Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Ok, so here is another great book, first in the Wings series, that I recon is worth a shot! I did not want to originally read this book, but one of my oldest friends read it and I would be damned if she would read a book that I would not. And I truly liked it! So much so that I went out the next day and bought the rest in the series. I have done the review for a later book in this series a few years ago here on the blog, but I thought that now would be a good chance to do the first book considering how long it has been. So, let's get to it.

Meet Laurel, who has just moved to a new town with her family. She is having trouble making friends at school, mainly because she would prefer to be outside most of the time than inside where she feels secluded.
She is a vegetarian, and mostly eats fruits. She makes friends with a boy named David, who helps her unlock the secret to her past, even though he has no idea he is doing it. 
One day she finds a bad spot on her back, and within days she has two giant white petals sticking out of it like wings! David concludes that she is more of a plant than she is a human, and she travels back to her old home, which she still kind of owns, to find some answers.
There she finds Tamani, a strange boy who claims to know a lot about Laurel and her past. In fact, he claims to have known her before her parents adopted her when she was just a baby! He explains that she is a faerie, and that her blossom is her wings that blossom once every fall because that is when she was born.
Frightened she runs away.
But things are not as easy as running away from her old home and ignoring her faerie genes. There are trolls on the move, hoping to steel the house away from her parents using any means necessary. Even poisoning her dad.
Why do they want her old home so badly? Why are they targeting her? And why does Tamani and David both have to compete with each other for her affection?

It is really well written, and I would recommend giving it a try if you like the faerie type of books. It has romance, it has adventure, and it involves a strong hero that, unlike many female hero, is actually independent and does not rely on others to get places.
I gave it a 4 out of 5 star rating.


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