From the Back of My Shelf is a bi-monthly event, that happens on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month where you pull a book from the back of your shelf (with a 2010 release or prior) and review it. It’s a way to read some of those books that have been gathering dust while new books came out. Feel free to join in and participate, and link your reviews up in the Mr Linky below. Check out more in my intro post here here.
Wings (Wings #1)
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: May 1, 2009
Rating: 3 stars
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 by Aprilynne Pike was an interesting read. It was totally a feel good, fun loving type a book. While it wasn’t an amazing read for me, I still really enjoyed it.
I loved Aprilynne Pike‘s faeries – how original and neat. They were definitely the most abstract faeries I have ever encountered, and I just loved learning about them. Aprilynne Pike doesn’t reveal a lot in Wings, but I am very excited to keep reading and to find out more!
My biggest issue with Wings was the instalove that surrounded, not one, but two different boys in the story. Now, I loved David. But by the end of about chapter 1, he was already going after Laurel on her first day of school. It seemed a bit unnatural. With Tamani, the instalove was even more apparent. A lot of things were also very laid out for the reader – every characterization that is common for faeries was present in Laurel, and you find out about these in the first few chapters. She only eats fruits and vegetables, she doesn’t like to be indoors, she likes freeflowing clothes. It made things a bit too convenient. Those two things aside, I did enjoy the rest of the plot. Particularly scenes with David or Chelsea – both were just such fun.
I am curious to read more of this series, because the tale Aprilynne Pike was just intriguing. At the beginning of Wings, I wasn’t really feeling it, but by the end, it was one of those situations where I really want to keep reading and get answers to all the questions of book 1.
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