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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780061668036
  • ISBN-10: 0061668036
  • Publisher: Harper Teen
  • Publish Date: May 2009
  • Page Count: 294
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-UP

Series: Aprilynne Pike (Hardcover)

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Books > > Fantasy - General
Books > > Legends, Myths, Fables - Arthurian
Books > > Romance - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 53.
  • Review Date: 2009-05-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

Pike's debut novel—a faerie story with a touch of Arthurian legend—offers a botanical twist on the genre. Laurel Sewell, the new girl in town, discovers a strange “zit” on her back, which blooms into a flower. With the help of her friend and growing love interest, David, with whom she entrusts this information, Laurel finds out that she is a faerie, and that faeries are really highly evolved plants (Pike gives readers hints: Laurel prefers to have lunch outside and eats little besides vegetables and Sprite). Tamani, her sexy faerie guardian, completes the love triangle, as he protects Laurel from encroaching dark forces and fills in the blanks about her past. As Laurel and David never muster much chemistry, her rocky journey of self-discovery is the main draw (“It makes me want to go home and go to sleep and wake up to find that all of this is a dream. That the flower, the bump, even public school never happened”). Pike's novel mythology should win fans for this book, billed as the first in a series. Ages 12–up. (May)

 
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