Book Review: Aprilynne Pike’s “Spells”

I know this book has been out for a few weeks, but I finally got to read it.  I had read “Wings” which is the first book in this series and had liked it a lot.  I liked “Spells” even better.  I think most of that centered around the fact that there was so much more inner conflict in Laurel’s life, especially on the romance side.  I loved getting to know the two different guys in her life so much better.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have an early opinion on who I think Laurel should end up with, but it’s not as set in stone as my opinion regarding “that other series” (you know which one I mean).  And I loved the last scene.  It left me wondering what exactly was going on and how that might affect Laurel’s future decisions.  I would recommend this series to anyone, not just young adults.  It’s a really fun read and leaves you wanting more.

A new author…coming Summer ’09

I’d like everyone to check out a new author, whose first book, Wings, is coming out next summer.  Her name is Aprilynne Pike.  She actually lives pretty close to me and I check out her blog frequently.  She even read and critiqued my query letter.  Wasn’t that nice of her?  Anyway, I already have a link to her in my sidebar, but here’s her blog, and here’s her web page.  Go check them out, especially if you like YA, or want to see how her writing process, getting an agent, and finally a publisher, went.