Wings

Title: Wings
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Genre: TeenKid, Fantasy
Copyright: 2009
Ranking: Okay
LibraryThing: Title:Wings ISBN:978-0-00-731436-2 (Add Book)

Laurel has always lived as an ordinary girl - but now something is happening to her. Something magical.

  • (14) Wings completed H Start:2010-9-8 End:2010-9-8
    kid fantasy

Thoughts

Very much a "teen" novel, since the protagonist is fifteen and starting (American) High School. However, we get hints along the way, dropped very gently, that things are a little bit odd about Our Heroine. I liked that.

I think I'd call this Science-Fantasy rather than Fantasy, because parts of it take a scientific approach, at least, one of the characters does. The world-building is interesting on one hand and handwavy on the other. I felt it lacked a sense of wonder.

Another thing I found frustrating about it was that Our Heroine kept on being wishy-washy about her two potential love-interests.