Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike

Earthbound (Earthbound #1) 
by Aprilynne Pike

Hardcover, 352 pages

Published July 30th, 2013 by Razorbill

I received Earthbound from Library Thing in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own! 

Mystery, Action, Romance, and a Unique 

Synopsis from Goodreads but edited by Brittany:

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.

Aprilynne Pike has crafted a story so unique and mysterious that you wonder where the spiral is going to lead. Twists and turns around every corner made it a can't-stop-even-for-bedtime read. By the end of the story I was completely invested in Tavia's journey and loved her character.  BUT, I did not find the world building in this book as strong as the world she created in Wings.  This could be due to the fact that Tavia doesn't really know who or what she is for most of the story. Now, let's talk romance! 

Love Triangles, Love Triangles, Love Triangles!!!!
This love triangle isn't your typical Bella-Edward-Jacob, it isn't just about who looks better without a shirt, it deals with the fate of the world.  I don't want to give away any good details but I was definitely rooting for the librarian, though he is not exactly what he seems to be. I should have known. A cute male librarian seems too good to be true... or is it? 

This book combines all of the elements to make a dang good story.  It is a page turner that doesn't leave many questions unanswered at the end, thank you Aprilynne Pike. That being said, every good answer leaves a trail to new questions. The first book was very good but it sets up to have a strong second book of the series.

Brittany's Rating: 



  1. I would probably root for the librarian too. Nice review. :)

    1. Who wouldn't want to date a librarian, I am lucky if I can get my husband to finish a few books a year. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Nooooo, not the love triangle! Though a cute male librarian I can get behind. Or in front of? Whichever. ;)

  3. Love the cover! It looks like a yummy read.


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