Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Review: Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike

Note: I received an ARC copy of Earthbound. The release date is July 30th, 2013!
Love, fate, and power collide in this new series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike!

Tavia Michaels is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed her parents. When she starts to see strange visions of a boy she’s never spoken with in real life, she begins to suspect that there’s much about her past that she isn’t being told. Tavia will soon discover that she’s an Earthbound—someone with the ability to create matter out of nothing—and that she alone holds the key to stopping the Reduciata, an evil society that manipulates global events for its own shadowy purposes. Tavia will ultimately have to make a choice: to come into her powers and save the world from the evil Reduciata or to choose free will and a love of her own.

My Review:

Wow. Earthbound is breathtaking. The kind of novel that makes you feel like your entire world has shattered into glass, and you have been reborn.

Tavia is a normal girl, pursing the thing that she loves, until she is the only survivor in a horrific plane crash, and her life falls apart.

Now living with her aunt and uncle, Tavia is feeling anything but normal. She is seeing things that no one else can - including a mysterious boy that she is extremely drawn to - and finds that she can create objects out of thin air.

Soon, Tavia is drawn deeper into the story of her past, what really caused the crash, and who she really is - and the answer is anything but normal.

Beautifully written, with excellent pacing, Earthbound will have you reading nonstop until you turn that final page.

The idea is refreshingly original, and incredibly written. I don't know what I was first expecting when I received the novel, but it definitely did not live up to the real thing.

Unlike most novels with the love V, I found myself liking both of the guys involved. The characters are all well-developed, relatable, and qualify for some serious reader-to-fictional-character instalove.

A wild ride through the brilliant ending (with a twist that I did not see coming, although I will not say more) Earthbound will have you spellbound and begging for more.

I would start counting down the days to July 30th, because this is one you don't want to miss.

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