[Blog Tour] Earthbound by Aprilyne Pike

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Title: Earthbound
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Series: Earthbound #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Release Date: July 30, 2013
Publisher: Razorbill
Source: ARC received by publisher for honest review

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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 have been a fan of Aprilynne Pike's since I read her Wings series a couple of years ago. She has an imagination that captivates her readers into believing her worlds are real, and that makes this book no different.

What I loved most about this book was its originality. It was a world that I have never encountered before in the YA fantasy genre. I loved the Earthbound world. i loved that it encompassed everything I love about certain genres. It has the element of past lives which is something I love reading about, and it had the element of a thriller with a group of people trying to kill a supernatural race. The Earthbounds are creators, they have the ability to create anything out of thin air, and that is something that everyone wants. But for Tavia this is ruining everything. She just wanted to be normal after the plan crash that killed her parents, but her gift turns out to be more important than anyone knew.

I will say that I was a little disappointed with the love story (or triangle) since I didn;t really feel anything for the guy characters. But to be honest, I feel like the next book will be the kicker for this, and you will understand where I am coming from when you read the end. Now, there is a big reveal at the end, and I hate to say that I saw it coming a mile away. I have no idea if it was supposed to be super big secret, but I pretty much figured it out right from the start. And if you have read this book and want to chat with me about this part, please do! I want to know if it was just me being super suspicious of certain characters or if it was something everyone saw.

I will say that this series is very interesting and I will be picking up the next installment because I love Aprilynne Pike and there were so many unanswered questions that I am very curious as to where this series is headed. If you love fantasy with a dash of historical YA then this is definitely the book for you. It is fast paced and full of action, so pick it up! It's a great read!

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