Gravity

Gravity

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by Abigail Boyd
     
 

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One night in the town of Hell, Ariel's best friend goes missing. Those around her believe Jenna ran away, but when Ariel is tormented by nightmares and paranormal activity, she realizes Jenna's disappearance was part of a bigger mystery. Ariel's obsession with haunted houses and horror movies makes her the perfect detective.

But to complicate matters, a

Overview

One night in the town of Hell, Ariel's best friend goes missing. Those around her believe Jenna ran away, but when Ariel is tormented by nightmares and paranormal activity, she realizes Jenna's disappearance was part of a bigger mystery. Ariel's obsession with haunted houses and horror movies makes her the perfect detective.

But to complicate matters, a handsome newcomer named Henry Rhodes plagues her with unwanted attention. Though he doesn't believe in the supernatural events, she enlists his help and that of quirky nerd Theo. What is making the lights at school flicker? And why did Ariel dream of the old abandoned Dexter orphanage? When Ariel finally discovers the truth, it's much worse than she ever feared.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044668973
Publisher:
Abigail Boyd
Publication date:
05/19/2011
Series:
Gravity , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
55,601
File size:
349 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Abigail Boyd began writing stories as a kid on dark and stormy nights. She was born and still lives in Michigan with her husband and the haunting cries of three rambunctious children. Her influences include Stephen King, Veronica Mars, and lots of processed sugar. She wishes that time had a pause button. Gravity is the first book in the four part Gravity Series. The second book, Uncertainty, is out now, and the last two books will be released on November 24th, 2012. For more information, feel free to contact me or visit me online.

