Wings (Wings #1)
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Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautifultoo 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.
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I lasted 24 pages because that's all my sanity could take.
Laurel is a magazine-beautiful, waif-like teenager who leaves homeschooling in grade 10 in order to begin her high school career.
And that's when the story stops making sense. Not that the above makes any sense either. Models in magazines aren' ...more
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"Don't worry. I'll keep my distance from your blossom. I know whose petals I'm allowed to get into and whose I'm not. *he inhaled deeply* Mmmmm. As fabulous as you smell, your petals are off limits to me."
Whoaaaaaaaaa!! Get your mind out of the gutter! This is a YA book about fairie flowers ...more
It reminds me of The Hills Have Eyes. Everyone told me how amazingly scary and jarring that movie was, and that I would get nightmares just by watching the credits at the start. Needless to say, I was less than enthusiastic, so I thought nothing more of it.
A while back I called my then-boyfriend and suggested we hang out. He said he'd be over in half an hour, and he'd bring movies with him. I thought, "goodie!" because let's face it; it's the summer, a ...more
Roommate: What happened to you?
Kate: Fell through too many plotholes.
You know, at least in one aspect, the caption doesn't lie: You do get a different viewpoint on faeries (fairies?). As for the magic, intrigue, romance and danger, I didn't get much on that, and the extraordinary bit kind of slipped me as well.
Good things first - the novel is short and reads easy. You're not given too much time to groan and despair over the things you hate. I admit, ...more
I’m a huge fan of the Faery/Fairy/Fae... (was it is really?) genre, or rather sub-genre. I wasn’t surprised that I really liked this novel. Sensational plot line, really different than anything I’ve read. The first part of the novel moved a little slow for me. But once I became fully engrossed in the world that Pike created, I couldn’t get thro ...more
Alright guys, I’m throwing in the towel. I just can’t get over the fact that the girl has a giant flower growing out of her back. Ew. I mean, eeeew. Yeah, and then there are some things that just plain annoy me. Dialogues like this one for example:
...It took her a few seconds to find her voice.
"Who are you?"
He paused and studied her with a strange, unflinching look in his eyes.
"Well?" Laurel prompted.
"You don’t know me, do you?" He asked.
Um, I don’t know about ...more
No, seriously, what the hell was that?!
This book makes less sense than Spongebob Squarepants. Oh, yeah, you heard me right.
This fucking book makes less sense than a cartoon about a sponge who makes burgers for a crab under water, has a pet snail and can't pass a driving test to save his life.
So, Wings is about this chick called Laurel and her life is so frickin' hard guys. She had to move to another house, has to go to smelly-jelly ew ...more
Pike's first book did not please me, nor did it downright disappoint me. It was simply mediocre.
Aprilynne Pike's WINGS is a remarkable debut; the ingenuity of the mythology is matched only by the startling loveliness with which the story unfolds.
Guess who said that?
How lovely. She would enjoy this. Her tastes a ...more
Although Laurel is a TERRIBLE heroine, and I went into this book with quite low expectations (see my 'morbid curiosity shelf, reserved for books I have heard terrible things about but still have a desire to read) and the only reason I picked it up was because I saw it on the shelf in my local library... I actually enjoyed the book.
What happens when you find out that you are different. Not just a little different but really DIFFERENT?!
Laurel finds herself in public school for the first time when she is a sophomore. She has been homeschooled in a small cabin in the forest. Her parents moved to Crescent City, in Northern California, about an hour away from her cabin to open a bookstore.
At her high school Laurel meets David, and he invites her to join his group of friends. He a ...more
Wings was a fast and enjoyable read. I was struggling with how to rate it, though, as I'm somewhere between "Liked it" and "Really liked It".
This is a debut novel by Aprilynne Pike and has an endorsement by Stephenie Meyer as "A Remarkable Debut". While not quite remarkable for me, it was certainly a good enough start to a series that I am interested to read the next book.
If you want to read a twist on the faerie story, and if you enjoy love triangles, then you may want to check t ...more
The premise of this book is whacked enough that I really should like it...sorry to say it just wasn't working. There was a lot of talk about petals which was just creepy, and would be boyfriend even asked if ...more
Sure, cocky, perfect guys have completely saturated the market, leaving us lovers of YA looking for different male leads. We want flaws. We want real. I about groaned as I felt being pushed ...more
The concept was interesting and, since I knew it beforehand, I could spot some of the foreshadowing in the first few chapters and appreciate it. As something of a biology nerd, I appreciated that part... but that was really the best part of the whole book, and those who didn't get the basic idea spoiled for them beforehand won't even have that to enjoy.
The Plot: Just like Twilight, it was added at the last minute and was a bit cheesy. Trolls trying to take over a forest? C'mon. If you're going to write a fantasy book, then you need a better imagination than that.
Characters: One-dimensional, no goals or purposes, exactly like Bella from T ...more
Laurel has to be one of the more insipid protagonists in recent YA literature. She's beautiful, subsides on lettuce and has a tendency to fall for guys as boring as she is. She's also a faery with a blossom (no this isn't a double entrendre). Her worst character trait is her utter lack ...more
|Tamani?!? or David?!?||142||210||Mar 01, 2016 08:01PM|
|YA Buddy Readers'...: Wings (Wings #1) by Aprilynne Pike - Starting February 1st 2016||26||15||Feb 09, 2016 02:19AM|
|David or Tamani?||194||389||Dec 31, 2015 08:57AM|
|They should so make a movie about this series||7||26||Nov 13, 2015 03:57PM|
|TPBM||12||19||Aug 11, 2015 12:46PM|
|Anyone else dislike David??||9||39||Jan 22, 2015 10:38PM|
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Tamani rolled his eyes. "David again?"
Laurel bristled. "He's my friend. My best friend."
"Not your boyfriend?"
"No. I mean...no."
Tamani stared at her for several seconds. "So the position's still open?"
Laurel rolled her eyes. "We are so not having this conversation.”