall, I enjoyed Wings way more than I thought I would. It was very unique, and I'll be picking up the next one very soom.

1 comment:

  1. I started reading Wings but couldn't actually get through it. Laurel annoyed me as lead character so I found it difficult to invest in the story. I agree, though, it was an interesting take on the whole fairy mythology. Maybe I should give it another shot?