4.30.2009

Review: Wings by Aprilynn Pike


Laurel isn’t comfortable in her new school—she’s been homeschooled all her life, why would she? Well, there is one saving grace, a guy named David who doesn’t mind talking to the new girl. When Laurel starts learning things about herself that seem impossible, he’s the only one she feel comfortable telling. And that’s fine for a while, but how long can she hide?

No matter how many times I tell myself that there are too many books about girls who get itchy spots on their back and suddenly turn into a faerie (but it’s impossible! Why me? No way am a faerie! … that’s the general gist of them all), I can’t get over them. Somewhere the little girl inside of me cries: “MORE FAERIE STORIES!”
But I didn’t get irritated with Wings the way other faerie books sometimes annoy me. It was more realistic; Laurel acted how I would have imagined myself acting. She didn’t keep it to herself. She didn’t take a billion years to accept the fact. She was logical and level-headed.
And the explanation is ingenious. Stephenie Meyer described Wings as a “remarkable debut” 
and I agree with my whole heart. Wings is (with the exclusion of Shakespeare), my favorite faerie story. It’s different from the others, and not in a bad way.
Constantly surprising, brilliantly explained, and with just enough romance to give me happy warm fuzzy feelings without the mushy detail of Twilight,Wings will no doubt top the charts in the days to come.
It’s only a matter of time.

p.s. I’m hoping for a sequel, as the end was left open, but I don’t know… it seems more realistic the way it is. You who have read it, what do you think.

ETA: I’ve decided that a sequel would ruin it in my opinion. Series tend to ruin really good books usually.

Rating: 5 Stars
Clean?: Clean
Released: May 5, 2009
Length: 304 Pages
Most Like: The Faerie Path (Frewin Jones)

 





44 comments:

  1. Great review -- Wings is the first of a four book series so there are definitely sequels in the works!

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  2. I'm looking forward to this book! :)

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  3. anonymous- darn. well, I guess its a good thing, but.. but... *sigh*

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  4. i hate cliffhangers

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  5. NO!!! please do a sequel!! lol i really like this book i read it in one day i just couldnt put it down please make a sequel this is just an awesome book i really really want to see wut the world of Avalon is like and i REALLY REALLY want Tamani and Laurel to get together lol they would be alot better couple than her and david....i would do anything for the sequel :) plz consider making it lol i no its up to u lol thanks

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  6. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do a sequel!!!!! I read the book in one night!!!! I would die of happiness if you wrote a sequel!!!!! I really want Tamini and Laural to get together. I really think Laural would be happier with Tamini. Please do a sequel.PLEASE think about it. I know that you may think it will ruin the book, but I don't. You are a funominal wrighter so I know whatever you choice it will be the right one, but i promise you you won't regret writing a sequel............If you decide too......just think how it would make so many people happy.... I know I'm just a random kid, that you probably wouldn't care about but, consider my offer. Thank you.

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  7. Anonymous, I heard she is doing a sequel, so you have something to look forward to!

    Tamani? hm. I disagree. ;)

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  8. oh god ....please make a sequel....I LOVE THE BOOK WINGS!!!!!!!!

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  9. so there really is a sequel??

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  10. Is ther Emily?? or are you lieing?!?!

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  11. Speak to me Emily!!!!

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  12. You stupid Ruth head speak to me!!!!!!

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  13. On her harpercollins page it says this:

    "I'm working on the sequel to Wings, entitled Spells. I'm so excited about this book because for the first time I will be taking readers right into Avalon! Readers will also get to see Tamani in his own environment, and to see David and Laurel together as a couple. In addition, Chelsea fans will be pleased to know that she plays a much bigger role in the sequel."

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  14. If you don't answer her, i'm warning you she has a terrible temper....

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  15. Sorry Emily those were my freinds... there a little weird at times... But it's good news that she has decided to write a sequel! thanks alot!

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  16. dude amazing book [=, i really hope you decide to make a sequel. Im really interested in finding out whats going to happen with Mr.Barnes that got away, and who Laurel will choose to be with, if anyone!!

