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Wings by Aprilynne Pike

This is my first review entry so lets hope I get it right!

Synopsis (from Barnes and Noble website): "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."

My Opinion: Good twist on Faerie lore, but very simplistic writing style. The beginning of the book was soooo slow. I was also very turned off by the too perfect Laurel: she's extremely thin but with all the right curves, has never had a blemish on her perfect skin, doesn't even need to use soap or shampoo, and is actually described as "she looked alot like the teens in magazines and on televison". I almost returned the book. I hate to return anything so I persevered on, and was glad I did. The last half of the book is actually really good story-wise. Writing-wise, the writing style seems more middle grade then young adult.

My Rating: B
Tags: category: young adult, genre: fantasy, xxx author last name: i-q

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