Wings
Aprilynne Pike
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Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM By Aprilynne Pike

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.
  • Title: Wings
  • Author: Aprilynne Pike
  • ISBN: 9780061859083
  • Page: 363
  • Format: ebook

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Kat Kennedy Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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' [...]
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Arlene Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 flowe [...]
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Katya Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
*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, [...]
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Kristina Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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.
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Ceilidh Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 t [...]
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Avis Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 ew [...]
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Robin Hobb Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 [...]
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Kristi Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 g [...]
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Julie Kagawa Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 more 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
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Jessica Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 [...]
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J. Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 more.
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Demo Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 th [...]
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April (Aprilius Maximus) Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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
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Lissa Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 fir [...]
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Jennifer Wardrip Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 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 [...]
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Ashwood, 불 Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
"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 :)
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Debbie Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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!
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Sara Larson Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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
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Mizuki Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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' [...]
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Laurel Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
I heard this book really, really stinksThe main character has my nameNo one fucks up my name and GETSAWAYWITHIT.
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Amy Plum Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
I love the very original (for me) faerie mythology that Pike has created in this book. And have to say I'm Team Tamani.
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Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 t [...]
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Stacia (the 2010 club) Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 [...]
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Ian Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 c [...]
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Caitlin L Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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.
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Gwenyth Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 T [...]
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Faith Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 Taman [...]
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Adele Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 PM
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 more 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 [...]
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Wings By Aprilynne Pike 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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