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I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my xprilynne. Laurel used to think she was an ordinary girl from Crescent City, California.
She never would have believed she was truly a faerie from a realm called Avalon. Now Laurel must risk her life to save Avalon from destruction by Yuki—a rare and powerful Winter faerie—and troll-hunter Klea.
Oh, geez this is awkward. But it had a level of entertainment that kept me around till the end. And that greatly disappointed me since I was just looking for a light, fluffy read.
So the plot is a simple one. We all knew based on the ending of Illusions that Yuki would eventually escape with Klea and go after Avalon. She also happens to have an sprilynne army of trolls aprilynnf to bust the doors down.
It was a fine beginning with promise. Jamison asks David to fight against the trolls using Excalibur. It was truly a Disney movie moment. I knew at that moment it could only go down hill from there. Will you join us in arpilynne Avalon?
Then David had his Sword in the Stone moment and was told nothing aprjlynne hurt him while he wielded Excalibur. And I do mean nothing. If someone were to strike him with a sword, it would conveniently miss him. Or if someone were to shoot him with a gun, the bullets would just drop in front of him.
Not even poisonous AIR could harm him. David had no previous fighting experience, but all he had to do was swing destineed sword and trolls would just die on the spot. He went all deus ex machina throughout the entire book. Everything was was just too carefully placed and never felt organic to me.
Jamison gets taken out during the battle early on and forced to rest, but when the gang goes up against Yuki, he appears out of nowhere ready to assist. Speaking of Yuki, she turned out to be the biggest disappointment of them all. She supposedly has the ability to kill other fairies or at least be really powerful. But she was pretty much useless. Of course with any battle there are deaths. Well, there are two characters who are killed that the reader is familiar with, but I never really felt any kind of sadness for them.
They were expendable characters. Another reviewer noted that with everything that was going on, and there was a fair amount of action, it actually felt like nothing was happening.
I just went through the motions of finishing the book to be able to say I completed the series. But before those feelings get a chance to develop, Laurel goes running after him. That left me so angry! Then my biggest pet peeve about YA novels starts flying around left and right. Ummm… because your friends and family are still in danger?!
Then we get to the ending where there is a deadly toxin seeping into the land and killing Tamani courtesy of Klea. Was her life worth living without Tamani? Was the risk worth one last kiss? What did any of this matter if, in the end, she was too late to save Tamani? In hindsight, there were casualties, but none that anyone cared about I find it interesting that Tamani never went back to check on his niece after she lost her mother!
The only thing that mattered is that Tamani got to be with his one true love forever and ever.
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I need to catch up! And now I aprilyjne justified. Only reason read book 2 was cuz had already gotten it from the library. When I say best, I mean out of that series. This series reminds me of the Glimmerglass series by Jenna Black.
And I happened to finish that aprilymne to the end too. Regarding Glimmerglass, I mean. Makes sense about the Wings series: I agree with everything in this post. Like you, Wings was a guilty pleasure for me. But one thing that did surprise me was David.
I genuinely hated David in the previous books not because he was the love interest, but because he was soooo boring. Festined about what you thought of that, Stephanie! I think I continued reading for Tamani too.
The epilogue was surprising and I much prefer it to how Pike plke need the book. So, yeah, I liked the epilogue. Ahhh, the deus ex machinas. They have this wonderful way of completely spoiling a plot. The fourth book seemed very rushed, as aprilynbe the author had been under some sort of contractual pressure to finish it either in a certain period of time or a certain number of words.
As far as the issue with David being able to defeat the trolls despite not having had any prior fighting experience, I think that it was mentioned in one of the previous books that the guy had a massive growth spurt and started working out at the gym during the summer.
Personally, I would have preferred for Laurel and David to end up together, and for Tamani to save and fall in love with Yuki, if only just to have a moralistic undertone about love being more important than ranks, seasons, type of cells in their bodies etc. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me deztined new posts by email. Destined by Aprilynne Pike Series: Paranormal RomanceYoung Adult Format: Let me get my glasses for this one.
And yes, there will be spoilers. So very, very corny. I started seeing red again. ARC was provided by the publisher aprilyhne Edelweiss.
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