Wings

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Description

Wings

By Aprilynne Pike

ISBN13: 9780007319732

RRP $24.99

Recommended Readership: 11+ years

 

 

Synopsis

"Laurel was mesmerised, 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 look almost like wings."

Laurel was found as an infant on her parents' doorstep in a basket.  Although she's grown up not knowing where she came from, or who her true parents are, she's lived a normal life - until the day she wakes up to discover that a flower has bloomed in the middle of her back.

Laurel is a faerie, placed with human parents because they own land that holds a sacred entrance to the faerie realm.  As Laurel learns more about her true faerie background, she finds herself torn between two loves - a human, David, who has stood by her as a friend and confidante, and Tamani, a handsome faerie who is exciting, passionate, and able to take her back to her faerie roots, should she choose to go with him.

This fairytale soon becomes a nightmare when Laurel finds out that trolls - centuries' old enemies of faeries - pose a threat to both her human parents and the faerie world.  She enlists David and Tamani to help figure out a way to save both her parents, as well as the gateway to Avalon.

In this extraordinary tale of magic, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

 

About the Author

Aprilynne Pike has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination.  She completed her BA in Creative Writing at the age of twenty at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewinston, Idaho.

When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found at the gym; ske also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a doula.

Aprilynne currently lives with her husband and three kids in Utah, and dreams of warmer climates.

You can read her blog at www.apparentlyaprilynne.blogspot.com.

 

Review

Wings is a brilliant blend of reality meets fantasy that holds the reader spell-bound and captivated from cover to cover.  Even as an adult reader I simply couldn't put this book down and only wish I had access to such fabulous fiction when I was a young teen to ignite my passion for reading at an earlier age.

Despite the mythical subject matter, Aprilynne's characters are believable and the very human issues they deal with are easy to relate to.

Wings is the first in a series of four books and as such leaves many questions unanswered -  leaving doors wide open to expand the story line around the heroine's dual life whilst further exploring the main characters and their blossoming relationships.

Aprilynne's take on faeries is refreshingly original - one that will surprise, intrigue and leave you wanting to read more...

 

 

Reviewed by: Franciska

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