Books Young Adult Fiction Destined (Wings, #4)

Destined (Wings, #4)

http://www.yabookscentral.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x275s/a1/37/6a/_destined2-1337283372.png
 
0.0
 
4.1 (5)
515   0
Publisher
Genre(s)
Age Range
12+
Release Date
May 01, 2012
ISBN
0061668125
Buy This Book
      
Tamani looked at her gravely, and reached up to tuck her hair behind her ear. He hesitated for an instant, then his hands found the sides of her face, pulling her to him. He didn't kiss her, just held her face close to his, their foreheads resting together, their noses almost touching. She hated how much it felt like good-bye. 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.

User reviews

Average user rating from: 5 user(s)

Already have an account? or Create an account
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Plot 
 
4.2  (5)
Characters 
 
4.2  (5)
Writing Style 
 
4.0  (5)
I've never particularly liked the Wings series by Aprilynne Pike but Destined brought it to a very nice closing point. Nice, but only nice.

For me, the entire plot was way too predictable, the characters too clean cut. I mean, they all are too perfect and lead a very calm, charming life. The conflict between the characters, the villains, and themselves seemed lacking and somewhat phony. The characters didn't progress through the story. They did not grow up at all. As for the carbon dioxide and oxygen conversion between humans and the fae? Smart, very scientific, but plain overkill. It just doesn't cut it. Destined and the rest of the series didn't suck too bad, but I wouldn't read it again.

Last word to Laurel: You've got two guys hanging all over you. Just make a decision, alright? They're not going to stick around forever.
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Plot 
 
1.0
Characters 
 
1.0
Writing Style 
 
1.0
Grace Lo Reviewed by Grace Lo September 09, 2012
Top 100 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (35)

Not my thing. Not particularly emotional about its ending either.

I've never particularly liked the Wings series by Aprilynne Pike but Destined brought it to a very nice closing point. Nice, but only nice.

For me, the entire plot was way too predictable, the characters too clean cut. I mean, they all are too perfect and lead a very calm, charming life. The conflict between the characters, the villains, and themselves seemed lacking and somewhat phony. The characters didn't progress through the story. They did not grow up at all. As for the carbon dioxide and oxygen conversion between humans and the fae? Smart, very scientific, but plain overkill. It just doesn't cut it. Destined and the rest of the series didn't suck too bad, but I wouldn't read it again.

Last word to Laurel: You've got two guys hanging all over you. Just make a decision, alright? They're not going to stick around forever.

Was this review helpful to you? 
-
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Hwa Sun Kang Reviewed by Hwa Sun Kang July 16, 2012
Last updated: September 29, 2012
Top 50 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (51)

Destined by Aprilynne Pike

-

Was this review helpful to you? 
Yuki's secret is discovered and Avalon is in danger. Our group of hero's cross into the fae land to defend it, humans included. Many lives will be lost, many truths discovered, and nothing will ever be the same.
I should have just stopped at the happy ending and let myself think everything was going to be great. I read David's letter. :( Dang it.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Brittany Reviewed by Brittany June 15, 2012
Top 50 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (72)

Perfect ending until the letter!

Yuki's secret is discovered and Avalon is in danger. Our group of hero's cross into the fae land to defend it, humans included. Many lives will be lost, many truths discovered, and nothing will ever be the same.
I should have just stopped at the happy ending and let myself think everything was going to be great. I read David's letter. :( Dang it.

Was this review helpful to you? 
I LOVED this book! Who am I kidding? I loved the entire series. This book was the perfect ending to a perfect series. I even loved the original ending that the author put at the back of the book. If you loved the other books in the series, you must read this one. It wraps everything perfectly up.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0

Loved it!

I LOVED this book! Who am I kidding? I loved the entire series. This book was the perfect ending to a perfect series. I even loved the original ending that the author put at the back of the book. If you loved the other books in the series, you must read this one. It wraps everything perfectly up.

