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Wings

By: Aprilynne Pike
Narrated by: Mandy Siegfried
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2009 Aprilynne Pike (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"Fine escapist fare, this neatly mixes the everyday with the otherworldly." (Booklist)
"In the current crop of supernatural romances, this one stands out. Silky narration...delicious escapism." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Twilight...with fairies

Not sure what to say here. It reads like a lighter take on Twilight. I did not like that book, so I do not enjoy this one. There is some potential with the story, but it definitely was written for the tween set. Apparently Miley Cyrus is tapped to play the lead character in the movie version of this novel. If you like Hannah Montana I am sure you will like this.

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Good book for young teens

It's a cute story, definitely for a young audience.

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Very Nice

Not what I expected at first, but when it finally got into the, I really loved it...

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wingy

it was the best book i reed in a long time.

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One of my favorite books

Love the story. It takes you imagination to another world. I'm just not a big fan of the voices of the characters sometimes.

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Could have been better

There were parts of the story I really enjoyed, and others that were just sappy and very unrealistic! It could have used a lot more action. Some of the voices were decent but the bad guys voice was done horribly. I will definitely be reading the next one not listening to it.

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love it!

I've read this when I was younger and finally got my hands on it again ❤️ absolutely love it!

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finished because I am a completionist

The premise was good which is why I picked it up, but the twists and turns were very predictable. I was hoping to love it, and would have if I had not expected it to be more indepth. The characters were difficult for me to care about and the main character at times was pretty"dumb" when it came to life and choices. I struggled to finish it and was glad when it ended. If I wasn't hoping so desperately that it would get better, I would have stopped listening after the first hour.
This book is good for a quicker read without having to focus fully on it. The plot was not deep and the characters were predictable. If you like a little romance that is "clean and innocent", this is a cute story.

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meh.

Definitely more for preteens. the plot was kind of unorganized and the characters are over developed too quickly making them boring. the narrator does a good job capturing her character, however her character is naive and point of view kind of stunted. Also she pronounce ylang ylang wrong and that wouldn't matter to me usually, but that's the biggest impression she made on me.

There's some action which is good, but somethings in the plot don't make sense (SPOILER ALERT: An example is it takes weeks for Laurel to even accept the thought she is a fairy even without any other explanation, and her parents take hardly any time to wonder why or how a bunch of fairies gave her a big ass diamond to save their old land.)

have to listen to the whole series as I am book trading but really hope things get better.

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Great Book!

I ausolutely love this book. I never have time to sit and read so it's great that I could listen to it.

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  • Clare
  • 11-10-10

No more vampires yay

If like me your fed up of vampires then read it. It has all the thrill of twilight but with a lead character that doesn't have depression and is believable.

My fave bit was when the two lead characters end up fighting for there life in a river.

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  • Nadia
  • 02-04-10

Wonderful debut novel

Stephenie Meyer described this book as a "remarkable debut" which I admit influenced me to give it a try. The synopsis also caught my interest. Well, now I can add my own recommendation to Stephenie's. Wings is beautifully written with strong characters. It has just the right balance of magic, danger and romance and moves at a steady pace without ever feeling dragged out or rushed. The author's fairy world is well imagined and beautifully described. This is indeed a modern fairytale of the best kind. I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel.

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  • Kelly
  • 11-21-09

A Fairy Tale With An Interesting Twist

Forget everything you know about Fairies when you read this debut novel by Aprilynne Pike, as you follow Laurel's seemingly ordinary life with a few exceptions to the routines of many teenagers and discover with her of her destiny.

Recommended hightly by Stephenie Meyer and myself by saying this is a unique twist on everything you have ever known about fairies, and beginning of what I have come to believe a four part series. Wonderfully imaginative and engrossing you will be dying like me to find out what happens next.