Author: Aprilynne Pike
Series: Wings #1
Genres: YA Fantasy
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Date: May 5, 2009
Publisher: Harper Teen
Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things. 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.
Laurel’s life is the very definition of normal… until the morning when she wakes up to discover a flower blooming from her back. As it turns out, nothing in Laurel’s life is what it seems. Now, with the help of an alluring faerie sentry who holds the key to her true past, Laurel must race to save her human family from the centuries-old faerie enemies who walk among them.
I really liked the fantasy aspect of this story. The fantasy world was fresh and different. I had a really hard time with the 15 year old seeming like she was much older than 15 and having an adult type relationship. I think readers who love the "Twlight" kind of romance would enjoy it and fantasy readers will enjoy the fantasy part. I was slightly dissapointed by how quickly the story resolved after how much time was spent building.