Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wings by Aprilynne Pike [REVIEW]

TITLE: Wings (Wings #1)
AUTHOR: Aprilynne Pike
PUBLISHER: HarperTeen
PUB DATE: May 5 2008


Summary from Goodreads:

"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.

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


Rating:



Yes, this review has spoilers.

I didn’t know what I would be expecting from Wings when I started it. Mostly I thought it would involve faeries. That’s about as much as I gave it any thought.

True enough, it was about faeries... but there’s a very creative twist to it. We’ve always believed that these supernatural beings are living creatures much like humans only immortal and magical. But have you ever thought of the fare folk to be plants? Well, seeing how the author created a new way to look at these creatures... I have to say I was impressed!

The characters are okay. I don’t find anything extravagant about them, except for Laurel’s lifestyle, and the mystery behind Tamani’s obsession with her. Honestly, at first I thought it was weird, but finding out the history behind his motives, I can definitely understand it now. I’m sorry I was judgemental, but you gotta admit it was a little peculiar.

I’ve seen so many others who have read this book liking Tamani, so is it wrong that I like David more for Laurel than him? Although I’m not sure I’ll stick to that over the next books – we’ll just have to wait and see. But I do have to point out that whoever she ends up with, it’s no excuse to see Laurel kissing two guys behind each other’s backs. No matter how hot you are girl, that is wrong.

The story itself was pretty simple. Like I said, I didn’t expect much from it so I was surprised about seeing some action scenes here. I like a good action scene, so –Yay!

I still have to admit that since I’m so used to the dark kind of fey stories, this one seemed a bit tamed and petty, even considering the trolls and what Tamani had to do to save Laurel and everything.

The verdict: I like it. Simple and creative, added with a hint of science and logic. It was pretty nice.

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