By Aprilynne Pike
HarperTeen, $17.99, 320 pages
Destined, the conclusion to the Wings series, was everything I hoped for and more! After Illusions, which I liked but nothing really happened till the very end, Destined picks up and it’s nonstop action and danger. What I loved about this is that the humans get a chance to finally shine! Not that I don’t love Laurel and Tammani (because I do), but I always thought Chelsea was a bright character that should have been used more and she finally gets her chance to shine! I have a new-found respect and admiration for David as his character is put through the wringer worse than any of them and you get to see him grow into a person I think you will all love by the end. There is a letter he writes (I won’t say where or when) that literally tore me to shreds; I couldn’t believe he had me crying like that.
“It is time to discover if you are the hero Laurel has always thought you to be. Will you join us in defending Avalon?”
The story itself was almost completely set in Avalon, which was awesome because I like the land that Aprilynne created. There’s also more Camelot/Arthurian legend in the story.
Destined was the perfect way to wrap up this amazing series!
Reviewed by Jaime Arnold