Airel: The Awakening by Aaron Patterson
Publisher: Stonehouse Ink
May 2014 (3rd Edition)
Contemporary, Fallen Angels, Young Adult
Airel is a 17-year-old that just wants to be normal. Living in the small city of Boise she seems like just any other average teenager. But soon those days are gone as she undergoes a change so drastic that she has to wonder if she didn’t just imagine it happening. Airel soon has to learn to fight for her life as she is being pursued by an ancient enemy. An enemy that will pursue her relentlessly in the deepest darkness. Simply because of her lineage and who she is. Now she will never have what she wanted most of all to be normal.
This book starts the series off with a bang. The suspense builds throughout the story and draws the reader in until they have to keep reading just to see what is actually happening and why it is happening. As this story doesn’t give all the answers it will have readers wanting to read the next book just to see what happens next. With every piece that is revealed it leads to more questions that make for a book that is a page turner. The characters are very interesting and complex. The story is almost two stories in one as it also gives the story of what has happened in the past while telling the story that is happening in the current time. The two periods are woven together seamlessly so that the reader is never at a lost as to what is happening. If the other books continue like the first this is going to be an explosive series. It does leave a cliffhanger at the end that hopefully picks up in the next book.
I give this one 4-1/2 red roses