Review: Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

  • Pub. Date: May 5, 2009
  • Publisher: Harper Teen
  • Pages: 304
  • Series: Wings #1

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.


Darn love triangle! That's my first thought when it comes to this book, I thoroughly enjoyed it don't get me wrong but the love triangle made me knock it down a star. I've seen a few authors pull them off very well but in this one nope sorry David was a bust for me. I felt no chemistry between him and Laurel. Now Tamani, loved him the chemistry was there spot on between the two. I seriously wish David didn't exist...oh well.

I'm sure this book has been reviewed to death so I'll be keeping this one short.

So this was a new take on faeries for me. Seriously faeries being referred to as plants? At first I thought it was kind of strange maybe even weird and then somewhere along the pages I thought it was the coolest thing ever because of how original the idea was. And then there was the flower petals growing out of Laurels back,the way it was described in my twisted little mind I thought it was beautiful :)

I already told you my feelings on David so moving on to Tamani. Intense..passionate those are the two words that come to mind when describing him, I can't get enough of him. He was overall one of the more interesting characters in the book period. As for Laurel I liked her but she didn't wow me mainly because I felt a little disconnected with her character. She was still a decent character and hopefully she grows on me more in the next book.

Overall I really liked it and I can't wait to get the next book in the mail soon so I can see what happens next especially with Tamani. I personally think his character outshined every other character in the book.


  1. Loved this book I wish the series was longer than 4 books though!

    1. I was wondering how many books there was going to be...i'm actually glad I waited to read the series now I wont have to wait around for the books :)

  2. I'm so jealous of everyone who seems to enjoy this series so much. When I read it, I sadly didn't feel a lot for these characters even though I liked Tamani. Great review though and I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the series! :)

    Fictional Distraction

    1. Even though I enjoyed this one I know what you mean there have been a few hyped up books that it felt like everyone around me loved and I was the odd one out. Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Hmm, the love triangle sounds like something I won't enjoy, but the original use of faeries is nice. I might give it a try :)

  4. I'm glad I saw you review. I have the last book in this series and I wasn't sure if I should pick up the others. I think I'll give this series a try.


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