Sunday, April 13, 2014

Thin Air (Thin Air Saga #1) by Lynn Seresin

 Thin Air (Thin Air Saga, #1) 

Book: Thin Air (Thin Air Saga #1)
Author: Lynn Seresin
Publisher: Lynn Seresin
Rating: 4 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book review copy

Summary from Goodreads: 
Alice Ayre is no ordinary teenager. She took her first name from a statue in Central Park, pulled her last name out of the air (literally), and she’s actually almost a thousand years old. In fact, the only “ordinary” thing about Alice is that she’s in love.

Alice was a sylphid—a winged air spirit—when she spotted Daniel Field camping in the Adirondacks and lost her heart to the handsome NYU student. Intangible to the human senses, her only hope of winning his heart resides in becoming mortal, even though transmutation is forbidden by Paralda, ruler of the air. Risking punishment, however, seems a small price to pay for a chance at true happiness.

Tracking down Daniel in New York City ends up being surprisingly easy. Getting noticed by him for all the right reasons is another story, especially when the human world keeps tossing challenges in Alice’s path. Just when she’s mastered zippers and buttons, she catches herself dropping a sugar packet into her coffee and mistaking a photo of John Lennon for one of Daniel’s relatives.

Her eccentricities raise the occasional eyebrow with Daniel and his friends, but her quirky charm, sweetness, and sincerity win out. Before long, she lands a job, begins a relationship with Daniel, and starts settling into her new life—until her past comes after her.

My Review:
Thin Air is so good. It is very interesting and fun to read.

Alice was once a sylphid, a winged air spirit. She lived in the elemental realm making clouds. One day she ventured to the mountains where she spotted the guy of her dreams, Daniel. She instantly falls in love with him. She has heard that she can go to Gob, a king of another realm and be made human. Once she does this there is no turning back. She knows nothing of Daniel except she thinks he might live in New York City. Alice decides to leave everything she has ever known to become human and search for Daniel.

The first few chapters or so focus on Aeris aka Alice when she is living as a sylphid. I didn't really enjoy this part of the book but it was short so it didn't really matter to me. The story gets really interesting and fun when Alice becomes human and lands in NYC. Her she meets a couple of elementals that have been human for many years. They get her started and one even helps her find Daniel in the first day or so. The only problem is that Daniel has a girlfriend named Delilah, and she is crazy jealous. Alice meets Daniel's roommates to begin with and they invite her to live with them. They think she is from upstate New York and has just moved to the city with nothing. Things end up not working out very quickly for Daniel and Delilah, which I was glad cause I didn't like her at all. Daniel and Alice begin dating and things are going really good. Then she learns that she is in danger. I am not going to give anything else away about the plot. Dont' want to spoil it for anyone.

I will say that I really enjoyed all the characters, except for Delilah. I loved Dante and would love to be friends with him. He is so funny, loves to shop and is a great singer. I also really enjoyed seeing or reading through Alice's eyes what it is like to not know anything about being human. The simple things that we take for granted everyday she had to learn very quickly and without anyone noticing. I would highly recommend reading this. It is really good, there is romance, action and suspense. It is very well written. I am looking forward to reading the sequel. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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