Friday, October 2, 2009


Wings Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Book 5 of 55 for the Countdown Challenge (2009)
Book 34 of 50 for the New Author Challenge
Book 3 of 25 for the MG Book Challenge

Series: Book 1 of 4

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I haven't read many faery books, so this one was a unique to me. Wings is a breezy, quick read about a high school sophomore named Laurel who knows she's always been a bit different. She is a vegan that needs very little food to survive and she has ethereal looks. But she had never really given it much thought until a red bump appeared on her back that turned into so much more.

I started out really liking this book, but then once the paranormal stuff started happening it just didn't flow very well. I knew this book was about faeries, so that wasn't a surprise. But when Laurel and her new friend David realize what Laurel is, their reactions are so calm and muted, it just isn't believable. The characters were underdeveloped and real emotion was lacking for me since the book was really heavy on dialogue. I had some plot issues too. I found the whole confrontation scene at the end to be kind of tacked on and rushed.

I'll be the first to admit that I liked the Twilightish love triangle. That alone might get me to read the next book in the series. Although I can't rave about this book, I did like it. It was fun and entertaining. I would recommend it for girls starting at around age 12.

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Source: Library


Paige said...

You're right. I know I said it was better but it was better but I see felt the same about the action at the end and their reaction to her wings. With her family relationship it didn't flow to me that she didn't share with her parents. I did like the guy faery though and am looking forward to more about him in the next book.

Emilia said...

This was one of those books where I really like the concept, but felt like the author didn't quite follow it through very well. Still, I'll read the next one. Maybe it gets better.

bermudaonion said...

I haven't tried a faery book yet. Doesn't sound like this is the one to start with.

Booklogged said...

I've decided I don't like paranormal books. There might be one or two that I'd like, but generally, I don't care for them.

Corinne said...

I stopped by to tell you I gave you an award :)

also, you're awesome :)