Series: Airel Saga 1.1
English \ eBook, 186 pages
Debut: May 2011
Read: Sept 15 - Oct 2, 2014
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 133
I requested that book because it has a beautiful cover. I really like the girl's bowed head and her hair do, the feather in her hand, the dress, the colors. It does give a nice feel for fallen angels which is what this series is about.
I liked that it switched between here and now, and past happenings leading up to this point, slowly revealing how excatly Airel ended up where she is now. Two seperate plotlines you know will come together at some point, and then some of the details will have alot more significance all of a sudden. I love this kind of story building! Plus, it makes it a lot easier to start with theories, and then be surprised by how right or how wrong you were about them.
I also liked the vocab. It read rather sophisticated in comparison to other YA out there, but I also felt that the style didn't grip me. It wasn't like I couldn't put it down, but more like it felt a bit... disconnected, cold. The plot in itself was interesting, each scene in itself was different levels of awesome. Nevertheless, while reading I was never asking myself where it would all lead, wasn't anxious about knowing the ending. I wasn't feeling the characters -- and that's where all the potential of the story goes out the window. I highly doubt that I will continue this series.
Area Scan: Flow: 4/5 -- Vocab: 5/5 -- Plot: 3/5 -- Heroes: 3/5 -- Villains: 3/5 -- Drama: 4/5 -- Action: 4/5 -- Suspense: 5/5 -- Idea: 5/5
Discovered: 3 Hoods
#1 Airel (The Awakening & The Discovering)
#2 Michael (The Curse & The Mark) | #3 Uriel (The Inheritance)