Remaining Aileen

Remaining Aileen

by Autumn Lindsey


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Aileen was dead. At least she was supposed to be.

When Aileen wakes up in the hospital after her plane crashes during a storm, everyone says it’s a miracle. All Aileen cares about is seeing her husband and children again. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for Aileen to realize her survival wasn’t random. Her mind and body are changing in ways she can’t explain. As Aileen grows desperate for answers, a man assumed dead from her flight appears to reveal a dark truth about her survival.

Drowning in the reality of her new life Aileen is forced to make a choice: live forever, or once again face death. Except living might cost her everything she wanted to stay alive for.

If you could live forever, would you?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578475165
Publisher: Magnolia Press
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 422,575
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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Remaining Aileen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I adored this book! I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy and it blew me away. I love vampire books, I love the pace and action and tension. And this book had all of that. But it had something extra too. The emotional and compassionate identity of being a mother, of put in a terrible situation and still have to be the person she sued to be, to give to her children and husband. This book left me feeling emotional and wanting more form this author!
RBHodges More than 1 year ago
I haven't read or watched anything vampire related since Buffy, but I loved Remaining Aileen. It was a fast-paced read that was really, really hard to put down. It looks like there's going to be a sequel, and I can't wait! Seriously, this is the kind of story that needs to get made into a miniseries or movie. The writing is fresh and easy to read. The storyline clean and coherent. The concept original. Not my usual reading fare, but I'm definitely coming back for more! I'm typing quickly and can't really write a review to do it justice, but a hurriedly written review is better than none, right? In a nutshell, Aileen wakes up to realize she's the only survivor of a plane crash. Where before she was coming to grips with getting older, now she has to contend with the fact that she will never age and will outlive her family. It's interesting seeing her shift back and forth between Target runs and bloodletting, all while juggling family life. Should she drain a chicken, or does she really just need another cup of coffee? Decisions, decisions. There are also some pretty high stakes that I won't mention, because you really should read it for yourself.
Allison_B More than 1 year ago
I loved meeting Aileen in this book and I connected with her struggle to figure out who she was after being a mom for awhile- though being a vampire would be a new challenge for me. Ha! This book is set in a place very near my home and that made her relatable story all-the-more easy to sink into. This also made the characters seem so real to me- like I might run into Aileen and her girls at Target. I also have the urge to go to Silver Lake in the middle of the night in winter just to see what it looks like then. Not to eat. Just to see. ;-) I loved every minute that I couldn’t put the book down and I can’t wait to find out what happens next!
Joy_E More than 1 year ago
Aileen's a mom like any other. She faces unscalable mountains of laundry and tries not to look too long in the mirror at a body she has trouble recognizing. Unlike other moms, Aileen survives a plane crash to face immortality—with all its side effects. Can she embrace the monster she's become and still be the mother and wife she once was? Remaining Aileen blends women's fiction with a bite of paranormal to produce a metaphorical vintage genre that works. Who knew vampires made the perfect metaphor for moms? Autumn Lindsey sure did! Not only does she bring readers to a deeper level with her fiction, she leaves them wanting more. No spoilers here, but I am already demanding book two. Whenever the story grows dark or heavy, the author expertly weaves in humor and reality to keep the reader reaching for the page corners. She keeps in mind the details of ordinary mom life—like dishes and eating and getting just the right Halloween costume—while exploring all the challenges a vampire would face in those situations. I will be entirely honest; I don't read a lot of paranormal books. However, I found the details about vampires to be fresh and unique to anything I've come across in the past. I also don't read a ton of women's fiction. For me, this was refreshing to take two genres I don't typically choose and find myself crying and laughing with the characters. Aileen is the ideal protagonist. She's flawed, but relatable. I want to have a moms' night out with her! While I think any reader who appreciates a good tale with twists and turns tossed in will enjoy Remaining Aileen, I will be highly recommending it to all my fellow reader mamas. DISCLAIMER: I received an e-ARC of this book from Magnolia Press in exchange for an honest review.