Thursday, May 28, 2009

Book Review: Wings

I'm filling in for Kasie today. She is having major computer issues, lets send happy thoughts her way!!

I liked Christine's book review idea so much I had to jump on the band wagon. The one thing that we writers need is people willing to talk about our books to as many people as possible. We need to be willing to talk about the books we read and help promote our fellow mormon mommy writers. Today I'm going to review Wings by Aprilynne Pike. I was lucky enough to attend her book signing (She is really nice, BTW). Wings just recently made the NY Times #1 bestseller spot. YEAH, Aprilynne!! Here's the summary:
Aprilynne Pike's best-selling debut, Wings, is the first of four books about a seemingly ordinary girl named Laurel who discovers she is a faerie sent among humans to guard the gateway to Avalon. When Laurel is thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she's torn between a human and a faerie love, as well as her loyalties to each world. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever. From HarperTeen.

Book Review
by Nikki Wilson
Wings is a story for youth who demand more stories like Twilight. While there are no vampires in this book, the writing style is similar in that it gives a more realistic feel, (besides the fact that it's about Faeries). Youth and adults are responding to this style of writing where the characters aren't the normal heroine types. They feel more like real people. In Wings, Laurel finds herself changing as she reaches high school, but unfortunately for her, they aren't normal changes. She has to decide how she feels about who she really is. Can she embrace her differences? The visions of faeries in this book is so unique and original, you can't help but stand up and applaude Aprilynne's stroke of genius.

To learn more about Aprilynne Pike and her book Wings, click here to visit her blog.


  1. Thanks for another book review. I love adding to my future reading list and this sounds just like my kind of book!

  2. Great Book Review. I've heard a lot of good things about "Wings", but haven't purchased it yet. Now I won't be able to resist the temptation. Thanks Nikki.

    And hope you get your computer fixed, Kasie.

  3. I already have this on my reading list, but I haven't gotten to it yet.

  4. I've heard good things about this book. Liked your review. I just reviewed the most awesome crafter’s cabinet from The Original Scrapboxand I wanted to tell you about it! Stop by
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  5. Wings was one of three books waiting for me when I got home from my trip, and the first one I read. Loved it. Can't wait for number two.



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