[Review] Spells by Aprilynne Pike


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?


My thoughts:

The moment I finished Wings, I knew I’m going to read the whole series. I was pretty much impressed! One of my favorites now either, so I guess my expectation was raised a bit higher. The thing is, it wasn’t bad, it’s great actually. But I had to give it 4 stars because I enjoyed Wings better.

So we met Laurel again six months after we last saw her, and this time she was heading to Avalon to educate herself all about her kind, and her being a Fall faerie. The moment I learned about Avalon being introduced in the book, I was kinda excited. I thought it would be fun to learn more about faeries! And it was. Though actually, at some points it gets a bit boring. I don’t know if it’s just me at that moment or the book, but, whatever… Or probably, those confusing terms about faeries that gave me a hard time coping. But above all this, I think Avalon has an amazing beauty, and it’s fascinating.

And, can I just say I freaking love Tamani?! Gosssh, he’s super sweet and his dialogues just make me melt all the time! I wasn’t so fond of him in Wings until he was more extensively involved in Spells. To be honest, I find love stories which seems to lack of foundation really stupid. I was like, how can you even love her at that very moment, without experiencing a lot with her? That’s why at first I think Tamani is annoying (but not really, I really like the way he talks so I loved him then), and I was actually going to team David. It’s because on Wings, David was merely introduced. I just love the way he was always there for Laurel, despite the fact that they’re different. But don’t get me wrong, I love David too! Can’t it be the two of them? Oh, noooo.

I’m gonna say this is one of the hardest love triangles I have encountered. I’ve witnessed how both Tamani and David blossomed their romantic relationships with Laurel, and it’s hard to weigh them both. It’s actually saddening to think that both of them are being hurt, and sometimes I blame Laurel for that! So you see my point, this is a real gripping love triangle that you yourself will feel being broken.

Okay, I know almost everyone liked this quote a lot, and I can’t argue any more, because it’s really like “AWWW<33” and I had to mention it! And the quote goes like —

“I can’t just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I can’t just ‘steal’ you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you’ll ask,” Tamani said.
“And if I don’t?” Laurel asked, her voice barely above a whisper.
“Then I guess I’ll be waiting forever.” 

Isn’t it really cute?

And to sum everything up, Spells is a great, great read, with an emotional love triangle, wonderful twists and exciting action. I am very intrigued with the last conversation of Shar and Tamani (really!) and I’m sooo gonna read the next book!



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It’s up till May 18th

One response to “[Review] Spells by Aprilynne Pike

  1. This is a freaking awesome review. I read wings and spells in 3 days and I so agree with you on so much you said about spells and the last conversation between Shar and Tamani in spells has got me so excited to read the 3rd book "Wild". I love both Tamani and David, but I'm feeling drawn more to Tamani and his love for Laurel the more I read this series. Also when Avalon was being introduced I got bored at times as well, it felt dragged out and I just wanted to skip ahead to the parts were Laurel was with Tamani. Thanks for posting the awesome book review of Spells, looking forward to reading more book reviews.-Natasha-You Can Follow or Stalk Me At these Sites:Blog : http://bit.ly/hAqMXsFacebook : http://on.fb.me/kjAKRJ

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