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Airel: The Awakening (The Airel Saga Book 1) (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Aaron Patterson , Chris White
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(Airel the Awakening is book 1 of 6 in the Airel Saga)

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Fans of Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, Cassandra Clare and James Dashner will love this series by Aaron Patterson and Chris White.

"Move over Twilight! Here comes Aaron Patterson!"
--Joshua Graham, bestselling author of Beyond Justice and Darkroom

"I was surprised by how much I really, really liked this book. I have not jumped on the whole "fallen angel" bandwagon, just as I didn't jump on all of the vampire stories that came out after Twilight. This is not your typical fallen angel story. It is one that has left me breathlessly waiting for the next one in the series. Hurry up please!!!"
--Sandra Stiles

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NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling thriller author Aaron Patterson, teams up with Chris White, in this exciting new, young adult paranormal romance series!


Airel: The Awakening 

All Airel wanted was to be normal...

She seems like an average 17-year-old in the anonymous
little city of Boise, Idaho: Airel. But those untroubled days are soon to end,
and the change she undergoes will be so radical she will wonder if it wasn't
all an illusion to begin with. Pursued ferociously, relentlessly by an ancient enemy
in the deepest darkness, now she will have to learn how to fight for her life.
And all because of who she is, because of her lineage. Because of this she will
never have what she wants most: she will never be normal.

* * * AIREL, The Awakening (Book 1: Part 1 in the Airel Saga) AIREL, The Discovering (Book 2: Parts 2-4 in the Airel Saga) MICHAEL, The Curse (Book 3: Parts 5-6 in the Airel Saga) MICHAEL, The Mark (Book 4: Parts 7-8 in the Airel Saga) URIEL, The Inheritance (Book 5: Parts 9-10 in the Airel Saga) URIEL, The Price (Book 6: Parts 11-12 in the Airel Saga) * * *

AIREL: THE AWAKENING (AIREL SAGA BOOK ONE) is for or readers who enjoy stories with angels, fallen angels, demons, paranormal creatures, paranormal romance, historical medieval romance, teen & young adult paranormal fantasy romance, teen & young adult paranormal urban fantasy romance, and teen & young adult paranormal romance series.

"It takes rare talent for a man to write a novel from a male POV and have it published to great critical and commercial acclaim. But it takes a miracle for that same male, or in this case males, to write a novel from the POV of a teenage girl and have it turn out as incredibly as did the new StoneHouse YA by Aaron Patterson and Chris White, AIREL. From the first sentence, I felt compelled to dive into this young woman's story and just as importantly, I felt like I personally knew her, which means I laughed, stressed and cried right along with her. A beautifully written and crafted fiction about teenage innocence, faith, loss and love. A must read for teens and adults alike."
--Vincent Zandri, International Bestselling Author of The Remains, The Innocent, and Concrete Pearl

"I am happy to say that this novel is one of my favorites of its 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."
--Molly Edwards, Willow Spring, NC

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Aaron Patterson is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA Today bestselling author of the thrilling hard-boiled Mark Appleton series, (1)SWEET DREAMS, (2)DREAM ON and (3)IN YOUR DREAMS and also the Sarah Steele Series, BREAKING STEELE and TWISTING STEELE.

Follow Aaron on Twitter @Mstersmith
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

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.


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 331 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 186 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 0982607865
  • Gleichzeitige Verwendung von Geräten: Keine Einschränkung
  • Verlag: StoneHouse Ink; Auflage: 3 (11. Mai 2014)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B004Y72XFA
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Interesting. Hard to put down. A few annoyances 25. Dezember 2014
Von Kov3nant
Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
I love fantasy and this book was for free on kindle. After reading the first one, I read rest of the 6 books within a few days.

It started out about 2 teenage girls in high school. Starts off really slow. Once the book picks up pace, it becomes very interesting. If only Airel didn't cry so much. The constant crying and the sappy, teenage drama is sickening sometimes. With that said, the whole series is worth the 4 stars. Here's why:

Anticipation: I was constantly dying to know what comes next. Even though I had a good idea, and was normally right. Was still exciting and held my attention

Lineage: I really enjoyed learning more and more about Airel's family tree. The whole series is constantly changing between past and present, as well as different perspectives.

