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Friday, August 5, 2011
Book #15- A Fairy Tale
Wings: A Fairy Tale
By: E.D. Baker
Synopsis (from barnesandnoble.com): Tamisin has always been a little weird. Her freckles actually look more like sparkles and occasionally, she likes to dance under the full moon. Then one day, wings sprout from her back, and Tamisin learns that her parents adopted her from fairyland. Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this fairy tale will delight fans of The Tales of the Frog Princess and new readers alike.
So what did I think?
Overall: About halfway through the book I couldn't put it down!! I love fairy stories and anything fantasy, so this book was right up my ally. I would recommend this book to girls and boys because there was a good mixture of goblins and faries. This is more of a pre-teen storyline, but would be good for any age level.
Setting: The setting is broken up between the human world and the fey world (where the non humans live). You start off with Tamisin seeing goblins in her world and then see it from Jak's point of view in the fey world. Both are well written to where you can see where the characters are in their journey.
Characters: Tamisin is different, but in a good way, from the other students. The biggest difference is that she has pointed ears. She is accepted by her dance team, so she isn't a total loser. Pre-teens will be able to relate to her. Jak is a well rounded character too. He is half goblin and half human. He is described beautifully and I can picture him in my head.