Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Review: Spells by Aprilynne Pike

Synopsis from goodreads.com:
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?

My Review:
Spells was actually a lot better than I thought it would be. I thought it probably wouldn’t be as good as Wings because I had thought Wings was only okay, but I decided to read Spells anyway and I actually like it. A lot.
Spells starts with Laurel going to Avalon for the summer to learn how to be a Fall faerie. I thought this was actually the best part of the book, which is weird because it’s the beginning and I usually like the end best. But Avalon sounds absolutely gorgeous and I enjoyed this part because of the scenery mostly.
The rest of the book is action-packed as the trolls are still trying to hunt down Laurel and Laurel is also forced to decide between Tamani and David. The book was kind of predictable, but I think that mostly had to do with predicting what the characters would do toward the end, so I see as being a partially good thing. Overall, great, fast-paced read that’s so pretty!! I give it 7.5/10.


  1. That's funny that you like endings best. My favorite part's always the beginning.

  2. Well, I guess it depends on the book. It just seems like with the books I've been reading lately, my favorite part has been toward the end.