Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Review: Airborne by Constance Sharper

Book Description via Goodreads:

Paperback, 318 pages
March 28, 2011

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.

Source: Constance Sharper (Thank you!)

My Thoughts:

Avery was a girl who knew her mistakes in life. She was realistic, thoughtful and naturally caring. Her meeting with Mason was one of fear, alarm, suspicion and intrigue. Tall, handsome and charming, Mason was very attractive to any human girl. But he didn’t meet Avery to make her fall for him nor to hurt her. He wanted to protect Avery from the danger following her. He tracked her for months to retrieve the necklace of Prince Jericho.

Mason was Avery’s knight in shining armor. Although his heart already belonged to someone else, he made her feel special. He cared for her and protected her for as long as he could. His relationship with her was built on trust and protection. But Mason had his secrets. Could Avery really trust him?

This is the first time that I read a book about harpies. They are such interesting creatures but I rarely read anything about them in modern YA. Sharper’s twist on the original mythology resulted to something that was as beautiful as her novel. The harpies of Airborne were proud of their race and their culture. They had anger-management issues and were vain when it came down to designs and art. Like humans, they fall in love too. The harpie magic that appeared in the novel was also something new to me. I liked how it worked as a part of the harpie world and everyday life.

The Harpie city that Avery stumbled upon after running with Mason was one of wonders. The buildings were the same, with modern architecture and design, minus the stairs. There were humans there too but they served as assistants.

I never imagined that an aerial fight could look as good as the one in Airborne. It had a zing of action and a sprinkle of adrenaline throughout the story. The intertwined lives of the characters in Airborne gave life to its lively drama.

Airborne kicks-off a mesmerizing series filled with tricks, magic, action and betrayal. Meet harpies at their cruelest, meanest and fiercest. This would appeal to fantasy readers and paranormal readers!



  1. You have me so intrigued by the harpy mythology in this! I can't wait to explore Constance's version. As if your review hadn't convinced me enough, you just put the icing on the cake with your final lines, making me so excited to read! Definitely sounds like my knd of great, awesome review, Precious! :D