Fight scenes: Action! This first book had some really fun fight scenes and they only get more intense, and more vivid, as the series continues. By the last book, I was breathing hard during the fight scenes. Aaron Patterson does a wonderful job visualizing and really gave me a vivid mental picture of what was going on. I found myself constantly hoping that they make the series into movies. I could only imagine what would happen if an effects giant, like Michael Bay, were to get a hold of this.

Basically, if you're young, you'll probably enjoy it all. If you're a bit older, however, you'll have to suffer through the sappy love story but the story, as a whole, and the rest are totally worth it.

I read the entire series in 3 days. 2 books a day. They're each a fast read at about 280 pages a piece. I would definitely recommend for anyone who likes the whole "Angels vs Demons" type of fantasy. It is meant for a younger audience, but I think my taste in entertainment is maybe just a bit immature :)

Anyways. The first book is free, so you have nothing to lose. I'd suggest giving it a go.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Wenig Tiefgang 3. September 2014
Von Videye
Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
Die Geschichte um Airel, der Name klingt etwas merkwürdig, bietet inhaltlich leider sehr wenig.
Im Grunde geht es nur um pubertäre Dilemma von 17-Jährigen.

In dieser Hinsicht ist es aber tatsächlich gelungen und die Charaktere sehr bildlich, gut nachvollziehbar und glaubwürdig beschrieben.
Die Dialoge sind gut konstruiert. Allerdings macht das auch drei Viertel des Buches aus.
Für Freunde von ersten romantischen Erfahrungen und Jugendliche ist es ganz nett.

Fans von Fantasy, die auf diesen Part verzichten können oder wollen, kann ich nur abraten. Die Geschichte kupfert mit Wonne bestehende Bücher ab und ist absolut runter geschriebene Massenware. Was soll denn "Arabien" sein, 1.500 b.c. hin oder her? Vor allem wo kommt das ganze Eisen in dieser Ecke der Welt her, die gerade mal noch in der Bronzezeit ist? Gar nicht recherchiert und mal eben aus den Fingern gesogen.

Für ein YA Buch mit Fantasyeinschlag gibts 4 Sterne, für ein reines Fantasybuch nur 1 Stern. Insgesamt sind es für mich also dann 3 Sterne.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Überraschend guter erster Band! 27. August 2012
Von Johanna
Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
Airel war ein ganz normales Teenage-Mädchen, das in Boise (Idaho) zur Schule ging, bis zu dem Tag, an dem sie Michael trifft und zunehmend Veränderungen an sich feststellt. Häufiges Unwohlsein macht ihr zu schaffen. Andererseits aber wird ihre äußere Erscheinung von Tag zu Tag perfekter.
Während zwischen ihr und Michael die ersten zarten Annäherungsversuche stattfinden, geschehen unheimliche Dinge in ihrer Umgebung. Während eines Kinobesuchs wird ein Mann ermordet. Nachts findet sie eine Warnung in ihrem Briefkasten.
Kann sie dem Geheimnis um ihre wahre Herkunft auf die Spur kommen? Und welche Rolle spielt Michael dabei?

Gleichzeitig lernen wir Kreios' Geschichte kennen, die ca. 1200 v. Chr. spielt. Kreios ist ein Engel. Er versucht seine Familie und seine Art vor der Verfolgung und Auslöschung durch die Bruderschaft zu beschützen und nimmt den Kampf gegen den Seher, Anführer dieser Bruderschaft, auf.

