Spells by Aprilynne Pike

Book Title: Spells
Series: #2
Genres: , ,
Publisher: (Imprint of )
Release Date: May 4, 2010
Format: Paperback (359 pages)
Dates Read: 5/20-5/25/11
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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?

Wings is a series?!”

That was exactly my first thought when I first added Wings to my read list when I joined Goodreads and saw that there were more books. I absolutely loved Wings and I was so said when it ended. I was overly excited to read Spells and it did not disappoint me at all.

I totally wish I had Laurel as a best friend. She really put up with a lot. She was thrown into this life and expect to act like that’s how it’s always been for her and that she never lived her life thinking she was human.

And those boys! How does she choose? I really don’t blame her at all for have such a hard time with it. She has David, who has been there with her through all of it and didn’t think any different of her. He is a total sweetheart and the kind of guy every girl wants. And he is part of the life she has always known. Then there is Tamani, who is a total sweetheart too with the bad boy side and he is also a faerie. He’s loved her for as long as he known her. All I have to say, is good luck!

There were some parts in this book that actually gave me the creeps. When she first comes across the trolls again, it sounds like something that would happen in a scary movie. I definitely would have died of a heart attack if I had been in those situations. Then again, I’m a huge chicken, so for others, it probably isn’t that creepy.

The only things I’m not crazy about is the cover. It seems way too boring for this book. Don’t get me wrong, it’s pretty, but it just doesn’t fit. There should be something…more to it. The way the describe the flowers they bloom and stuff, they aren’t so simple and I think the cover should have reflected it more.

The ending was absolutely perfect because it makes you want to read more. It’s so vague about what exactly is going to happen in the next book. I really wish I would have bought the third book just so I could start reading as soon as I finished.