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Earthbound ❮Reading❯ ➹ Earthbound ➱ Author Aprilynne Pike – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 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 toldTavia 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 goNow, Tavia is on the run with no one to trust No one, that is, except for her best friend and longtime crush, BensonTavia 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.

    Load results Apple Footer Apple Support 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 goNow, Tavia is on the run with no one to trust No one, that is, except for her best friend and longtime crush, BensonTavia 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."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 338 pages
  • Earthbound
  • Aprilynne Pike
  • English
  • 05 March 2019
  • 1595146504

About the Author: Aprilynne Pike

Aprilynne Pike has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyper active imagination At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found at the gym she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula Aprilynne currently lives with her husband and three kids in Utah, and dreams of warmer climatesAprilynne Pike s New York Times best selling debut, WINGS, is the first of four books about a seemingly ordinary girl with a not so ordinary destiny In this tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed foreverAprilynne s Facebook page.



10 thoughts on “Earthbound

  1. Melanie Melanie says:

    Seereviews at YA Midnight Reads1.5 stars Thank you HarperCollins Australia for sending me this copy No compensation was given or taken to alter this reviewI relaxed, stopped struggling, and watched out the window as the ground rushed to swallow meBooks like these make me seem like I have mental issues The clich , predictable and cheesy type They make me my head sore from banging it on the wall so much They make me talk to the book in great rage Earthbound was pure fury and des Seereviews at YA Midnight Reads1.5 stars Thank you HarperCollins Australia for sending me this copy No compensation was given or taken to alter this reviewI relaxed, stopped struggling, and watched out the window as the ground rushed to swallow meBooks like these make me seem like I have mental issues The clich , predictable and cheesy type They make me my head sore from banging it on the wall so much They make me talk to the book in great rage Earthbound was pure fury and despair for me, nothing really worked out at all It s been a while that I have found the idea of a novel unsurprisingly unoriginal That has come to a stop as the premise of Earthbound just could not click with me We have Tavia, an extremely sensitive and stereotypical girl, the sole survivor of a plane crash She has a huge crush on her best friend and is absolutely obsessed with Chapstick It s like her drug Then one day she discovers that strange things are happening to her, soon, she discovers the truth behind the plane crash and what s with the new mysterious guy Sounds familiar Earthbound s plot and foundation idea is wholly monotonous and calculable Tavia s narrative point clearly was not a helpful factor Rarely, at times she came out as thoughtful, yet it was overpowering and exhausting to read her fretting thoughts The romance was a weak point in Aprilynne Pike s latest novel Angsty, undeveloped, instant, trite and cheesy would all be some very accurate descriptions of Earthbound Not to mention that there s a love triangle Run awayBenson, is the cute, outgoing and jocular guy Tavia s best friend and secret crush He s always there for Tavia, and she just can t resist him But honestly, why can t they just stay as friends Is there some rule that declares that all guy friends have to be crushes in disguise YA genre, you leave me in great distress Now, on the other darker side of the love triangle is Quinn Utterly mysterious and cryptic, but apparently swoony on the inside He seems the know what s going on with Tavia but doesn t let information out easily I never really found Tavia and Quinn a likeable couple the two seemed artificial and it was awfully inconsistent Moreover, she declared she loved Quinn about only 100 pages in, how do you fall in love with a stranger Despite the lovely writing skills showing up in Aprilynne Pike s work again, I was saddened by the plot, world building romance and characters of this novel Not only did everything scream clich and predictable, but also a handful of scenarios were too dramatic and convenient for my tastes Unfortunately, I cannot recommended this

  2. Darrian Darrian says:

    Won in a Goodreads first reads giveaway Ok so when I first read the description I was like oh cool a new twist on the supernatural elemental thing but then it mentions a love triangle and I was just like oh please lord no After I started reading it I was like OH GOD THIS BOOK IS AWESOME But then I developed reader s block and had trouble settling down to continue reading it Eventually I worked my way into the middle of the book and thought eh it s a good book but not that great any W Won in a Goodreads first reads giveaway Ok so when I first read the description I was like oh cool a new twist on the supernatural elemental thing but then it mentions a love triangle and I was just like oh please lord no After I started reading it I was like OH GOD THIS BOOK IS AWESOME But then I developed reader s block and had trouble settling down to continue reading it Eventually I worked my way into the middle of the book and thought eh it s a good book but not that great any Well as I continued to read I realized that I was holding my breath between turning the pages and the plot twists and betrayals of the characters I just finished reading the book at 1 in the morning and all I can say is that this book is a book to watch out for It has become my all consuming everything It s so amazing I wouldn t be surprised if this became the next Harry Potter didn t want to use Twilight because, well it sucked type of book as far as how huge it becomes Pike definitely worked some magic into this book and it is such a new and fresh story line than what has become the normal Earthbound is equal parts a supernatural thriller as it is a timeless literally romance story with just a dash of dystopian mixed in with it.My only complaints about this book are the cover art and, because I had a proof copy, the mistakes in the book I found about 15 20ish My complaint about the cover art istowards the depiction of Benson in the bubble on the left I feel like you should move him somewhere else because he rest right on Tavia s eyebrow and it makes it look like he has a beard and it really throws off the image of what Benson should look like Other than that the cover art is amazing and I loved it The back could use a little bit of sprucing up too It s pretty cool looking but it s just kind of bland Just those minor tweaks and corrections to the spelling and grammatical errors and this book can easily be the next big thing.I want the next book THERE HAS TO BE A NEXT BOOK NOW

  3. Erica (storybookend) Erica (storybookend) says:

    Another love triangle I m getting pretty tired of those And from the description, it sounds like the love triangle is the main focus, and she ll most likely flip flop between the two But, who knows It may actually be a good story.

