{Book Review} Thin Air by Lynn Seresin

April 23, 2012 Reviews 7

Thin Air by Lynn Seresin
Pages: 437
Publication Date: August 2nd 2011
Age Group: YA
Source: Blog Tour
Series: Thin Air saga #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challeng, TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads Challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
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.

This book is really unique. In a good way. I enjoyed reading this story from start to finish. It made me cringe in embarrassment for the characters a few times, but that was because of the situations they were in. This is the story of an air spirit that becomes human to go after the boy she fell in love with. and oh yea, he has a girlfriend (of course). It seems like such a hard relationship to make work. Logistically, there are just a ton of things that have to happen. First you need to find him, even if you narrow him down to just the US, that is still huge! Then you have to figure out how being a human even works, and then you need to make him fall in love with you.

It seems like there is a lot that needs to happen, and I was worried when I first started reading the book that the story had the potential to be very unrealistic. But I was so pleasantly surprised with how everything was laid out and how it all unfolded and worked itself out. everything was super hard for Alice/Aeris. Even little things like using utensils. It was those little details that I really loved. If you had never observed human culture and you just popped into human existence one day, you would not know how to do anything! And Alice didn’t. I’m surprised more people didn’t think she was super strange. I guess it helped how pretty she was. That is the one thing that Alice has going for her- she is gorgeous. And true to form in the real world, being extra pretty seemed to help her in some situations.

I liked Daniel as well. I read books 1 and 2 back to back, so it’s a bit hard for me to separate my feelings for him in book 1 with those in book 2. He seemed to change a lot, but here he is just a cute smitten boy. I really liked him! I love when Alice finds the “A” song on his song idea board in his room. Too cute.

Overall, Thin Air is a really good book! I enjoyed it a lot, and I grew attached to Alice. I am really liking this series. I’m interested to see where it is going to go from here. My review of book 2 is coming later today!

4/5 Gavels

Be sure to come back later today for my review of Book 2, Friendly Fire and a giveaway! 🙂

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7 Responses to “{Book Review} Thin Air by Lynn Seresin”

  1. Giselle

    This sounds really neat! I was thinking it could also be very far fetched but it sounds like the author made it work! Great review! 🙂

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