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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.

Publisher: [New York] : PerfectBound, 2009.
ISBN: 9780061859083
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.


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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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Jul 19, 2017

Just graduated high school and a friend suggested we read series that we couldn't indulge in because of all the reading we were already doing in IB. Although it was a great idea, reading a story about teens falling in love and all that drama just doesn't sit right with me anymore because they're underclassmen to me. Shipping 15-16 yo feels wrong as an 18 yo. Plus I know what high school is really like. However, the fanatasy aspect of this book, and series, is compelling! I love Avalon and it's by far what made me finish the series because the human world just isn't as fascinating in comparison. I would recommend it for those 12 to 16. It's an easy read. For those my age, there are quite a few lol moments because of how cheesy teen novels are. But it's a decent book/series nonetheless. I only wish I had picked it up in 6th grade instead of college freshman.

I recommend this book because : When I started reading it, I couldn't put it down.

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Feb 07, 2017

I just finished reading this series and it was my favorite series of all time!!!!!! I wish that she had wrote more in this series. :'(

Jul 04, 2015

the perfect summer read!!

Jan 04, 2015

it was my first book that i read in english, i was really good, and it is easy to understand.

Feb 22, 2014

I thought the beginning was not very good, but it got better as the book went on. I liked the concept and new ideas it brought to light.

Nov 22, 2013

Beginnings are hard. While I don't think that Pike mastered it in Wings, I did enjoy the book and the beautiful, detailed world that she created.

InspiringAngel4 May 15, 2013

Awsome book. It gives me faith concerning fairytails might be true maybe the world would be a bit more magical if they existed. Perfectly written in the 1st person and characters nicely described.

hana9 May 11, 2013

When I first read this book, I was already hooked. Very detailed, and spoken truly from the 1st person point of view. Loved every page.

JewelMcLatchy Apr 30, 2013

Really enjoyed this first book in a series of 4. To add to an earlier comment from someone else - yes, it is somewhat similar to the E.D. Baker book (I've read it as well), but that one was more for a younger audience (older children to tweens), this one is definitely for teens and +.

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Jun 18, 2015

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.

Dec 10, 2009

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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Jul 13, 2012

" Thank you for that glimmer of hope, however fleeting."
Tamani to Laurel page 290


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