Girl in the Air by Tyler Pike is a brilliant opening to the series featuring Alice Brickstone, a teenage girl with unusual skills. Alice knows what it feels like to have a twin brother and to live for years wanting to know what he looked like and how life could have been with him. It might have been better had she known her brother, and now circumstances have led her to question why he died or who killed him. Alice could have handled the alibis provided by her parents, the easy way of escaping the hard questions by offering seemingly believable answers, except that she finds herself in a lot of trouble by merely asking the questions. But an extraordinary encounter with a Himalayan hermit not only confirms that she has powers beyond her imaginings, but that she could herself become prey to a sinister scheme. It's time to take the game to a new level and Alice has to prepare and act fast before she faces a fate more gruesome than her brother's. The question is: How ready is she to meet the inevitable?
A brilliantly crafted thriller, Girl in the Air is the kind of book that will seduce readers, plunging them into a world they would be envious to inhabit. Tyler Pike is more than a good storyteller; the author possesses an imagination that creates powerful characters and a world that readers want to take refuge in, even briefly. It isn't every day that readers read something that comes across as convincing and as real as Girl in the Air, but the effects are different when the girl flying seems to be made of flesh and bone. The story is fast-paced, with variations and digressions that make it even more interesting. The skillful use of suspense and backstory allows the reader to get a full picture of the characters while developing a keen interest in what happens next. Although the main character of Girl in the Air seems to be lonely, she will undoubtedly enjoy the company of millions of readers. This is a beautiful story beautifully told, an engrossingly exciting tale that will be loved by teens and grownups alike.