Have you read Wings by Aprilynne Pike?
Read my review here.
Wings was one of the cutest books I read last year. If you like fairies, you definitely shouldn't miss Wings. Aprilynne's take on fairy mythology is one-of-a-kind. Her fairies are essentially plants! Wings lays out a fascinating world of the Fey that is explored further in the second book Spells. Even if you don't like fairies, I still recommend Wings. Laurel is a sweet, brave girl. Nothing unusual in the YA protag world, but there's a reason that character type works well. I love the two guy interests: Tamani the fairy and David the human. Laurel has a hard choice between two kind, smart, caring guys. The plot rolls along smoothly, culminating in an exciting, dangerous escape that leaves you drooling for the next book.
Beginning today, you have the chance to download and read Wings for free! I'm one of the blogs participating in the Wings read-along challenge. Each blog gets a unique link to Wings. Whichever blog gets the most people to download the book from its link wins a prize.
Here are the links!
Follow along with me as I re-read Wings over the next several weeks.
A Beginning Question
What's the first thought in your mind when you hear the word fairies? Literature is split on fairies. In some stories, they are evil, manipulative, cunning little vixens. In others, they are kind, artistic, brilliant creatures. How do you think of them?
Until recently, I didn't think anything of fairies. I had never read a fairy story until last year (Lament by Maggie Stiefvater was my first). I prefer the more positive approach towards fairies. I like all my paranormal creatures to be layered and complex. I want them to be neither good nor evil, but rather a mixture. It gives the reader more to ponder.
Here's an explanation from Aprilynne of how the contest will work:
Thanks, I downloaded from your link. =)ReplyDelete
I haven't read a lot of fairie/fey stories... 'The Iron King' was pretty much the first one I read. I don't really have a lot of expectations about what fairies are supposed to be, but I agree that a mixture is probably good. Not many characters are completely black and white with their motivations for good and evil.
I haven't read this series! I've wanting to though. Thanks for the links!! I'd love to read along.ReplyDelete
Fairies are evil little vixens. They have sour personalities and usually are pretty cruel. I've not read a book about them though, maybe my opinion would change.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the link this looks like a fun read!ReplyDelete
Very cool! Never heard of something like this before, but I hope to see more of them!ReplyDelete
That's What Liz Read
Thanks for the link to the free download! I'll keep track of your progress.ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot, Alison! I got my copie :D Love fairies (just finished reading Tithe by Holly Black).ReplyDelete
Good luck with the contest!
I have downloaded this book at Kobo. But I did not remember where I got the link. I'd love to read along with you also.ReplyDelete
When is the due date?
Fairy? I thought they were cute and helpful. With their pixie dust they would help the weak. but I was wrong, they are not as cute as I thought. They were fierce. At least that impression that I got when I read a book with fairy inside
Thanks for the link Alison! I have wanted to read this book for a long time now so this is perfect. When does the read along start and end?ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks so much. I've just downloaded this from your site and I'm totally going to start reading when I get the chance. :)ReplyDelete
Sadly I cant download it as im in the UKReplyDelete
I tried to download, but Canada is not in the "territory" for this. *sigh* Maybe next time!ReplyDelete
I downloaded :) I'll start reading asapReplyDelete
Do you have a schedule for the read along?
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Thanks! I downloaded mine! I also posted this on my blog check it out! http://www.magicalurbanfantasyreads.com/2011/04/free-download-of-wings.htmlReplyDelete
Let me know if and/or when you want me to remove it.
Thanks a lot for this, I read a library copy so it would be nice to reread it.ReplyDelete
I've done a review for Wings here at http://inkscratchers.blogspot.com/2011/04/wings-by-aprilynne-pike.html