Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Review : Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Title : Wings

Author: Aprilynne Pike

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

About the book:

Aprilynne Pike's best-selling debut, WINGS, is the first of four books about a seemingly ordinary girl named Laurel who discovers she is a faerie. When Laurel is thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she's torn between a human and a faerie love. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

My Review

I was waiting for this book to be in the store, and when my sister got it, I was very very happy. I actually fought with her because I wanted to read it first! But, after reading it, I know, I shouldn't have.

OK, now let me tell you a little about this book. Laurel is the main character of the story. She is 15 years old, home schooled from the beginning and living in a small town. There they have their beautiful home built on a land which is in the name of Laurel’s mother. But due to financial problems, Laurel’s family decides to shift in a different place. But here, she has to join High School. She finds difficult in the beginning to settle in her school, but then, it becomes easy with her new friend named David. Oh yes, he is head over heels for Laurel! He is always there to help her with her troubles.

One fine day, she finds a bump on her back! She is terrified by it. The bump grows into a beautiful flower after a few days. Now, I really liked this concept. Usually there are wings, but here there is a plant growing on her back.

I found the book ok, but I am disappointed with the way it ends. Agreed it has a sequel, but I think that every book should be complete in itself. Also I didn't like the way the romance part ended :( Till the end of this book, I thought that maybe, David is some kind of a supernatural creature too. But, alas, he wasn’t. I couldn't picturize the places which the author has described in it. It was a little too fast. I know this is a YA book, but, this is more appropriate for children below age 14.They will surely love it, as they won’t go into much details and complications.

I am sorry, but I couldn’t help myself comparing this book with “Behind Every Illusion by Christina Harner”, which I loved!!
But otherwise, the entire book is nice. It kept me hooked. The way she recognizes her own abilities is amazing. Also, the battle which is been shown between the good and the evil (won’t go into details) is really fascinating. I think the next book in this series should be interesting.


Blogger Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Actually I just dropped this back off at the library without finishing it. I have so much to read and this one just wasn't keeping my interest. From what I read, I thought your review was spot on. Perhaps it was too young for my tastes. I may get to it later. Thanks for your thoughtful review!

November 16, 2009 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Icejewel said...

Hey Alyssa,
Thanks for the comment.
Yes, read it when the next book of the series gets released or if you need to review it.Its good but not meant for us.

November 18, 2009 at 12:46 AM  

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