|Airel by Aaron Patterson and Chris White|
(YA/young adult book)
1-second Review: RECOMMENDED
Airel weaves together two stories that at first seem completely unrelated. One story is told from the first person point of view of the title character, a modern-day teenager. The other, written in the style of epic fantasy, takes place in a mythological world. This book builds slowly at first, but gains such momentum that the final pages are gripping, and the ending is truly stunning. It was still hitting me days after I finished reading it.
Book blurb (from Amazon):
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?
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