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: