Wings by Aprilynne Pike

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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.


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 25, 2009 by HarperTeen. 308 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Newcomer Aprilynne Pike is taking the Young Adult fiction market by storm with her debut novel Wings.

May 22 2009 | Read Full Review of Wings

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When a dangerous enemy appears on the scene, perhaps threatening both the safety of Laurel's family as well as the faerie kingdom itself, both boys do their best to rush to Laurel's rescue.

May 05 2009 | Read Full Review of Wings

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Yes, there is a bit of a “love triangle” theme going on with Laurel, David and Tam – David being the strong, loyal and brave persona, while Tam is the dark, sexy and intense persona.

Nov 27 2011 | Read Full Review of Wings


The book 'Wings' by Aprilynne Pike received some great word of mouth reviews, so I decided to add it to my list of books to check out.

Aug 18 2009 | Read Full Review of Wings


When one thinks of the perfect setting for a teen novel about faeries, Del Norte county in the extreme northwestern corner of California is not the first location that comes to mind.

Nov 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Wings


It's carefully intertwined with reality, which makes it all the more believable. ILLUSIONS reads quite a bit slower than the previous two books...The final half of the book really picked up for me but ended with me wanting so much more!

Nov 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Wings

Open Book Society

At the conclusion of Spells, Laurel has chosen between her human boyfriend David and her fairie could-be boyfriend, Tamani.

Dec 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Wings

Gather Books

She always knew she was adopted, but what really happened is that the faerie world decided to place Laurel, as a young child, in the hands of her parents because they own the land that guards the portal to their sacred city Avalon, thus ensuring that the land will eventually pass into faerie hand...

May 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Wings

Deseret News

In an author’s note, Pike explains that the question that drove the story for her is, “How would a regular human react to discovering real magic in the world?” She goes on to explain, “even more than Chelsea, this question was embodied in David...

May 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Wings

Common Sense Media

There's a story here, with an intriguing variation on traditional fairy lore -- fairies, for instance, are actually plants, and what humans thought were wings are actually their blossoms.

May 01 2009 | Read Full Review of Wings


His little comments here and there annoyed me and I wanted either David or Laurel to kick him in the face somehow.

Jan 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Wings

The Young Folks

You’re probably wondering why I decided to read Wings, the first book in a popular series about a faery named Laurel.

Jun 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Wings

New York Public Library

However, as Laurel learns more about her wings and her home, it becomes apparent that the two events are intimately linked both to Laurel and Tamani, the mysterious faerie living on her family's land with his own shocking revelations about Laurel's current situation...

Jun 20 2009 | Read Full Review of Wings

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