Wings (Fairy Wings #1)
But nothing could have prepared her for the day when real, working fairy wings sprout from her back. At school theres a new guy named Jak, who seems to know something she doesn't. As her world get stranger by the minute, Tamisin find...more
Wings offers a bit of a twist to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. While there are fairies, magic, and a spooky forest in both, the plots are quite different.
Tamisin was always a little different from the other girls at school. Sometimes her face would sparkle, she would dance when the moon was full, and she could see invisible goblins. A little different became A LOT different though when Tamisin sprouted wings. She was startled by this, but she did not go berserk like I would have expected.
"Theres always been something a little unusual about Tamisin. Her freckles look more like sparkles, and the full moon makes her want to dance.
But nothing could have prepared her for the day when real, working fairy wings sprout from her back. At school theres a new guy named Jak, who seems to know something she doesn't. As her world get stranger by the minute, Tamisin finds out more about herself and the fairy world."
This book was recommended to me by a friend. By the looks of the cover, I was...more
What it was, was enjoyable. It was just a sweet story about a girl who finds out that she is half fairy. I would probably have enjoyed it more if I had not just read Wings (by Aprillyne Pike), Wonderous Strange and Violet Wings. All of those were better written, more threshed out stories, and I found the "samness" that was in Wings, to echo all of those stories in varying degrees.
I got the immpression that this story woul...more
1) Tamisin: For someone who i shown and invisible world, told she is adopted, and grows wings, Tamisin is surprisingly calm. Too calm. Like to the point I was wondering if she had any human emotio...more
If I could add a h...more
Tamisin is the main character. She is always a little different then everyone around her and she doesn’t know why. She has pointed ears, “spreckles” sparkly freckles, one-day wings pop out of her back behind her shoulder blades, and she can see creatures that no one else can. Things that look like animals, with human features. When she was younger she felt compelled to...more
Though interesting at first, the book started to tick me off ab...more
I think that books about fairies are awesome.
Especially this kind of fairies. There are different types of fairies: evil fairies, psycho fairies, fairy godmothers, etc. This book's fairies seemed more in the "fairy godmother" category because they were very friendly and shrunk and sparkled and stuff.
The book is narrated through the point of views of Tamisin and Jak.
Tamisin (what an interesting name she has) has sparkles for freckles and enjoys dancing under the full moon. When Jak takes her thr...more
A young girl with wings, halflings, the Fairy Court, fey, goblins, a dash of danger, a smidgen of excitement, and a hint of romance.
Tam's reaction to having wings grow forth from her back! is something like:
My reaction would have been:
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! MOM! LookatthisitsgrowingfrommybackandithurtsandImconfusedandscaredandwhattheheckgetitoffgetitoff!!! I'm a mutant and Stryker is coming for me!"
Her reaction was kinda unbelievable. Mine is truth in my case...more
Things got better once the point of view switched away from Tamisin. I think where Baker excels is in ex...more
Jak has always been looked down upon by his uncle and cousin and all of the other kids on the island were he goes to school. Jak is a halfling, he is half goblin and half human. His mother was a cat goblin and his father was human. When his mother drops him off at his uncle's house as a chi...more
I like that the book is divided into three sections, giving you background on the two main characters and then bringing them together. The last few chapters of th...more
I would recommend this book for a 11-12 year old that likes to read or a older girl that doesn't really read that much. For everybody else, i think it would be one of those brainless reads, that you read when your brain is to fried by anot...more
In the story, Tamisin always believed that she was a little strange, with her pointed ears, sparkly freckles, and how she dances ever full moon and now, wings. Tamisin then figures out that she was adopted from a mother that didn't want her, and now needs answers. After a strange cat goblin, Jak, seems almost happy for her odd behavior, she begins to realize there is s...more
ALL IT IS.
In truth, this story is about a mary sue and a gary stu. If you are unfamiliar with the terms then please read the following:
MARY SUE: A fictional character (especially in fanfic), usually female, whose implausible talents and likeableness weaken the story
Tamisan is beautiful, has sun colored hair, sparkly freckles, gorgeous turquoise eyes, and the ability to dance...more
What I loved about Wings: A Fairy Tale was the idea of having a “human” sprouting real wing and the little details like sparkling cheeks and stuff. I loved the fantasy and the cute magical creatures. I love the creativity of the entire plot especially with the goblins. I use to think there was one type of goblins but in Wings, I was sadly mistaken. There were tons: bird goblins, raccoon goblins, etc.
Another thing I liked about...more
Tamisin loves to dance. She has ever since she was a little girl. The compulsion to dance gets stronger as the moon waxes full and on the eve of a full moon, nothing can stop her. Her parents have even had to lock the door to keep Tamisin from dancing in her pjs in the moonlight. So, it should be no surprise that Tamisin auditions and makes the dance team at her school. But the compu...more
Tamisin has always suspected she is different from other girls. She has pointy ears and sparkling freckles and sees half-human beings no one else seems to notice. Or maybe she is just crazy. But when wings sprout on her back, any lingering doubt disappears.
In search for answers to the questions her parents don’t have, Tamisin follows Jak, a mysterious boy from her school, into a parallel world where fairies and goblins live.
Soon Tamisin and Jak are fighting for their lives...more
Elizabeth was born in Buffalo, New York and spent most of the next eighteen yea...more