Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publication Date: April 2010
About the Book:Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things. 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.
Laurel's life is the very definition of normal . . . until the morning when she wakes up to discover a flower blooming from her back. As it turns out, nothing in Laurel's life is what it seems. Now, with the help of an alluring faerie sentry who holds the key to her true past, Laurel must race to save her human family from the centuries-old faerie enemies who walk among them.
This book was good to read. I enjoyed reading this because it was about a girl who's world gets turned upside down. She thinks that she is just like any other kid in the world with a few twists. She was home-schooled but now in public school. She doesn't eat anything except like fruit and veggies. She's a vegan. But that's because she is only half human and the other half is fairy. She begins to find this out when she meets Tamani, who is a guard to the fairy realm. There is so much going on in this book that I couldn't put it done. The love she has for David. The curiosity she has about what is happening with her body, and the life that she doesn't know about. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes stories about fairies, and wants to be taken away into a different world. I believe Aprilynne Pike did an excellent job writing this book, and I can't wait to read the sequel titled "Spells."