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Aprilynne Pike's Wings Series - A Review

Updated on February 3, 2014

Ok, so I'm writing a review about the whole Wings series, and I'm a guy. Now before you start raising eyebrows at me, just note that I don't like romance novels, and is definitely not the reason I liked this book by Aprilynne Pike. While I do believe this book was written more for a female audience, it had just enough action and suspense that I appreciated it also.

The story starts out with Laurel just beginning her first day at a public school. Being homeschooled all her life up to this point, Laurel understandably would rather not go. However she meets David and they quickly become great friends, and school begins to feel a little easier to bear. Throughout the first half of the book, it is obvious that Laurel is something different from the subtle hints the author shares. For example, she doesn't get hungry very often, and when she does eat, it's usually some fruit or vegetable accompanied sometimes with a sprite. Also, she doesn't feel comfortable inside, and prefers to sit by the windows where natural light comes through.

Then she starts getting a strange bump on her back, which in a few days turns into a beautiful flower. Of course, Laurel is horrified and hides it from everyone, however she soon feels the need to tell somebody and so finally tell her boyfriend David. Afterward, when she returns to the land where she grew up, she is approached by another of her kind (Tamini) who tells her what she really is, a fairy.

What are these fairies?

I won't go into details about them so I won't destroy the excitement of discovering the world this author has created, but just to avoid some disappointments, I will tell you that the fairies in Aprilynne's books aren't really like the fairies we see in the movies and common folklore.

For instance Laurel can't fly like tinkerbell, nor is she quite as small either. In fact, the "wings" behind her back is really a flower, which is how they reproduce, and they can live quite normally around humans without arousing any suspicions. However, like tinkerbell, the fairies can still do some magic. But enough told, you'll have to discover the rest for yourself. Hope you have a happy time reading!

This book reminds me of...

This series reminds me very much of the Twilight series. No, they don't have vampires and werewolves. And Laurel isn't this normal lady (like Bella) who falls in love with a supernatural being (she herself isn't human, and falls in love with a human). But the whole series follows a very similar plotline as Twilight, and I think anyone who read both series will agree with me.

Wings is also like Twilight in one other way I deem important, Wings a book that I think both genders will love. Like I said before, it has enough action, (especially the last book, Destined) to keep guys enthused also, especially if their book worms like me! With that being said, I don't think I liked the book quite a much as my sister. She read the whole series in four days, but it took me 4 weeks to complete the series myself!

Here are the other four books of the series...

This is the section where you can write either your own review of the Wings Series or just write down your thought about this book and article. Just so you know, I've allowed html in the comment section, so you can bold or italicize or link to a relevant page of your own. However, please don't abuse this, because I do approve comments before they appear and will remove html if it becomes to much of a problem, Thanks for your understanding!


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      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      It speaks well of the author that readers outside of their target audience enjoy the book. Saw your book review post in the forum. Thought I'd stop by. Great review of the book.

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      4 years ago

      This sounds like a series my daughter would enjoy.

    • takkhisa profile image


      4 years ago

      It is an interesting review! I would like to read this series.

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      4 years ago

      I haven't heard of this series either, am I living under a rock? I will have to check it out and let you know how I like it! Thanks for the review.

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      4 years ago

      It's totally new to me,i wish i can start reading right now.

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Well done lens. I'd never heard of this one, but I'll check it out now that i've read your review.

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      Renee Dixon 

      4 years ago from Kentucky

      I've never heard of this series but it looks great! I'll have to check and see if our library has it -will be going there later :) Thanks!


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