Google+ Reading Teen: Review: Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Monday, March 8, 2010

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 wings.

Laurel discovers she is a faerie, sent among humans to protect the gateway to Avalon. Thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she's torn between a human and a faerie love, as well as her loyalties to each world. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

Laurel has never fit in. She was abandoned on a doorstep at the age of three, and now, at the age of fifteen, is going to a new school after being home schooled her entire life. So it's even more disturbing when something incredibly strange starts happening to her. Something that looks, at first, like wings is growing on her back. With very few friends, Laurel turns to the only one she can, a boy named David from her science class. David helps Laurel to figure out what these strange wing-like appendages are, and before long, they develop a relationship that goes beyond friendship.

David, however, is not the only boy in Laurel's life. Laurel soon meets Tamani, another faerie, who she finds herself inexplicably drawn to. When Laurel and her family are threatened, along with the entire faerie world, both boys do what they can to help Laurel in her struggle. But which world will Laurel choose?

This faeirie book is different than any I've read, it might also be one of the cleanest. It was a fast, pretty fun read, but I could have done without the sexual innuendo from Tamani, I felt like it was demeaning to Laurel, who he's supposed to really care about. I'm excited to see where this story goes in her next book! I'll be finding out soon!

Parents need to know: This book contains one "minor" curse word, and one "major" one. It also has some sexual innuendo and some kissing. For the full content review, check out Parental Book Reviews.


  1. I will have to send your link to my sister who has two teenage girls...she will love this site!

  2. My daughter is 13 and loves the Twilight series (of course, who doesn't). Your review has peaked my interest in having her take a look at this book. Thanks for being so open and candid about the kissing and 2 curse words. COnsidering what else is out there, this seems pretty mild so I think we will read:) Your newest follower from MBC! I would love it if you checke dout my site as well,

  3. my daughter is a big fan of Wings and recommends it to everyone she meets... stopping by from sits!


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