Friday, July 22, 2011

Airel by Aaron Patterson & Chris White

AirelAirel by Aaron Patterson & Chris White

All Airel ever wanted to be was normal, to disappear into the crowd. But bloodlines can produce surprises, like sudden mysterious illness. Then there’s Michael Alexander, the new guy in school, who is impossibly gorgeous…and captivated by her. Somewhere in the back of her mind she can hear the sound of pages turning, and another, older story being written. It is the story of an ancient family, of great warriors, of the Sword of Light, and the struggle against an evil so terrible, so far-reaching, that it threatens everything she hopes for even now. Airel knew change would be inevitable as life went on. But can she hold on when murder and darkness begin to close in and take away everything she loves? Will she have what it takes when the truth is finally revealed?

Airel is a typical teenage girl.  She loves good coffee, she hates to be the center of attention, and her BFF is her total opposite. The majority of her life has been uneventful, until she meets Michael Alexander, who happens to be drop dead gorgeous.  On the faithful day that Michael enters her life, everything begins to change.  She becomes more aware of herself and those around her, even her skin changes.  Not only does she go from average to stunning, everything about her body and who she thought she was changes too. When she and Michael are kidnapped by the mysterious, Kale, Airel begins to understand things about herself that she could never have imagined.

While Airel is in the midst of a major metamorphosis, an ancient story is being told. Kreios, an angel of GOD, is mourning the loss his wife who had just given birth to their daughter. From that moment on he is in a fight to protect his newborn daughter from the Brotherhood (part human/part demon). He finds himself in a heated battle with a demonic seer, that transcends space and time.

The two stories alternate and initially seem unrelated, but they eventually tie together very nicely.  The fact that Airel is written by two authors is fascinating, because they seem to complement each other well. Going back and forth from present day to 1250 B.C. could have been a difficult task to pull off, but it transitioned fluidly.  I must admit that the love story between Airel and Michael didn't keep my attention the way that the other elements of the story did, but I enjoyed the book overall and I look forward to reading more in the series.

I give this book:

Airel is currently avaiable for Kindle on Amazon, the paperback is slated for release in August 2011.

I encourage you to read Aaron Patterson's guest post on Teen Romantic Thrillers!

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I received a free ebook copy of Airel from Pump Up Your Book.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


Aaron Patterson said...

Thanks for the review! Michael and Airel in the next book give you a different side to the story as we get into his head. This should be fun! Cheers

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