Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Spells (Aprilynne Pike)
Spells by Aprilynne Pike
Release date: May 1st, 2010
Details: 359 pages, Hardcover
Series: Wings series
Disclosure: Bought from Amazon.com
Summary (goodreads):
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?

I'm probably the only person who wasn't blown away by Spells.

Laurel spends the summer studying in Avalon and spending a little bit of time with Tam (whooo!! Team Tam!!). It frustrates her how she know's that at some point of her life, she knew all of this stuff and is now having to re-learn it all. It also frustrates her to know that everyone in school knows her... or knew her, before she took on her mission but she doesn't remember any of them... Spells takes us on the journey of Laurel learning more about herself, about her world, and about the Trolls. There's more action in Spells than there was in Wings, and Laurel is required to make much bigger decisions.

I enjoyed the world that we were brought into while Laurel had the chance to walk around and explore Avalon and I enjoyed knowing more about Tam's background. I was just as frustrated as Laurel was about the silly Fall/Spring faerie rank and how they went about that... but in a sense, I also understood it. It's just the way the world worked. And if it works, why not?

I was a bit disappointed in the ending, with the decision she made... I'm eager to read the third one! I'm hoping it'll answer all the questions that Spells left us with.

Favorite Line:

"Studying?" he asked. "It looks like your book is taking it pretty hard."
"I was, till I got distracted trying to kill you with the butcher knife."
"Oh, yes, that was fun. We must do it again sometime."
- pg 258


  1. Didn't like her decision either, can't believe we have to wait a year for Enchantments..

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  3. Hmm, this sounds like a series I should check out. Too bad it wasn't amazing, but it still looks pretty decent. And I love that line you featured!

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  5. I havent read this eries yet but I've heard that the first book is very good.