Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

This is surprisingly good for a first novel, especially considering that I thought for sure it was only published because of the author's connection to Stephenie Meyers, author of the Twilight books. (I have no idea what that connection is, but I am always suspicious of books that sport a giant, adoring quotation by a crazily popular author, and this is the case with Wings.)

Wings has some similarities to the first Twilight book, in that it's about a not-quite-human character (vampire ... fairy ... whatever). But in this case, the narrator is the non-human, so it's about how she discovers her strangeness and learns to deal with it rather than how the narrator learns about it in someone else. Wings is much, much shorter, though, which is a good thing. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

Aprilynne Pike grew up around here, too, which is kind of cool.

3 comments:

  1. Where'd you come across this book?

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  2. I gave this to Trini and she has read it several times. I talked to the lady I visit teach whose daughter-in-law is a sister to the author--Pike. There is a second book in the works. She said it is NOT a sequel. She said Stephanie Myers was a classmate of Pike at BYU. Oh, and Pike now lives in Texas. Her husband is out of law school and working there. Jo p.s. i loved the party Saturday. you really outdid yourself. everything was awesome. thanks so much and sorry we were late. really my fault this time. i looked at my watch wrong.

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  3. Ivy: I heard of the book because the author graduated from our local high school, so she did a signing at the bookstore here. I didn't go to it, though. I found the book at a used bookstore where we have credit. Jo: Thanks! And it was fine that you were late. I got to finish cleaning my bathroom. :)

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