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Airel: The Awakening (The Airel Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition

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I just finished reading Airel. One of the best book I've ever read, if not the best. Of all the books I read, I related to Airel the most. I mean she's just so REAL. I'm blown away that two guys could write a girl's character so perfectly, so right. Better than a lot of female writers. I loved this book. It's so versatile, I was never bored. The story is told from various points of view. Normal girl, check. Epic warrior angel, check. Psycho killer, check. The manifestation of all evil 'the seer', check. Even Kim and Michael had their share. And it's so great to see how everyone thinks and what really goes on in their mind and how it goes on there. Also, it had different times and places and that was very cool. I mean when I first started reading the part in Stuttgart, Germany, 1897 I was intrigued. I was a little disappointed that it was too short until I got into Airel's mind. Then out of nowhere visions of 1250 B.C. Arabia, I was blown away. The characters were beautifully written, I related to each of them in away but Airel is just out of this world! She's me! Minus the half human, half angel thing lol. And the end was something else. --em

About the Author

Aaron Patterson is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of over a dozen novels. He loves to not only write but read as well. If you want to keep in touch with Aaron you can join his newsletter at: eepurl.com/tQWHb. Don't want to miss a release date: Text PATTERSONBOOKS to 24587 and get a text reminder on release dates.

Product Details

  • File Size: 458 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: StoneHouse Ink; 3 edition (May 11, 2014)
  • Publication Date: May 11, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Y72XFA
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,989 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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While there was a very fascinating double-storyline and time-jump going back and forth with this book, I just couldn't get into it like everyone else. I don't know, I'm starting to wonder if fallen angels aren't the new vampires in YA lit.

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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This story was a slog to get through. The beginning was rather engrossing but once the heroine showed some development, it became painful to continue. Here we have a privileged girl who has supernatural powers and the point is driven home again and again about how much more beautiful she becomes. Who cares about the other awesome powers when she has the power of being model-gorgeous. The beauty factor is mentioned so often that I mourn any self-conscious young girl who reads this. The stereotypical annoying-but-too-cool-for-the-room best friend left my head scratching about how the two could possibly be friends. The love interest is a shallow lust interest with no chemistry. The backstory scenarios were the only parts I didn't skim through to finish the story. For a free Prime membership read, this was a waste of time.
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An amazing story that will captivate audiences ranging from young adult to the young at heart! Airel crosses boundaries in a fascinating and unforgettable way to engage readers within a story that will not soon be forgotten!

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?
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The characters were very under developed, as was the relationship between Airel and Michael Alexander. All together it was slow and underwhelming. The book seemed to be building up and trying to create a background story for the first 3/4, but then suddenly everything clicked for Airel.
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.
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