Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Review: Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Read: January 2011
Language: English
356 pages

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.

The Story:
It´s about Laurel who is a young girl. In about 15 years I believe. She has grow up in a more or less ordinary family. Though she has always been a little difference, since she has only eaten peaches, fruits and vegetables and drink soda.
She discovers how different she is, when she starts in an ordinary high school. After been home schooled all her life.
While discovering the life of becoming social and gets friends. Her body starts to go through some changes, which she has to find out. Why is happening.
She discovers a lot of new things, whit a little help from some friends.

My Opinion:
This is a really great book. Though it is also available to read to a younger teen. I think myself with my 22 years. Maybe were a little to old for this book. But I loved it anyway.
I got drawn into this new world. And you got to love the characters.
Easy read and it didn´t ruin the book :) Just makes it available for a broader group of people.
There is fairytale, drama and action, love triangle etc. Everything we love in books :P

My Conclusion:
I will give this book a 5 out of 6 stars.
This one was tough rating. Because I don´t think there were enough action and things were a little slow. But the fact that I was drawn to the book and couldn´t really put it down. I have to give it a 5 :) That´s also based out of the fact that bought young and older teenager can read this book :)

Also check out:
- Curious on Wings
- Teaser Wings
- Authors homepage
- Add it on Goodreads
- Review book 2 - Spells (will come in the nearest future)

Have you read this book? What did you think.? Feel free to share your link to your review.



  1. I've heard good things about this one, it seems from your review that it may read a little young for older fans of YA, but it seems like a cute story nonetheless:)

  2. I've heard awesome things about this one too! I actually thing I prefer this cover to the one where there is just a butterfly. This one seems so much more... magical!
    Great review! I think the fact that it has 'fairytale elements' sounds awesome!!
    Thank you so so much for following!
    I followed back!
    Great blog, keep it up!
    I'm a 'newbie' to the blog world too!

  3. Hey Moonstar, I wanted to answer you on your blog about changing levels for the Off The Shelf challenge.

    You can change levels at any time and as many times as you need or want to. As long as you're happy with the level and enjoying it, that's the main thing. Thanks for joining in!

    P.S. I don't see the badge anywhere, will you be including it on your blog at some point?

  4. Jenny: Yeah. My personal opinion is that it fits young girls in the age about 11-15 maybe.
    But I liked it anyway :) They story is cute and innocent.

    Liddy: Thanks for following :)
    I like this cover very much because it´s actually sparkeling it looks like :) It makes it special and magical :) And welcome to the blog world. There is just so much to see in here and to learn about blogging and books :) I have already been addicted xD

    Bookishardour: Thanks for your answer. I will include the badge. Right now it´s only on a blogg post. But was thinking about having it on the left side. But haven´t had the time since I have been moving, and haven´t always been around internet :) So it will be soon to come :D

  5. Sometimes when I read some YA I feel like I would have liked them more if I had actually read them as a teen too :) Thanks for the review :)