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Thin Air (Thin Air Saga #1)

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  106 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Alice Ayre is no ordinary teenager. She took her first name from a statue in Central Park, pulled her last name out of the air (literally), and she’s actually almost a thousand years old. In fact, the only “ordinary” thing about Alice is that she’s in love.

Alice was a sylphid—a winged air spirit—when she spotted Daniel Field camping in the Adirondacks and lost her heart to
Kindle Edition, 402 pages
Published August 2nd 2011
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Aug 07, 2011 TheBookAddictedGirl rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: All Teenagers/Adults Who Likes Faeries, But Have Outgrown Tinkerbell
Aeris is a sylphid, a spirit of the air. She is considered especially beautiful, even for her fair kind, and is desired by all the sylphs, even King Paralda himself. But none of them are of any interest to her. Until Aeris does the forbidden: she falls in love with a human called Daniel. All she longs for is to have the chance to be with him, but as a sylphid, that is impossible. So Aeries makes the only choice that seems bearable for her, even though it has been banned by Paralda. She chooses t ...more
Kristin  Aragon
Oct 24, 2011 Kristin Aragon rated it it was amazing
I cannot tell you how much I adored this book, especially Lynn’s characters. They are an amazing group of individuals that are bound by friendship and comradery. As you know, I always like to tell you a little about the characters so you know who you are reading about, so here they are…

Aeris – (AKA…Alice Ayre) is a sylphid who chooses to risk everything she has ever known for the one she loves. She is beautiful, talented, and…well, lonely as a sylphid. She must leave the only life, the only home
Aug 28, 2011 carole rated it really liked it
Thin Air is a wonderfully poetic kind of book. The story begins when Alice or Aeris, is an Air Spirit with blue hair, blue eyes, and transparent skin. She cannot find love in her realm of cloud making and peaceful existence and deep down seems to fear she never will. When she sees Daniel, a normal "En Why You" student everything changes for her. She finds herself thinking about him all the time and makes up her mind to become human to meet him, but once she does this she can never come back to h ...more
The Fairytale Nerd
Aug 09, 2011 The Fairytale Nerd rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!!!

Amazing book! It grabbed me from page one, and didn't let me go until the last page!

Full Review at The Fairytale Nerd.

Daniel Field is My Book Boyfriend #3. Read about him here.

The story is initially set on a mountaintop, a place where mountain-dwelling sylphs or air elementals live. Imagine living in a cloud. These air spirits make rain, throw clouds, breathe vapors, and form rainbows. Then the setting shifts to modern day New York City after the main character deci
Sep 12, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Thin Air was a great read. I enjoyed every minute of this book. It kept me company while on a plane ride. Since the main character was an air spirit it seemed suitable to read the book while in an airplane up in the clouds.
What I liked:
• The use of elementals. Usually I read books that have vampires, fairies, angels, or something like that. In this book the main character is a sylphid. The book references elementals that represent fire, earth, water, and air. I hadn’t read a book like this bef
Aug 17, 2011 Kris rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
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Overall, I thought Thin Air told the cutest story, with an interesting array of characters and a more-than-interesting storyline. However, the first thing that really comes to mind when I think about Thin Air is that O-M-G, I cannot wait to read the next one! I’m pretty big on beginnings but this time I can’t get my mind over the ending as well as an excerpt from the next one. I went bug-eyed and was doing the whole did-she-seriously-end-there?-Oh-no-she-didn’t! But alas she did,
Oct 12, 2011 P.E. rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
Thin Air was a love story with action. a fantastic cast of characters, and a really interesting world. What would you give up for love? If you're Alice, you'd do quite a lot.

What's apparent early on while reading was the singular writing style. I don't usually talk about the writing as I'm no particular expert but there was so much distinctive voice here that made Thin Air feel different from other reads. I liked it and I thought it fit the novel well. It appeared elegant and whimsical, almost
Melissa (i swim for oceans)
Alice is anything but ordinary, but she'd do anything necessary to fit in. She's a Sylphid, a spirit of the air, but a mere human made her want to be more, or less, according to her species. She wants to be mortal. Mortality has a price though, and whether Alice is ready to pay it or not is a serious question. Daniel might be the man of her dreams, but there are rules that Alice must break to find the one she is destined to be with. There's a chance she will fit in famously, but there's always a ...more
Thin Air is so good. It is very interesting and fun to read.

