Saturday, July 24, 2010

Review: Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Published: May 1st 2009 by HarperTeen
Hardcover, 294 pages 
Isbn13: 9780061668036




















Goodreads Summary
 
"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."


My Take: 

This was an ok read. It showed me a side of fairies i have never read before. I like the "science" behind it all! It was unique in some ways, but cringe worthy in others.

Don't ask me why, but it reminded me of Artemis Fowl. Not a bad thing, I just keep on seeing cartoony characters, which kind of put me off.

The plot was also a bit meh....

But other than that, the story really flowed well, and it kept me busy :P

*Spoilers*

I'm not sure I like the whole, I don't know who to choose part. Maybe I'm just tired of the scenario.

My Questions:

Where is the plot?

Does Laurel actually have a personality?

Where are the wings?!?


It seems Miley Cyrus is going to play Laurel in the movie..... That is the last person I thought looked like her.... I hope they are not serious?


Favourite Quote:

"There's always someone who secretly believes in myths and legends; or at least parts of them. Those are the people who will look beyond the obvious and see things in this world that are truly wonderful... But they won't say anything, even if they do. Because the rest of us who view the world as logical and scientific wouldn't see the truth if it was posted up on a billboard. "
 

Link to the Author: 

http://www.aprilynnepike.com/

Videos that will make you want to read this series:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iPbbjJEW1E&feature=player_embedded

My Rating:

5/10

Next Instalment:

Spells by Aprilynne Pike










 

Might read it.... 

5 comments:

Euphoria13 said...

I kinda felt the same way about the Who do i choose cliche.

And i agree about the Milay Cyrus thing. I really hope its a rumor. She doesn't look anything like Laurel! Or at least the way i imagined her!

I hope to read Spells soon, maybe it will be better then Wings.

Lu said...

Yea I hope spells is better, but I'm not going to pick it up in a hurry.

Liz said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog on the hop! I hope you have a great weekend as well :)

Selva Kumar R said...

Hi Lu! Thanks for stopping by my blog. You said that this book reminds Artemis Fowl to you...Now I'm reading Book 2 of Artemis Fowl.

Have a great day!

Jo said...

I really appreciate the honesty of your review. I actually liked this book when I read it (when it first came out), but haven't read Spells just yet.

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