Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Thursday, 20 October 2011
Laurel has always lived as an ordinary girl - but now something is happening to her. Something magical.
In this enchanting tale of magic, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

Publishers: HarperCollins
Publishing Year: 2009
Pages: 400
Genre: YA Romance
Recommended Age: 11+
Source: Library
Rating: 5/5

When I saw this in my school library, I don't know why, but I just had to have it. I think part of me went, oh look at that pretty cover! but another part of me really wanted it for some reason, and yesterday, when I was browsing through my old posts I came across it in one of my wishlists posts! I am glad to say that this book didn't disappoint. I loved it!
I loved the storyline, characters, the writing style, just everything!
The storyline included faeries and I was actually quite excited about that part, since I'd never read a novel with faeries in it, and what the synopsis states is true, faeries are not what you think they are going to be in this novel!
The characters are well written and play great parts in the story, but my favourites probably have to be Laurel (the main character) and Tamani. Laurel had just the right personality and I really liked her from the start. She's brave, loyal and a faery! I do not really want to go into much detail about Tamani, because if I do I will probably reveal spoilers.

I give this 5/5 because I just found it a great read. I really, really, really hope you will read this, I would say it is a must! I'm actually going to order the sequels, that is how good it is!

Rachel xx :)

PS: To everyone out there that has read this book, are you Team David or Team Tamani? I'm Team Tamani! :D


  1. I keep on seeing this book in my library too, but now I HAVE to read it! Brill review :)

  2. I've never heard of this before, it sounds great!

  3. Hi Rachel,

    My name is William Dye. I wrote a novel called Mungus that is available in paperback, on the Kindle, and on the Nook (99 cents in the ebook format). I was wondering if you would be interested in reviewing it. It is a young adult fantasy novel of about 70,000 words. The story centers around a young orphan named Walter Higgins who goes down to a planet that he is unfamiliar with, called Mungus. Please send me an email if you are interested.

    Thank you,

  4. I've heard good things about this book. One of my friends is so looking forward to reading it! I like the cover! It's very pretty!! Thank you for sharing such an honest review!!!

    Books For All Seasons

  5. Hiiiii, i have this book, and the second, and am wanting the thrid for christmas :D I havent read all of the first two yet... but i LOVED tamani in the first one.... he was so intrguing and different and so perfect for laurel :D ps... im now following your blog... please follow my blog at If it doesen't seem quite your scene, I am planning to do a book review soon , thanks, leah :D

  6. HI Rachel,

    I really enjoyed yout book review and will definitely be reading this book! I was also wondering whether you would have any interest in reviewing my book called Angel Evolution which seems to be right up your alley. Anywhere if you are interested, check out my blog at or e-mail me at Thanks!!

    David EStes

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  8. RESENT: book review request by award-winning author

    Dear Rachel,

    I'm an award-winning author with a new book of fiction. Ugly To Start
    With is a series of thirteen interrelated stories about teen life
    published by West Virginia University Press in November
    of 2011.

    Can I interest you in reviewing it?

    I wrote to you this past fall, but lost much of my AOL mail from that
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    Perhaps you now have more time to consider a book review or Q&A?

    My book's only 160 pages short. The writing is easy and open, and all
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    My short stories have appeared in more than seventy-five literary journals, including North American Review, The Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and The Chattahoochee Review. Twice I have been nominated for The Pushcart Prize. My short story "The Scratchboard Project" received an honorable mention in The Best American Short Stories 2007.

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  9. Hiya, this looks like a great book! I'm going to have to try it sometime!

    Jessica from Booked Up!

    :) xxx


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