Spells – Aprilynne Pike

“A year ago Laurel discovered that she is a faerie, placed among humans when she was a baby.  Although she’s come to accept her true identity, Laurel refuses to turn her back on her human life – especially her boyfriend, David.

But the faerie realm is in grave danger and when Laurel is summoned, she must trust charismatic faerie-guard Tamani.  Laurel’s feelings for him are strong, and she is soon forced to make a choice that could break her heart…”

After reading Wings (review here) I couldn’t wait to get stuck into this book to find out what happened next for Laurel.  I just have to mention how much I love this cover – the picture above doesn’t really do it justice because in real life the whole cover shines, it is truly stunning!

Straight away I was absorbed back into the story, this time we learn so much more about Avalon, the different kinds of faeries and their social standings.  Everything is so imaginative and I really enjoyed learning about it all alongside Laurel.

We found out more about Tamani in this book because Laurel spent much more time with him, I loved these moments and as I go through this series I think I’m definitely leaning towards ‘Team Tamani’. Laurel’s time at the festival was great and had me hanging on every word I was reading.  The love triangle is certainly becoming more explosive, this was something I had hoped for and still hope for in the books to come.

The addition of Klea in this book was interesting, I felt very unsure about her and sense that there is much more to come from her including her reasons for doing what she does.

The book ended on a cliffhanger and left me desperately wanting to know what Tamani is up to!  I have now ordered the next two books in the series so I won’t have to wait much longer to find out.

A fantastic, addictive book that is joining the ever-growing one day read list!

Spells can be purchased here or from most good book retailers.

To find out more about Aprilynne Pike visit her website here.


6 thoughts on “Spells – Aprilynne Pike

  1. Oh wow, this sounds even better than the first in the series! You’re hurting my husband’s wallet here!! I’ll have to check this series out. Do these books work as “standalone”, as in, do you think I could read this one even if I didn’t read the first in the series?


    1. Haha my husband’s wallet was damaged with this series too:)

      I personally don’t think they would work as stand alone books, you would need to read wings first to get the background.

      Thanks for reading my review and commenting!


  2. Kate, I might have to stop reading your reviews (only joking!) You make these sound as if I should be reading them lol Another fab review. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Really love your review of this book. I am a huge fan of Aprillynne Pike and have recently finished up Destined, the last book in her series.I never imagined I’d be so captiavted by a fairy of all fantasy creatures (Tamani of course). She is an amazing writer who I hope to read more from in the future.


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