Thursday, May 20, 2010

Book Recommendation - Spells

By Aprilynne Pike

This is the second installment in the Wings trilogy.

Blurb: "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 help? Or will she turn to Tamani, the electrifying faerie with whom her connection is undeniable?"

This is a light, fun-hearted story that really centers around Laurel, David, and Tamani. Much like its predecessor Wings the battle for Avalon is more of a secondary plot to the love triangle that Laurel struggles with.

I really loved that we got to experience Avalon and learn more about the faeries. The twists Aprilynne put on fae folklore were really interesting.

Laurel grows even more in this book than the last, finally coming into her own and not depending so much on others to set her life before her. Which is great. Maybe it gives teenagers that kick of, "Hey, this is my life, I need to do what I love."

I thoroughly enjoyed the story, laughed out loud at several parts, and tried desperately to figure out where it would go next. Warning: It leaves you wanting more. ;)

Definitely something I'd recommend, and I look forward to book #3!

Which one should I read for next week? I'm trying to decide between If I Stay and Before I Fall.


Jen said...

Oooo I'm voting for you to read If I stay! I am really interested in knowing more about the book! It's on my list!

Just like Spells was! I'm glad it was a nice light read, I look forward to picking it up!

I've read Before I Fall it was a good read, but at times just felt a little long!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Thanks for this review- I'd never heard about this series but it sounds like something I'd like!

Susan said...

Hmmm, I always ennoy a good love triangle! I'll have to check this one out (yay for Kindle in Germany!).

Holly Dodson said...

*Gasp- is jealous of Susan's Kindle.*
I really really really want an iPad for some of my reading. I love my hard-bounds but a girl only has so much space. And to have it immediately without a trip to the bookstore? OMG, heaven!

KM said...

I just finished WINGS, and I have to agree with you on the won't-keep-you-up-at-night-but-a-good-beach-read thing. I'll read the second one, but I'm not counting the days or anything.

Good review!