"Most Original Fairy Story"
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: I like this book and want to read it again.
What is the book about?
Laurel was always different. She only ate plain fruits and vegetables, was homeschooled all her life, and was extremely pretty. That is, until her life suddenly takes a turn for the worst at 15. She's moved from her hometown to Cresent City, is sent to high school, and discovers a mysterious bump on her back.
Little does she know that this bump will soon bloom into petals, and from that, she will finally be told the story of her past. She is a faerie and was sent to the human world to guard one of the very few gates to Avalon, a mystical world inhabited by faeries where gold and jewels are as common as sticks and stones.
One problem, though, is that the gateway is at the old house her parents are selling! It's up to mystical faerie Tamani (who Laurel feels a deel connection to), David (her best friend from her new school), and her own wit and courage to save her house and the gate to Avalon from being sold by something much more menacing than a real estate agent...
How does the title relate to the storyline?
In the middle of the book, Laurel develops petals in between her two shoulder blades. These petals look a lot like wings.
Which 3 features stand out most about the book?
1. The descriptive writing absolutely sucks you in where you can see Laurel and her friends.
2. The originality within the same-old 'magical fairy princess' plot
3. Afterwards, you see that only a few things make sense, which is good in a way because it eggs you on to continue the series!
Who was your favorite character?
My favourite character was Tamani, who is strange and mystical holding his hand out to a new opportunity and world, yet obviously cares very deeply for Laurel.
Which scene did you absolutely love or hate? Why?
I loved the scene in the forest where Laurel was playing her mother's guitar. She meets Tamani For the first time. I can imagine being there, being Laurel in the crisp morning air, scared at an unfamiliar face.
What would you change about the story?
That it ended how it did. The end was just not fulfilling enough for the story.
Is this book appropriate for people 13 and under?
About the Reviewer
What was your reason to read this book?
I read this book because it was featured in a magazine and I thought it looked very nice.
What is one of your favorite books?
Wings by Aprillyne Pike
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