About the Book: 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?
About the Author(s):
Aaron Patterson is the author of the bestselling WJA series as well as a two Digital Shorts 19 and The Craigslist Killer. He was homeschooled and grew up in the west. Aaron loved to read from a small child and would often be found behind a book and would read 1-3 a day on average. This love drove him to want to write but never thought he had the talent. He wrote Sweet Dreams the first book in the WJA series in 2008. Airel is his first teen series and plans for more to come are already in the works. He lives in Boise Idaho with his family, Soleil, Kale and Klayton. His daughter had an imaginary friend named She.
Chris White has an award for reading 750 books in one school year—from the 3rd grade. So yes, he’s more of a nerd than Aaron. Chris loves history, Sherlock Holmes, and anything that’s not virtual, like old motorcycles and mechanical typewriters. He recently celebrated 9 years of marriage with his wife, April, and has two boys: Noah, age 7, and Jaden, age 2, who inspired the illustrated kid’s book series of Great Jammy Adventures. Chris is working on a short story called The Marsburg Diary that will further explore the prologue to Airel, and he is finishing up his first novel, entitled K, due out in 2011. Chris has a major crush on Audrey Hepburn, who is now dead. His wife is okay with all of this.
First of all, I have GOT to say what a GORGEOUS cover this book has!!! I fell in love with it and truly judged this book by it’s cover! Both the cover and the book itself is worthy of so much praise. Now, with that out of my system, what can I say about this book with out giving away the plot? These male authors have taken a wonderful plot line, amazingly created characters full of fantabulous personalities, and whipped up an incredible story that readers, young and old, will fall in love with!!!
Airel is a gorgeous character. Not just because her character becomes more beautiful, but because of her story. It is one of a coming of age story, and I loved Airel’s telling of it. She tells it in modern day teenage version and then she tells it through an ancient telling of fallen angels and love. I truly found this particular way of telling her story to be so incredibly down. Both parts of the story weave together in a perfect fit, and capture the reader, mind, body and soul.
I am happy to say that this novel is one of my favorites of it’s kind. I never thought I could read a novel like this and be so swept away! I am always willing to try new books, but I usually steer clear of this kind of novel. Not anymore! Not when I can be so engrossed into the character’s story, like I was with the beautiful Airel, that before I know, it’s over. I kept turning the pages , wanting to, no-NEEDING, to know what was going to happen next.
As you can see, I am trying my best to tell you that you MUST get this 5 star (beyond 5 hundred stars!) novel by incredibly talented guys, WITHOUT giving away the entire story! This is a perfect novel for your young read-a-holic this summer. Not only will they fall in love with the cover, but they will fall in love with Airel, Michael and Kreios. A mix of love, history, fallen angels, and a whole lotta of amazing reading, this book and it’s ending will leave you absolutely HUNGRY for more work from Chris and Aaron! I can’t wait!