Itís a summer of content for teenagers, especially those who have an affinity for the enchanted. Wild is the third in the series about Laurel, a faerie (note the spelling!) who has been brought up as a human. At the outset, this might be deja vu for Harry Potter fans, but thatís where the similarity ends. In the earlier two books, Laurel discovered that she was a faerie who was responsible for the safety of her parents, friends and, in fact, the entire faerie realm. In this one, sheís in senior high school. Like other girls of her age, she is torn between her faerie-guard Tamani and David, her boyfriend. Isnít this a big enough calamity for a teen? Thereís more. A new kind of enemy threatens both the human and faerie world. Now, Laurel has to rely on both David and Tamani to help her out.
The third instalment of Aprilynne Pike's extraordinary faerie tale of magic and mystery, romance and danger, described by Stephenie Meyer as "a remarkable debut". On the first day of Laurel's senior year there are two new arrivals. Tamani - the electrifying faerie with whom she shares an undeniable connection - appears, posing as a foreign exchange student. And even more disturbing is another foreign exchange student named Yuki whom Laurel quickly realises is a faerie, though the new girl doesn't seem to have any idea who or what she really is. Laurel is determined to figure out how Yuki fits into the picture, and what connection she may have to the ever-increasing threats to her family and Avalon. Meanwhile, Laurel struggles to maintain a balance between her human boyfriend David and Tamani, with whom she shares a passionate past. But balancing two worlds is becoming more and more complicated. When the threat to Avalon grows ever stronger, Laurel's illusion of control of the situation shatters and she must confront a danger even greater than the trolls.
About the Author
Aprilynne Pike is an American author best known for her debut novel Wings, which was released in English on May 5, 2009. Her first novel debuted as a New York Times best-seller, and reached the spot on the Children's Best Seller list, making Pike the best-selling non-celebrity children's author to debut in 2009. Her second novel likewise debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list.