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Wings - Aprilynne Pike This was a tough book to review. I'm a big fan of faerie novels so I tend to think I'm harder on them. Taking that into consideration, I have mixed feelings about Wings. First, I'll tell you what I liked. I enjoyed most the characters and I think that Aprilynne is a good writer. Laurel is someone I'd probably like in real life. David and Tamani are very different, but could both be good for her so I like this 3 way love triangle that she's alluded to. I prefer when the choice isn't obvious. The environments Aprilynne created were very vivid and made it an easy read. I especially liked the scenes in the forest. In terms of the overall story, I thought it was unique. Faeries as plants and also having different powers depending on which season they were born - pretty cool. I'm also a big Avalon geek and I like the ties to authurian mythology. Now, what I didn't like. She never sold me on the blossom. I mean that she had this huge bump on her back, yet she never told her parents even though they were close. It never made sense to me that no one noticed. Also the girl (forgot her name) who had the crush on David, but said she was happy that Laurel was with him. I was a teenager once and I seriously doubt that I would be happy that one of my friends was dating the guy I've been crushing on for years. I mean, I think I'm a nice person, but I doubt I'd cheer them on.I can say that the first half of the book was slow, but I think that's because she was setting up the story. The second half was really exciting and I'm going to read the rest of the series because of that. All in all, this was a good read. I would recommend this book. It's a fun and unique faerie story.