Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Book Review: Spells
Spells (Wings, book 2) by Aprilynne Pike.
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?
Laurel, a changeling raised by humans, has been summoned to Avalon Academy. She must go through the Gate into the faerie realm of Avalon and learn what she has forgotten so that she may defend her human friends and family from Trolls set on revenge. As the mysterious, and potentially dangerous, Klea says, "Revenge,...it's pretty much the only thing trolls love more than treasure." (p. 198) Will Laurel be able to learn the magic potions in time? Spells was an enjoyable paranormal read. The love triangle between Laurel, David, and Tamani is intriguing and is often a reminder of how Laurel, a faerie raised with humans, continues to live in both worlds. In the end will Laurel find a compromise or will she have to choose between living as faerie or human?
I recommend Spells (Wings, book 2) to readers of paranormal romance, young adult, fantasy, faerie fiction, urban fantasy and especially to fans of the Wings series.
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E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.