WingseBook - 2009
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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0Charlie Nov 05, 2009
Enjoyable read for fantasy fans. Readable for teens and adults. A good sense of the mythology behind the action.
Jess_library Aug 06, 2009
For fans of Melissa Marr and Frewin Jones, comes the story of Laurel, a not-so-ordinary girl who finds a lump growing between her shoulders - a lump that will become a pair of petal-like wings. Aprilynne Pike offeres us an original take on faeries that is sure to delight readers of urban fantasy.
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this series is one of my favorites. it about a girl that finds out that is not human and is actually a fairy, and she finds out thought a mysteries guy that lives in the forest near her old farm house, i will say that you instantly fall in love with the character tamani at least i did. with the help of her friend daivd, laurel gets the answers to all her question.
When laurel moves away her life turns upside down when she gets this lump on her back that keeps growing. She keeps hoping that it will go away, until one day it does!, but unfortunatley in it's place are huge flower petals growing from her back! She manages to hide them, but goes to a friend for help. They find out that she is a flower! No joke! She goes back to her old house for details were she finds out she is a fairy. Now she has to fight trolls and go through alot more than just trying to fit in at school to save her family and protect a gateway to Avalon. A lengendary place of nature and beauty where the fairies live.
Laurel finds herself in public school for the first time when she is a sophomore. 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 best friend.
As she is getting settled into her new life, she gets a bump on her back - which grows bigger and bigger until she sprouts a pretty blue blossom. This blossom makes her look like she has wings.
She manages to hide it from her family and the people at school, but she and David begin to investigate. He looks at cells of her blossom and her cheeks and comes to the conclusion that she is made of plant cells.
Laurel goes back to her cabin home in search of answers. There she meets Tamani, a gorgeous young man who tells her that she is a fairy. She has been helping the fairies guard a secret that is by her cabin home.
Later, her dad takes ill and Laurel and David risk their lives fighting trolls, who are trying to acquire Laurel's forest home. These trolls are scary! They are big, strong, and the main one is smart.
WINGS is the first of four books, and it leaves us with Laurel living two different lives. Should she go back to her fairy life with Tamani, or stay and guard her adoptive parents and be with David, who Laurel also has feelings for?
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