In the first book,Wings, Laurel has never really worried about the things that make her different than other people. Sure, she only eats fruits and vegetables, she never has to wash her hair and she has never had a cut or scrape that she can remember. But that isn’t so odd, is it? Then one day Laurel realizes there is something growing on her back. At first she thinks it’s just a pimple, but when it grows to the size of a softball, she knows something is definitely different. The flowers that bloom from her back are not normal and a trip to the forest where she meets Tamani confirms her theory. She is faerie. And the faerie people need her help to save the land they live on and protect the gateway from our world to theirs.
In the second book called Spells, we find Laurel at the academy in the faerie world. She is struggling to learn the things that will help keep herself and those she loves safe from the evils that would take it all away. Her time in Avalon is brief yet enlightening and her feelings for Tamani grow but human life, her family and especially her boyfriend call Laurel back. Tensions are high as Laurel waits for the trolls to resurface because it's not a matter of if. It's a matter of when. Will she be prepared? Will she be able to protect those she loves? And how will she deal with two guys from different worlds?
Oh, for the love of faeries! What a love triangle here. I have enjoyed reading these books. They are light, easy reading. I don't have to think too hard, the story line is simple and just a wee bit predictable. But, it's fun, right? The second book left a cliffhanger, which will, of course, ensure I pick up the next book because now I NEED to know. I have my theories though. I guess I'll just have to wait it out and see if I'm right. (For those interested, there is some swearing in these books.)
So, in the world of paranormal love triangles, how does this rank? Not so high for me, I've read better. (I'm thinking Nightshade most recently) but if I'm casting my lot in with someone here, it's going to be Tamani. Of course it is. The stud faerie who has loved Laurel from the beginning? Yup, I'm rooting for the underdog.
How about you? Team David or Tamani?