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Spells (Wings #2)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  27,601 ratings  ·  1,704 reviews
Six months have passed since Laurel saved the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Now she must spend her summer there, honing her skills as a Fall faerie. But her human family and friends are still in mortal danger--and the gateway to Avalon is more compromised than ever.

When it comes time to protect those she loves, will she depend on David, her human boyfriend, for he...more
Paperback, 426 pages
Published April 29th 2010 by HarperCollins Children's Books (first published July 23rd 2009)
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Library Lady
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Haleema
I picked up this book simply because I wanted to know what happened to these Mary Sues. I had no interest in the plot. I had no interest in the story itself. And because I would enjoy a good laugh.

I didn't.

This was so bad that it didn't even let me laugh at its stupidity. It was that stupid.

First of all, Pike's writing is exactly like Meyer's. They both describe the most irrelevant things. They both have an adjective for every noun on each freaking page. It bothers me to complete death.

Secon...more
Heidi
What a way to leave a girl hanging. Aprilynne Pike has now mastered the cliff hanger ending, right down to the last paragraph! Man, now how do I possibly wait until 2011 for Illusions?

This was a great novel from Aprilynne Pike. I really enjoyed the building of characters and the glimpse into the life of Laurel before she was "human". The world of faerie according to Aprilynne is fascinating, and she really gets me thinking about how Laurel's character might change the faerie world some day.

Now,...more
Ashley Lavering
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Lissa
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Lyndsey Rushby
In the sequel to Wings, a year has passed for Laurel who found out that she was a faerie. Although she completely accepts who and what she is, she refuses to turn her back on the life that she has always known, her life with human parents and friends. This is causing a few problems in Avalon as Laurel really needs to learn what it means to be a real faerie and Tamani begins to show his true feelings.

After spending the whole summer relearning her magic in Avalon, Laurel knows she cannot hide her...more
Bookish♥Sarah

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Okay, seriously, just pack my suitcases right now. I am moving to Avalon!

Spells begins a number of months after the events of Wings. The time has come for Laurel to depart from her "normal" life to the academy in Avalon, where she will be taught what it means to be a Fall faerie.

Laurel struggles with learning all of the things she missed and has forgotten while "posing" as a human. She isn't sure what to make of just about any of her...more
Karyn
May 09, 2010 Karyn rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teens
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Brianna
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Reading Teen
Ugh! I hate doing negative reviews! Sometimes I don't even know if I should write them or not because I just feel so bad for the author. I've Tweeted with Aprilynn a couple of times, and I think she's such a sweet person, so that makes this even harder.....however......I was really disappointed with this book. There, I said it.

Even though I thought Wings was a little strange (it just sounds weird that the Faeries are plants and they keep talking about Laurel's blossom), I did actually enjoy it....more
Sandra
Mar 15, 2012 Sandra rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Sandra by: Sally
These books are fairly quick reads, yet this one took me ages. I often couldn't be bothered to pick it up, because I feel the story lacked a lot of polishing. The idea of Avalon is nice, but if you support its claims of awesomeness by putting down A Midsummer Night's Dream, Camelot, and even Eve, all without any sufficient explanation, you get me very annoyed. There are tidbits of a background, that are not built on at all and destroys the source material it so hard tries to work with.

Also Laure...more
J.
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Laura
Okay, so if you've read my review on the first book "wings" you would've never read this book. It is so stupid I can't even beleive I read it.
Okay, so Laurel is so hard done by because she is soooooo "special" and she's the best fairy and all of that crap. Okay, now what? Again, with that boy/boy/girl realtionship, or the two-guys-one-girl thing, it just makes the whole book twice as stupid (can't swear that bad on this thing
Okay, so next thing. Laurel is such a complainer, and a whiner I just...more
Krystle
Here’s another crack at this series. And it was pretty much what I expected.

Laurel was so annoying in this whole indecisive I can’t choose where I want to be sort of melodrama that pervades the entire book. Worst still is this whole love triangle. She knowingly cheats on David, and he knows she goes to the fairy world to see Tamani. I don’t know about you but that does not scream healthy relationship to me. Especially when they all get up in arms about it. Woman should just pick a side and stick...more
Starry
Laurel and David make out. A lot. Honestly, it felt like every few pages Laurel and David were making out, and it got pretty nauseating after awhile. I liked David just fine after reading "Wings," but after "Spells," I don't know how anyone could be Team David. All of the Laurel/David chemistry from "Wings" vanished, so every time they spewed lovey words and kissed, it felt really strange and forced. I like a good romance as much as the next girl, but I was SO tired of the make out sessions by t...more
◕ ◡ ◕  Arooj
Why can't I stop screaming and crying?!
Why?
WHY?!?

Oh, I know. BECAUSE OF TAMANI.

The Good
- I loved Avalon! It was amazing. I love it when faerie books actually take place in their faerie land. I've read many versions of it but the Avalon in this book was very creative. I also learned a lot about the faerie hierarchy. I never read a book before where there were ranks between the different faerie types.

