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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Spells



AUTHOR: Aprilynne Pike
PAGES: 359
WEBSITE: http://www.aprilynnepike.com/
TWITTER: @AprilynnePike



SUMMARY: Book 2 in the Wings series
Although Laurel has come to accept her true identity as a faerie, she refuses to turn her back on her human life and especially her boyfriend, David, to return to the faerie world.
But when she is summoned to Avalon, Laurel's feelings for the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani are undeniable. She is forced to make a choice, a choice that could break her heart.

OPINION:
I really enjoyed Wings but I thought Spells was so much better.
We get a little more action in Spells, with even more evil trolls. Laurel finds comfort in the fact she can finally be herself at home, after telling her parents she is a faerie, but also finds it a little more stressful as the whole faerie thing seems to be driving her and her mother apart. The way the author described Avalon, I could totally see it as a beautiful mystical place, and understand just how hard of a choice Laurel was faced with when it came to deciding which world she belonged in.

The love triangle between Tam, Laurel and David becomes more intense as each relationship is explored farther. When Laurel was with David, I thought, without a doubt, this is the guy she should be with. He understands her and just wants her to be herself and a chance to love her. Then, when she was with Tamani, I would think, this is so the faerie man she should be with. He has loved her forever and he is the only one who truly knows her.

Laurel learns she can't do everything herself and she must rely on the help of others. And she can't keep living in two different worlds hurting both the men in her life.
Great read, can't wait to read the next.

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