Review- Wings Series #1-3 (Wings, Spells, Illusions)
By Aprilynne Pike
I started reading this series because I won an ARC of Destined and just absolutely fell in love with this series. It is uniquely original and funny. The mythology of the fairies is wonderful and very creative. As well that it has some of the best characters who are well developed and so easily connectable. So let me stop singing my praises for this series. I am currently reading the last book Destined and once I finish it I will have a separate review on that. My review will be at the bottom I am not going to separate each books review just because I read them altogether and can't really separate the books in my head. *When I reach 50 followers I am thinking of having a giveaway what book should I giveaway?* Maybe all of this series as an ebook or should I do a print book giveaway I'm not sure what book though.*
First Book In The Series- Wings
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.
Second Book In The Series- Spells
"I can't just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I can't ‘steal' you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you'll ask," Tamani said.
"And if I don't?" Laurel said, her voice barely above a whisper.
"Then I guess I'll be waiting forever."
Although Laurel has come to accept her true identity as a faerie, she refuses to turn her back on her human life—and especially her boyfriend, David—to return to the faerie world.
But when she is summoned to Avalon, Laurel's feelings for the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani are undeniable. She is forced to make a choice—a choice that could break her heart.
Third Book In The Series- Illusions
"I don't do patrols, I don't go hunting, I just stick close to you. You live your life. I'll keep you safe," Tamani said, sweeping a lock of hair from her face. "Or die trying."Laurel hasn't seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice.
But just as life returns to normal, Laurel realizes that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side will prevail.
When I first started this book series I already knew it was about fairies but I was still freaked out when Laurel started sprouting a giant flower from the middle of her back. But other than that weirdness I really loved the mythology of these fairies. The season in which they are born dictates the powers they have which makes Winter fairies rare and Spring very common. Laurel is a fall fairy but I always wished she was a Winter just to give her a little more importance. Like how Harry Potter is always the best wizard and the bravest. Also I enjoyed that they had many twists on Human common knowledge like Camelot and Shakespeare.
At first I was very odded out by Tamani but I quickly fell in love with his character. I just got so annoyed at how Laurel treats him, like a damn door mat. He dedicted his whole life to her and how does she repay him by staying with David.
I liked David in the beginning when they were just friends then he just got annoying when they started going out. My favorite part was when she broke up with him which left perfect room for Tamani. I think David and Chelsea would be a good couple though.
I knew something was up with Klea and Yuki. Nothing happens by coincidence ever. I also had it out for Yuki trying to steal Laurel's one true love Tamani!
So Illusions ends with a bang Yuki is a winter fairy and there are Trolls coming. I started destined so I'm not sure where exactly one ends and the other begins!
I enjoyed this series so far! Have you read it did you like it? What should I do for 50 followers?