Was this review helpful to you? 
I've gone from hating this series at points, loving it at others, but it wasn't until I actually had to twiddle my thumbs in a show of helpless waiting for this final showdown that I realized I'm terminally in love with this series. Despite our differences, our ups and downs, I'm a character girl and Pike's characters have stitched their way into my heart. I can't forget them, I won't stop loving them, and Destined by Aprilynne Pike, this last story, is my every hope shining back at me within each word. Our emotions are drained until we are left hollow one moment and everything comes waterfalling back in the next, and Pike has one of her talented hands on the faucet knob and the other on the drain plug. Everything is so fast-paced, the action almost instantly begins, and so our moods are a thing of speed and pain, like whiplash. Sobs are covered by quick hands, our eyes mourn too, drowning in a pool of liquid salt, and, for a while, smiling is a ghost with no home, an apparition that taunts our desires for joy, joy for ourselves and for these wonderful characters. Destined by Aprilynne Pike is fatally emotional.

Death cries all around us, the characters, and his black tears wash over so many, soaking our own hearts with surprise and suffering as he stops others. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers in arms or in blood, defend their families, their neighbors, themselves, and battle with crashing tides of near-invincible enemies. Magic and animals rise to surf and cut through them, in a way like we've never seen in the series thus far. Pieces fall from their hiding spots and connect to materialize the truth. Yet so much more is needed. Finding the answers isn't enough. Putting them into action to combat all that lay astray is. Struggling past falling, breathless bodies, dodging poisons and potions designed to kill, Laurel and those she loves hurry against fading daylight to rescue many and refortify Avalon's defenses to arise victorious.

Romance is rightfully assigned the backseat, but hearts entwined are never far out of each other's reach, always worrying, always ready to defend. Friendships are risked with demise around every corner, but friends are indeed necessary to stop what has arrived. Thankfully, personalities brighten the pages and shine truly with all that they are and more. The bond that is forged between each character in this circle of confidants is unshakeable and more pure, despite all the hardships and turmoil of the last three books, than any true friendship can be, full of heart-melting love and deep understanding, a strong tie woven in the midst of endless blood and loss.

The end showers over us and brings us poignant pangs, wide, watery smiles, and a love for this series that is almost boundless, because, fabulous world-building and plot twists aside, the characters are a lovable bunch, a fortified wall of support who can lean on each other in all the troubles of the future yet to come. The ending isn't necessarily over once we hit a special Author's Note explaining that there is one thing for Pike left to share, a bittersweet gift we can choose to accept or return that nonetheless arouses are curiosity enough to gain inspection. After reading those final few pages, the tears come in unstoppable twin rivers of aches and happiness.

Destined by Aprilynne Pike is a vital read for fans, and the perfect incentive for newcomers to the series to get started.
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Asher Knight Reviewed by Asher Knight May 17, 2012
Top 100 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (38)

The fight has come, down to every last man, woman, and child, and no one is safe.

I've gone from hating this series at points, loving it at others, but it wasn't until I actually had to twiddle my thumbs in a show of helpless waiting for this final showdown that I realized I'm terminally in love with this series. Despite our differences, our ups and downs, I'm a character girl and Pike's characters have stitched their way into my heart. I can't forget them, I won't stop loving them, and Destined by Aprilynne Pike, this last story, is my every hope shining back at me within each word. Our emotions are drained until we are left hollow one moment and everything comes waterfalling back in the next, and Pike has one of her talented hands on the faucet knob and the other on the drain plug. Everything is so fast-paced, the action almost instantly begins, and so our moods are a thing of speed and pain, like whiplash. Sobs are covered by quick hands, our eyes mourn too, drowning in a pool of liquid salt, and, for a while, smiling is a ghost with no home, an apparition that taunts our desires for joy, joy for ourselves and for these wonderful characters. Destined by Aprilynne Pike is fatally emotional.

