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Airel: The Awakening

(The Airel Saga)

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  4,331 ratings  ·  384 reviews
All Airel ever wanted was to be normal, to disappear into the crowd. But bloodlines can produce surprises, like an incredible ability to heal. Then there’s Michael Alexander, the new guy in school, who is impossibly gorgeous…and captivated by her. Somewhere in the back of her mind, she can hear the sound of pages turning, and another, older story being written. It is the s ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published August 31st 2011 by StoneHouse Ink (first published May 1st 2011)
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Nov 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, ebook
Airel, with its beautiful cover and promising synopsis had me swooning over it. It sounds original, mysterious and full of action. This is all, in actuality, what we get. The angel lore is unique. I especially enjoyed how it's told in dual, past and present, point-of-views. These become two very different, interesting plot lines that merge together for an exciting spin. My main problem, and what made this fall flat for me, were the characters.

Airel leads a normal, average life when she meets Mic
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Dec 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: R2R
Shelves: reviewed
I received this book as a part of Read 2 Review.

I really wanted to love this book. In fact, when I started I really thought I did. I glossed over a few minor plot holes along the way. I really connected with the author’s writing style and found myself caught up his world. Only to hit a major stumbling block, one that really killed the book for me.

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Karla(Book Addict)
Dec 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: boring-as-hell
deleting reviews if you want to take a look at them you can do so on my blog, link on my profile
Jul 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Airel (The Airel Saga, #1)
by Aaron (Goodreads Author), Chris White

This is the first book I’ve read by Aaron Patterson and/or Chris White, the book is written well considering there were two authors and two plots running at the same time. The writing skills of both of the authors are quite good and the descriptions of both plots flowed well together. Having said that I was at first a bit thrown that there were two stories running at the same time, but it worked out and it never became a problem f
Jun 20, 2014 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: netgalley
DNF 21%

He's the only one who sees her.
I tried, but I can't do this....
Jul 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: blog-tour
***Originally published to Bookish

Fallen angels sure seem poised to become the new vampires with a similarly perfect blend of delicious mystery and sexy rebellion. Airel by Aaron Patterson and Chris White is a really good read, based on a well thought-out and skillfully executed plot. With its great atmosphere, beautiful characters, intriguing setting and some truly bone chilling moments, Airel is a promising beginning to a new series.

The story follows two separate plot lines, alternating be
*some spoilers

I am so annoyed with this book that I simply have to let out a few curses.


I had high hopes for this book after a trend of reading several shitty YA paranormal books lately. Too bad it's now in that shitty pile.

There was something really off about the narration. It felt like a report ("I did this and then I did that" kind of speech) rather than a narration I would have felt a part of, or at least an emotional journey (or whatever) I'd have been welcomed
This book was (I'm sorry) utter trash. Seriously? All through the book, i was not touched by the story nor did i feel connected, in any way, to the characters.

So its about this girl called Airel (beautiful name, by the way) who was average and wanted to stay average and normal. Not that it's bad or anything.. Anyway, she met this guy on her way to school and acted the part of the drooling weak-kneed girl that she was in perfect sequence. Really, she gawked and then spilled her coffee on another
Dec 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This book is first and foremost about Airel, your typical teenage girl. She has a pretty good life, a good family, friends, and is a little shy. Overall, her life is pretty good. In walks the cliche: Michael. New boy in school, dreamy, and you cannot deny the attraction felt between the him and Airel. Even though I've seen this played out time and time again, the author keeps enough mystery surrounding Michael that we are not quite sure where he stands or what is coming. With their first meeting ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Jul 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2011
Airel would technically be classified as a YA book because one of the main characters is seventeen years old. But, there is another story going on unfolding in the pages of this book about Kreios. This is more of an adult story. I would say that this is a book that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Airel is a young woman who's life begins to change when a really cute boy moves into the school and her body begins to undergo changes that are abnormal. Then to top off everything she witnesses a murder and
May 21, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book was very hard for me to review. I found the Arabia sections to be very boring and not necessary. I read about the first three sections and then proceeded to skip them all together there after. It was back story that I didn't think we really needed. The characters I felt stood well on their own and didn't really need all this extra story added. Personally I would of cut out all of that and worked on building Airel and Micheal's relationship. And then I would of taken and made the Arabia ...more
Anna (Enchanted by YA)
Did not finish at 30%
Giovanni Gelati
Jun 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have had the chance to interview C.P. White before and was looking forward to interviewing him today. He did not disappoint; the interview was fresh, fun and a blast as I had hoped. Here is the link to today’s show:
Okay let’s get to the novel we discussed shall we:
“All Airel ever wanted to be was normal, to disappear into the crowd. But bloodlines can produce surprises, like sudden mysterious illness. Then there’s Michael Alexander, the new guy in schoo
Apr 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-n-reviewed, arc
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 scho
Gina -   Behind the Pages
Aug 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
This book was a bit slow to start off with but then it did gradually pick up pace. It was a good book but some of the time I got a bit sidetracked because some parts didn't fully have my attention. Because of this I was not as shocked about everything as I should have been and the only thing that happened was that my eyes went wide and I continued reading but from saying that there was no real shock for me. Yes it was a good book overall but it did at times drag on a bit. I do still want to read ...more
This book felt like it was two different stories within one book. I kept hoping we would find out how they connect but we never do. Personally I didn't feel anything for the characters so I will not waste my time continuing this series.
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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 a
May 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
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 h
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Sep 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
First off, I want to thank Aaron Patterson for allowing R2R the opportunity to read and review his book. Secondly, I want to apologize for how long it took me to finish the book- had a rough month- cars becoming FUBAR, getting sick...

Airel is a YA story about your average brunette teenager. She's refreshing because she's not a blonde, bimbo cheerleader but rather an easy to identify with character (regardless of reader's age.) She has a random encounter (with an embarrassing latte spill on her p
Far be it from me to be the only one in the publishing universe not to mention how gorgeous the cover of "Ariel" is! So dense and mysterious, the consummate lonely and emotionally injured, beautiful young girl, dressed in black, yet holding a pure, white feather... A lot of symbolism and "telling" on the cover of a novel, once again. So, we actually can tell a book by its cover...

This book is one that marks a ribbon-cutting moment for me. I traditionally find books written by two authors to be a
Tracey (Life and Literature)
Nov 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
I wasn't going to start my review of Airel by mentioning the cover. I always seem to to start a review gushing about how awesome the cover is. But seriously.... Look at it!! Who wouldn't want to read a book with a cover that looked as good as that!! Absolutely stunning!!

I was very interested to read a book written by two males telling the story from the perspective of a teenage girl. And to be honest whilst reading it, that aspect didn't even enter my mind. I think they did a fantastic job portr
Stacey Herrera
Jul 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Airel is an incredible story! A seemingly regular teenaged girl, Airel, has always blended in. She has parents that she adores and a best friend who is the sister she never had, her life is pretty good. One faithful morning she stops for a cup of coffee on her way to school, encounters a "dreamy" guy, and life as she knows it begins to change. These changes are subtle at first, but the entire fabric of her existence has been altered forever. Airel is about to discover things about herself and a ...more
Dec 18, 2011 rated it liked it
I find it difficult to review this story. I think the story itself was great, but when you don't like the main love interest of the lead character, you are in trouble.

Airel is a funny and shy girl, with a best friend named Kim and a lovely family. Then she meets Michael and everything changes. They have what you call, instant love. I am not a big fan of instant love, I think the writer should've put more time in building their relationship and could've made the Arabia parts shorter. They were i
May 23, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE
Recommended to Shellby by: SOME IDIOT
This was probably the worst book I have read so far this year. I couldn't even bring myself to continue reading it past the first 6 or so chapters. There was a lot of "My life revolves around him." and "Oh, the simmering heat of his molten hot gaze burned my heart into a fiery inferno." ... to summarize I had NO clue what was going on. None. The first two chapters are filled with this limp little teenage romance that literally started out of NOTHING. The rest I don't know because after we switch ...more
Shellie Cruz
Sep 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a completely different book for angels. It does take you between 3 point of views which at first can be distracting but it blends very well once you get use to it. I love Kreios's character. There is a love at first site with Airel & Michael which to me was pretty quick, they didn't really have the time to get to know one another. Overall it was a good book, one that I would recommend. Like I said it's definitely not like other angel/demon books out there! - I purchased this on my Nook ...more
Nicole Peterson
Dec 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Nicole by: Paranormal romance and urban fantasy fanatics book group
I really liked this book. I liked Kreios' story added in with the current. I gave you the background you needed. Just enough to keep things rolling and not too much that you got frustrated and wanted to get back to the main character. There were some interesting twists in the book that some didn't exactly see coming. The ending was also left hanging in a good way, that makes sure you pick up the next book, as soon as possible, to see what surprises are in store for you.
Deborah Provenzale
Jun 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading the newly-released Airel by Aaron Patterson and Chris White. It was amazing! Great story line that pulled me through to the end... now impatiently waiting for Book #2 "Michael." I love that this story hasn't been "done" before. It's new, it's refreshing, and it's a fun ride. I will definitely read the rest of the series.
Aug 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Review written by Morgan Wylie

Airel is a YA fantasy of epic proportions! Not to mention it has a fantastic cover! It’s not your typical fallen angel story...It is well written and the imagery is fantastic- vivid and alive!

Read the entire review at ParaYourNormal
Maghon Thomas
Jul 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Well, it's a little sad how it all ends... So very tragic! But it's well written, really interesting, and I think it's different how it goes between present day and past to give a back story in the middle of the present story... I really like this one, I'll be reading the next installment.
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