Airel: The Awakening (The Airel Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 186 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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- Book 1 of 6 in The Airel Saga (6 Book Series)
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Top Customer Reviews
The premise is awesome, but once you start reading, it's a bit of a let down. The attraction between Michael and Airel was purely physical, for no other reason than just looks. This told me volumes about Airel's character, and I was more than a bit disappointed with how she turned out. She starts out hilarious and original with her own internal monologue, but it soon devolves into a lot of cliches (especially concerning love at first sight and physical appearances) in terms of adjectives. Hot new boy in town! We're made for each other! And so on, and so forth, and I wanted to start screaming.
The fight scenes were GREAT. I will not deny that, and Patterson has definite talent with showing over telling in terms of scenes with a lot of action in them. I think I enjoyed Kreios' storyline far more interesting overall, and I'm pretty sure he should have been the star of the show, not Airel. The demon/angel fight scenes were the most interesting scenes of all, excluding revealing character scenes with Kreios and the ancient middle east.
I think the most disappointing thing is that this could have been so much better than it was - Airel herself had some really great qualities that were so underplayed it's like they weren't even there. It saddens me greatly when this happens.
Overall, I'm not sure what to think. I'm not sure if I'll be reading the next book, but I might give it a try if I have extra time on my hands. I'm not really excited about it. But don't take my word for it - give this book a read and decide for yourself.
(Thanks to the author for sending me a copy of the book - you rock, Patterson!)
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First of all, I have to say - I LOVE THIS COVER!! Is it not gorgeous?! Remarkably, this simple, yet complex, portrait does an amazing job encapsulating the story held within. With that being said, I throughly have to commend the authors, Aaron Patterson and Chris White. The ability to tell an amazing and vivid story from the point of view of a young female teenager, while being male, is absolutely incredible. They are able to truly capture the essence of teenagers, their thoughts, attitude and use of slang. Amazing. Now, to the story...
Airel actually tells two stories, interwoven into one. The main story focuses on Airel, a young teenage girl, who has lead quite a normal life until one day she meets a gorgeous stranger and new guy at school, Michael. He is everything she had ever dreamed of and most incredibly, he is into her in a big way. However, that isn't the strange thing. The crazy thing is that all of a sudden Airel becomes more and more beautiful - not a flaw in sight, upon her skin or hair, wounds suddenly heal within seconds and worst of all - a killer is on the loose, claiming to know "what" Airel is.
The second story, which takes place throughout Airel, is about Kreios and an ancient family of fallen angels, during the time period of 1250 BC. Kreios has lost his beloved wife and will do anything to protect his young infant daughter from the Seer and their enemies. But will he be able to keep her safe forever and before it is too late?Read more ›
Before reading it, I read reviews that said Airel was such a "real" and relatable character, and that the fight scenes were magnificent. However, Airel was more of an empty shell of a confused young girl, suddenly falling madly in love with another teenager for no apparent reason, than Bella from Twilight. He told her she was beautiful and opened her car door, and this made him a wonderful kind soul? Most of the conclusions she drew about the other characters were non-sensical and completely unbelievable. Further, the battle scenes were poorly executed, lacking detail and left me not caring and a little confused.
Don't be tricked be the high average rating and glowing reviews. This could have been an interesting story, but ended up being boring and confusing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It brought you in right from the beginning, and kept you interested. I read it pretty quickly and now just want the next book.Published 27 days ago by Craig
By the time the plot started going somewhere, it just ended. I think the plot might be interesting, but honestly it didn't go far enough to know! Read morePublished 27 days ago by The Ultimate Reader
That was really good, wasn't expecting that. I can't wait to read the next book! I might have to wait til I get paid though.Published 28 days ago by kamillia beck
I was really into it till it went way b back into the past I thought I was reading a different book but I'm sure once I read the other parts it will make sense.Published 1 month ago by sarah mascorro
Compelling story, well written, you care what happens to her and friend. Aaron gives you just enough to entice, somewhat satisfy and still want more. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Robert Dill
I like the present day characters. Didn't like the ending it was a little abrupt like the author didn't know what to do next. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brandy