Wings

Wings 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 floate

  • Title: Wings
  • Author: Aprilynne Pike
  • ISBN: 9780061668036
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 cLaurel 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.

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    About “Aprilynne Pike

    • Aprilynne Pike

      Aprilynne Pike has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyper active imagination At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found at the gym she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula Aprilynne currently lives with her husband and three kids in Utah, and dreams of warmer climates.Aprilynne Pike s 1 New York Times best selling debut, WINGS, is the first of four books about a seemingly ordinary girl with a not so ordinary destiny In this tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed foreverAprilynne s Facebook page facebook aprilynnepike



    111 thoughts on “Wings

    • I probably shouldn t have read this If you read the pre read section at the bottom of the review, you ll see that I didn t even intend to order it Yet, since I had it, I thought I d give it a go.I lasted 24 pages because that s all my sanity could take Laurel is a magazine beautiful, waif like teenager who leaves homeschooling in grade 10 in order to begin her high school career And that s when the story stops making sense Not that the above makes any sense either Models in magazines aren t even [...]


    • Spoiler Alert Spoiler Alert This book contains content that can cause a reader to inflict bodily harm to oneself Proceed with caution Oh and my review might contain a spoiler or two you ve been warned Don t worry I ll keep my distance from your blossom I know whose petals I m allowed to get into and whose I m not he inhaled deeply Mmmmm As fabulous as you smell, your petals are off limits to me Whoaaaaaaaaa Get your mind out of the gutter This is a YA book about fairie flowers for crying out lou [...]


    • Kate limps in the kitchen Roommate looks up Roommate What happened to you Kate Fell through too many plotholes.You know, at least in one aspect, the caption doesn t lie You do get a different viewpoint on faeries fairies As for the magic, intrigue, romance and danger, I didn t get much on that, and the extraordinary bit kind of slipped me as well.Good things first the novel is short and reads easy You re not given too much time to groan and despair over the things you hate I admit, I didn t try [...]


    • Wings was my first ever fairy book and I adored it Aprilynne Pike is so clever and creative She has such a unique twist on fairies and I kept reading passages over and over again because they were just so interesting.


    • I will admit this up front I ve been doing a Summer reading project analysing the impact and influence the popularity of the Twilight series has had on paranormal YA and since this book had a Meyer quote raving it on the front, I thought I d see what it was like I didn t go in with very high expectation but even then I was just sullen faced and WTF ing by the end of this book.The story starts of in a basic enough manner with Laurel going to her first day of high school after moving to a new town [...]


    • This entire book can be summed up in one picture No, seriously, what the hell was that This book makes less sense than Spongebob Squarepants Oh, yeah, you heard me right.This fucking book makes less sense than a cartoon about a sponge who makes burgers for a crab under water, has a pet snail and can t pass a driving test to save his life.That s right.So, Wings is about this chick called Laurel and her life is so frickin hard guys She had to move to another house, has to go to smelly jelly ewwwyy [...]



    • I go to a lot of conventions and comic cons While I m there, I usually pick up a sampling of books from my fellow writers Sometimes I am given free copies I don t think I let that affect my reviews, but I like to be transparent about such things This is one that I bought for the intriguing premise, and the charming author signed it to me.As always, I wish to avoid spoilers, but as the back cover of the book reveals that Laurel has to deal that a blossom similar to wings is opening up on her back [...]


    • Wings was definitely a unique take on fairy mythology And I finally get the significance of the cover now, which I have to say fits the novel perfectly I m a huge fan of the Faery Fairy Fae was it is really genre, or rather sub genre I wasn t surprised that I really liked this novel Sensational plot line, really different than anything I ve read The first part of the novel moved a little slow for me But once I became fully engrossed in the world that Pike created, I couldn t get through the page [...]


    • A very intriguing take on faeries However, I feel that not a lot happened in the first third of the novel it was mostly Laurel finding out who and what she is Though beautifully written, it seemed of an intro to the next book than a novel in itself Still, it kept me turning pages, the characters were well developed, and the love triangle inspired many aww moments I m anxious to see what will happen in the next book


    • TBR Reduction Challange 5 Kirsten Alright guys, I m throwing in the towel I just can t get over the fact that the girl has a giant flower growing out of her back Ew I mean, eeeew Yeah, and then there are some things that just plain annoy me Dialogues like this one for example It took her a few seconds to find her voice Who are you He paused and studied her with a strange, unflinching look in his eyes Well Laurel prompted You don t know me, do you He asked.Um, I don t know about you but I think t [...]


    • What Meyer has done to vampires, Pike has done to faeries This book is sweet, funny, sensually and beautifully told She gives every single character their justice and purpose Amazingly composed This has got to be a part of a series I need .


    • Oh, December This time of year, we re supposed to be with our family We re supposed to be singing and baking and relishing that smile on every child s face Or, if you re in the same climate zone as I am, you re freezing your ass off Either way, it s all a fun time that you share with people you love.Unless you re me and you can t stand 90% of the population Then you re cooped up alone in your room, reading shitty novels and crying over animes to pass the time, or putting holiday cards in the fir [...]


