Today, I spotlight Aprilynne Pike's WINGS which is a New York Times Bestseller! W00t!!
WINGS is the first of four books about an ordinary girl named Laurel who discovers she is a faerie sent among humans to guard the gateway to Avalon. When Laurel is thrust into the midst of a centuries-old battle between faeries and trolls, she's torn between a human and a faerie love, as well as her loyalties to both worlds.
Aprilynne has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found at the gym; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne currently lives with her husband and three kids in Utah, and dreams of warmer climates.
Here are Aprilynne's answers to the Thorough Three...
NM: What is the age of your protagonist/s?
AP: 16. Well, she thinks she's sixteen, and acts it. She may as well be 16. But technically, she's 20.
NM: What is the single, most important bit of advice you'd give to the You that was the same age as your protagonist/s?
AP: Stop worrying about weather or not you're popular and concentrate on having really good friends. Quality over quantity.
NM: Complete the following sentences:
Everyone should definitely, for sure _____________.
You should NEVER, EVER ___________. But if you absolutely must, make sure to ____________.
AP: Everyone should definitely, for sure chase an unrealistic dream. Just for fun.
You should NEVER, EVER give up just because someone tells you you can't do it. But if you absolutely must, make sure to be responsibly rebellious.
You can find out more about her and her work here; and you can get your very own copy of WINGS here! Happy reading!