Spells by Aprilynne Pike
US Release Date: May 4th 2010
Publisher: Harper Teen
Series: Wings #2
Hardcover, 359 pages
Although Laurel has come to accept her true identity, she refuses to turn her back on her human life—and especially her boyfriend, David.
But when she is summoned to Avalon, Laurel must depend on the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani, and she is forced to make a choice that could break her heart.
Summary from Harper Teen
One year has passed since Laurel found out that she was a faerie. Even if she has come to accept what she is, she refuses to turn her back on her human life. But she is summoned to Avalon and now has to spend the summer to learn everything about magic and the world. Trolls, romance and a lot of information in this book!
All these descriptions
In this book, the author really managed to captivate me with the sceneries. There were a lot of descriptions that really made me imagine the places, without being too much and slow down my reading. But she also managed to leave a little to the imagination. The scene, or rather scenes that come to my mind are when we discover Avalon. All the details and the adjectives Aprilynne Pike used made it looks majestic! I wish I could see this place in real.
Finally some details
We discover a lot about fairies and their world in this book. It was necessary because we didn’t have a lot of information in the first book about any of this. The world is so developed, I loved learning about Avalon, the different types of fairies, how this world works, etc.
Some development for the love triangle
I loved what the author did with Tamani and Laurel. Their chemistry is amazing. Tamani says some beautiful stuff in this one, I like him he is passionate and sweet, he would do anything for her. I could feel the tension between them and I want to know what is going to happen with this love triangle! About this love triangle. I don’t mind them in a book if it’s done right. In this book, it’s not about if it’s done right or not, but more about Laurel. I loved her in the first book, but I found her terribly cruel with the two boys.
I don’t know what to think about Laurel anymore. As I was writing previously, she’s cruel. I understand she has conflicted feelings about which one she loves but sometimes she does unnecessary things that hurt one of the two. I also found her careless even after Jamison told her to be careful. While reading, I found myself thinking how dumb she was…
I really enjoyed the book even if Laurel was annoying. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series and see if my intuition about Klea is right.
Laurel stood in front of the cabin, scanning the tree line, her throat constricting in a rush of nerves.”
Then I guess I’ll wait forever.” (sooo cute!)
Aprilynne Pike has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyperactive imagination. At the age of 20, she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Pike can usually be found at the gym; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant mothers as a childbirth educator and doula. Pike currently lives with her husband and three kids in Utah, and dreams of warmer climates. From Harper Teen.