by Aprilynne Pike
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Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike

Love, fate, and power collide in this 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595146502
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/30/2013
Series: Earthbound Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.92(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.16(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Aprilynne Pike ( is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series. She has been spinning stories since she was a child with a hyperactive imagination. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found out running; she also enjoys singing, acting, and (of course!) reading books about magic and kissing. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and four kids.

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Earthbound 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
chapterxchapter More than 1 year ago
The cover of author Aprilynne Pike’s Earthbound had me totally judging the book by its cover. With such a beautiful cover, it looked like the type of novel that would be an awesome read until the very end. Luckily that is exactly what Earthbound is. It’s a fun, thrilling and romantic read that kept me guessing and kept my head spinning until the very last page. After reading Earthbound I cannot wait for the sequel and to find out what happens next for main character Tavia Michaels. Earthbound is the story of Tavia Michaels who was the only survivor of a tragic plane crash that killed her parents and took the life she once had away from her. Now Tavia lives with an aunt and uncle she barley knows and has to adjust to the new life that takes place after the crash. Then out of nowhere Tavia starts to see a mysterious and attractive boy and she begins to question everything she knows about her new life. She also can’t help but wonder if the boy she sees is stalking her and has no idea why she feels like she knows him somehow. This leads Tavia and her best friend (and crush) Benson to discover that her aunt and uncle may not be who they told her she was and how they may have been behind the crash that took the lives of her parents based on some incriminating evidence. Tavia and Benson find themselves being drawn closer together before they decide that for safety purposes their best bet is to go to the town of Camden, Maine.  As Tavia and Benson fall deeper in love, Tavia finds herself growing closer to the boy from her visions– Quinn. Tavia is torn between her growing emotions she also discovers that not all is well and that she is part of a higher existence, one that leaves the fate of Earth in her hands. Tavia isn’t sure what to do because saving the Earth and herself means rejecting her newfound romance with Benson. Reading Earthbound, I totally fell in love with the romance introduced in the novel and I fell hard for the relationship between Tavia and Benson. Honestly everything that Benson does is romantic, heartfelt and perfect. Any girl who says that she does not grow envious of Tavia because of Benson is a liar. Earthbound does end up in a love triangle-ish situation. Tavia and Benson are in love while at the same time Tavia is also growing attached to Quinn who she doesn’t really know but somehow still believes she’s in love with. Earthbound has a very original idea that I think will pull a lot of readers in the way it did me. I was instantly caught up in the plot and mystery behind what happened to Tavia and what must come next for her. Honestly, I think a lot of readers will have come for the romance but will stay for the mystery. Earthbound introduces readers to characters who can make things appear out of thin air and a series of plot twists that will ring your heart and leave you dying for more by the time you finish the novel. Earthbound is a read that I did not want to put down. Every chapter ended in a way that I knew I had to read on, just a little bit, to know what would happen next and if it would be a climatic point in the novel. It’s an addictive read that will keep you reading late into the night. And that ending—shocking and has left me begging for more. I need to know what happens next between Tavia, Quinn and Benson because something tells me things are about to get crazy. I would recommend Earthbound to readers who are fans of the supernatural, readers who are looking for an amazing romance and to readers who are looking for a novel that will keep them on their toes until the very last page.
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins UK, Children's, and Netgalley.) 18-year-old Tavia recently survived a plane crash that killed 256 other people, and since then she’s been living with some distantly related family – Reese and Jay. Tavia doesn’t have many friends anymore, apart from a boy that she met at the library – Benson, so when she starts noticing someone following her, he’s the person she tells. There’s more going on than Tavia realises though, when it suddenly seems that she can make things appear out of thin air, and her relatives may not actually be her relatives. What is really going on? What are the strange triangles Tavia keeps seeing? Who is the man who is stalking her, and who is the man with the sunglasses? Are her relatives really who they say they are? Can she trust Benson? And why can she suddenly create something from nothing? This was an interesting paranormal story, with plenty of twists and turns. It had its dull moments too though. Tavia was an interesting character because of the fact that she had no idea what was going on, but she also didn’t really ask enough questions. If I suddenly had strange supernatural powers, I think I might worry more about what was going on than what Tavia actually did. I’m also not sure I’d be quite so quick to trust people as she was. The storyline in this was pretty good. There were loads of twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, but at times I did wonder where the story was going. I liked the action that we got at times, but the pace between these action scenes was a bit too slow in comparison, and some parts of the story really seemed to drag. The actual plot did feel a little flimsy in places too, but most of the time I was in the dark as to what was going on, and it was the mystery behind all the crazy stuff that was going on that kept me reading. When certain things were revealed, I was a little unsure as to whether what was going on felt really believable, and I’m still not really sure how solid certain plot points were. The ending really seemed to drag for me, and I’m not sure why as the answers that we got and the action should have made the end really good. There were a lot of answers revealed at the end, including some that I hadn’t guessed at, but ultimately the ending was left very open for the next book in the series. I’m a little unsure as to how I really feel about this one overall as there were parts that I liked, and parts that were a bit slow and boring. I think I’ll read the next one in the series, but I don’t think I’d want to read the books back to back. Overall; an okay paranormal story, with lots of twists and turns, but some slower parts too. 6.5 out of 10.
StephWard More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars '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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 270
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Fans of aprilynnes Wings series will definitely love this! I cant wait for Earthquake in summer 2014!
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