Monday, May 18, 2009

Enchanting Review: Wings

YA fantasy
Harper Collins
ISBN #978-0-06166803-6
294 pages
Hardcover Available now

Rating: 4 Enchantments

Fifteen-year-old Laurel’s life changes when her parents decide to buy a bookstore outside the small town she’s from. Being homeschooled all her life she’s afraid that she might be different than the other teens at her new high school. When a plant blooms out of her back, she finds out just how different she really is. Laurel is a faerie. Now her parents are trying to sell some land that is crucial to the secret world of Avalon. It’s up to Laurel to find out what she needs to do to help keep that world safe from enemy trolls.

I was pleasantly surprised with this unique twist on the almost cliché faery story. Stephanie Meyer of TWILIGHT gives a fab blurb on this book and I can see why. Pike does a great job of showing a world where mythology blends with our world. Laurel’s discovery of who she is and what she has to do is very gripping along with the struggle she has with her feelings toward the mortal David and the faery Tamani. I wanted to know more about this world and can’t wait for the sequel. This tale is sure to appeal to those who like cleaner urban fantasy tales.

Aprilynne Pike currently lives with her husband and three kids in Utah. You can find out more at

May 2009

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