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Wings

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Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things. 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. Laurel's life is the very definition of normal . . . until the morning when she wakes up to discover a flower blooming from her back. As it turns out, nothing in Laurel's life is what it seems. Now, with the help of an alluring faerie sentry who holds the key to her true past, Laurel must race to save her human family from the centuries-old faerie enemies who walk among them.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 134.62 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061668052
  • 9780061668050
  • 28,240

Review quote

The book has a nice mix of danger and romance, with well-developed characters and a quick-moving plot. --School Library Journal"show more

Review Text

"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 sagashow more

Rating details

65,127 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 32% (20,631)
4 30% (19,455)
3 25% (16,232)
2 9% (6,011)
1 4% (2,798)

Our customer reviews

This story is really a must read for the fantastic and fairies' lovers :D I love this book and now I am going to buy the second book of this saga :)show more
by Patricia Raquel Matos da Silva
A nice quick, simple, lovely read involving fantasy, romance, action and thrill; a book that I would suggest to anyone :)show more
by Christina
What happens when you find out that you are different. Not just a little different but really DIFFERENT?! 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? I really loved this book. It had everything: love, chases, close escapes, dramatic choices, and lots of magic. The writing was very good, and at some points I had to put down the book just because I was so nervous for the characters, which for me means that I was totally involved in the story. Laurel is someone who I would want to be my best friend. David is also fantastic. He is what I would love to meet and have in my life. He is accepting, brave, and extremely helpful. Tamani is strong, intense, and sexy! What a choice! I highly recommend this series. It is fun and very believable. Go now and buy your copy of WINGS! *Gold Star Award Winner!show more
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