Death cries all around us, the characters, and his black tears wash over so many, soaking our own hearts with surprise and suffering as he stops others. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers in arms or in blood, defend their families, their neighbors, themselves, and battle with crashing tides of near-invincible enemies. Magic and animals rise to surf and cut through them, in a way like we've never seen in the series thus far. Pieces fall from their hiding spots and connect to materialize the truth. Yet so much more is needed. Finding the answers isn't enough. Putting them into action to combat all that lay astray is. Struggling past falling, breathless bodies, dodging poisons and potions designed to kill, Laurel and those she loves hurry against fading daylight to rescue many and refortify Avalon's defenses to arise victorious.

Romance is rightfully assigned the backseat, but hearts entwined are never far out of each other's reach, always worrying, always ready to defend. Friendships are risked with demise around every corner, but friends are indeed necessary to stop what has arrived. Thankfully, personalities brighten the pages and shine truly with all that they are and more. The bond that is forged between each character in this circle of confidants is unshakeable and more pure, despite all the hardships and turmoil of the last three books, than any true friendship can be, full of heart-melting love and deep understanding, a strong tie woven in the midst of endless blood and loss.

The end showers over us and brings us poignant pangs, wide, watery smiles, and a love for this series that is almost boundless, because, fabulous world-building and plot twists aside, the characters are a lovable bunch, a fortified wall of support who can lean on each other in all the troubles of the future yet to come. The ending isn't necessarily over once we hit a special Author's Note explaining that there is one thing for Pike left to share, a bittersweet gift we can choose to accept or return that nonetheless arouses are curiosity enough to gain inspection. After reading those final few pages, the tears come in unstoppable twin rivers of aches and happiness.

Destined by Aprilynne Pike is a vital read for fans, and the perfect incentive for newcomers to the series to get started.

Was this review helpful to you? 
 
Powered by JReviews

LATEST YABC BLOG POSTS - BLOG TOURS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND GIVEAWAYS

View more blog entries

Latest Book Listings Added

In this masterpiece about freedom, feminism, and destiny, Printz Honor author A.S. King tells the epic story of a girl...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
After and Again
Category: Young Adult Indie
Centuries after a cataclysmic event drastically changed the world, fifteen-year-old Zack McQueen stumbles upon a cave filled with relics from...
 
0.0
 
4.8 (1)
Category: Kids Fiction
This third book in the Alien in My Pocket series is the zaniest yet! Zack and Amp create a massive...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Wren Connolly thought she'd left her human side behind when she dies five years ago and came back 178 minutes...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
With her birthday coming up, Jessica hopes that, just maybe, her present will be a real-live potbellied pig. Jessica can...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Nonfiction
An enchanting treasury of fairy lore! Around the corner, behind the bushes, and just out of sight...fairies have spent hundreds...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
blue lily lily blue.jpg
There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up. Blue Sargent has found things. For...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
When Churchill the pig loses his precious tail, his friends help him hunt for a new one. But trying new...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Three wishes go awry in a middle-grade debut as comical as it is spooky. Toxic Vapor Worms. Shark Hounds. King-Crab...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Peanut Butter and Jellyfish are best of friends and swim up, down, around, and through their ocean home. Crabby is...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
From talented illustrator Laura Bryant and gifted newcomer Aimee Reid comes a charming, heartwarming story about a little elephant's love...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Nonfiction
This kid-friendly book offers a first thoughtful glimpse into the world of birds: from eggs to nests, from song to...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Kids Fiction
Hooey Higgins and friends are back for another hilarious madcap adventure — this time, their dubious inventive skills are put...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Gene. Sys. Book Cover
Category: Young Adult Indie
The world is supposed to end in about a year. For Atom, that means his quest is about to begin....
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
This novel-in-verse—at once literary and emotionally gripping—follows the unfolding friendship between two very different teenage girls who share a hospital...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Day Human King Cover
Category: Young Adult Indie
After he inherited the power of the late sidhe king, Devin thought the battle to protect Nessa and proceed with...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Core.jpg
Category: Young Adult Indie
Are you brave enough to turn the page? Fight with Ava as she battles the blood-sucking shadows of...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Category: Young Adult Indie
How far would you go to save the one you love? Find Max. That's all Layla cares...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The highly anticipated start of a new romantic suspense series from the beloved, USA Today bestselling author of Ten Tiny...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)