Monday, January 20, 2014

Review: Wings

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Wings by Aprilynne Pike
Series: Wings #1
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Faeries
Pages: 290 (eBook)
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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.
My Rating:
Laurel is "different."  She's adopted, very fair skinned, vegan, and prefers to be outside in the sun.  When her parents get an offer they just can't turn down, they prepare to sell her childhood home by moving to a new city and starting a new school.  There she meets a super nice guy, David and prepares to fit in to her new community.  Things get off to a weird start when she wakes up to find two nubs growing out of her back.  Now Laurel knows that she is "really different."  With the help of David and the discovery of people like her, Laurel sets out to understand who she is.  She also discovers that there is more to her childhood home than she knew.  With the help of her friends, Laurel unexpectedly finds herself on a new adventure.

I liked Wings even though everything about the characters were repetitive and predictable.  Both Laurel and David fail to stand out in the sea of noteworthy characters.  But surprisingly Laurel does have a backbone though it takes a while for the reader to see it.  I'd hope to see more character development in the later books.  The beauty of this book comes in the plot and intrigue.  I like the concept of faeries and I turned each page excited to discover more.  I thought the entire book would center around Laurel discovering her wings but it really didn't do that.  There's more the plot.  We also got a hint of a few side characters that look to be quite interesting in future reads.  In the end, I was left wanting more (in a good way).  The plot and intrigue made this a worthy read.

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