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ILLUSIONS (WINGS, BOOK #3) BY APRILYNNE PIKE: BOOK REVIEW

  Illusions Wings, Book #3 By Aprilynne Pike ISBN# 9780061668098 Author’s Website:  http://www.aprilynnepike.com/ Brought to you by guest reviewer Jennifer Jensen *Beware of  Spoilers* At the conclusion of Spells, Laurel has chosen between her human boyfriend David and her fairie could-be boyfriend, Tamani. She thinks it is for the best that she … Continue reading

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APRILYNNE PIKE: EXCLUSIVE AUTHOR INTERVIEW

OBS fans, do you recall when we covered the young adult faerie novel Wings in May of 2010 for our monthly Book Club? Have you seen the slue of exclusives on the series and have had the pleasure of reading the Q & A with Aprilynne Pike in Oct 2009? Well, we have … Continue reading

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WINGS YA BOOK CLUB- CHAPTERS 21-24

Chapters 21-24 by Katlyn Summary David and Tamani awkwardly met in the car, and Tamani explained the situation with the trolls. He explained the background of trolls and how some of them are still surviving due to their acclimation into the human world. Tamani told Laurel she was lucky that … Continue reading

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WINGS YA BOOK CLUB : CHAPTERS 17-20

Chapters 17- 20 By Dawn Chapter 17 After school, Laurel heads to work at her father’s bookstore. As she heads home she sees the paramedics at her house taking her father out on a stretcher. He had begun to throw up blood and even though her parents are naturalists, they … Continue reading

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WINGS YA BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 10-12

Chapters 10-12- By Britta Characters Involved Laurel David Chelsea Tamani Laurels Mom Places Visited Laurel’s house David’s house The Dance Summary Laurel and David explore further the idea that she could be an evolved plant. David suggests that he test her cells (via swabbing her mouth) with his microscope. He … Continue reading

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WINGS YA BOOK CLUB- CHAPTERS 7-9

Chapters 7-9 by Britta Characters Involved Laurel David Tamani Her Mother Her Father Mr. Barnes Places Visited Laurel’s new house Laurel’s old house The Pathways David’s backyard School Summary David visits Laurel’s house to see how she is doing. Laurel wonders how she can be okay with a flower sprouting … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: FAN ART MADNESS – WINGS EDITION

This week Katie and I are bringing you a new special feature of fan art based on May’s Book Club Wings by Aprilynne Pike. And something special about it is that we have mostly all color pencil drawings, which is great because nowadays some artist use Photoshop or other computer … Continue reading

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WINGS YA BOOK CLUB : CHAPTERS 4-6

Chapters 4- 6 By Karolina Chapter 4: Saturday morning, Laurel wakes up early and grabs her mom’s guitar, wandering out to the creek behind her parents property. She sits for a while and softly plays – a bug lands on her back, and as she reaches back to swat it … Continue reading

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WINGS YA BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 1- 3

Chapters 1- 3 by Karolina Chapter 1: 15 year old Laurel Sewell; a beautiful blond haired, green eyed petite girl, has just started in a new school in Crescent city, after being home schooled for the past 10 years. Laurel and her parents have moved to Crescent City from Orick, … Continue reading

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WEEKLY BOOK RELEASES FOR MAY 2ND

Dead In the Family (Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series #10) (Hardcover) By: Charlaine Harris (From BarnesandNoble.com)  After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Faery War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she’s angry. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS-APRILYNNE PIKE: SPELLS

Brought to us by OBS staff member kpic724 Aprilynne Pike Spells Six months have passed since Laurel saved the gateway to the faerie realm of Avalon. Now she must spend her summer there, honing her skills as a Fall faerie. But her human family and friends are still in mortal … Continue reading

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CHAT WITH APRILYNNE PIKE APRIL 30TH ON OBS

We have some very exciting news. Aprilynne Pike best-selling author of Wings and the sequel Spells will be on OBS for a chat on April 30th 8pm EDT/ 5pm PST. Check out our reviews of her books: Wings Spells Also check out our interview with Aprilynne Pike from October 2009, … Continue reading

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CHAT LINK FOR APRILYNNE PIKE FRIDAY NIGHT

Don’t forget our chat with Aprilynne Pike on Friday night April 30th 8pm EDT/ 5pm PST. Below is the link to our chat room: http://openbooksociety.com/chat/ The chat room is password protected, but on the night of the chat we will take that off – you will not need a password … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MAY: ‘WINGS’ BY APRILYNNE PIKE

For the month of May OBS is proud to present ‘Wings’ by Aprilynne Pike. Book Summary: The many clues that Laurel is different (she is strictly vegan; sunlight seems to shine through her fair skin; she never gets cold; she craves the outdoors; she doesn’t menstruate) culminate in a bump … Continue reading

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CHAT WITH APRILYNNE PIKE APRIL 30TH ON OBS! REMINDER

Be sure to check out our reviews of her books: Wings Spells You can also view our interview with Aprilynne Pike, where you can learn about her favorite books, how she inspired to write her novels and more: OBS: How does it feel to have your debut novel become a best … Continue reading

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MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ‘FAIRIES’

“Now, until the break of day, Through this house each fairy stray. To the best bride bed will be Which by us shall blessed be.” -Oberon from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fairies: mythical beings also known as faery, faerie, fay or fae which means otherwordly, able to see … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS BOOK COVER CLUSTERS: FLOWERS

Because Valentine’s Day was this weekend, our Cover Cluster this month is flowers! Enjoy! The Year of The Flood by Margaret Atwood: The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate, and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability. Adam One, the kindly leader of … Continue reading

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CONTESTS: JANUARY 8TH

Here are some book blog contests from around the web: Wicked Walker Reviews: Win “Wings” by Aprilynne Pike. ENTER HERE. The Hiding Spot: Win “Captivate” by Carrie Jones. ENTER HERE. Misfit Salon: Ginormous Giveaway! Check out the many prizes and ENTER HERE. The Calico Critic: Win “The Maze Runner” by … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: WINGS BY APRILYNNE PIKE READALIKES

We originally posted a list of Readalikes for Twilight lovers. What is a readalike? It is a book that has a similar mood, subject, style, or tone to that of another book. This time, we have Readalikes for fans of Aprilynne Pike’s  ‘Wings’! So, if you love stories about faeries, this … Continue reading

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seventeen.com: MILEY TO STAR IN ‘WINGS’ BY PIKE

Miley’s got a new movie in the works! Disney has acquired the screen rights to Aprilynne Pike’s bestselling young adult novel, Wings, and Miley is set to star! She will play Laurel, a 15-year-old girl who, after years of being home-schooled and living in a small town, struggles to adjust … Continue reading

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