May 14, 2012


Destined by Aprilynne Pike
Release Date ~ 5/1/12
Format ~ ARC
Publisher ~ Harper Teen
Source ~ Publisher
Purchase: The Book Depository
Tamani looked at her gravely, and reached up to tuck her hair behind her ear.
He hesitated for an instant, then his hands found the sides of her face, pulling her to him. He didn't kiss her, just held her face close to his, their foreheads resting together, their noses almost touching.
She hated how much it felt like good-bye.
Laurel now knows the truth: Yuki is a rare Winter faerie, the most powerful—and deadly—of all, and Klea plans to use her to help conquer and destroy Avalon. But Klea's reach extends far beyond one wild Winter faerie. With Tamani, David, and Chelsea by her side, Laurel prepares to face what may be Avalon's final days, in the stunning conclusion to the Wings series.
   Though I only started the Wings series a month or so ago, I have come to fall and love with the characters and call Avalon my fictional home. And for me, Destined was the most amazing yet bittersweet ending book I have ever read. Though some authors' series ending books are criticized for not living up to their earlier novels (such as Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay or Maggie Stiefvater's Forever), Aprilynne Pike has only gotten better in Destined.

  I had the gift of reading all of these books in a one month radius, but if you read Illusions when it first came out a year ago, you'll be a bit confused as Destined starts off right when Illusions ended with little to no back story. So for those of you who haven't been in Avalon for while I am going to direct you the Happily Ever Endings page for Illusions at Down the Rabbit Hole which will get you all caught up and ready to dive into Destined!

  Aprilynne Pike has developed the kind of villain that you love to hate. Klea, a rogue fall faerie, is terrifyingly   evil and just one plan scary faerie! Not the kind of person I would like to have as an enemy!

This book feels exactly how a series-ender should be! From page one it is complete and nonstop action! There were no throw away scenes in this book!

I was Team David all the way, and though it was a bittersweet way to end the series for us Team David fans, Pike did it in a way that made everyone happy. It brought me to tears - partially because of the ending of such a great series, and partially out of happiness for all the characters! Though it bothers me that David had all his memories of the faeries erased, I was happy we actually had an ending where we knew everything that was happening to the group. I also thought that David was incredibly badass with Excalibur! Kicking some troll butt!
Destined is the best kind of finish to this great series I could imagine. If I could give it six stars I would! Most likely my favorite read of 2012 so far!
Cover Comments: This cover is the best of the series, but I thought that the cover could of been more glamorous, as it is a Harper book!


  1. I think i need to read this series...awesome review!

  2. I think this GIF says it all on what I think of your review:

    1. Aww... thanks Monica! You're pretty awesome yourself! :)

    2. No probs favorite GIF ever! Well, besides the Patrick one ....*mind wanders off* Anyways, thank you!! And if you haven't watched Avatar: The Last Airbender ..YOU MUST. You are 12 is a MUST.

    3. I watched one episode of those, and died of boredom! LOL, guess it's just my taste.

    4. *gasps* Dude. You are so mean! Give it another chance! One episode doesn't count!

  3. Cool review. I haven't read any of the books. :P I like the thought of a rogue faerie. :P

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  4. I've only read wings so far so I really need to catch up! Glad that the rest of the series is as good as the first!
    Looking forward to reading this book :) So sad that it's the end of the series though :(

  5. Great review!!!
    I think I might give this series a try :DD
    Btw,out of curiosity, how old are you? :)

  6. Great review!! I haven't read this series yet, but from this review, i think to add in my wish list:)
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Omg! I still haven't read the third book yet, but I'm getting there. I skipped reading as soon as I got to the spoiler part, because I do not need to know who she ends up with. Tamani all the way!

  8. I have not started this series yet but it really sounds good. Thanks for the review it makes me want to read it.

  9. gave 5 for this book. This book must be great. Reading your review make me can't wait to read it myself.

    Thank u for the review :)

  10. I totally agree. I would have given it more stars too. I was team David but wasn't commited to it. I cried about David! I liked the way she ended it. She gave readers a chance to stop reading before you get the info on David. I will miss the series!

  11. I LOVED this book! Who am I kidding? I loved the entire series. This book was the perfect ending to a perfect series. I even loved the original ending that the author put at the back of the book. If you loved the other books in the series, you must read this one. It wraps everything perfectly up.

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