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Book Review: Destined

Monday, April 2, 2012
Destined (Wings #4)
by Aprilynne Pike

5 Stars: KEEPER
Publication: May 1, 2012 (Hardback)
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Harper Teen
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Laurel now knows the truth: Yuki is a rare Winter faerie, the most powerful—and deadly—of all, and she is working with Klea to conquer and destroy Avalon. With Tamani, David, and Chelsea by her side, Laurel prepares for a fight she never thought she would have to face.

Filled with heart-pounding action, sweeping romance, and higher stakes at every turn, Destined is the series conclusion that readers have been clamoring for—with a twist that will leave them breathless.

Laurel, Tamani, and David together tell the story of how they were destined to meet, fight together, and open Avalon to change. I miss the focus on Laurel, but I enjoyed seeing how the battles and losses worked changes on the three characters. Tamani and Laurel face challenges in their relationship together even as they need each other more than ever. There are bittersweet moments and sweet, passionate kisses.

All three characters will fight their own battles. Laurel must learn how to utilize her gifts as a Fall faerie, Tamani must face Yuki and his fears that he will never be good enough for Laurel, and David will play a direct role in the fight for the first time. I was shocked to learn that, in many ways, the story has been about David and how a human reacts to magic. Looking at the series as a whole, however, it makes sense, and Destined really plays on the idea. Aprilynne reveals more about King Arthur and how the legends of Camelot relate to the faeries and Avalon, and David has to live up to legend when he's given the opportunity to play a hero's role.

Destined brings the Wings series to a stunning turn of events. There are many deaths and sacrifices. Laurel and her friends learn more about themselves and each other, as they fight to stop a bitter faerie from realizing her plans. I am sad to see the story reach its conclusion, but Aprilynne Pike wraps up the story beautifully with a letter that shows what wielding great power will do to the human mind.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher. No payment was received in return for a review. The receipt of the book had no influence on the opinions expressed in my review.
5 comments on "Book Review: Destined"
  1. I'm on Spells of this series but I can't wait for Destined!

  2. I haven't read anything by Aprilynne Pike but it seems like a great fantasy:) Good fantasy world:)

  3. Hey I enjoyed your review! Please check out mine on goodreads!

  4. eep! I have been reading so many books for reviews I haven't had a chance to finish this series!
    great review!

    1. The books get better as the series progresses with the exception of book two (in my opinion). Hope you enjoy this one!


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