"Airel" hebt sich in meinen Augen deutlich von dem Einheitsbrei der YA Fantasy ab. Denn die Handlung geht andere Wege, als wir es gewohnt sind. Die stetigen Ausflüge in die Vergangenheit empfand ich als sehr erfrischend und spannend, obwohl in meinen Augen ein paar Fragen diesbezüglich am Ende ungeklärt bleiben.
Zufälligerweise habe ich in der Zeit, während ich das Buch las, im Auto "Engel der Nacht" von Becca Fitzpatrick als Hörbuch gehört. Anfangs kam ich hier etwas durcheinander. Teenager, beste Freundinnen, High School, ein süßer Junge. Doch ziemlich schnell gewann jedes Buch an Farbe und Charakter. Das zeichnet in meinen Augen auch dieses Buch aus.
Mir fiel ein markanter Unterschied zu sonstiger Engelsliteratur auf.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen yet another fallen angel story, but poorly executed. 3. August 2011
Von the golden witch - Veröffentlicht auf
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While there was a very fascinating double-storyline and time-jump going back and forth with this book, I just couldn't get into it like everyone else. I don't know, I'm starting to wonder if fallen angels aren't the new vampires in YA lit.

The premise is awesome, but once you start reading, it's a bit of a let down. The attraction between Michael and Airel was purely physical, for no other reason than just looks. This told me volumes about Airel's character, and I was more than a bit disappointed with how she turned out. She starts out hilarious and original with her own internal monologue, but it soon devolves into a lot of cliches (especially concerning love at first sight and physical appearances) in terms of adjectives. Hot new boy in town! We're made for each other! And so on, and so forth, and I wanted to start screaming.

The fight scenes were GREAT. I will not deny that, and Patterson has definite talent with showing over telling in terms of scenes with a lot of action in them. I think I enjoyed Kreios' storyline far more interesting overall, and I'm pretty sure he should have been the star of the show, not Airel. The demon/angel fight scenes were the most interesting scenes of all, excluding revealing character scenes with Kreios and the ancient middle east.

I think the most disappointing thing is that this could have been so much better than it was - Airel herself had some really great qualities that were so underplayed it's like they weren't even there. It saddens me greatly when this happens.

Overall, I'm not sure what to think. I'm not sure if I'll be reading the next book, but I might give it a try if I have extra time on my hands. I'm not really excited about it. But don't take my word for it - give this book a read and decide for yourself.

(Thanks to the author for sending me a copy of the book - you rock, Patterson!)

(posted to goodreads, librarything, shelfari, and [...])
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Loved it! 6. Juni 2011
Von A. Pohren - Veröffentlicht auf
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An amazing story that will captivate audiences ranging from young adult to the young at heart! Airel crosses boundaries in a fascinating and unforgettable way to engage readers within a story that will not soon be forgotten!

First of all, I have to say - I LOVE THIS COVER!! Is it not gorgeous?! Remarkably, this simple, yet complex, portrait does an amazing job encapsulating the story held within. With that being said, I throughly have to commend the authors, Aaron Patterson and Chris White. The ability to tell an amazing and vivid story from the point of view of a young female teenager, while being male, is absolutely incredible. They are able to truly capture the essence of teenagers, their thoughts, attitude and use of slang. Amazing. Now, to the story...

Airel actually tells two stories, interwoven into one. The main story focuses on Airel, a young teenage girl, who has lead quite a normal life until one day she meets a gorgeous stranger and new guy at school, Michael. He is everything she had ever dreamed of and most incredibly, he is into her in a big way. However, that isn't the strange thing. The crazy thing is that all of a sudden Airel becomes more and more beautiful - not a flaw in sight, upon her skin or hair, wounds suddenly heal within seconds and worst of all - a killer is on the loose, claiming to know "what" Airel is.

The second story, which takes place throughout Airel, is about Kreios and an ancient family of fallen angels, during the time period of 1250 BC. Kreios has lost his beloved wife and will do anything to protect his young infant daughter from the Seer and their enemies. But will he be able to keep her safe forever and before it is too late?

Though there are two different stories, the transitions are excellent and done in such a way that the reader will never feel lost. On the contrary, before each time period transition, the authors have a knack for leaving the reader hanging, dying to find out what is going to happen next. Very clever on the part of the author. This also makes racing through the book a must. Can you say "Hard to put down?!"

In addition to the excellent characterization, the settings are incredibly vivid and the story is told in a way that the reader becomes absorbed within the feelings and emotions that are being played out. The flow of the story is smooth and tight and leaves the reader yearning to discover what is going to happen.

