{Review} Earthbound – Strange Magical Abilities and on the Run

Posted October 22, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

{Review} Earthbound – Strange Magical Abilities and on the RunEarthbound by Aprilynne Pike
Series: Earthbound #1
Publisher: RazorBill (2013)
Paperback (366 pages)
Also by this author: Earthquake
Also in this series: Earthquake
Reading Challenges: Read 2015


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 immediately searches for answers, desperate to determine why she feels so drawn to a boy she hardly knows. But when Tavia discovers that the aunt and uncle who took her in after her parents’ death may have actually been responsible for the plane crash that killed them—and that she may have been the true intended victim—she flees for the safety of Camden, Maine, where the boy she sees in her visions instructs her to go.
Now, Tavia is on the run with no one to trust. No one, that is, except for her best friend and longtime crush, Benson.
Tavia feels torn between the boy who mysteriously comes to her at night and the boy who has been by her side every step of the way. But what Tavia doesn’t know is that the world is literally falling apart and that to save it she will have to unite with the boy in her visions. Only problem? To do so would mean rejecting Benson’s love. And that’s the one thing Tavia Michaels swore she’d never do.

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My Review

Tavia was orphaned by a plane accident. Somehow, miraculously, Tavia survived the crash. Since then she has been living with her aunt and uncle in Portsmouth.

Everything seems to be going okay until Tavia starts seeing things. There is this mysterious boy she has never met and strange glowing signs. She thinks she’s just seeing things until she suddenly learns something that could be potentially actually dangerous and life-threatening.

So Tavia and Benson, her friend from the Portsmouth library, make a run for it. They head towards Maine and, hopefully, some answers and maybe even help.

I thought the idea of this novel was rather original. The idea that people can create something from nothing and that the things they create last for five minutes before disappearing is new to me.

This novel kept me intrigued. I don’t want to say too much and give anything away. Suffice it to say that I kept turning the pages and picked up the sequel as soon as I finished Earthbound.

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