Read an excerpt from Destined by Aprilynne Pike. He hesitated for an instant, then his hands found the sides of her face, pulling her to him. With Tamani, David, and Chelsea by her side, Laurel prepares to face what may be Avalon's final days, in the stunning conclusion to the. Destined delivers all the romance and action that fans expect as it brings Aprilynne Pike’s Wings series to a deeply satisfying conclusion. Now Laurel must risk her life to save Avalon from destruction by Yuki—a rare and powerful Winter faerie—and troll-hunter Klea. Destined. Laurel (Series). Book 4. Aprilynne Pike Author Mandy Siegfried Narrator (). cover image of Earthquake · Earthquake. Earthbound (Series). Book 2.
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I came to check on you. Laurel glanced at Tamani, but Tamani wasnt sure what she wanted. He offered her a pained grimace and a tiny, helpless shrug. Laurel turned back to Yuki, the Winter faeries expression unreadable, her chin held high. What does Klea want from me? Laurel asked. Tamani didnt expect her to answer, but Yuki met Laurels gaze and simply said, Nothing.
Then why did you come? Yuki smiled now, a crooked, mischievous smile. I didnt say she never wanted anything. But she doesnt need you anymore. Laurels eyes darted to Tamani, then to Shar, before returning to Yuki. Laurel, listen, Yuki said, her voice quiet, comforting. This whole charade is completely unnecessary. Ill talk to you if you just get me out of here.
Thats enough, Tamani said. Step in here and shut me up, Yuki said, glaring at Tamani before turning back to Laurel.
Ive never done anything to hurt you and you know I could have. I could have killed you a million times, but I didnt. Doesnt that count for anything? Youre right. But youre a Winter faerie. You hid that, even though you had to know about us. Why do you think? The moment your soldier friends found out what I was, they cut off my power and chained me to a chair! Tamani hated that she was right. Okay, well, maybe we just need to start over, Laurel said. If we can figure this out before Klea shows up, even better.
If you could just tell us Tamani has the keys, Yuki said, looking over at him, malice gleaming in her eyes. Let me out of here, and Ill tell you whatever you want to know. No deal, Tamani said, doing his best to sound bored. Laurel spoke to Yuki again, cutting them off. Its probably safest for everyone if No! Yuki shouted. I cant believe youre even a part of this! After what they did to you? To your parents?
Tamani frowned; what did Laurels parents have to do with anything?
But Laurel was already shaking her head. Yuki, I dont like that they made me forget. But I cant change the past Forget? Im not talking about memory elixirs. What about the poison? Oh, come on Tamani blurted. Laurel shushed him. Yuki, do you know who poisoned my father? But if Laurel could convince Yuki to confirm their suspicions. Your father? Yuki looked confused. Why would they poison your father? Im talking about your mother. Again Laurel looked at Tamani, and he shook his head with a tiny shrug.
What was Yuki playing at? You dont even know, do you? Big coincidence that the couple who happened to own the land around the gate just happened to be childlesswaiting for a little blond baby to pop into their lives.
Wouldnt you say? Thats enough, Tamani said sharply. He should have guessedmore games. Yuki was just looking for ways to get them doubting themselvesand each other. They did that, Yuki said. Fifteen years before you even showed up on their doorstep, the faeries made sure your mother was baby-hungry enough to take you without question.
They damaged her, Laurel. Made sure she could never have her own children. They ruined her life and youre siding with them. Dont listen to her, Laurel. Its not true, Tamani said. Shes just trying to get into your head.
Why dont we ask him? It couldnt be true. It couldnt. Not Shar, who had been her unseen guardian since she first left Avalon. So why isnt he denying it? Tell her, Yuki said, straining against her chair.
Tell her what you did to her mother. Shars mouth stayed closed. Shar, Laurel begged quietly. She wanted to hear him say it wasnt true. Needed him to say it. It was necessary, Shar replied at last. We didnt choose them.
They just lived there. The plan had to work, Laurel. We had no choice. Theres always a choice, Laurel whispered, her mouth suddenly dry, her chin quivering with anger.
Shar had poisoned her mother. Shar, who had been watching over her 9 even longer than Tamani, had poisoned her mother. I have a home and family to protect. And I will do whatever it takes to keep Avalon safe. Laurel bristled. You didnt have to Yes, I did, Shar said. I have to do a lot of things I dont want to do, Laurel. Do you think I wanted to sabotage your human parents? Wanted to make you forget? I do as Im told. Its why I watched you every day, before Tamani came along.