Alice was once a sylphid, a winged air spirit. She lived in the elemental realm making clouds. One day she ventured to the mountains where she spotted the guy of her dreams, Daniel. She instantly falls in love with him. She has heard that she can go to Gob, a king of another realm and be made human. Once she does this there is no turning back. She knows nothing of Daniel except she thinks he might live in New York City. Alice decides t
Sep 12, 2011 Avery rated it really liked it
***May contain spoilers***

When I first started reading this book and learning of the world of Elementals I couldn't help but be overwhelmed by its cuteness (sylphids, faerie-like creatures, flying about day in and day out, making clouds, rainbows, and the likes of)- there were countless times I literally "Awwww"ed out loud while reading the book. But then I was quite taken aback by something that happened in the book. Sex.

Now don't get me wrong, I am not a prude when it comes to sex in books wh
Feb 26, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
This book is really unique. In a good way. I enjoyed reading this story from start to finish. It made me cringe in embarrassment for the characters a few times, but that was because of the situations they were in. This is the story of an air spirit that becomes human to go after the boy she fell in love with. and oh yea, he has a girlfriend (of course). It seems like such a hard relationship to make work. Logistically, there are just a ton of things that have to happen. First you need to find hi ...more
Sarah (Inklings Read)
Aug 04, 2011 Sarah (Inklings Read) rated it liked it
Shelves: own, ebook
This is one of those indie books that makes me wonder why it hasn’t already been picked up by a publisher. I feel that with further editing and a few other changes, This Air could be a young adult hit!

The elemental world was fleshed out so well in Thin Air! I was hooked on the beautiful descriptions from the start. Seresin has a poetic writing style that I absolutely fell in love with. This style really showed through when she was writing about emotion and love. For example, I think she did a wo
Oct 28, 2011 CrystalBookSnob rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewd
When I first received Thin Air in the mail, I was so surprised by how thick it is. I even kind of avoided because of the length. But then my review book started piling up and I made a decision to just get through them no matter what. And I literally read Thin Air in less than two days!

The first aspect of the book that really pulled me in was the sheer creativity of the characters. I have never read a book where the author turned the simple elements of the environment into actual creatures that
Sep 18, 2011 Rebecca rated it liked it
I quite enjoyed reading Thin Air. When I started it I kept thinking, wow this reminds me a little of The Little Mermaid and then I found out that it was roughly based on The Little Mermaid so I thought that was really cool.
I found the idea of the elemental people to be really interesting. It intrigued me how the sylphs and sylphids worked in their ethereal plane. One thing that really surprised me was how mean some of the sylphs and sylphids could be towards the others, I just thought they would
Nov 21, 2012 Chanel rated it it was amazing
I give this a 4.5. WHY ARENT MORE PEOPLE READING THIS.If there was more detailed emotion I would have given it a 5. I really love this book..I just can’t put it into words at the moment. I love the beginning of the book seeing the ethereal world through Aeris. Everything is so descriptive then.
I have to say it’s great that Lynn Seresin has included gay MAIN characters in the story, but I feel like Dante and Shane are just uninformed peoples image of the “stereotypical gay couple’. A New York ga
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Nov 14, 2011 Savannah (Books With Bite) rated it really liked it
I like this book introduce me to such a different world. Immediately I was intrigued and kept reading wanting to know more about the book. One thing that grabbed me was the change of the character. I love it when a character is thrown into a whole new world that she has never seen before and doesn't know the rules. I was amused by her questions and curiosity of earth.

While I enjoyed the plot line, I had a hard time connecting with the characters and her feelings for Daniel. I can understand her
Tahlia Newland
Oct 21, 2011 Tahlia Newland rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy
When I first started reading this, I thought it was very young, fluffy clouds stuff, but the further into the book I went the more mature it became and it turned into a very good book. The author's talent is in her characters and the way they interact. She introduces us to a wonderful bunch of friends and I loved every one of them. I did find the antagonist a little one sided though. It made me wonder why a great guy like Daniel would bother with a bitch like her. The other downside was how much ...more
Apr 10, 2013 Ameera rated it really liked it
the writer input was impressive and in some how related to a poem i read lately called everyman-from the 15th century-in the manner of building anticipation. it has new ideas slightly different form the repeated plots these days, it kept me interested till the end. and yes now i'm going to read the 2nd book as soon as i'm done with the books on the shelve. thank u lynn.
Feb 19, 2012 Alexa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
love this book i want terra to be in the next one and i think he will cause i read a preview and a new guy was turned and asked for her by her old name and had brown hair and was quite handsome not the biggest fan of daniel but i love shane and dante and giovanni a bit
Sep 05, 2011 Beckie rated it really liked it
Love this book. A very fun, light and magical read. I will be doing my review for the author @Bittersweet Enchantment on Oct 28.
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