Friday, February 17, 2012

Wings (Wings #1)

Hardcover, 294 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Harper Teen 
Review by Amber I. 

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 Thoughts

Be Warned there may be some spoilers in this review. I am sure these are in most any review you read about this book, but felt the need to warn you anyways.

This is one of those books I liked enough to keep reading but it was kinda on the weird side that I found myself like "why am I reading this" I am so split with it that its been hard for me to find the words I want to describe it.

When I seen the cover and the title I assume we are going to have a book about WINGS, most likely fairy wings. Well we got the fairy bit but not so much the wing bit. Here is where a spoiler comes in... The "wings" are actually a plant growing out of her back (yes a I said that right, a plant growing out of her back. She is actually a fairy and in this world fairies really are plants. They do not bleed, (if they do its sap) have no heart beat, only eat fruits and veggies and a whole bunch of other things. Laurell is a changeling. She was left with human parents and has no clue who and what she is until the "blossom" shows up on her back!

Okay I am not going to tell you about the whole book and the whole way the fairy world works in this book. I liked it. It kept me interested, but I found a lot of it just too weird and not something I could wrap my head around. Its funny that being is a fairy is okay with me its just being a plant that I find odd. But as odd as I found it I think I am going to read the other books. Its like a car crash you want to look away but you just can't.


  1. I have this book that I got from a book signing. The author was really cool. I have not started it because it's part of a series and I have so many still on my TBR list. I had no idea about the whole plant for sharing...

  2. Aw a car crash that you can't look away from, that is a little sad. I do greatly enjoy the Wings series. Wings was a little off for me because I felt the story sounded too young but that goes away as the series continues. Plus in the second book the plant thing is there but I wouldn't say this is a huge element to the story. Over time you just expect her to blossom at a certain time of the year, it becomes an element that is not weird but pretty to the fairy culture. I hope you enjoy Spells because the author created a very beautiful fairy world in book two that is worth seeing, or reading as the case may be.

    Thanks for the great review, I hope you enjoy Spells!

  3. I am going to read it. And I hope I do enjoy it. I did enjoy this one, but well as you see somethings were just weird for me. But it wasn't bad enough for me to quit the series or anything.

  4. Hmmm, I can see why this would be very different. It's almost sci-fi different though about fairies. I've seen it about and wondered.

    Thanks for sharing your review!

  5. I thought quite the same thing. I try this one because the french cover was just awesome and the synopsis sounded nice but finally I don't think it was for me. Maybe it improves with the other books but for now I'm not going to read them, however I would be curious to read your opinion.


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