Book Talk,  Fantasy

Airborne by Constance Sharper

Airborne by Constance Sharper
Publication Date: March 28, 2011
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 305
Source: From Author
Buy the Book: Amazon

Summary via Goodreads:

Avery knew she had a knack for attracting trouble, but even she is shocked when a six-foot-something harpie shows up on her doorstep. Coping with the existence of a mythological race? Okay. Unwittingly finding herself in the middle of a vicious harpie conflict? A little less okay. Having to rely on an arrogant harpie boy who gets under her skin? Now that is something Avery isn’t sure she can handle.

 

I genuinely loved Airborne. The plot was great, there’s mystery and twists plus non-stop action. It has everything I want and as a result, I couldn’t put it down! I could’ve finished it in one sitting but I refused to because I wanted to savor each page and hang out with the characters more.

Aside from the awesome story line, the characters in this book are very entertaining. Avery is a very sensible and relatable protagonist. I like it that she’s flawed and that she knows her mistakes. I also enjoyed her relationship with Mason, one of the harpies. Their bantering was really fun to read, plus, the tension between them just drives me crazy! (You’re such a tease, Constance!!)

The concept about harpies is the main thing that drew me into this book because I haven’t read any book that mainly focuses on these mythical creatures. And also because it’s always fun and exciting to read something new besides the common favorites such as vampires, angels or werewolves. Harpies. Every time I hear that word, the first thing that pops into my head were those ugly winged creatures that I love slashing on God of War but Sharper’s take on harpies are both male and female standing about 6 feet tall and lives among  humans. Sharper’s creativity was just really fascinating and I cannot wait for the sequel, Grounded to come out!

Like I said, I loved everything about this book, from that beautiful cover til the last page. I HIGHLY recommend this to all YA Urban Fantasy fans and for those who wants to read something other than vampires and werewolves. You’ll enjoy this! You can also read the first chapter of Airborne here.

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I received this book free of charge from author, Constance Sharper, in exchange for an honest review. This, in no way, affected my opinion on this book.

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