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Posted August 15, 2013
4.5 Stars 'Earthbound' is a wholly original science fiction/fan
'Earthbound' is a wholly original science fiction/fantasy novel that begins a new young adult series that's sure to be a hit. It follows Tavia Michaels and her life after the plane crash that ruined her life. She and her parents were on a flight to visit a prestigious art school when their plane inexplicably crashed, killing everyone aboard - except Tavia. Now she's living in seclusion where the media can't find her. Everything seems to be going okay - until Tavia sees a beautiful yet strange boy one afternoon. She feels a pull in her heart for him that she can't explain. Soon she's seeing him all over town, along with a man wearing sunglasses who seems to be following her and people who flicker. Stranger than all of this is Tavia's new found abilities - she can make things appear from thin air. Turning to Benson - her crush and best friend - Tavia attempts to piece together who she really is and what these people want from her. Soon she discovers that no one is who they seem and she can't trust anyone. There are ancient brotherhoods after her - and she doesn't know why. Will Tavia be able to get the answers before they find her?
This was a really fascinating and unique book that immediately drew me in from the first page. The characters were well done - especially our main character Tavia. I liked how she was so broken and yet had so much strength that she didn't realize. I found myself rooting for her right away. The rest of the characters were definitely shrouded in mystery for the majority of the book, which only added to the suspense. The plot is a science fiction one that deals with supernatural beings and abilities along with underground societies and secrets that could save - or destroy - the world. I loved that the author mixed together so many different genres into one book. There's action, adventure, mystery, suspense, fantasy, and romance. They're all woven together seamlessly to create this amazing book. The story had me guessing for most of the book - I was constantly trying to figure out who or what Tavia was, who these societies were, what they wanted, what was really happening - there were so many different questions and lots of twists and turns to go along with them. I loved that I only had one character pegged from the middle of the book, but the rest had me stumped - which takes a lot for a thriller lover like myself. The writing was phenomenal with a fast pace and vivid detail and description that had me feeling like I was right beside Tavia the entire time. There's so much that happens in the book that it seems it should confuse the reader, but it was written in a way that made complete sense and I was easily able to keep up with the plot. There were some big questions and openings left at the end of the book, so I'm now eagerly awaiting the next installment to see what will happen next. Highly recommended for fans of multiple genres, especially YA fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and romance.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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Posted September 23, 2013
Looking forward to the second book.
Overall, I think this was a pretty decent book. Unlike a lot of books, you couldn't guess all the plot twists. Granted, this did mean for probably the first half of the book you're pretty lost on what is going on. But, if you hang in there it begins to make more sense.
I don't normally go for $11 books because I literally read about a book per day so I normally try to stick to the $3 ones, but I'd gladly spend the money again for this book and any more that come from this series.
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Posted March 3, 2014
I honestly really enjoyed this book and i cant wait for the next one to come out. BUT the story line takes FOREVER to get moving and you have absolutley no idea what is going on until like the final scene in the book. So if you are going to readthe book, then get ready to be in a constant state of confusion until like page 270Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 12, 2013