Why I bought it? I picked it up because of the cover. It is so cool. I love the wings made out of flower petals. The colors are so pretty, etc., etc. Nice job cover crew. The book hook inside the front cover was interesting, so I passed it to my daughter to see if she was interested. She was too, so cha-ching. Purchase.
Synopsis: Laurel has been homeschooled her whole life and begins her first year of public school. She has a problem though and it's not your everyday kind of thing. Her back starts sprouting something that looks strangely like wings. She has to discover who she really is and what she has to do to fulfill her destiny.
What I thought? I enjoyed the uniqueness of the story quite a bit. It unfolds with romance and mystery. There were some slow spots where I started drifting away, but for the most part it was a fun read. The writing could have been a little more crafted, but most teens won't fault it for that. The book is engaging and fresh with an interesting twist on the fantasy world.
My daughter's rating: ****1/2 out of 5 stars.
My rating: **** out of 5.
Cleanness Score: 3 out of 10, There was some kissing and several references to sex. Nothing explicit though. Only a couple swear words. Mild violence.