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Airwoman: Book 1 Paperback – October 15, 2016
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About the Author
Zara Quentin is the author of Airwoman, the first book in the Airwoman series. She was raised in Adelaide, Australia, with one younger sister. Zara grew up with a strong sense of adventure, which she inherited from her parents, who took her and her sister on trips to the United States, Europe, and Asia. She also inherited a love of reading from her mother. Throughout her childhood she explored fictional places through books, and in particular, through fantasy novels. She’d turn the black and white text on the page into the colourful worlds of her imagination. After graduating from high school, Zara studied at the University of Adelaide and has lived in France, London, and Auckland, New Zealand. She is always determined to fit in as much travel as possible, spending time in Europe, the United States, southern Africa, Morocco, Peru, the Pacific and south-east Asia. Zara now resides in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children. She is currently working on the next instalment in the Airwoman series.
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Top Customer Reviews
I liked the pacing of the book. Sometimes it would be a little slow and dragging, but the world and character building was amazing. The descriptions were so vivid- it was like I was there with Jade experiencing everything that she experiences. I was reading the first have of the book slowly and then when I reached the middle I couldn't put it down. I really wanted to know what happened with Jade. I will definitely read the next book when it comes out to find out what happens next.
Jade is a determined, independent, and smart character. She is so strong and competent and I understand her struggle with wanting to do what she wants despite her family telling her differently. Her uncle was such a supportive person, but I honestly was unsure about him. There was something that seemed off about him. Mainly it was because he was just REALLY nice to her and understanding. I've read so many fantasy books that I'm wary of the characters that are too nice like he was.
I loved the world that Jade lived in. There were so many parts that were fantasy and I wanted to compare it to another series, but I have not read a lot of books like Airwoman. I loved the different people that were depicted in the story. I really wanted to know more about them and see them more.
AIRWOMAN was very easy to follow and I often forgot that it was in a fantasy type of world. It is a fast paced story that keeps you guessing as you read. Personally, I really liked how it was so easy to read and understand. I was able to visualize all of the places that Jade was because of Zara's writing. Sometimes I find that with fantasy world building I am forget to read the setting details. Zara's writing is so easy to follow and keeps you wanting to know more. I am excited to see what happens next in this series!
If you're looking for a fantasy read that is from an indie author definitely try AIRWOMAN! Zara is such a kind person too! :)
I just finished to the story, I think it is full of action. I like that she is young and growing into herself. Deciding that even if it is the hard way, it's the right way and that's the path she wants to follow. I like how she struggles to come to grips with what is truth and how she had been manipulated by someone she's trusted her whole life. I didn't like the ending, however if you are picking up there and finishing out that journey into the next one, I am excited to read it and see where you take her and her journey. I like Jade. And would also like to see where her and Axel go, what's in the bag and how they continue. What of Neve, does she stay and heal, what of the Dragon-God that was taken? Yeah, you kind of left us hanging and while most of the time that's not a good thing,, I like it here.
First off, this is a great adventure book, and I definitely felt entertained for a majority of the book. The beginning portion felt like it moved slightly slow at times, but it definitely picks up and turns into quite an adventurous journey. The pacing seems consistent throughout, though it can seem as if it is a bit on the slow side at times - but this never lasts for long.
I thought Jade was a really well-written character, and I found that she was able to explore herself throughout the course of this novel. She is initially a rather obedient, meek girl. I could see hints of her more confident, potentially rebellious side, but for the most part she didn't really act out in any way. But as the story progressed, more aspects of Jade's personality begin to emerge, and I was excited to discover a stronger, more confident side of her. Her father's death is tragic and shocking, and I felt that Jade's reaction to his death and her subsequent actions fit really well with the events that took place.
When Jade begins her training with the Traveller Force, I was hoping that there would be more detail about the training practices and their purposes, but unfortunately this section was a bit short (you'll find out why), and it never went into much detail. I found the reactions of those in her training section to be understandable, but also slightly over-dramatic, and I was frustrated to find Jade being singled out for reasons that are hard to justify.
I really loved the world that Quentin created this book, and I wish I knew more about it! While the author provided plenty of insight into how the Dragonverse world worked, I would have appreciated a bit more explanation in order to understand it in a slightly more detailed manner. While the nuances of the world have intricacies that I had to get used to, Airwoman is not an overly difficult fantasy novel to get into and is extremely readable, so I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys adventure, some fantasy, or an intriguing plot.
Before wrapping up this review, I would like to note, however, that I was a bit uncertain when I discovered that this book would feature a 'lesser developed' group of peoples living in a different world that Jade's, but I feel that Quentin handled this topic in a deft manner that allowed it to flow smoothly.
Quentin's writing style is easy to follow, but this does not in any way mean she is lacking in talent or execution. Descriptions are all done in a manner that is informative, but not overly wordy, and the settings are all described in a manner that really allowed me to imagine the worlds created by the author.
Overall, I am giving Airwoman four stars!