Author: Aprilynne Pike
Published: May 5th 2009
Series: Wings (Book #1)
Source: I purchased a copy from a bookstore.
Blurb 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.
My thoughts: Simple. Adorable. Fast-paced.
It is a beautiful story which you can read easily in one sitting. It's about a girl finding herself and waking up to a world which she believed didn't exist, to realize that she's belong to it since she was born. There are all sorts of love in Wings: friendship love, teenagers love, family love, so you could say this is a love story for sure, but there's something more about it. There are new worlds where dreams and creatures are as real as you and me.
It has some sort of love triangle between the best friend who is a geeky boy that would do whatever it takes to show his support to Laurel and to protect her in any way he can. An there's also Tamani, the faerie friend, who is mysterious and handsome and sarcastic and with whom Laurel has a connection since the begging.
I think this is a well written story which doesn't have too many details and that is readable for anyone, even kids.
“So there's magic? Real magic? It's not just all scientific like David says?"
Tamani rolled his eyes. "David again?"
Laurel bristled. "He's my friend. My best friend."
"Not your boyfriend?"
"No. I mean...no."
Tamani stared at her for several seconds. "So the position's still open?"
Laurel rolled her eyes. "We are so not having this conversation.”
“Typical mother advice. Sweet, honest, and completely useless. ”
“Whatever you need, I'll be. If you need the science geek to give you answers from a textbook, I'm your guy; if you just want a friend to sit by you in bio and help you feel better when you're sad, I'm still your guy." His thumb slowly stroked across her earlobe and down her cheek. "And if you need someone to hold you and protect you from anyone in the world who might want to hurt you, then I am definitely your guy.”
About the author:
Aprilynne Pike's #1 New York Times best-selling debut, WINGS, is the first of four books about a seemingly ordinary girl with a not-so-ordinary destiny. In this tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever...
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