Sunday, April 22, 2012

Destined by Aprilynne Pike

(Wings #4)
By: Aprilynne Pike
Published by: HarperTeen
Reviewed by: Sis-in-law Sarah
Release date: May 1, 2012!!!

Check out my review of the first three books in the Wings series here.

Laurel now knows the truth: Yuki is a rare Winter faerie, the most powerful—and deadly—of all, and she is working with Klea to conquer and destroy Avalon. With Tamani, David, and Chelsea by her side, Laurel prepares for a fight she never thought she would have to face. 

Filled with heart-pounding action, sweeping romance, and higher stakes at every turn, Destined is the series conclusion that readers have been clamoring for—with a twist that will leave them breathless. 

What an extraordinary conclusion to this fantastic series!!! I mean, I thought...and hoped...and wished that it would be wonderful because I have really enjoyed this series, but it FAR exceeded all my expectations! Thank you Aprilynne!!!! You have definitely finished strong and proud!

Illusions (Book #3) ended on one of the biggest cliffhangers of all time.  Seriously...that was just plain mean.  Destined picks up right where the last one left off, just as if it were the next chapter.  (So definitely refamiliarize (if that's even a word...) yourself with how book three concluded.

So we last learned that Yuki is a winter fairie.  Big problem here considering winter fairies are able to open the gates into Avalon.  Laurel, Tamani, David, and Chelsea must find out who's side Yuki is actually on to figure out if she's a threat to Avalon or not...quite the dangerous task since winter faeries are extremely powerful!!! This book begins and it just takes off with crazy scary adventures and battles.  Seriously....the whole book takes place in like one day.  It's just one thing after another the whole way through! I couldn't put it down for the life of me!!!

There's so much more to this one then any of the others! You discover more about the characters and their potential.  I especially loved watching David in this book...he was incredible! You also get to rediscover human myths and legends that actually happened in the fairyworld. I loved seeing these old stories retold! And did I mention there's action?!?! There's SO MUCH action!!!  And don't forget the love story.  This book holds the conclusion to the crazy love triangle!!! And there's even an optional ending that had me in tears it was so beautiful and realistic.

This last part of the Wings series was everything I could have wished for and more!!! Definitely pre-order your copy! And if you haven't read this fantastic series, dive in quick! Get on the bandwagon! You don't want to miss being a part of what, at least I believe, is one of the greatest fairie stories ever told!!!