Monday, July 11, 2011

Wings (Wings, #1)Wings by Aprilynne Pike

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I think that this book did pretty well on what it was trying to do -- namely, be an engaging YA read that someone could get through in a weekend. I enjoyed it in the sense that there were parts where I couldn't put the book down. However, on reflection, the book just seemed rather...unimpressive. Pike has a great base concept, but that seemed to be the only complicated thing about the book. Everything else seemed a little cliche. I felt like there wasn't enough content for it to really be the first book in a trilogy.

Or maybe I've just been spoiled by reading Scott Westerfeld.

In any case, this book is definitely fluff reading -- and since I tend to go for deeper things, I'm not going to spend time on the second or third books in the trilogy.

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  1. Haha I adored that book. But the amazing part about reading IS that people disagree on whether a book is for them. :) What are some YA books you've read and enjoyed?

  2. Well, right now I'm reading the third book in the Uglies series, which I've loved so far. I also love Westerfeld's Leviathan trilogy. (I CANNOT wait for the third book to come out!) So I guess I lean more towards YA with a sci-fi edge. It's strange because I actually haven't read very much YA, so I'm still getting used to how it feels. What aspects of YA do you love the best, if you could pick them out?