by Aprilynne Pike
May 1st 2009
Goodreads: Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words.
Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.
In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.
My Thoughts: I am not usually a fan of faerie books. However, I decided to give this one a try, and I am really glad that I did! I really loved it! I was hooked instantly, and I couldn't put it down! I finished the entire book in one sitting!
Laurel always knew she was different from other kids her age. She just didn't realize how different she actually was until the day flower petals grew from her back. Not knowing what was happening to her, she confides in her best friend, David. He tries to help Laurel as much as he possibly can, but then she meets a mysterious guy in the forest behind her old house, named Tamani, who claims to be just like her... a plant faerie. He seems to know more about her than she knows about herself!
I found it extremely easy to fall in love with all of the characters, which only left me thinking about them long after finishing the book! I am thankful that this is the first book in a series, because I can't wait to read more about Laurel, David and Tamani!