- Reading level: Young Adult
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: HarperTeen; 1 Reprint edition (April 6, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780061668050
Summary:Fifteen-year-old Laurel has led a sheltered, homeschooled life in a very small town, so when her parents decide to move and enroll her in high school, she has trouble getting used to her new life. A life, as it turns out, that’s not at all like those of other kids. One clear sign is a winglike blossom that blooms on her back. Oh, and her new best friend, the scientifically minded David, reveals under a microscope that her cells are more plant than animal. But it takes an encounter at her old home with the handsome but decidedly different Tamani to convince her that she is a faerie. She also learns it’s up to her to save her land from the evil influences that are trying to take it away from her and her family. This first novel is clearly designed to attract the Twilight set, though there’s significantly less edge (and blood). There is, however, a familiar triangle. Will Laurel choose solid, steady David, or will she be unable to resist Tamani’s lure?
Review: Aprilynne Pike was an author I heard of when I read Entwined and saw there was a little quote of hers on the cover. So, I decided to check out her book. I got into it right away and I really enjoyed it. It was an easy read, not long at all, but very fulfilling, full of adventure, mystery, suspense, and romance (a love triangle of course). I think I only read books with love triangles these days. I love mythological creatures going beyond the usual wolf and vampire so reading about fairies was a nice change of pace. The trolls were actually kind of scary I was looking over my shoulder when reading about them and their ugly faces. I would definitely recommend this book, I can't wait to read book two...team Tamani!