by Aaron Patterson


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ISBN-13: 9780982607862
Publisher: StoneHouse Ink
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 186
Sales rank: 866,980
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Aaron Patterson is the author of the best-selling WJA series, as well as two Digital Shorts: 19 and The Craigslist Killer. He was home-schooled and grew up in the west. Aaron loved to read as a small child and would often be found behind a book, reading one to three a day on average. This love drove him to want to write, but he never thought he had the talent. His wife Karissa prodded him to try it, and with this encouragement, 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.

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 also doesn't get why we have these things called "smart phones" when all they do is make people dumber. Chris recently celebrated 10 years of marriage with his wife, April, and has two boys: Noah, age 8, and Jaden, age 3, who inspired the Great Jammy Adventure series; the OK-to-color-in picture books. 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: phantasmagoria, due out in 2011. Chris has a major crush on Audrey Hepburn, who is now dead. His wife is okay with all of this.

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Airel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
Darkfallen More than 1 year ago
Ok I have read a lot of fallen angel stories, but....none like this. So where to start? 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 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!
Kate_Neal More than 1 year ago
Airel weaves together two stories that at first seem completely unrelated. One story is told from the first person point of view of the title character, a modern-day teenager. The other, written in a style more reminiscent of epic fantasy than typical current YA novels, describes a mythological world. The juxtaposition feels somewhat bewildering for much of Part 1, but your patience is rewarded as the book progresses and the two stories begin to converge. Many chapters, especially in Parts 3 and 4, are really beautifully written. This book builds slowly at first, but gains such momentum that the final pages are gripping, and the ending is truly stunning. It was still hitting me days after I finished reading it. [Note about my rating: I reserve 5 stars for books that have 5-star quality in all these ways: originality, writing style, execution, and impact (what can I say, my standards are high). The authors of AIREL nailed at least a couple of those, which is more than I can say for any other YA book I've read in the past couple of years, with the exception of The Hunger Games.]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely amazing. It had a perfect combination of teen romance, action, and super natural beings. I loved the story, the details, and of course the characters. The catch is they make you fall in love with this book and of course the next isnt even available!! That really made me mad because my local library didnt even have it! The only way to get it is order it online from amazon and pay $15!! I love this book but beware finishing the series will not be easy.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
An excellent book Contemporary, Fallen Angels, Young Adult Boise, Idaho Airel is a 17-year-old that just wants to be normal. Living in the small city of Boise she seems like just any other average teenager. But soon those days are gone as she undergoes a change so drastic that she has to wonder if she didn’t just imagine it happening. Airel soon has to learn to fight for her life as she is being pursued by an ancient enemy. An enemy that will pursue her relentlessly in the deepest darkness. Simply because of her lineage and who she is. Now she will never have what she wanted most of all to be normal. This book starts the series off with a bang. The suspense builds throughout the story and draws the reader in until they have to keep reading just to see what is actually happening and why it is happening. As this story doesn’t give all the answers it will have readers wanting to read the next book just to see what happens next. With every piece that is revealed it leads to more questions that make for a book that is a page turner. The characters are very interesting and complex. The story is almost two stories in one as it also gives the story of what has happened in the past while telling the story that is happening in the current time. The two periods are woven together seamlessly so that the reader is never at a lost as to what is happening. If the other books continue like the first this is going to be an explosive series. It does leave a cliffhanger at the end that hopefully picks up in the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book especially the way they would go back and forth between times. Once I started reading it I could not put it down until I was done. I can not wait for part 2 to come out.
FoxJa More than 1 year ago
This book was AWESOME!!! I can't get enough of the entire thing. I felt everything the characters were going through and I cried like a baby on the dramtic emotional parts. The movie was playing throughout my mind as I read this. I hope they make this book into a movie and dont screw with the story line. Epic book. Great writer. Look foward to more.
Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
Lack of originality Brought to you by OBS reviewer Annabell As an avid lover of things angel related, I very my much looked forward to reading Airel. I had been drawn by both the description of the book and the lovely cover. But sadly, the statement, “don’t judge a book by its cover” could not be any truer. It’s very difficult to point out anything I liked about the novel. One of the only aspects I partially enjoyed reading was the story behind Kreios. His story was better developed than Airel and was better plotted but even Kreios’s tale was weak. Airel’s story is told from the perspective of Airel. She is in high school and has a pretty humdrum life-that is until one day a new boy comes to town and Airel falls for him from the moment he deems her worthy enough to breathe on her. Michael is the typical stud jock, who can do no wrong and is constantly stalked by a swarm of lust filled girls but the only one he has eyes for is Airel. The biggest problem with Airel–and there were quite a few—was the lack of originality in the both the plot and the characters. I completely understand the fact that there is only so much an author can do with plots but there’s a difference between using a basic plot line as a platform for your own plot and using a basic plot as the sole bases of your story. Airel offered nothing noteworthy or refreshing to a tale that has been told countless times before: girl is bored with her life and dreams of excitement—new boy comes to town and offers her exactly what she wants—girl falls for boy the moment they meet and doesn’t bother asking any important questions—girl suddenly learns she has gifts she never knew about—boy turns out to have big dark secret but has a change of heart because of how he feels for the girl. Underneath that should have been thrown in the voice of the author, or in this case, authors, but there seemed to be no real stand out element to the story. The characterization was far too generic and plagued with clichés I could hardly muster up the strength to continue reading. The only character I felt a connection with was Kreios. His story was told with heartfelt moments and a sense of intrigue but his story suffered as well because it was constantly dragged out and could only evoke lack luster suspense. Airel, the main character and the so called heroine, was the second worse character of the book. Michael takes first place. Where Airel’s character was written as a vapid and angst ridden teenage girl who complained far too more than doing anything worthy enough to cast her in the light of heroism, Michael had no actual personality. At least Airel was snippy and moody but Michael was just plain boring! I would have accepted him acting as a typical jerk of a jock, at least then he would have had a semblance of a personality, but the whole mysterious bad boy went way too far because I literally can’t remember anything about his character. The plot was barely developed. The scenes just dragged on and on. I skipped whole chapters and there was still the same scene happening. The narration and dialogue made getting through the book extremely difficult. I can appreciate and respect the hard work the authors invested into their novel. It’s darn hard to put so much work into something and release it out to the world to be judged. But with that said, they could have used a better editor (if in fact they even hired one). The intermingled story with Kreios should have been its own book because that’s really the only part of the book that worked. If you decide to give Airel a try, please do so with much caution and no expectations. The book has potential but in my very humble opinion, Airel’s story can use a touch from a skillful editor to give her world the punch that it needs to be great. I wish these authors the best of luck in the future with the next upcoming books in Airel’s tale. For the full review and more~ openbooksociety dot com
ReviewsbyMolly on LibraryThing 5 months ago
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!
sensitivemuse on LibraryThing 5 months ago
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. 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.
TValeros on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I guess I don't even have to mention it because everyone already has... NOPE!! I will anyways!! I can't help but to express my gushing on the book cover. The cover is totally GORGEOUS!! And at first, it will be the main reason you purchase the novel and after the first few chapters you'll feel glad that you did, and in the end you'll be gushing over the cover even more because it really plays well into the story. In Airel, there are 2 stories being told; the point of view of Airel the lead character, a teenage girl who is coming of age and is still in High School, and Kreios one of The Fallen, a warrior, a grief-stricken husband, a loving father,....and a killer? (you have to find that out for yourself) ^_^ The story is slow at first which can be bewildering and has the tendency of having you feeling lost. But it then builds up its momentum and the two (becomes three towards the middle) stories really come together. What stood out the most for me was that I really love the style of writing. There were beautiful metaphors, the story is well detailed to the point of feeling as if your seeing the story unfold before you and is emotionally grasping. If your reading this review prior to reading Airel, to reduce confusion, keep in mind that Airel's point of view is on the present, and Kreios is in the past (a prequel to what's to come later on as your read). The 2 stories come out as unrelated to each other but will eventually correlate and have you feeling like you should have predicted that, but didn't. =) It was a cool "Ah Ha!" moment. I enjoyed how unpredictable the story is. From the written hands of 2 male authors for a story based on the female POV, Aaron & Chris did an astonishing job. They still have me tripping over as to how great their written work is. Note to self: must read their other novels. You will understand more clearly once you've read Airel. I'm having a hard time putting it in words. A novel that has me stammering for words on its credibility per se. Close to the end the two stories will merge together into the present. The ending WILL pull on your heart strings. I cried on and off throughout the novel, and as to how the authors chose to end Airel (Book 1) was just perfect. A cliffhanger, but not too bad that it would have you yelling out "What! That's it!?" LOL I cant wait for Book 2. I've read many stories on young adult (YA) love and Airel deserves to be among the best. It will have your heart feeling as if it's on the edge of a cliff. I am definitely re-reading Airel once it comes out as a physical copy. I made the mistake of reading on and not writing down some truly stunning quotes. Question yourself: Does love really have its boundaries? Can love truly be as strong as they say, that even God and The All Evil not even matter? Could you go against EVERYTHING you know, to forfeit your LIFE for that someone...without the certainty of its future? -Even the Immortals are put to the question by their own hearts.- A Must Read!! Special Thanks to Author Aaron Patterson for allowing me to do a Read & Review of Airel!!
