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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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 153 x 207 x 27mm | 390g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061668036
  • 9780061668036
  • 527,195

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"Aprilynne Pike's WINGS is a remarkable debut; the ingenuity of the mythology is matched only by the startling loveliness with which the story unfolds."--Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga
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73,529 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 32% (23,265)
4 30% (21,890)
3 25% (18,226)
2 9% (6,844)
1 4% (3,304)

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Laurel is just your average teenage girl; ok, so she has the looks of a model, the grace of a bird, is up with the sun and has weird (healthy) eating habits, but she is still normal. Right? One morning Laurel wakes to find a zit, her first zit, right in the middle of her back. Although a bit disgusted she also a little relieved, it was normal for teenagers to get zits. But as the days go buy the zit does not disappear, instead it is growing bigger. At some stage Laurel has to admit that this is no normal zit, its something else. At first Laurel is convinced it is a tumour, she has cancer. But as the thing gets bigger and finally reveals itself, Laurel now knows it is not a tumour. But she is not so sure that this is any better. With the help of her friend David, Laurel is about to learn a lot more about herself then she ever knew before. Laurel is not human, she is a fairy. And she is not the only one. There is a whole other world that Laurel is about to learn about, a world of magic and beauty, but also of danger and old enemies. Laurel has to learn to live between two worlds, the world of humans and the world of fairies. This is highlighted between her feeling of being torn between her two friends, a human David and a fairy Tamani; the two boys for whom Laurel has feelings for. It is a story of fairies as you've never seen them before, full of charm, mystery, adventure and excitement. A highly entertaining book that stirs the imagination and leaves you with a sense of wonder. Wings is the first of four books to be published in this new series. I loved this story and not just because it is about fairies. It is a beautiful and warm story that manages to remain innocent despite its violence. A highly recommended read and a stunning debut more
by Larissa McGrath
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