Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wings By: Aprilynne Pike

Laurel has always been a little different from the people around her. She was left on the doorsteps of her parents when she was a baby and luckily they took her in and raised her as their own. In high school she develops a lump on her back that one day blooms into a very beautiful, very large flower. With the help of her friend David she slowly starts to piece together what she is.
Through the story she meets Tamani, a fairy guard that has been watching over her and protecting her in the background her entire life. He helps her understand life as a fairy and introduces her to others like her.
Things don't stay safe and fun for long when Trolls attack.
I loved this book. It took fairies and made them more of the top of the food chain in the plant kingdom, much as humans are for the animal kingdom. Aprilynne also let us see the four fairy kingdoms and instead of seely or unseely they are broken up into the seasons and each has a specific job or special abilities.
This is the first book in a series of four books.
Read in May 2009

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like different but potentially interesting take on fairy lore! Nice review. :)