A magical romance blossoms in the follow-up to WINGS, the bestselling novel described by Stephenie Meyer as "a remarkable debut".
"I can't just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I can't '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."
It's been almost a year since Laurel discovered that she is a faerie, placed with human parents as an infant to help protect the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Although she's come to accept her true identity, Laurel refuses to turn her back on her human life-and especially her boyfriend, David-to return to the faerie world. But when she is summoned to Avalon to relearn her long-forgotten faerie magic, Laurel must depend on the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani. Her feelings for him are undeniable, and she is forced to make a choice-a choice that could break her heart. When a deadly enemy resurfaces and puts both Laurel's life and Avalon in danger, Laurel must draw on all her human strength as well as her faerie skills to save both of her worlds and all of those she holds dear.
Praise for WINGS "Aprilynne Pike's WINGS is a remarkable debut; the ingenuity of the mythology is matched only by the startling loveliness with which the story unfolds." -Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Saga
"An enthralling story of danger and love. This reinterpretation of the faerie story is one that will captivate readers with its plausibility and imagination." -Romantic Times
"[The book] has an interesting love triangle… The writing is accessible and easygoing, but pace and tension gathers efficiently in the background." TheBookBag.co.uk "Unputdownable!" Mizz "The story is well-written; Laurel's developing relationships… are convincing and the plot rattles along with enough conviction to hold your interest." School Librarian