Aprilynne Pike's Wings Series and by far the best book in the series. It was torture putting down the book so I could go to work the next day.
I first met Aprilynne at Dark Days of Summer tour in 2009 when Wings debuted. I hadn't heard of her or the book before then, but I made note and eventually checked out from the library. Wings is one of the only few books I actually sat down and read from cover to cover. (Twilight Series, Harry Potter 6 & 7, The Hunger Games series, the first 5 House of Night books, the first 3 Sookie Stackhouse books, Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, and Obsidian are the only ones on this list. I read a lot.)
Aprilynne's blog Apperantly! is the first author blog I've read from first post to the current. To say I really like this woman and her work is an understatement. Okay, so some might call that cyber-stalking, but whatever. She's a very successful author and as an aspiring author I look to people like Aprilynne as roll models of what I want to achieve. My other favorite is Kim Harrison. In fact that is how I discovered Aprilynne. I went to Dark Days of Summer '09 to meet Kim and came back with another great series of books.
Not only are these women best-selling authors, but they give so much to their readers. At any event I've attended with either of them, they'll stop to chat and take a picture. They are so kind and personable. They answer their fan posts on Facebook and most of the time their tweets & email. Their readers love them because of it. Including myself. :)
Anyways, back to Destined. This is my favorite book in the series. It's action-packed page-turner. Laurel finally chooses her guy and I'm not going to spoil and say who. Many of you who have read the series probably have a good idea who it is. Most of the story takes place in Avalon, which is awesome, because the place is so amazing. Mysteries are revealed. I love the way the book concluded even the extra bonus "ending." It's a beautifully woven story of love, loss, sacrifice, and redemption. I'm rather sad to see the series end, because it's so good, but she ended it on a good note.
So yes I LOVE this book and I think you better click right here to order your own copy. Take a trip to Avalon. You won't be disappointed.