One of my favorite lines (among many) within Airel, is one that will tug at the hearts of many readers, and for which many readers will easily be able to relate to:

'I always had to buy a book, even if I wasn't done with the one I was currently reading. I loved to read. I felt like the turn of each page echoed inside the world between the covers - and each book had its own rules. There, within the mystique of that connection, was something special, and it was addictive.'

While being a story of imagination and fiction, there are many elements throughout that are truly lifelike, such as the characterizations and moral thoughts. Entertaining, provocative and mesmerizing. Airel is an amazing story that I highly recommend to everyone - male, female, young or not so young.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Fallen angel story with shallow selfish characters 15. Februar 2013
Von Nessa - Veröffentlicht auf
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This story was a slog to get through. The beginning was rather engrossing but once the heroine showed some development, it became painful to continue. Here we have a privileged girl who has supernatural powers and the point is driven home again and again about how much more beautiful she becomes. Who cares about the other awesome powers when she has the power of being model-gorgeous. The beauty factor is mentioned so often that I mourn any self-conscious young girl who reads this. The stereotypical annoying-but-too-cool-for-the-room best friend left my head scratching about how the two could possibly be friends. The love interest is a shallow lust interest with no chemistry. The backstory scenarios were the only parts I didn't skim through to finish the story. For a free Prime membership read, this was a waste of time.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Dynamic ending and unique fallen angel twist 25. Mai 2011
Von Courtney - Veröffentlicht auf
Format:Kindle Edition
I have had this fascination with fallen angel stories lately and I just love them. I expected Airel to be similar to most of the fallen angel stories I've read but it is nothing like those except that it is about a fallen angel. This was such a unique twist to the common way angels are portrayed. There are two stories going on through most of the book that are woven together at the end.

First you have the story set in present day Boise, ID where an average high school girl Airel is just living her normal life when suddenly hot new boy enters and she catches the love bug! The second story is about the fallen angel Kreios dated back in 1250 BC and his struggles with losing his wife and then the battles of the Brotherhood. In Part 1 of this book having the 2 separate stories going on was a bit hard to follow but you instantly were connected to the lives of Kreios and Airel.

One of the things I liked most about this story is the main character Airel. The authors nailed a typical teenage girl with the glimpses they give us of being inside her head. I love how we see in to her mind, because it is pretty hilarious in there. There were so many quotes I loved, here is a favorite: "Sometimes I watched all the popular girls, wondering if they actually had brains or if they just ran on batteries, plugging in at night to charge their ever-so-perfect personalities. No bitterness here!"

There wasn't a whole lot of dialogue in this story; most of it is coming from the minds of the characters. This was a new way to read a story, I did enjoy it, although at times I wished there was more conversations going on. You get to see in the minds of Airel, of Kreios, and of a killer. The struggle between good and evil is the forefront of this great story!

The ending was the best! I was a bit frustrated at how things were going and wasn't sure I'd like the way it ended but the authors sure pulled out the big stuff for an ending that leaves you begging for the next book!

I loved the message that is being taught; "you don't need a man to love you and make you special, you are special because you are you...see and believe you are one of God's children; that's what makes you special."

Great YA fantasy that I highly recommend to those that love the fallen angel stories like Hush, Hush and others alike.

I received this book free from PUYB for my honest opinion and review. I would not recommend this book if I didn't enjoy it!
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Unimpressed 22. März 2012
Von A. Luke - Veröffentlicht auf
Format:Kindle Edition
The characters were very under developed, as was the relationship between Airel and Michael Alexander. All together it was slow and underwhelming. The book seemed to be building up and trying to create a background story for the first 3/4, but then suddenly everything clicked for Airel.
Before reading it, I read reviews that said Airel was such a "real" and relatable character, and that the fight scenes were magnificent. However, Airel was more of an empty shell of a confused young girl, suddenly falling madly in love with another teenager for no apparent reason, than Bella from Twilight. He told her she was beautiful and opened her car door, and this made him a wonderful kind soul? Most of the conclusions she drew about the other characters were non-sensical and completely unbelievable. Further, the battle scenes were poorly executed, lacking detail and left me not caring and a little confused.
Don't be tricked be the high average rating and glowing reviews. This could have been an interesting story, but ended up being boring and confusing.
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