Gravity [NOOK Book]

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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.

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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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044668973
  • Publisher: Abigail Boyd
  • Publication date: 5/19/2011
  • Series: Gravity , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,753
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 762 KB

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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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Great characters!

    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.

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2013

    If there┬┐s something that frightens me in a paranormal story, th

    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)

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Kinda boring

    This book is boring except for a few parts.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Loved

    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

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

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    Fast Read, A Real Page Turner!

    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

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Loved it

    That was such a great book. The ending was ... too good for words.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Love it

    Wow.This book had so much depth.I love Abigail Boyds similes and allegories.Cannot wait to read Uncertiaiy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    *CONTAINS SPOILERS* This book turned out completely different t

    *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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Seriously?

    How many people are gonna ask how many pages are in the book because if you really are an avid reader it probably shouln't matter how much time it will take. Books transport you to amazing places you could barely concieve yourself. They help you to understand what its like to be someone else. They take you away from all your worries and let you escape into unkniwn realms to explore anything, even the impossible.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Dont like this

    This book,even though it is free it is not even worth taking up space in your library.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    awesome book and series

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    What?!

    No way the town is called Hell. Is it some kind of nickname or do they actually call it that.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2011

    Good read

    After Ariel's best friend goes missing she withdraws from life. Once school begins again; however, she is forced to rejoin her peers and makes friends with two new kids in school, Theo and Henry. While Ariel is trying to reacclimate herself she also discovers that she is able to see ghosts. This discovery takes her on an interesting ride. This was a great book and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    What about the preveiw

    Jenna's what??????

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  • Posted July 8, 2014

    It moved a little slow but it was a good length ( I like long bo

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    To what about the preveiw

    She "disappeared"
    --crystal coldstone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Boring dumd ass book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Great!!!

    I think that this story so far is beautifully written so far. Ive only read 2 chapters so far and its great!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    Goo

    Good plot - could use more plot development- longer okay- interesting characters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    I hate it!

    ): this is the worst book ever it is ao lame scientists should launch it into the sun and burn it!!!!!!!!!!!

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