“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.
Laurel’s life is the very definition of normal… until the morning when she wakes up to discover a flower blooming from her back. As it turns out, nothing in Laurel’s life is what it seems. Now, with the help of an alluring faerie sentry who olds the key to her true past, Laurel most race to save her human family from the centuries-old faerie enemies who walk among them” – Book Cover
Laurel grew up in a small town, homeschooled, never been to a doctor, and is vegetarian. She is very reluctant to move to a bigger town and start going to school, but it will soon enough be the lesser of her problems. She will soon discover she isn’t even human. Her new friend David will help her in her quest to find out what she really is. And they will both discover more than they bargained for.
In a very special faery tale, Laurel, David and Tamani will fight brutal enemies to protect their lives and a world you can only dream of.
Wings is a really nice story that picked up slowly for me, but ended in a rollercoaster of emotions.
Laurel is a really shy but special girl. She isn’t really aware of her beauty and the effect it has on people around her, and I think it makes her an even more beautiful person. Throughout the book she’s trying really hard to deal with the changes in her life, and makes it a priority to protect her loved one in the process. David is a real sweet boy, helping Laurel discover her true nature and being there for her all the time. He really loves her, but he is kind of awkward about it, which is pretty cute. Tamani is a faery sentry bound to protect Laurel, and he is acting really mysteriously, we get to know him better as the story progress and he really wins at getting known, he’s great!
I liked the world Aprilynne built in this book. A very original tale that unfolds itself very nicely. You don’t know much of what’s going on at first, but the more you learn and the more you want to know. As is it, we still have a lot to learn, and I am hoping Spells (the second book) will put some light on the mystery still hanging around Avalon (the feary world). I also think the fearies’ origins is quite surprising, I had never read a lore like that before so it was refreshing. There was this discussion about half way into the book about “where babies come from”, which was awesome. I still giggle thinking back lol.
I wish I could tell you more about the book, but it would be hard to do without giving any spoilers so I will end my review saying that Wings is a great debut novel, with a well knitted plot, and if you like faeries, you should most definitely give this book a try. It’s like nothing you ever read before!
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Book Source: Review Copy sent by HarperCollins