Saturday, December 10, 2011

Review - Airel

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?

My review:

This was a great start to a new series.  I was engaged from the beginning of the story and even in the flashbacks to learn about the family history I didnt get lost or confused or bored.  The story is well written with good characters and a complex but ease to follow and understand history.  

You have two stories within the book.  That of Airel and Michael in present day and that of Kreios an ancient warrior back thousands of years in the past.  Learning about these characters and how the two story lines come together is an engrossing read that I didnt want to put down.

While the book is technically classified as YA, it can easily be read and enjoyed by readers of all ages and I am looking forward to the sequel Michael to come out to find out what happens next.

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