Airborne

Airborne

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by Constance Sharper
     
 

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Avery knew she had a knack for attracting trouble, but even she is shocked when a six-foot-something harpie shows up on her doorstep. Coping with the existence of a mythological race? Okay. Unwittingly finding herself in the middle of a vicious harpie conflict? A little less okay. Having to rely on an arrogant harpie boy who gets under her skin? Now that is something

Overview

Avery knew she had a knack for attracting trouble, but even she is shocked when a six-foot-something harpie shows up on her doorstep. Coping with the existence of a mythological race? Okay. Unwittingly finding herself in the middle of a vicious harpie conflict? A little less okay. Having to rely on an arrogant harpie boy who gets under her skin? Now that is something Avery isn�t sure she can handle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012374943
Publisher:
Constance Sharper
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Series:
The Airborne Saga , #1
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
352,810
File size:
228 KB

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Airborne 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Icecream18 More than 1 year ago
Avery will capture the readers' attention. She is funny, somewhat abrasive, caring, and intelligent. The setting is in Alaska, a very different setting that a reader is not likely to find in many, if any, other books. The setting sets the scene for a pervading sense of danger, the reader will feel a sense of urgency while reading. Then there are the harpies. Harpies are creatures, male and female, who are not friendly to humans and are quick to anger. Avery encounters her first harpy, Mason, when she is accosted by him. He demands to know where a special pendant is and threatens her several times. Avery handles it fairly well, considering the situation. The reader will find out that the pendant may actually be part of Avery, making her a prime target for the other Harpies. The reader will meet many other Harpies much to Avery's chagrin. Each Harpy in the book has a unique quality and/or quirk that will make him/her memorable. Mason, for instance, becomes the potential love interest-a tabboo among his kind. He can be protective, caring, and thoughtful when he isn't flying off the handle at something Avery did or said AGAIN. This book was very fast-paced, filled with exciting scenes and plenty of action, had a very unusual plot, and provided the reader with the perfect cliff-hanger to make the reader instantly mark "Grounded", the sequel, as a to-read. This book would be terrific for those who enjoy fantasy with a touch of romance and mystery.
Regina_Linton More than 1 year ago
Avery had no idea what she was getting into on a stroll on a California beach. After she goes back to school, she is forcefully met by a handsome harpie named Mason. Mason thinks that she has something that other harpies want from her. Hell, he wants if from her. But in order for him to get it, he has to protect her from the others that are willing to kill her for it. Neither one of them can fight their attraction to one another no matter how hard it is. However, Mason has a few surprises in store for Avery. Some that she can handle and others that are ready to drive her over the edge. Avery only has a limited amount of time to give up what they are looking for before it takes over her. Can Mason protect her before it is too late? Recommended for YA Paranormal lovers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The overall concept for this book revolves around harpies, which in all my Mythological knowledge, I lacked any understanding of. This turned out to not really matter as my post reading research has turned up with stuff that would have utterly confused me if I had known prior to starting. Let’s just say that Constance Sharper’s version of the harpie world is much better! It was such a creative, distinctly original concept and contributed greatly to my new found love for this series. I will let you know though, that the harpy are the only Mythological concept within this book, there is no venture into other concepts so don’t go into reading thinking you will be immersed in a Mythology setting, cause it’s not. I will warn you that Constance Sharper is a self-published author, so editing could use some improvement, but things like that I can look past while reading, because to me, it’s not about grammar and punctuation, it’s about the story. Yes, yes I understand that we are reading works of writing, but when you pick up self-published titles you have to have an equal understanding of forfeiting editing for knock out finds, and this is definitely a knock out! Best thing overall ACTION It didn’t stop, there were no lolls in chapters where you are just reading dialog or character thought that drags on. The story keeps going and never lets you sit back in your seat to take a breather. I think part of this stems from excellent character development. To me a huge contributing factor in staying hooked in a book is making sure that each character is fully vested in their initial mannerisms. Now, this doesn’t mean that characters can’t grow as the book and/or series progresses, but it means that you can’t let the character forget their roots; the end of the book needs to reflect characters who may have grown emotionally, but not CHANGE the way they act and talk. Constance Sharper was 100% in line with her characters and never faltered in remembering who they were and how they act. Sharper also managed to do something with the main characters that I have never experienced before. She created a female-lead that meets my high expectations, she created a male-lead-love interest that I never fell for, but still love, and a female-2nd-lead (BF to the lead) that I love to hate – sounds interesting, right? That’s because it is and it is one of the things I fell in love with most with this book. Quick overview of characters Avery is the type of heroine that I like to read, she’s strong, slightly forward and I just love female leads that aren’t whiney and scared. She’s strong and I definitely fell right in pace with her Mason tall, dark, mysterious, slightly aggressive and while most YA authors fight to make you swoon for the male lead, I have to admit, I never fell for Mason. In my mind it worked out well, because it keeps me reading to see the relationship grow and try and understand Avery’s passion. So, maybe it will come, and I will swoon as usual Leela well Leela and I have a love hate relationship. I love to hate her. I’m not sure why, I still cannot pin point the exact reason that I have this feeling. And while I love to hate her, I love to read her. Another extremely amazing thing about Constance Sharper’s writing, it is not very frequently that I hate a character, but love to read them. I just think there is something buried under Leela that will come out…I will just have to sit back and wait
Starryblue More than 1 year ago
Amazing book about Angels. I absolutely loved Mason's character. I liked how he was always moody, but the story then explained his reasons for acting that way. Avery was a wonderful addition to the story. While reading Airborne I kept anticipating the moment when Mason and Avery would kiss each other. Mason's fiancee, Adalyn got on my nerves through out the entire book. At last I am eagerly awaiting to read the sequel to Airborne.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book If you like romance with some action
xraytek77 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the world created by Constance, I have never read a book about harpies but it was a great read. You really get pulled into the storyline and the characters are great. I loved the relationship between Mason and Avery...definetly not enough interaction to call it a romantic book but enough tho keep you reading and frustrated :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great, underrated book. The plot was different, not cliche and the romance between Avery and Mason was perfect. Highly recommended!
Julie2013 More than 1 year ago
Just got done reading the book. Almost read it straight through. Can't wait for the next book to come out.
rachk98 More than 1 year ago
amazing 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book would have been wonderful if there were more dtails. Needs more elaboration to make us swoon for mason and create imagery. Good and original plot.
Serendipitious More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable and refreshing read. I really liked the story and the interesting harpie mythology the author has weaved into it. It's definitely pretty different from all the usual YA books (and same goes for the romance, even though there's not much). I loved the adventure and action in it, but the romance sort of left me questioning some things between the two main leads (especially the harpie's true feelings for the female protagonist), which I absolutely hope will get cleared up and answered in the second book. Overall, this is a light and fun read with a beautiful cover, and I seriously cannot wait to read the next book!
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you should read this book.
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