Friday, July 26, 2013
Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike Review
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Razor Bill
First book in the Earthbound series
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.
I feel like I've been waiting forever for this book. Since the first teaser tweet I saw on twitter I was hooked. It's safe to say it met my expectations. I knew it was going to be amazing and it very much was.
This tells the story of Tavia. She's the only survivor of a life changing plane crash. As she tries to put her life back together, she learns there is more to her past than she ever knew.
I loved Tavia! I found it so easy to connect with her. She was a very strong character. She felt very real. I liked how complex she was. I liked that even though she knew she wasn't human, she didn't let that change her. Benson very quickly stole my heart. He was an amazing character. Of course once I gave him my heart he broke it! I really hope he plays a part in the next book so he can win back my heart.
I think fantastic is a good word to describe this storyline. Amazing works too! It was so fast paced. There was tons and tons of action and suspense. It was crazy unique. This book was everything I could have hoped for! This is one of those one sitting reads. I cannot wait to continue this series. If you haven't read this pretty, I oh so highly recommend!