Apr 07, Steph Sinclair rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Those who wish to finish the series This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Actual rating: 1. No wait. Let me get my glasses for this one. And yes, there will be spoilers.
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Apr 07, Steph Sinclair rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Those who wish to finish the series This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Actual rating: 1. No wait. Let me get my glasses for this one. And yes, there will be spoilers. But it had a level of entertainment that Actual rating: 1. But it had a level of entertainment that kept me around till the end. And that greatly disappointed me since I was just looking for a light, fluffy read.
So very, very corny. So the plot is a simple one. We all knew based on the ending of Illusions that Yuki would eventually escape with Klea and go after Avalon. She also happens to have an entire army of trolls ready to bust the doors down.
It was a fine beginning with promise. Jamison asks David to fight against the trolls using Excalibur. It was truly a Disney movie moment. I knew at that moment it could only go down hill from there. Will you join us in defending Avalon? Then David had his Sword in the Stone moment and was told nothing could hurt him while he wielded Excalibur.
And I do mean nothing. If someone were to strike him with a sword, it would conveniently miss him. Or if someone were to shoot him with a gun, the bullets would just drop in front of him.
Not even poisonous AIR could harm him. He went all deus ex machina throughout the entire book. Everything was was just too carefully placed and never felt organic to me. Jamison gets taken out during the battle early on and forced to rest, but when the gang goes up against Yuki, he appears out of nowhere ready to assist.
Speaking of Yuki, she turned out to be the biggest disappointment of them all. She supposedly has the ability to kill other fairies or at least be really powerful. But she was pretty much useless. Of course with any battle there are deaths. Duh, right? Well, there are two characters who are killed that the reader is familiar with, but I never really felt any kind of sadness for them.
They were expendable characters. Another reviewer noted that with everything that was going on, and there was a fair amount of action, it actually felt like nothing was happening. I just went through the motions of finishing the book to be able to say I completed the series.
But before those feelings get a chance to develop, Laurel goes running after him. End scene. That left me so angry!
Then my biggest pet peeve about YA novels starts flying around left and right. Then we get to the ending where there is a deadly toxin seeping into the land and killing Tamani courtesy of Klea. Was her life worth living without Tamani? Was the risk worth one last kiss?
One final embrace? What did any of this matter if, in the end, she was too late to save Tamani?
Destined (Wings #4) by Aprilynne Pike
Published: May , HarperTeen 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. 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.
Plot[ edit ] Beginning from the cliffhanger in the previous book, Yuki is tied up in the salt circle. Klea comes to save her, and Tamani escapes with Laurel back to her house. Shar follows Klea to her hideout, and is killed while obtaining information. David is given Excalibur, as only humans can wield the sword. A battle then ensues, against the trolls. The Fae succeed at first, but then the tables are turned. Tamani, thinking that Laurel is dead though it was Katya he saw , finds Klea, in anger, and is about to kill her when Laurel and the others step in.