Thursday, May 20, 2010

Review: Spells by Aprilynne Pike

Publisher: HarperTeen

Released: May 4 2010

Hardcover: 368 pages

Book Description (from publisher):

"I can't just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I can't ‘steal' you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you'll ask," Tamani said.

"And if I don't?" Laurel said, her voice barely above a whisper.

"Then I guess I'll be waiting forever."

Although Laurel has come to accept her true identity as a faerie, she refuses to turn her back on her human life—and especially her boyfriend, David—to return to the faerie world.

But when she is summoned to Avalon, Laurel's feelings for the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani are undeniable. She is forced to make a choice—a choice that could break her heart.

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My Rating: 4.5 / 5

My thoughts:

An amazing sequel to Wings! In Spells, Laurel faces a tough choice. She knows that it's not fair to lead two separate lives and to be falling for guys in both places. In Avalon, she learns the different class structures and has a hard time accepting their ways, but she also loves it there (and Tamani). At home, she has David but Laurel's mom is struggling to accept who she is, and Laurel faces danger head on as the trolls are still after her!

There was only one problem (probably me, not the book) and I hate to admit this but reading Spells was sort of like reading New Moon for me...when Laurel wasn't in Avalon or with Tamani, I found myself rushing through the story! Even with all the action taking place with David at home (and I mean fast paced, scary troll stuff) I still kept craving more Tamani! I don't know why my connection to David isn't that strong, he really is willing to risk everything for Laurel & how cute is that?! I blame Tamani for having such a magical connection that can't be beat :) Team Tamani!

The ending to Spells blew me away, I'm giddy and can't wait for the next book, Enchantments (which is due out April 8th 2011 according to Goodreads).

Aprilynne Pike is on tour this summer as part of the Supernatural Summer Tour! Click here for a chance to win one of three books, including book one, Wings!


  1. Glad to hear you liked this one. I have this on my wishlist. Now I can't wait to read it!

    Great review. :)


  2. When I see a review for a book I want to read I skip to the last line and then check quickly for a rating. I'm really happy to see your rating and last line :) I read Wings last summer and enjoyed it. I'll read Spells this summer. I'm glad you liked it!

  3. MAN, I cant wait for the next one...OHHH yes I can't wait for the next one...awesome review, LOVE this series!

  4. I'm in love with Tamani too :) I can't wait to read this!

  5. Great review! just read this one this weekend and really liked it too, can't wait for the next one! it's going to be a long year!

  6. I just reviewed Spells today, too - great minds think alike! :)

    I absolutely loved it, but you bring up a valid point with the New Moon comparison ... I definitely found myself racing to get to the next Laurel/Tamani scene. Enchantments can't come out soon enough!

  7. EJ & Mary ~ thanks, hope you love it too!

    Jenn ~ seriously, so many things kept popping into my head about what to expect in the next book!

    Juju ~ you'll love it!

    Cynthia ~ I know :( I love series books, hate the wait! It's torturous.

    Melissa ~ oh, going to have to read yours now! Nice name by the way ;)

  8. I haven't read Wings yet. I almost bought it this week, but then another book caught my eye. I will eventually purchase this wish list item, though.

  9. I read wings specifically because I wanted to read this one! I've given you an award, if you would like to stop over and pick it up.