From Goodreads: "Laurel hasn't seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice.
But just as life is returning to normal, Laurel discovers that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side will prevail."
When I first started reading this book I kinda felt like it had deviated a bit too much from its original story line- a young girl discovers that she isn't exactly who she thought that she was and is torn between two boys- with all of the troll talk, the introduction of seemingly random characters (Klea and Yuki), and the likes of. However I soon got over that initial thought when I got swept up by all of the action and adventure.
Laurel really got on my nerves in this book- I thought that she was extremely selfish for the good first half of the book. Tamani sacrificed everything for her and the majority of the time she didn't even give the
I thought that there were quite a few humorous parts in this book and I really appreciated them- they helped to break up the otherwise quite serious and suspenseful plot. For instance when Laurel was asking Tamani why he couldn't be nicer to her boyfriend he responded with, "I just don't want to cozy up to the guy whose girl I have every intention of stealing". Or when Shar threw Tamani against an invisible barrier to see if Tamani could enter it and Shar (who is a quite stoic and serious character) responded with, "You... bounced!"
When I read the last few sentences of the book (which at the time I did not know were the last few sentences) and flipped the page hoping for more but was instead met with the acknowledgments page I literally gasped aloud and screamed, "Oh. My. Gosh!". I think that this book had an even worse ending than Sophie Jordan's "Firelight"- seriously what is up with YA books that end during the most epic part? Is a little closure too much to ask for?
All in all despite the cruddy cliffhanger ending and some childishness exhibited by the characters this is a great installment to Aprilynne's "Wings" series- in fact, this might be the best book in the series to date.