Author: Constance Sharper
Publisher: Self-published (March 28, 2011)
This was my first time reading a self-published book, and I must say I wasn't disappointed at all! I initially picked up Airborne because of it dealt with harpies-how often do you see a YA novel dealing with such a unique mythological creature? I've never thought harpies would ever appeal to me in any way, yet after reading countless of books featuring vampires, werewolves and angels etc, it was so refreshing to read about these bird-like people. Airborne definitely made me wish that harpies would be the next "in" thing in YA!
This book was very fast-paced and I found myself racing through the pages along with the characters. Avery, the main character, earns my approval for not swooning like a silly girl in front of Mason when they first met! The relationship between the two of them was well-developed throughout the book, rather than being a wham-bam-love-at-first-sight kind of thing. Their little "lovers' quarrels" made me laugh while also increasing the romantic tension between them (ooh la la!) While Mason might not exactly be what you would call swoonworthy, his proud, straightforward nature made him feel like a real guy and not just a cookie-cutter male lead.
Airborne had a fresh and unique storyline which I really liked. The book had a great balance of romance and action, so if you like urban fantasy or paranormal as much as I do, go ahead and give Airborne a shot! I'm super excited to read the upcoming sequel, Grounded, just so I can see what's going to happen next with Avery and Mason.
Author Interview with Constance Sharper