Airel by Aaron Patterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a young adult paranormal romance novel.
All Airel ever wanted was to be normal, to disappear into the crowd. But bloodlines can produce surprises, like an incredible ability to heal. 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. Airel knew change would be an inevitable part of life. 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?
Isn't the cover to die for? If nothing else, the cover makes you want to pick the book up to see what's behind it.
I really wanted to love this book. In fact, when I started I really thought I did. I glossed over a few minor plot holes along the way. I really connected with the author’s writing style and found myself caught up his world. Only to hit a major stumbling block, one that really killed the book for me.
That was the relationship between Airel and Micheal. I couldn't follow the pacing behind it and a lot of the book relies on your belief in said relationship. But don't get me wrong, I still adored this book
A shining point in this book is Kreios. His story was solid and I could understand what he was going through. Despite the plot ravine, overall I liked this book. It would have been five stars for me if not for that problem mentioned above. But don't take my word for it. You might enjoy it and not notice. So go for and give it a read.
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