From Amazon: 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.
Publication date: April 30th (UK), May 5th (US)
Wings is the latest addition to the ever-growing faerie genre, and is an exciting new take on the lore surrounding it.
Laurel is a new girl in a new town, who quickly figures out that something isn't right - she appears to be growing wings. She confides in new friend David, and together they try and figure out what's going on. Enter Tamani, hunky faerie extraordinaire. He's the third part of a compelling love triangle of sorts, which unfolds throughout the book. (For the record, I would totally choose him: he's graceful and attractive, and even his clothes sound hot).
I can't really say anything else without spoiling the second half of the story, as it's quite a surprise when you find out what's going on, and why these things are happening to Laurel and her family. I will say that it ends well; wrapped up but open, if that makes any sense. It's the first in a four book series, which I'm happy about, as I seriously want more Tamani. In fact, a whole book about him would suit me fine.
I liked Laurel as a character, though I think I would have liked her more had she been written in the first person. I like reading a character's thoughts and feelings, and that's the only thing I felt Wings was missing. Also, best friend David, who I thought was like the Xander of the story, believed everything very quickly. Would that happen in real life? Probably not, but hey, this is fantasy after all, and certain things can be overlooked.
I really, really enjoyed Wings. I flew through it (even though I was reading a horrible A4-sized bound manuscript ARC, which almost put me off altogether), and I can't wait for it to be officially released. I think it will appeal to a lot of people, especially fans of Stephenie Meyer and Melissa Marr, and YA readers in general. I'm not sure how well the UK cover will do (I prefer the US one), but we'll soon see. I can't wait to read the next three books, though I have a feeling I could be waiting a while!