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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Book Review: Airel by Aaron Patterson & Chris White

 Genre: Young Adult  (Paranormal Romantic Thriller)

Airel is the first book in the Airel Saga written by Amazon Kindle best selling author, Aaron Patterson and Chris White. Airel is just a girl who wants a normal, under the radar, teenage life. A sudden illness causes her to be nauseous at the most inopportune times such as in front of her crush, the mysterious new guy, Michael. After she witnesses a murder, her life takes dangerous turn.

The book consists of two seemingly different stories that thread together into one as the book progresses.  The story fluctuates between Airel's perspective in present day Idaho to Kreios's perspective in Arabia in 1250 B.C. Kreios represents everything I love to see in a fictional angel. He has intelligence, strength, love, faith, and he is a warrior.  I didn't find the telling of the two stories to be confusing at all. In fact, I thought they complemented each other quite nicely. There were times, especially while reading some of Airel's thoughts where it was pretty obvious two guys were writing her story. For me, that added some additional humor to the story. Though the story is primarily told from either Airel or Kreios's point of view, you also get a glimpse into the minds of a couple of the other characters too.

The first few chapters dragged slightly, but the book as a whole is well worth the read. This book provides action, murder, romance, and so much more. As I've said before, I'm a sucker for a pretty cover. The cover on this book is gorgeous and begs you to read it. It doesn't disappoint. It is classified as a young adult book, but it has the feel of an adult fiction book. I think people of all ages would enjoy reading it.

Source: This book was sent to me from the publicist for review. The opinions are my own.

You can also view this review on Examiner 

To read more about this series and the authors, visit Stonhouse Ink. Both Aaron Patterson and Chris White are also on Facebook. Airel has her own page on Facebook as well.

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