Sep 17, 2012

Memory Lane Monday: Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Yes, it is that time of the week. The day we dread and wish would never come- Mondays. *Wipes tear* But have no fear, Memory Lane Monday is here! Every Monday, here at TheYABookworm, I'll do a special post called Memory Lane Monday. What's that you ask? Memory Lane Monday is a once-a-week post where I (or any other bloggers that wish to participate)  choose one book that I've previously read to be featured on that day. From the book chosen, I will pick two of my favourite quotes and write a little blurb containing my quick thoughts on the book. The books that I choose will not be books I've reviewed- since I've read so many books, I want to share with you my opinions on ones that I won't get the chance to fully review (because seriously, rereading dozens of books would take a year...or two)! Be sure to participate by leaving your "Memory Lane Monday" in the comments, or a link to your blog post with the hash-tag #YAMemoryLaneMonday on twitter :D

This Week's Memory Lane Monday...
Wings By: Aprilynne Pike

Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. 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.

Top Two Favourite Quotes...

#1 “So there's magic? Real magic? It's not just all scientific like David says?"
Tamani rolled his eyes. "David again?"
Laurel bristled. "He's my friend. My best friend."
"Not your boyfriend?"
"No. I"
Tamani stared at her for several seconds. "So the position's still open?"
Laurel rolled her eyes. "We are so not having this conversation.” 

#2 “And do you really think someone's going to look at you and say, 'Hmm, I think that girl's a plant'?” 

   Happy Torturous Monday everybody! ;) Today while I was walking with  one of my best friends, Vanessa (Ola amiga!) I asked her which book she thought I should feature as this week's Memory Lane Monday! Not only did she suggest the wonderful WINGS by Aprilynne Pike, but she also shared with me some of the things she liked about the book. It turns out we liked many similar things, so without further ado, join me as we go down memory lane!

   Wings revolves around heroine Laurel- a teenage girl who struggles with the discovery that she is, surprise, surprise....a faerie (hence the title WINGS ;P) While managing to deal with this surreal revelation, Laurel gets caught in a love triangle between her human best friend David, and the mesmerizing Tamani (who, FYI is mine and Vanessa's favourite #TeamTamani  *hoot hoot*!!). The book is a very interesting take on the world of faeries, and although it's definitely not my favourite read, I will say it is a perfect novel for pre-teens or Twilight fans. ***Bookworm Parental Note: Although I do suggest this book for pre-teens there is some minimal sexual content that is discussed between the characters***

   Wings is a quick Y.A. read that has the romance and adventure every book needs. Yes, it may not be the best piece of writing I've ever read, but it did manage to entertain me :) Have you read WINGS yet? Team David or Tamani?! Be sure to let me know in the comments! See you next Monday!

Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3

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