Spells by Aprilynne Pike
(Wings)

67%

7 Critic Reviews

After about 80 or so pages, the story begins to pick up. It would have been better for the flow of the book if there had been more action throughout the book, but the end was not disappointing.
-Examiner

Synopsis

"I can't just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I can't ‘steal' you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you'll ask," Tamani said.

"And if I don't?" Laurel said, her voice barely above a whisper.

"Then I guess I'll be waiting forever."

Although Laurel has come to accept her true identity as a faerie, she refuses to turn her back on her human life—and especially her boyfriend, David—to return to the faerie world.

But when she is summoned to Avalon, Laurel's feelings for the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani are undeniable. She is forced to make a choice—a choice that could break her heart.

 

About Aprilynne Pike

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Aprilynne Pike has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyperactive imagination. She completed her BA in creative writing at the age of twenty at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. Aprilynne lives with her husband and children in Arizona.
 
Published April 20, 2010 by HarperCollins. 372 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Spells
All: 7 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Above average

Among the current cornucopia of supernatural romances (and despite the presumably unintentional humor of a heroine who literally tastes like nectar), though, this one blooms.

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Blog Critics

Above average
on Jun 05 2010

Blooming with fresh ideas and intrigue, the traditional faerie tale takes on new life in Pike's series. The world of Avalon described in Spells is vivid and captivating.

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Examiner

Above average
on Jun 10 2011

After about 80 or so pages, the story begins to pick up. It would have been better for the flow of the book if there had been more action throughout the book, but the end was not disappointing.

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Teen Reads

Above average
on Oct 18 2011

But Pike has created a singular, fully-realized vision of her faerie realm of Avalon, and more importantly, a complex, compelling character in Laurel.

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Open Book Society

Above average
on Apr 28 2010

Pike kept me on the tip of my toes the whole book, and then ended with a massive cliffhanger that will undoubtedly leave me suspended on my toes until the next book!

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Book Lovers

Above average
on May 19 2010

An amazing sequel to Wings! In Spells, Laurel faces a tough choice...In Avalon, she learns the different class structures and had a hard time accepting their ways, but she also loves it there!

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Wovenmyst

Above average
on Feb 17 2011

It was okay. I personally liked Wings better. It took me so long to get through with this one, the beginning didn’t capture my interest, it progressed slowly, and it didn’t end with a “Bang”.

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