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DesPutaski More than 1 year ago
I did enjoy this book. As far as the technical aspects of this story go, there were very little errors (a couple of punctuation things here and there, but nothing that would detract from the story) and there were a few times throughout that the story would change from third person to first person and then back again with the next chapter. That itself can be a little irritating, but it’s still the same story; we just get “I” instead of “she”. Throughout the book we are actually following two storylines. That of Airel and that of Kreios. Airel is a 17-year-old high school student who says she wants to be “normal” but really it seems that she is bucking the system to be an individual. I honestly wasn’t able to get a strong grasp on her character. She wasn’t poorly written and, truthfully, teenagers themselves are hard to understand. So having a teenage character that really doesn’t fit into one mold isn’t too far-fetched. There were times when I felt she was witty and truly an individual and then there were times where she came across ditzy and unaware of things. As for her immediate obsession with Michael, I am hoping that as the series continues we will understand why it is she is so strongly drawn to him. To me it seemed there was something more lurking along the edges of this story that we just weren’t being told. Kreios is a fallen angel. He gave up everything to be with the mortal woman that he fell in love with. That carefully crafted life is shattered when his wife dies in child-birth. The story we follow is him trying to get his daughter to the safety of a hidden city. There is The Brotherhood (they are demons who I am going to guess hunt fallen angels – we aren’t given a lot to go on). Now, based on the information given I know that the stories of Kreios and Airel are intertwined and after reading this book you can safely guess how it is they are intertwined, but the story doesn’t tell you outright. Personally my favorite character was Kim. She reminded me of so many friends I had in high school. She’s bubbly, over-enthusiastic, probably couldn’t keep a secret to save her life, and but she is probably the most loyal friend you will ever have. I think this was a good beginning to the series. Not fantastic, but definitely not horrible. I felt like a lot of time was spent on things that weren’t important and less time was spent on things that were vitally important. Perhaps this was just a teaser. The authors give you just enough information to make you want more. There’s a fine line to be walked there though. If you don’t give the reader enough information they are going to be frustrated and just give up on the whole idea. In my opinion we could have been given just a little more. But, I will be checking out the rest of the books in this series, but the amount of information I was given was just enough to make me curious. I hope that the link between Airel and Kreios is fully revealed and connected at some point soon. Why is she so drawn to Michael? Is there more to him than meets the eye?
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She leaves her heart empty for him She has stories written in her heart she'll never explain. She has scars on her body she'll never show. She has secrets locked awaythat she'll never reveal. She has a past she never wanted to have.
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Airel is one of the better angel and human romance novels out on book shaves in store. I would say must read for angel and human love story.
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As a parent, I must read the books before my children and I can honestly say that this saga is amazing!!! I might actually be a bigger fan than my children ;-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing not an easy read but could not put it down. Only to discover i can not get the second book Michael because it is exclusive to kindle! Extremely disappointed and really wish i would of known this before purchasing a book like this. I fell in love and then had it destroyed because i cant get it on nook! #extremelydisappointed
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The main reason i got this book is, its my daughters name.(the book is spelled different). This is one of the best books i have read in along time. I am looking for the next book and can not find it.
donnas1 More than 1 year ago
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.