Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Wings


From the book flap: Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things. They were terrifyingly beautiful – too beautiful for words.

Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.

In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.

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My thoughts: I don’t want to explain the plot but I will say if you like a magical story that is set in today’s world, you will probably like Wings. I rarely read Teen or YA fiction but decided to give Wings a try after reading a few good reviews. I liked it! It’s a sweet and entertaining tale that fans of this genre will surely embrace.

This book completes the Support Your Local Library Challenge – 2009

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

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Eclipse is the 3rd book of the Twilight saga. I liked this a bit more than the 2nd because a lot of Jacob’s story is explained. Also, there’s a mystery that needs to be solved. Why are there so many unexplained murders in Seattle and who is responsible? The Cullen family tries to find the answers which leads to an exciting culmination by book’s end. It was a good read.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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Seventeen year old Bella has moved from her mother’s home in Phoenix to a small town in Washington to live with her father. She has visited there before – for vacations, but now it is permanent. Her life will never be the same – in more ways than one.
Twilight is the first young adult book I’ve read in years. I started noticing blog reviews of the series in recent weeks and not one was negative. So, I decided to give it a try. I wasn’t disappointed. What a page turner! It will be interesting to see if the second book lives up to the first.