I can’t remember where I saw the first review of Aprilynne PIke’s Wings, but I immediately requested it from my library’s web site. Apparently, lots of other people had the same idea, because even after they purchased a copy, I had to wait ages until my name came to the top of the hold list. It was completely worth the wait.
Laurel has always been a little different. Homeschooled until eighth grade, raised by her medicine-spurning, herb-loving mother and bookstore owning father, Laurel has a hard time fitting in at her new high school. Not only is it the first time she’s been in public school, but she prefers to spend the majority of her time outdoors, and all of the indoor class time is stifling.
With the help of her new friend, David, Laurel begins to feel at home in her new town and school – and then she starts to change in a way that has her questioning her history and identity. Who – and what – is she?
I devoured this book. I just started it yesterday – and I couldn’t put it down! I made my daughter gasp in horror when I told her I thought it was better than Twilight, which we both loved. Aprilynne Pike has written a wonderful story and created a truly unique fantasy world, as well as given us characters to love – and a juicy love triangle. As the conflict in the story began to unfold, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to find out what was going to happen next.
The story ends with more resolution than some series fantasy I’ve read, but it still leaves a lot of questions unanswered and lots of future possibilities to explore. I was happy to discover that this is the first in a series of four – and appalled that I have to wait until next June to read the next one!