Why I know everything there is to know about you. The heirloom bowl you broke and lied about. The dog you buried outside your window, because you couldnt bear to have him farther away. The time you spent with Tamani, out at the cabin in October. Shar, Tamani said, his voice a clear warning. I gave you what space I could, Shar said quietly, his voice at last holding a hint of remorse. But the tiny apology was clearly extended to Tamani, not to Laurel; the sudden urge to stride across the room and slap Shar across the face was stif led only by her paralyzing rage.
Yukis smile faded. This is the force youve allied with, Laurel?
I may not have always been truthful with you, but even I thought you were better than these monsters. She looked down at the salt encircling her chair.
A little swish of your foot and I can put a stop to this. Ill take you with me and show you how wrong Avalon is. And you can help me make it right. Laurel stared at the salt. Part of her wanted to do it, just to lash out at Shar. How do you know about Avalon?
Yuki asked, her face unreadable.
Set me free. Ill give you the answers theyve been keeping from you. Dont do it, Laurel, Tamani said softly. I dont like it either, but letting her go doesnt make anything better.
Do you think I dont know that? Laurel snapped, but she couldnt tear her eyes away from the white circle at her feet. Tamani drew back, silent. Laurel wanted to kick the circleshe did. It was an irrational urge, one she knew shed never act on, but hot tears pooled in her eyes as the desire burned in her throat.
A soft hand touched her arm, pulling her back to reality. She turned to a white-faced Chelsea. Come with me. Well talk it over, take a drive, whatever you need to cool down. Laurel stared at her friend, focusing on the one person in the room who had never hurt her, never wronged her. She nodded, not looking at anyone else. Lets go, she said. I dont want to be here anymore. Once they were outside, Chelsea closed the door then stopped.
Damn it, she cursed softly. I put my keys down somewhere. Stupid dress with no pockets, she muttered, gathering the hem so she wouldnt trip on it. Ill be right back. She turned and the door opened before she could touch the knob. He pulled the door shut, leaving the two of them alone on the porch.
She fixed her gaze on the stairwell, suddenly unwilling to look at him. But then, he wasnt meeting her eyes, either.
I didnt know, Tamani whispered after a long pause. I promise. I know, Laurel whispered. She put her back against the wall and slid down to the ground, hugging her knees. Her voice was f lat even to her own ears.
My mom was an only child. Her dad left when she was a baby. It was just her and her mom. And then Grandma died too. Mom always wanted a big family. Five kids, she told me one day. She wanted five kids. But it never happened. She didnt know why she was telling him this, but talking made her feel better somehow, so she kept going.
They went to a ton of doctors and no one could figure out what was wrong. None of them. That basically cemented her mistrust of doctors. It also wiped out their savings for a long time. And it doesnt even matter, because Mom would have kept me even if she had other kids, Laurel said firmly. I know she would have.
Shar didnt have to do it at all. She was silent for a while. You know what really makes me mad? Tamani had the grace to shake his head silently. I have a secret now. I tell them everything. It hasnt been easy, but being open and honest has been the most wonderful part of my life the past year or so. Now, I 12 have thisthis thing that I cant tell them ever, because they would never look at me or faeries the same way. Her anger f lared, white hot. And I hate him for that, she whispered. Im sorry, Tamani said.
I know how much they mean to you and. Thank you, Laurel said. Tamani looked down at his hands, an emotion sketched across his face that Laurel couldnt quite decipher. I resent that I didnt know, he finally said. Theres so much I dont know. And I dont think Yuki is going to tell us anything. Half of what she says contradicts the other half. I thought maybe, once we had her trapped, wed finally get the answers weve been looking for, but.
Im not sure what Shar will do. What was it hed told her? I will do whatever it takes to keep Avalon safe. He wont hurt her, will he? Destined Pike novel — Wikipedia site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. ARC was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss.
Some of these items ship sooner than the others. Ruby download it on a kindle. Refresh and try again. That left me so angry! I loved how there was a happy ending but then some things detsined it were heartbreakingly sad.
I am also a fan for life. The only bad part is that it had to end. Open Preview See a Problem? Aprilynne Pike is… there are no words to justify how talented she is and I admire what she has written. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? HarperTeen; Reprint edition April 30, Language: Everything was was just too carefully placed and never felt organic to me.
Subjects Fantasy Young Adult Fiction. An extraordinary faerie tale of magic and mystery, romance and danger. Fantasy Young Adult Fiction. Publication Details Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Imprint: Aprilynne Pike Author Aprilynne Pike has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyperactive imagination. More about Aprilynne Pike.