Monday, 28 May 2012

Destined by Aprilynne Pike

Author: Aprilynne Pike
Edition: HarperCollins Paperback
Released: April 26th 2012
Notes: Wings #4
Pages: 363
Rating: See below review.

Laurel lived happily as an ordinary girl—until she discovered that she was a faerie. Since then her heart has been divided—Avalon or the human world? Safe reliable David or wild, charismatic Tamani? But now an enemy unlike any before, threatens Avalon and unless the faerie world can win out, there may be no choices left...

Laurel faces the fight of her life to save everything, and everyone, she loves.


When I was offered the chance to review this final installment in the Wing's series, I jumped at the chance. I have read and loved all of the three previous books and I'm glad to report back that Destined was no exception. This series definetly wound up with a bang!

Since this book is like the ultimate showdown (between who, I will not say because of spoilers) I was glad that it contained a whole lot of action. I sincerely thank you, Pike, for doing this. The action scenes were very easy to follow - unlike some where they go too fast or just don't make sense at all - and understand. You could pratically see Tamani with his spear!

Of course I continued to love all of the characters! Even the ultimate villian was so well-developed I couldn't help but enjoy the scenes she was in! My favourites did continue to be Tamani and Laurel but I did warm up to a whole load of other characters too! I've always loved Tamani's character ever since book one and this didn't change a bit in book four - he is still brave and loyal. Laurel has definetly developed since we first met her and, even though my favourite type of heroines are those that kick-ass, a very intelligent faerie is a very close second! ;)

The writing also continued to be brilliant! For some reason I absolutely love Pike's writing style. I can't even begin to explain why. I think it's because she has this way of pulling off subtle description that is very easy to understand but still has a rather beautiful quality to it.

I hope that we'll see more of this author's works again soon. If they're anything like Wings has been, I will definetly be first in line to buy! Now that this series is finished I am both satisfied with the ending and a little sad. I will no longer be going on adventures with Laurel and the rest of the crew... Anyway, it was definetly great fun while it lasted!


I would like to thank HarperCollins for providing me with a review copy of this book! :D

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo

PS: Sorry about not posting a Showcase Sunday yesterday! I was super busy all day (soaking up the rare sunshine and all that, y'know)... ;D

5 comments :

  1. I still need to read this series - your reviews are so great that I must check it out!

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  2. I hope you find time to read this series soon - I absolutely adored each one! :D

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  3. I'm kind of undecided on faerie books, but I'm glad you liked this! Btw, I love your reviews; they're brilliant. :D

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  4. I hadn't read any faerie books before this series - but I'm definetly glad I did! I love this series! It's definetly not your average fantasy, Pike has a great take on them and the plot lines are also somewhat believable! :D
    Thank you so much - I adore your reviews too! xD

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  5. Yay! I was really excited when I saw that Destined had been released (at the end of Wild, I figured there HAD to be another book coming out because the series didn't sound finished, but it took ages to come out, so I kinda forgot about it...) I'm so glad that you loved Destined - now I'm really excited to read it! I've always loved Tamani too - he's always been my favourite! (Seems we have the same taste in bookish boys! ;) Great minds think alike!)

    New follower, by the way :) x

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