Destined by Aprilynne Pike
Genre: Paranormal YA
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Source: Received a review copy from the publisher
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.
Whenever I get to the final book in a series, I’m excited to see how it concludes, and also sad that the story is ending. It’s important that a final book is a strong finish to the series, and DESTINED is exactly that! Aprilynne Pike has done a marvelous job of finishing this story. This is a must for any WINGS fan.
DESTINED was a huge change of pace from the rest of the series — the events all take place mainly in one day. And what an eventful day it is. It’s jam-packed with action and adventure. Avalon is at stake, and Laurel and Crew must fight to keep it safe. The fight scenes were done wonderfully; Aprilynne Pike has such great way with words. I could clearly see everything in my mind while it was happening. There are also lots of parts told from Tamani’s point of view, which I loved. It was awesome to see his perspective on the events going on.
I’m going to avoid saying too much because I don’t want to give spoilers, but I was happy to find that Laurel ended up with the guy I was rooting for. I find that in love triangles I sometimes root for the guy who gets shafted at the end, and I was so happy to find that this wasn’t the case with this series. I am so happy that DESTINED ended the way it did — I feel like this decision was right for Laurel from the beginning, and I’m glad she finally realized it. I also loved the epilogue at the end — it was very realistic and well-done.
Kudos to Aprilynne Pike for such a great series! I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.