Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Questions for Aprilynne Pike!

Have a question for Aprilynne Pike that you've been dying to ask? She has been kind enough to answer any questions regarding writing, Wings or teen fiction! Just post your question in the comment section of this blog post by Saturday, August 22, 10am PDT.

While you're at it, don't forget to join in on the Wings discussion! The second set of questions will be posted soon!

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Start of Discussion: Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Since we're seven days into the month I thought I would post a few discussion questions to think about while you're reading. Just a reminder since we took July off, these are just basic questions that we will be discussing for each book. We will get more specific with our discussion later in the month. Please remember, if you have finished Wings, do NOT post any spoilers for those who have yet to finish.

If you visit the comments, you'll notice that I've also posted each question there, as well as this post. If you want to join in on the discussion for any of the questions, please just hit the "post reply" option next to the question. That way, we can keep each discussion a separate thread and reply to individuals. Remember, please no spoilers in this discussion. We can talk about the end of the book in the last discussion post of the month.

Also, if you haven't already (I'm sure most of you have by now), please read the FAQ and Rules. They will always be posted in the sidebar if you need to find them at any time.

1. How does the setting figure into the book? Is the setting a character? Does it come to life? Did you feel you were experiencing the time and place in which the book was set?
2. What motivated the story? Was the novel plot-driven or character-driven?
3. What are some of the book's themes? How important were they?
4. How are the book's images symbolically significant? Do the images help to develop the plot, or help to define characters?
5. What was your first impression of the characters?

Please don't be shy. Make sure to join in the discussion. If there is another question you'd like others to consider while reading the book, please feel free to post them in the comments section as a new comment.

If you haven't picked up your copy of Wings yet, don't worry. There is still plenty of time. We will be reading and discussing the book throughout the month!

Don't forget to vote for September's book club selection in the poll to the right.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August's Book Club Selection: Wings by Aprilynne Pike

About Wings, by Aprilynne Pike (taken from her website):

Aprilynne Pike's #1 bestselling debut, Wings, is the first of four books about a seemingly 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 each world. In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever. From HarperTeen.

For more information, visit Aprilynne Pike's website:

Aprilynne's website

Online links to buy Wings:


Barnes and Noble

Powell's Books

Link to find an Indie bookstore near you:

Indie Bound

Link to find the nearest public library in the US:

US Public Library Search