Release Date: 5-5-09
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Synopsis: I did not like the synopsis given on Amazon, so I used the one from Aprilynne Pike’s website.
Wings, is the first of four books about a seemingly ordinary girl named Laurel who discovers she is a faerie sent among humans to guard the gateway to Avalon. When Laurel is 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.
This book was picked as our spotlight book on mundiemoms– and you can tell by my post name, I LOVE (faeries, fairies, pixies, sprites……), so I had to read it. I loved this book. The different spin on faeries, kept me intrigued until the end. How did Aprilynne come up with this stuff?
The book starts out with Laurel trying to convince her mom that she did not need to go to public school. She had been homeschooled, until they moved. Her mom felt, that she could no longer teach her, and enrolled her in public school. We soon learn that Laurel is different from most kinds her age. But, once her first “pimple” blossoms into a pair of wings, we learn, she isn’t human. Fast forward a few chapters, and Laurel finds herself in a love triangle- between her human friend David, who, she has trusted will all her secrets; or the enticing, charismatic Tamani, who can tell her everything she wants to know. Personally, I am team Tamani, sorry David.
If you like fearies and romance, this book will not disappoint.