Wings by Aprilynne PikeWings by Aprilynne Pike

Wings

byAprilynne Pike

Paperback | May 3, 2011

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Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things. 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.

Laurel's life is the very definition of normal . . . until the morning when she wakes up to discover a flower blooming from her back. As it turns out, nothing in Laurel's life is what it seems. Now, with the help of an alluring faerie sentry who holds the key to her true past, Laurel must race to save her human family from the centuries-old faerie enemies who walk among them.

Aprilynne Pike has been spinning 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 currently lives with her husband and children in Arizona.
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Title:WingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:May 3, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061668052

ISBN - 13:9780061668050

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! I could read this book over and over.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWSOME I fell in love with this series with this book, obviously it being the first of the series. It is so originally written, full of magic and amazing descriptive details. Very very awesome. I loved every word.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bas Terrible writing, not good
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not good This wasn't very good or compelling, would not recommend.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would recommend Interesting twist on a classic mythological creature! a bit juvenile, but perfect for preteens to young adults
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I found this story simply original.... it has a way to capture you and make you love the charaters I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely recommend! I couldn't put it down
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really liked! C: I really liked this book! I thought it was great! I think that Aprilynne Pike did really well on the characters and The plot. I enjoyed reading this book! C:
Date published: 2012-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fast read, but gets silly. I liked this book, but then I didn’t. The more I read further into this book, I almost wanted to drop it, but I didn’t because curiosity got the better of me and I wanted to know what was going on. You have to wonder about Laurel’s parents. Laurel doesn’t eat like normal teens, and drinks up on the sodas. Yet her mom is okay with that? her parents are pretty much oblivious to everything regarding Laurel and this is where it gets unrealistic. It got a teensy bit worse when her good pal David seems to be VERY accepting of who Laurel really is. He doesn’t think it’s strange? he had no hesitations? he just shrugs and gets along with it? if David had been skeptical at first, it would have made this whole situation a little bit real. BUT! What bothered me the most was how in the end, once Laurel explains everything to her parents...they were just ok with it. Um..what? really? they just suddenly thought: ‘okay honey that’s nice. Run along, play with your new friends and hope your new outlook on life is great’ WTF?! At this point because it was at the end, I resorted to eye rolling. It was just too late into the book to throw it against the wall. So, despite all of this silliness, there was a couple of things I liked. The world building was pretty good. The fantasy aspect and the magical places are interesting. The plot itself was an all right read and the pace made it for a quick read through. Character-wise, I thought David was the best one of all of them. Just because I thought he really was such a sweet guy after all. (He’d have to be sweet, to be so easily accepting to Laurel). Tamani on the other hand resembled a very jealous possessive guy who has severe issues and overall I found him downright annoying. His little comments here and there annoyed me and I wanted either David or Laurel to kick him in the face somehow. I’m not sure if I would recommend this. A lot of readers seemed to have liked this book a lot. I’d say there’s better books featuring magical fae out there. I’d say try out Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston instead. For this one, take it or leave it.
Date published: 2012-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simply Brilliant Read. I picked up this book not expecting much. But I have to say, once you get a few chapters in, you'll never stop! I LOVED this book. Even if you aren't into faerie genres don't hesitate to read this book.
Date published: 2011-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great read I picked up this book after reading great reviews for it and it's accompanying sequels, spells and illusions. I really enjoyed it, despite my hesitation about the faerie genre. it's a quick read and keeps you wanting to read more. i suggest reading all three in the series since it gets better as you move on to the other books. I am desperately waiting for the final one!
Date published: 2011-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wow. It was a completely new look at the way of faeries that i would have never though possible. But it was definatly brought to life iin this book. You couldnt help but to fall in love with the characters immediatly, you truely cared about them. A must read for anybody!
Date published: 2010-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful... This is a beautiful story about a girl named Laurel who was always home schooled all her life until this year where her parents decided to move. Her dad now owns a bookstore in the area and Laurel is forced to go to public school. Something was always different about Laurel; her parents didn’t believe in doctors so her mother made home remedies for anything they needed. One day something unexpectedly happens to Laurel, she gets her first pimple, on her back between her shoulders. It doesn’t seem to want to go away after what seems like forever and it grows and grows until she is barely capable of hiding it from anyone. Laurel begins to ask herself if it is really just a pimple. One day the pimple disappears however, something else takes its place… This book is funny and romantic. I recommend this to anyone who is a sucker for fairytales. Enjoy!
Date published: 2010-06-18

Editorial Reviews

“The book has a nice mix of danger and romance, with well-developed characters and a quick-moving plot.”