    • OH MY GOD OH MY GOD UM THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY FAIRIE BOOK I VE READ THAT I LIKED AND I FLIPPIN LOVED IT


    • Most of my friends rated this book one star, and some friends even have it on shelves to avoid but there s just something about it that I really enjoyedAlthough Laurel is a TERRIBLE heroine, and I went into this book with quite low expectations see my morbid curiosity shelf, reserved for books I have heard terrible things about but still have a desire to read and the only reason I picked it up was because I saw it on the shelf in my local library I actually enjoyed the book.Aprilynne Pike first [...]


    • Reviewed by Marta Morrison for TeensReadTooWhat happens when you find out that you are different Not just a little different but really DIFFERENT Laurel finds herself in public school for the first time when she is a sopho She has been homeschooled in a small cabin in the forest Her parents moved to Crescent City, in Northern California, about an hour away from her cabin to open a bookstore At her high school Laurel meets David, and he invites her to join his group of friends He also becomes her [...]


    • There s always someone who secretly believes in myths and legends Beautiful, short book that kinda reminded me of a Disney movie but was an enjoyable read nonetheless And of course, Tamani and Laurel were my favorite characters to read about in this story David was an amazing best friend and should just stay that way


    • Though I haven t read Twilight due to my abhorrence of anything vampire, this may be the fairy equivalent Main character discovers she s a plant fairy, does battle with trolls, and must decide between two love interests, one a human and the other a fairy Compelling story


    • By the end I was definitely sucked in It is a very different take on fairies, very interesting I m definitely curious to see how this series turns out


    • Edited 03 10 2016 Ladies and gentlemen, I m glad to inform you guys some brave people at DAS_SPORKING community have taken up the hard work of sporking Wings, chapter by chapter das sporkingvejournal 1Note had just found out Aprilynne Pike s remark on book reviews Wow, what an it Review Wings by Aprilynne PikeThe story begins when a homeschooled young girl, Laurel moves to a new town with her parents and starts going to highschool for the very first time, later she discovers something isn t quit [...]


    • I heard this book really, really stinksThe main character has my nameNo one fucks up my name and GETSAWAYWITHIT.


    • I love the very original for me faerie mythology that Pike has created in this book And have to say I m Team Tamani.



    • 3.5 4 StarsWings was a fast and enjoyable read I was struggling with how to rate it, though, as I m somewhere between Liked it and Really liked It This is a debut novel by Aprilynne Pike and has an endorsement by Stephenie Meyer as A Remarkable Debut While not quite remarkable for me, it was certainly a good enough start to a series that I am interested to read the next book If you want to read a twist on the faerie story, and if you enjoy love triangles, then you may want to check this out Sinc [...]


    • 2.5 stars So I wasn t completely disliking Wings the way I was half expecting to It had a very simple, almost elementary start Once I stopped picking at the writing, I settled in to give the book a fair shot and found myself having fun with the book It was a fast and fun read, so I can t complain too much.Sure, cocky, perfect guys have completely saturated the market, leaving us lovers of YA looking for different male leads We want flaws We want real I about groaned as I felt being pushed in the [...]


    • One day a flower grows out of Laurel s back Shortly thereafter she discovers she s a plant Luckily her would be boyfriend is OK with dating a plant, in fact he thinks it s kind of cool This of course raises the question as to what he was really doing with that iceberg lettuce in his room The premise of this book is whacked enough that I really should like itrry to say it just wasn t working There was a lot of talk about petals which was just creepy, and would be boyfriend even asked if he could [...]


    • 5 just like always This is about my third time rereading this book and it s never failed to give me just the perfect amount of entertainment, action, and love.


    • This is the fairy equivalent to Twilight, funny considering the fact that Stephanie Meyer blurbed it The entire book form pg 1 200 was terrible, was okay pg 200 280, and back to terrible for the next 20 pages.The Plot Just like Twilight, it was added at the last minute and was a bit cheesy Trolls trying to take over a forest C mon If you re going to write a fantasy book, then you need a better imagination than that.Characters One dimensional, no goals or purposes, exactly like Bella from Twiligh [...]


    • I was going to put three stars, but I decided only two because really, it was just okay First of all, why the heck did she title it wings No wings were involved in the making of this novel Secondly, I m sorry but it was just so ridiculously far fetched I don t mind fantasy where you re just letting it be fantasy and you re not trying to make it fit into our world But this was just STUPID Really, Pike She s a plant Wo Thirdly, this is the stupidest love triangle ever I keep hearing Tamani saying [...]


    • Wings was definitely not my cup of tea Poor characterisation, a plodding plot and unnatural dialogue did not make this a pleasant read Scoffing quite often joined my grimaces and sighs as the pages slowly turned.Laurel has to be one of the insipid protagonists in recent YA literature She s beautiful, subsides on lettuce and has a tendency to fall for guys as boring as she is She s also a faery with a blossom no this isn t a double entrendre Her worst character trait is her utter lack of intelli [...]


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