    <3 Storm L. Wheless

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  17. Cant wait for the other books, I have read Wings twice now, and I love it:]

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  18. anon@7:39- It's great, isn't it? Don't know that I would read it twice, but I'm definitely looking forward to the next books (even though I said I didn't want there to be another, that doesn't mean I won't read them! haha(

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  19. ok , listen good : this book needs a sequel. i mean seriously . good books like this you can't leave open. i loved reading this book so much. see i want laurel to end up w/ tamani , & if there isn't a sequel to at least start to talk bout him more, i will seriously cry. wings needs a sequel. a sequel would work well w/ this book , unlike some others. end of story.

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  20. WINGS NEEDS A SEQUEL. IF NOT, THE WHOLE BOOK WILL BE RUINED FROM NO SEQUEL.

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  21. LAUREL NEEDS TO BE W/ TAMANI. NO SEQUEL WOULD RUIN THIS BOOK. I KNOW YOU PROBABLY WON'T LISTEN TO ME, BUT YOU WON'T REGRET A SEQUEL TO THIS. TEAM TAMANI . <3333333

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  22. duuuude . i just finished this book, & wow. best book EVER . i reaaly want laurel to be with tamani, & i want toknow what happened to mr.barnes. please write a sequel, & please put laurel with tamani. its their destiny to be together !

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  23. SEQUEL ! SEQUEL ! TEAM TAMANI ALL THE WAY. IF LAUREL IS W/ DAVID, THE WHOLE THING WILL BE RUINED ! TEAM TAMANI !

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  24. Please let there be a sequel!!!!! I absolutely feel in love with the characters of this book especially Tamani! there has to be a sequel it just wouldn't be complete without a sequel! Team Tamani all the way!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  25. attack of the anonymous...

    *ominous music*

    just kidding you guys ;)

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  26. Oh my freakin god!
    you have to make a sequel!!

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  27. If there is truly a sequel to this, I will be the happiest person in the world! I just finished it like 20 minutes ago after starting it last night. This is seriously one of the best books I have ever read! I recommend it! Can't wait for the sequel!

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  28. Hi! There definately is a sequal to Wings. It's called Spells, & is going to be released on May 26, 2010. The sequal to that will be called Enchantments, & will be released on April 8, 2011. I'm not sure about the last book, but I'm sure about the next two! Also, I would like to reccomend the book Evermore, by Alyson Noel, that & Wings are my two fave books of all time! Evermore's sequel, Blue Moon, just came out today; I'm so excited, I'm going to get it in a few minutes! 8)

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  29. thank you for sharing, lizard6745 :)
    If you can show me where you found that information, I'd love to do a post on it..

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  30. You're welcome, & this is the web adress:
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090602215009AAnCdKE
    If that doesn't show up, type in "sequel to Wings" on google & click on the third link shown. 8)

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  31. there is going to be four books, the second is called spells and the third is called enchantments i dont think anyone knows what the fourth one is called but thats what i found out! spells is coming out in may 2010 and enchanyments is coming out may 2011

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  32. i meant enchantments........ sorry ;)

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  33. oh and im the second anonyomous so yeah!!!

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  34. im not the one thats yelling plese make a sequel which i think is babyish becuz she is making 3 more books- but im the one thats team tamini and is calm and collected about all this.......

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  35. im in love with fairies now, thanx ms pike, oh and tamani reminds me of jacob from twilight, i guess thats why i feel in love with his character. it would be nice to see it in theathers one day

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  36. Team Tamani all the way......i reall love this book and hope that laurel ends up with tamani.. The book was an amazing book to read

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  37. if laurel ends up with david i will hate this author for life!

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  38. PLEASEEEEE MAKE A SEQUEL!!! I love the book, and I'm iching for more. I mean, what happens to everyone????? Please make a sequel. It doesn't ruin a book at all. It adds on. That's all. And everyone pretty much wants a sequel. So get working! :)

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  39. yes there is going to be another book, I think is called
    enchantments..and I can't wait, it's coming out April 8 2011.
    I really want to know what Tamani is going to do!!!

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  40. I really want Laurel to end up with Tamini, if she chooses David it will just kill it. Tamani understands her and sounds WAY better. Besides, don't the faries live to like, 200 or something?? What will she do when David dies?? If the author makes her choose David I will cry. =(

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