Book: Destined by Aprilynne Pike

Book Info: Published by HarperCollins; 320 pages; read on my Nook

Goodreads Summary: 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.

This was an amazing conclusion to the Wings series!  I really enjoyed reading it, and it was bittersweet.  There was a lot of action, and while it took place over the course of a day or two, it felt like it was a lot longer than that.  It moved reallly well, despite the fact that Laurel isn’t a fighter, and spends a lot of time watching everyone else fight.

Everyone gets their own ending, one of which was really surprising.  I’m definitely glad that we’re not left wondering what happens to everyone at the end of the book.  I’m glad it ended the way it did, with a letter from the guy who didn’t get chosen.  I won’t ruin it for anyone who hasn’t read it yet, but it really was a good (and surprising) ending.

The series has gotten a lot better since Wings came out, and it was great to see how the characters changed over the course of the series.  While Destined is definitely the best in the series, the series overall was so fun to read!  I like that I had no idea who Laurel was going to pick (love triangle wise) until the end, which is a nice change from the usual love triangles where it’s obvious who the character is going to end up.

I give it a 4 out of 5.  I loved seeing Avalon more, and while it was slightly predictable at times, it was a great ending to the series.

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