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
Laurel, was a really interesting character. She’s a strict vegan, loves the outdoors, is a morning person and is overall a nice person. Laurel was homeschooled all her life so when she starts to go to public school she doesn’t like it. She’s a bit shy and isn’t a big fan when all the attention is on herself. I liked Laurel I thought she was sweet and fun to read about.
David is your stereotypical nice guy. He’s the first person to introduce himself to Laurel and welcomes her to the school. Davids’s a science geek and sometimes a little bit awkward. He’s the first-person Laurel tells about all the problems she’s facing and he immediately does everything in his power to help her without judging her at all. He’s calm and centered and overall a sweet guy. I think David was a great character to the book. He was so ordinary and normal compared to Laurel and I think that’s what made their relationship work so well. My favorite thing about him was how understanding he was about Laurel’s situation.
Tamani is in the book as much until the end. Tamani is a faerie that lives in Laurels old houses property. He’s a bit flirty and intense. When he talks he always seems passionate and that is one of the reasons he’s so intense. At first, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Tamani but as the book went on you see that there’s more to him than just a cocky smirk.
The plot of the book reminds of a movie. Strange things begin to happen to Laurel which leads to her and David finding out that she’s a faerie. Then there are trolls that want to buy Laurels old houses land so they can go through the portal to see the faeries. So now the problem begins to be more focused on Laurel trying to convince her mom not to sell her old house but the trolls aren’t making it easy.
What I didn’t expect was for there to be a love triangle between Laurel, David and Tamani. At first, I was totally leaning towards David. Laurel even had a crush on him in the beginning of the book but as soon as she meets Tamani she begins to think of him a lot. The very last chapter Tamani says something to Laurel that makes me question who I want her to end up with. Laurel is confused about what she wants but then again, she’s only 15.
Overall, I rate this book a 4.5 out of 5. I liked the characters and found them all interesting. I thought the different take on faeries was unique and creative. The writing was pretty and visual. I feel like all the chapters had a purpose and there weren’t any unnecessary chapters of nothing happening. The only reason that this book isn’t a 5 is because I found parts to be a little bland and not that exciting but in the end ‘Wings’ was fun and entertaining to read. This book won the ‘rose’. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed.