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 story of an ancient family, of great warriors, of the Sword of Light, and the struggle against an evil so terrible, so far-reaching, that it threatens everything. Airel knew change would be an inevitable part of life. But can she hold on when murder and darkness begin to close in and take away everything she loves? Will she have what it takes when the truth is finally revealed?
©2010 Aaron Patterson (P)2012 StoneHouse Ink
I wish the present day story line was written more like the past story line. Airel as a character is cheesy when she could be such a bad ass. I do have to say the second half of the book is much better than the first.
I love Kreos and his bestie.
No! Her love life was so chessy! Total eye roll.
Yes, I thought they both were great narrators!
No, but I didn't like how the main character in this book acted all gushy just after meeting a guy and thinking about him non-stop. The middle of this book was really slow for me, I just wanted to get to the end. And the end was very anti-climatic I felt. I wouldn't recommend this book.
I liked some of the battle scenes from Kreos' (not sure how to spell that because its an audiobook..) point of view.
I wouldn't be interesting in reading it.
Her innocence and her ability to Learn and love with everything going on.
It reminds me of Twilight without the obvious things to come in other books. I have to keep listening to the first book so I don't forget the twists and turns. . .
the shadow Angel. He keeps it funny through the worst possible Times.
A mix of humanity and Angel blood makes the best weapon against Evil.
Your killing me with waiting on book two guys.
Never trust anyone who doesn't enjoy reading.
I think everything is better in audio
I thought it was different from all the other YA novels out there.
Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross could read the phone book and I would listen to it.
Not in my "best" category but it def was an enjoyable read.
"Why only book one???"
I really enjoyed this book but am really disappointed that the others in the series are not available as audio books. This is starting to become a common theme with audible and/or publishers - I had the same disappointment with the mortal instruments series having to pay significant amounts of money to get the final two books on CD. If a book is one of a series please provide all in audio format or none at all to prevent such disappointment.
As to the story is makes a refreshing change from the formulaic structure of most YAF.
"Why did I waste my time?"
I have over 100 audible audiobooks, but this is one of two that were so bad I couldn't even finish it. I got to the beginning of chapter 18 and had to ask myself why I kept hoping it would get better (I'd given it 18 chapters after all!), as it already made me upset that I'd listen this long. It was very cleche from the beginning. The "voice" (as in not the actual voice of the actress reading to us) of the main character didn't sound like a teen, but more like an author trying to sound like a teen and failing. It was really unbelievable: the reactions of the character, the terrible scene when she is at the doctor, the abismal scene where the killer is at her house & she doesn't get help from a neighbour even though she escapes to safety into their back yard, but then goes back past the killer & into her house & THEN goes out to get the letter the killer puts in her mailbox in the dead of night, doesn't wake up any one in her own house, is terrified by the letter, then goes to sleep. Not to mention the scene where she almost bleeds to death, doesn't wake up her parents, & then goes to sleep as if it was nothing. The author has tried to throw in some romace and friendship for the main charactor, but it's patchy, unbelievable, and very confusing- shoved in weird places, more of an afterthought than an actual part of the plot line. I'm dyslexic, but I'm also an award winning author & I have to exceeding hate someting to give it a bad review because I know how hard that is for an author, but I feel cheated out of my money, and don't want anyone else to feel like this. By the way, the only other one star review I've ever given on was a selfpublished book on here that was rediculous. I really love audible, as with my slow reading I just couldn't keep up with current books without it, but I'm really disappointed in this audiobook.
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