Sunday, February 10, 2013

Wings by Aprilynne Pike Review

So I've been trying to read Wings for probably about the last two years!  I started reading it two summers ago off of a friend's Nook, and got about a 1/4 way through.  I ended up buying about a year ago at Barnes and Noble, so I could eventually finish it!

Well I've FINALLY finished it!!

From Goodreads:

Wings (Wings, #1)
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:

While that description may be short, it is also the perfect way to describe this book!
Aprilynne Pike has an Imagination! An absolute beautiful one!  The description of the wings was gorgeous!  My mom, who actually read this one before me, imagined it as a sort of Avatar (the James Cameron movie) feel.  You know those bright colors that are in the world of Avatar? That's how my mom imagined the petals growing on Laurel's back!  

The story idea was very interesting, because Aprilynne took all the myths of being a fairy and turned them into her own ideas.  She reimagined a mythical world, into something so real!

I do have one complaint...the love triangle...
So, honestly, I'm getting a bit tired of these.
While Wings was originally published in 2009, in the midst of the Twilight Saga fandom; it brought to life the sort of cliche love triangle that every author seemed to feel obliged to write about during that time.  All in all, I'm curious to see who she will choose...David, the Human? Or Tamlin, the Faerie?  But sometimes I wonder why there has be a love triangle, why can't it just be one? 

Overall rating...

So aside from the love triangle, I really liked this one!  The world of Aprilynne's faeries was gorgeous and her descriptive words were captivating!  Overall, I'm very much looking forward to continue reading this series! :)

I recommend this one to fans of faeries and fantasy novels!  This is a YA novel, so it's perfect for ages 13 and up!  I would definitely recommend it to Twilight fans, like myself! :)

The Romance Bookie :)


  1. I have Destined, but I still haven't read Wings. It sounds great, though! I think I'll definitely have to pick it up soon, but I'm also not too much of a fan of a love triangles. Amazing review :)

    1. Thanks Montana! I think it was definitely cute! You'll enjoy it, just because we seem to have similar taste! :)