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Gravity 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
MaisieD More than 1 year ago
Gravity, by Abigail Boyd, is about a high school student, Ariel, who is trying to get over the disappearance of her best friend, Jenna. In the time Jenna has been missing she has alienated herself, and feels alone. She meets her neighbor, Theo, who, at first, is not friendly because she is used to the popular girls being bullies, Ariel assures Theo she is not popular, and they are soon very good friends. Ariel is also intrigued by the new guy, Henry, but so is Lainey, the popular mean girl. As all of this is happening Ariel is having some supernatural experiences. It did take me quite a while to get into the book, but once I hit the halfway point it flew. I really liked the characters of Ariel and Theo. The hero, Henry, I'm not so sure about. He's too back-and-forth. I will definitely read the next book, since it left off on such a cliff hanger.
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
If there’s something that frightens me in a paranormal story, that would be ghosts - the whole flickering lights, knocking on the walls, and cold, evil presences - Gravity has it all and more! Ariel Donovan, the main character, is literally haunted in her dreams by her friend, Jenna, who disappeared mysteriously. When these visions start happening when Ariel is dizzy or unconscious and she starts catching glimpses of more recently disappeared people, Ariel knows that something ominous – even evil, is going on and that she has to do something about it. The ability to see ghosts that Ariel might have inherited from her grandmother is, however, not as glamorous and exciting as people may think. Although action, spine-chilling incidents and moments of true suspense are liberally spread throughout the story, the true magic of Gravity for me lay in the absolutely scary, spooky descriptions of hauntings and the things Ariel sees and experiences. The author's highly realistic descriptions managed to create a sinister atmosphere that had me closing the book well before dark. Even though the characters are well crafted and believable, the male protagonist, Henry Rodes, irritated me a bit with his rapid and frequent attitude changes. Ariel however, disagrees with me and finds him the personification of all her romantic fantasies; to the point that it got on my nerves. Apart from this mild annoyance the author kept her characters within their age group and allowed them to still be kids. This story focuses on the problems that teenagers have with popularity, pressure from parents, favoritism from teachers and financial and social standing within the community. I found some of this truly heart breaking and especially so for the under dogs. Although the story has an underlying tone of sadness and loss to it, there fortunately are times that you will laugh out loud. Gravity is one of those books that keeps you guessing right up to the end and would be a suitable read for young adults as well as adults who love a good, suspenseful ghost story.  (Ellen Fritz)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
O my god this book was so good. I kind of well notkind of i actually cried at the end god like a stream of tears i fealt horibale and definitaly didnt see it coming. Still lived the book though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was such a great book. The ending was ... too good for words.
nelliebly1025 More than 1 year ago
I read this book very quickly, it is quite the page turner. I think it had parts in the middle to middle/end that were slow, but otherwise it kept up the pace. It is completely PG in the romance department, not that it is a bad thing! I do think there could have been a little more explanation into the paranormal part, Ariel's grandmother, Jenna, Theo's past, and the weird Thornhill Society. I know there is going to be several books, but sometimes it jumped around at parts and told too much about somethings and not enough about others. With all of that said, I still enjoyed the read and really couldn't put it down. Ariel is a great character and I love Theo. Henry could use a beating or two to get his head on straight though! Still, the author really grabbed me. You have me till the next book for sure! 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow.This book had so much depth.I love Abigail Boyds similes and allegories.Cannot wait to read Uncertiaiy.
MeganAshley More than 1 year ago
*CONTAINS SPOILERS* This book turned out completely different than I imagined it. I wasn't disappointed, though. I loved the friendship between Ariel and Theo. It was nice that it was developed, and the author didn't simply hurry to make them best friends. I hate when authors make two people close friends overnight. I love Theo's character, and the fact that she's weird, sometimes even a little too weird with her spying habit. I also loved the relationship between Ariel and her parents. I can understand the protectiveness and the need to get away from that. I liked her dad the best. She definitely takes after him. There were quite a few spelling and punctual errors in this book. At first it didn't bother me because I could get over it, but considering how many there were, you would think the author would have noticed them. It makes me think she wrote it and didn't read it or check it for mistakes. Sometimes I liked Henry and Ariel together, but sometimes their friendship/relationship/whatever it is annoyed the hell out of me. At first I liked that it wasn't defined. But Henry is just always going back and forth between wanting her and wanting to stay away that I kept wishing Ariel would just somehow get over him. I'm sure it has to do with his dad, but seriously. Either stay away or find a way to stand up to your dad. HE'S the reason I'm hesitant to read the other books. I just hate back and forthness when it comes to relationships. Ariel asked Henry to go to the orphanage to have a seance. She asked him to bring another person, and he chose a boy named Alex. What happened in the orphanage brought them together kind of as a group. I'm conflicted between thinking they're stupid teenagers or JUST teenagers. I use to break into abandoned places when I was fifteen too, but not to have seances. I also would never spy on my principal, even if I thought he was guilty of something. I definitely wouldn't sneak off into my school's basement, the security office for security tapes, or into the principal's office to look in his desk drawers. Overall, I liked this book and really hope the next one is good, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book,even though it is free it is not even worth taking up space in your library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is boring except for a few parts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait for books 3 and 4. I cant believe the books are coming out on my birthday. Thats like a present for me. Anyways this is one of my favorite series. Its a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring for adults
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I kept hoping this series would get better. Note this review covers how I feel about the whole series, Its an interesting concept by an author who copied most of her material from a fantastic tv show. One of my two biggest issues was the author constantly was her own spoiler alert by adding information into the story thru the main character's inner dialog that she wasnt supposed to know yet. I kept rereading parts of the story to see where I missed these revelations and then 50 pages later Ariel finds out something she let slip 2 chapters ago. Trivial explainations were added in post facto for things that had no relevance in the story and only served to make the whole tale take up 4 books instead of one. (Seriously did we need to know about the AC getting fixed it had no relevance in moving the plot forward and didnt foreshadow anything). The plot was interesting but if 80% of the paragraphs discussing how our protaganist was bored, stuck in doors, or had over bearing parents were deleted this would have been a more enjoyable book, not series. I am really mad at myself for paying to read the installments when the author took a decent story, watered it down and milked it for 3 more books. The other reason I only gave it two stars was because so many elements, from the town to the character and plot development seem to be ripped right out of Ms Boyd's "influence", Veronica Mars. I felt like she plagarized so much of the books from the tv show I could have just rewatched the first season of VM. The character parallels are so obvious, Keith Mars/ Hugh is the funny, quick witted dad who is a town pariah because he cant be bought by the rich crowd. Leanne Mars/Claire the one prom queen who marries a kind but goofy man and ends up missing her social status. Lilly/JENNA, the beautiful but impetuous best friend whose boy obsession gets her in a terrible place. The best friends mom who hates our main character for no reason, Then you have major plot points and character relationships pulled straight off the screen, example: our hero sees images of her dead best friend as she tries to find out what happened to her, best friends boyfriend is a rich jerk with a good heart and drives a jeep, its like I can picture the entire first season of Veronica Mars in my head. There are many little things that happen in the show and then ahem turn up in the book, like one of the hiding places used to conceal evidence. Earth to Mars, "Influenced by" is not synonimous with rewrites with a paranormal twist. The main downfall is Boyd's protagonisr, Ariel, lacks the unassailable cool factor that Veronica had.
me2nc 11 months ago
Not my typical storyline, but I gave it a shot and enjoyed this one. It's written for young adults, I feel, so it's an easy read. I kept wanting to know where the story was going to go, so it kept me interested enough in the characters. I may even delve into more of the books in the series at some point, but it didn't pull me in enough that I just have to keep going with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring the author leave too many unanswered question s like who started the fire, what was on the CD and what was up with the principal?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book!!!
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I loved it so much!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a ok book i dont think it was good but i still have it on my nook tablet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jenna's what??????
sailor_moon More than 1 year ago
It moved a little slow but it was a good length ( I like long books) and kept me interested until the end.
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She "disappeared" --crystal coldstone