Friday, October 19, 2012
Blog Tour Stop: Air by Shauna Granger: Review
Author: Shauna Granger
Publisher: Shauna Granger
Publication: October 31st, 2011
Rating: 3 Stars
It was a rough start to the school year for Shayna and her friends, Jodi and Steven, but thankfully summer break is near. Trying to sort out her feelings for the new guy in town, Shayna agrees to let Jensen join her on a group date with her friends. While out they end up at a local coffee house where their classmate, social outcast Jeremy McCormick, is humiliated by his baseball star brother. When Jeremy runs away from the jeering crowd, Shayna and Jodi hear the unmistakable sound of a thousand wings chasing after him, but no one else seems to hear them. These are not like any air elementals that Shayna or Jodi have ever encountered before and they fear Jeremy has gotten himself tangled up in something too dangerous for him to handle. But when Shayna tries to help Jeremy control his magical abilities she realizes it might be the biggest mistake of her life.
The trio and their dates decide to go out for a fun night. They go to a coffee shop where Jeremy gets up to read some poetry. His brother starts making fun of him, and Jeremy gets really mad. All of a sudden, Shayna and Jodi hear faerie wings . Lots and lots of faerie wings. At least they guess that they are faeries. They chase him down the street, and his anger brings them back. The trio again decides to figure out what is going on before something bad happens. With the aide of the faeries, will the trio figure out what is happening to Jeremy? And will they find a way to save him before it is too late?
I liked this book a little more than the first one. I have always loved reading books about faeries so I really liked that this book involved them. In this book I got to meet this cute faerie guy named Tegan. I absolutely loved Tegan. I couldn't wait to continue the story just to read more scenes with him in it. Faeries are sweet and mischievous. I just wanted to hug him. I was glad the story wasn't as predictable as the first one. I was also trying to figure out what was aiding Jeremy in his destruction. I felt really bad for Jeremy in this book. He was just so broken with his father and brother constantly making fun of him. I also like how there is something going on with Shayna that I am still trying to figure out. She keeps seeing herself with black wings. I can't wait to see what becomes of this.
Shayna still got on my nerves in this one. She was still really bossy with everyone including her friends. She did what she wanted to do. Jodi annoyed me at times too. She always tried to better than her friends. To me that isn't a true friend.I still don't like the relationship between Shayna and Jensen. She just wants a casual relationship, but it obviously isn't just casual. She also started that they can't be anything more, because Jensen doesn't understand her. He hasn't known her long enough to understand her. Having powers is going to scare him a little. She should be their helping him, but she tosses him aside and only goes to him when she needs him. I really want to slap her. Steven is by far the most realistic character out of the three of them. I just couldn't connect with the characters. I also didn't like how it ended. It didn't say anything about what happened to Jeremy. I was kinda disappointed.
I will continue reading the series to see what becomes of Shayna and her friends. I hope some of these loose ends are fixed in the next book. Great story though. I can't wait to read Water.