- So much more romantic tension! It was so damn frustrating! I mean, I loved it and everything, bu...more
Princess Bookie
My Thoughts: First, I want to say I have heard a lot of good and bad reviews about this series. I have heard a lot of people say they wouldn't even attempt to read it. Sucks for them! I loved it! I read Wings in a day and started Spells the next day and read it in 2 sittings. I loved them both. I did like Spells a little more though. In Spells, we are once again introduced to Laurel, her family, her friend Chelsea, her boyfriend David, her other "friend" Tamani; who is a fairy! In Wings, Laurel...more
Holli
My lungs are cramping, my heart is bleeding, and I think I shall faint from despair! Why oh why, Laurel!? Go away, Tam? GO AWAY TAM!? The horror!!!!! (Throwing pillows on the floor, stomping up and down, throwing fists into the air) *Tear* This is a heartbreaking, agonizing, horrible travesty! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ahghieahgnivjbhjeirhjifhhguehaioehio ARGH!!!!! I don't think I'm going to get to sleep tonight. *Sigh* Aprilynne, ... YOU MUST FIX THIS IN ILLUSIONS! YOU MUST, YOU MU...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Kate
I was so pleased when I was able to sign up for this book as an ARC. I have been patiently waiting for it to come out so that I could continue the amazing story of Laurel and her new-found faerie blood.

I loved the world of Avalon that Pike explored in this book. The new revelations and rules that Laurel had to deal with took her for a loop and created more internal struggle then ever before. How could human life compete with the new and beautiful life as a Fall faerie?

The characters that were in...more
Regan ♥
Spells is the sequel to Aprilynne Pikes Wings. I really liked this addition to the series. It was fun, romantic and I love the characters. But, I have to admit, it was a bit of a let down. I guess I was so excited for this book to come out, and had high expectations for it - it just wasn't as good as the first.

There is one big problem with this book that seemed to annoy me the whole was through. Aprilynne Pike's use of the word 'awesome'. Like, every ten pages you see the word 'awesome.' Laurel...more
Amy Louise
Great sequel, looking forward to the next. TEAM TAMANI!
Sandy
I was looking for a quick, escapist read a few weeks ago and picked up "Wings." I had heard great things about it, and while it wasn't quite as amazing as everyone had said, it was enjoyable. I was intrigued enough by the character Tamani to want to find out more.

"Spells" was a decent read. Girls, say it with me: "TEAM TAMANI ALL THE WAY." "Spells" wore a little thin in a few parts, and here's why: Laurel cries. A lot. Laurel is needy. A lot. Laurel and David make out. A lot. Honestly, it felt...more
Inspired Kathy
Spells is book #2 in the Wings Series by Aprilynne Pike. I had assumed this was a trilogy since it seems like every young adult book that comes out lately is part of a trilogy but alas it's a quartet so there will be 2 more yet to be released books. Illusions comes out in May and the final book in 2012. Oh how I hate waiting for sequels. This book had a great ending. It wrapped up enough to leave me satisfied yet opened things up for something new.

I think I enjoyed Spells even more than then boo...more
Catharine
I was really disappointed with this book. I think the faerie ideas are so interesting, but Laurel's dysfunctional relationship with David really gets in the way. It's no fun to skip half a book just to read the good parts.

First, basically I think one of the best things about teen romance is that it can be innocent and fun. The excitement over holding hands and having an arm around you is fun to enjoy. There is no innocent relationship like that in this book. There is a lot kissing and details a...more
Sofia Lazaridou
The second book of the wings series is even better than the firstWhich sets my on high hopes for the third.

The book starts with Lauren going to Avalon for the summer to study as any other fairy does.There she learns stuff about the plants and their abilities and how to create magic potions.She learns more about the fairy world and how everything is working there.And she comes closer to Tamani.Later she leaves Avalon and goes back to her parents and David.She meets Klea(which I didn't liked at al...more
Jeanine
HHhmmm... What to say. I am having major brain-block. I liked this book and I thought it was a good sequal to Wings. I finally understand what people were experiencing during Twilight when they were upset that Bella didn't go for Jacob, because I am totally not understanding what is so special about.. David? Is that his name? See, I don't think he is very special because I cannot even remember his name and I finished the book this morning. Tamani is where it's at and Laurel better wake up soon a...more
Lacey Weatherford
Well, let's just skip right to the good stuff, shall we? I loved, loved, loved, this book. I greatly enjoyed the first book in this series, Wings, and I was a little nervous about this one because I had heard others say they didn't like it as well. But that's the great thing about being a reviewer...you get to form your own opinion and it doesn't matter if someone else doesn't like it, because that is their opinion which is great too!!

I loved that the author "went there" with her description of...more
Heather
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Nic
Great read! I really enjoyed Wings and Spells is even better. Aprilynne Pike creates a beautiful world full of romance and adventure.

Again I was sucked into the story line straight away. This book focuses on Laurel trying to decide who she is and what she wants. Characters and realtionships especially romantic are the main focus of this story, then action and adventure. That being said the action started early in this book making it more of a gripping read than Wings. We also get to spend some t...more
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Aprilynne Pike has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found at the gym; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne curre...more
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“Are you free to be anything more than a friend to me? If," and she stressed the if heavily, "I ever decided to live in Avalon and wanted to be with you, would you be free enough to do that?"
He looked away, and Laurel could tell he'd been avoiding a conversation like this.
"Well?" she insisted.
"If you wanted it," he finally said.
"If I wanted it?"
He nodded. "I'm not allowed to ask. You would have to ask me."
Her breath caught in her chest, and Tamani looked at her.
"Why do you think David bothers me so much?"
Laurel looked down at her lap.
"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."
"And if I don't?" Laurel said, her voice barley above a whisper.
"Then I guess I'll wait forever.”
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“Tell me," he said, his voice sharp and demanding. "Tell me David is all you need or want out of life." Ηis face was close to her, his soft breath caressing her face. "Τhat you never think of me when you are kissing him, that you don't dream of me the way I dream of you. Tell me you don't love me.” 251 likes
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