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14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.
Well first I just have to say the cover is breathtaking, absolutely amazing! I know that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, and all that blah blah blah....but I mean come o...
Well first I just have to say the cover is breathtaking, absolutely amazing! I know that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, and all that blah blah blah....but I mean come on!! You have to admit it calls to you. lolz
But whats waiting behind that cover? Well lets continue on shall we?
Airel is just an average highschool girl. Living an average life. Trying to stay out of the limelight of popularity at school. At times feeling ackward, and confused as most teenage girls do. Although I do have to say she is less niave than most girls her age. She knows that falling for a boy, and becoming hopelessly in love will only hurt her in the end. She's smart in that way, and I heart her for it. In the end though, no matter how hard you try, no matter how old you are, love knows no boundaries. Love conqures all. It makes you fall first, and ask questions later. She was supposed to just be a job for Micheal....is it possible Airel isn't the only one who is gonna feel the fall-out from loves wrath? When the battle wages, and loves sinks it's teeth into you, the question is are you willing to die for it?
We must all die, before we can live.....if only we really understood how true that is.
This book takes you through a journey. I love how you not only get the present day story of Airel, but you also get the story behind the story. The flashbacks, and different points of view make this all the more interesting. At first everything seems kinda detached. Like story A, doesn't quite line up with story B, but them BAM all the pieces fall into place, your heart starts to pull from your chest, and the ending....OMG the ending. There is the YA stories of young love, we've all read them. We've all even fallin for them. We've sat on the edge of of seat, white knuckle gripping the book, while the lovers fight side by side. We have cried for them. This book left me to stunned to cry. It went beyond that. What if I told you not only does love have no boundaries, but it was so strong it could cross the enemy line of a war that as been raging since the great fall? Can a love really be the tie that binds the side of GOD with the side of Evil?
Or will mortal enemies remain mortally damaged.....
Nope, nope I've already said to much. Now go run along a grab yourself a copy!
posted by Darkfallen on April 28, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Amazing But Upsetting....So BEWARE!
posted by 6856620 on December 18, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 10, 2012
VERY slow, decent ending
The story isnt bad but themain character drones on and on and the story feels like it takes forever to get anywhere. Its over 800 pages and should be around 500 the last hundred pages are good and makes you feel it wasnt a complete waste of timeWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 25, 2011
Could have been much better
It was certainly a very interesting book, and had a lot of potential. I liked Airel. She had a very lively personality and seemed very likable from the start. Her comments and thoughts were at times, funny and witty. Plus the mystery behind the murder with Airel stuck in the middle was also quite interesting as well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
So, for me, the first third of the book was pretty good. Then we hit the parts taking place way back in ancient history in Arabia. Ok, I was able to read this. At first it was very awkward, but trying to find the connection was difficult as not many clues were given and you're wondering what the heck does this have to do with Airel in the first place. I didn't mind reading about Kreios. It certainly had a really good historical fantasy feel to it. There's plenty of action in this part, but I can't help but feel that sometimes it was a bit dry, and dragged through.
Then Airel meets Michael Alexander. They do seem to make a cute couple but their feelings between them just seem so artificial and you often stop and wonder if teens really act that way when they're going out. From other young adult books I've read, Airel and Michael just don't fit that mold. They just seem a little, well too perfect, and cliche. Although Michael does seem to be every girl's dream come true for a boyfriend, there's just something so robotic about him and you think to yourself; 'wait a minute, guys don't act like that!' so even though it might have been nice to read about a couple that may act totally out of the norm, at least give it some realistic edges a bit, it just can't be all rosy and lovey dovey all the time they're together.
The ending took me by surprise, and thought it was a very interesting twist. However I just felt that to get to that great ending, I had to read through endless pages of plot that just did not sit well with me. It was a bit dry, and at times I thought, just a bit preachy when it came to learning where Airel was really from.
I think I'll pass on this series. I felt bogged down by reading this and was forcing myself to finish. Although the ending felt like a great reward to putting up with the hundreds of pages of rather dry plot, I think although it had great ideas and plot elements, the whole putting it together could have been much better.
Posted July 13, 2011
I have read better fanfiction
The wording is awkward. She will repeat multiple words in a sentence a couple of times each paragraph. Example: My dad was supposed to get my brakes fixed last weekend, but it rained last weekend, so I was stranded at home forced to do homework. That is not word for word the same but her sentence was just as redundant. It was nt just the wording that I disliked. It seems that every author who is writing stories feel the need to make it love at first sight. Can we not have a story where the girl only falls in love after knowing the guy for more than just his looks. That and every other thought of the main character just plain bugged my. And this was only after reading the sample.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 9, 2011
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