Pike is developing an enchanting series. Surprises and suspense abound, making Spells harder to put down than Wings. Laurel is blossoming into an intriguing woman. Her conflict of heart won't come as a surprise to others who have been torn between two things they love dearly.
Since Laurel told her parents that she is a faerie, she and her mom have been at odds. She's summoned to the Academy in Avalon, where she must learn how to be a fall faerie. Laurel constantly thinks of Tamani, her childhood friend and guardian. But back in the human world her faithful, understanding boyfriend David waits. As the school year begins the trolls are oddly quiet, and it is slowly beginning to seem as though their plan is bigger than the faeries imagined. Will Laurel's mother ever accept her? And as the trolls move in, who will she choose, David or Tamani? (HARPERTEEN, May, 368 pp., $16.99, ISBN: 9780061668067, HC, 12 and Up)