  4. Shaheen Shaheen says:

    Earthbound began so promisingly traumatized young girl who s lost her parents, has a nice best friend whom she s slightly crushing on, and has amicable relationships with the step aunt and uncle who have taken her in She sees a mysterious blonde boy on the street, and immediately feels a connection to him She then sees him at 2 am on her lawn, and freaks out Tells her therapist and best friend Worries about her safety.All great points, right Pike s writing, up to this point, is lyrical an Earthbound began so promisingly traumatized young girl who s lost her parents, has a nice best friend whom she s slightly crushing on, and has amicable relationships with the step aunt and uncle who have taken her in She sees a mysterious blonde boy on the street, and immediately feels a connection to him She then sees him at 2 am on her lawn, and freaks out Tells her therapist and best friend Worries about her safety.All great points, right Pike s writing, up to this point, is lyrical and engaging and I was really loving where the story was going.Cut to the next morning, where our protagonist, Tavia, has decided that the mystery man is nice Trustworthy That he s not going to hurt her That he s a cappuccino secret something sweet and frothy that warms me from the middle out. Excuse me, what Despite repeated warnings and weirdness, Tavia decides she s going to go meet him, in a town that takes hours of driving to get to And off we go, with the best friend Benson in tow.What follows is too complex, and simultaneously too boring, for me to remember clearly Luckily I kept good notes on Goodreads There are red herrings everywhere, the main characters are never on the right track, and there are so many coincidences and random events that I could not keep up Certain events stuck out at me, and had me laughing out loud or groaning in despair, but I don t think the author was going for those reactions.It s immensely difficult to like a book if you dislike the protagonist, especially in a book told in first person And I disliked Tavia vehemently, once she stopped being an independent, intelligent young woman, and became focussed on following her stalker I just don t understand why anyone, man or woman, would react the way she did So I was laughing when bad things happened to her, and rolling my eyes at her pathetic attempts at figuring out what s going on.My antipathy towards Tavia could have been redeemed if I had felt any connection to either love interest, but the romance is stilted and non sensical throughout the novel There are absolutely no redeeming qualities about Tavia s mystery stalker, and her best friend Benson is bland Tavia can t figure out which one of them she wants, and is constantly thinking about one and making out with the other On the topic of Benson I also feel that the romance between Tavia and Benson is really weird they basically act un attracted to one another except for a handful of random but intense make out sessions It s really confusing There is a fix that the author introduces, some 86% of the way through the book, but I had basically given up on Earthbound by then.My final gripe and I know there are many is the plot itself Or, to be clearer, the lack thereof Beginning as science fiction lite, perhaps with a bit of reincarnation parallel universes thrown in, Earthbound quickly snowballs to incorporate elements of historical thrillers, paranormal romance and finally, Egyptian mythologies It feels like the author didn t know where the book was going, and just kept adding over used tropes until a page limit was achieved.The thing that almost made me throw the book across the room was this view spoiler I should have realised how ubiquitous the triangle has been as a symbol throughout our history The Templars, the Masons, the Egyptians hell, it s on our dollar bills The Earthbound and through them, these brotherhoods are etched across the history of civilisation. hide spoiler I found that the story did pick up in the end once Tavia stopped thinking about her mystery stalker and Benson, I started enjoying the book again So perhaps a lot of my discontent with the novel has to do with the love triangle I found it unnecessary and bland.I didn t like this story and I wish I had spent my free time engagedpleasantly But it s a little like a train wreck, I couldn t look away, couldn t stop reading, and it was so bad, it was almost riveting If you like your love triangles with a background of themes of mythology and reincarnation, you may enjoy Earthbound But I m not sure I ll ever be brave enough to pick up a Pike book again, and thank my stars that I read Life After Theft which I enjoyed immensely beforehand.A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review.You can readof my reviews at Speculating on SpecFic

  5. Kathy Kathy says:

    Thankfully I didn t read the book s description prior to starting to read this book I hate spoilers and that description has to be one of the worst as far as providing spoilers It s basically a summary of what happens in the book So if you haven t read it yet and like me hate spoilers don t read it.Other than being totally disappointed with how much unnecessary language Aprilynne added to this book I really enjoyed the story line I think I just loved Benson mostly.Earthbound held my interest Thankfully I didn t read the book s description prior to starting to read this book I hate spoilers and that description has to be one of the worst as far as providing spoilers It s basically a summary of what happens in the book So if you haven t read it yet and like me hate spoilers don t read it.Other than being totally disappointed with how much unnecessary language Aprilynne added to this book I really enjoyed the story line I think I just loved Benson mostly.Earthbound held my interest and moved along quickly right until the cliff hanger ending Glad I didn t read this when it first came out Rating 3.5 Stars Good BookContent Language throughoutSource Audible.com Download

  6. Bee Bee says:

    Unfortunately, it had the same kind of tone of Teardrop and Waterfall by Lauren Kate, which I really didn t like I really struggle with the lovers reborn concept because it seems to be used as an excuse for insta love.

  7. Glass Glass says:

    Review from Ja itam, a ti Ghost Whisper meets Wings meets Fringe Did you read Wings series by Aprilynne Pike You did Than you know exactly what to expect This author is well known for creating beautiful, magical world that will make you feel like a kid who is discovering worlds of faery tales all over again Unlike her heroine from Wings series, Tavia is a little bit older eighteen I m guessing that author tried to escape image that follows her writing it seems that general impressio Review from Ja itam, a ti Ghost Whisper meets Wings meets Fringe Did you read Wings series by Aprilynne Pike You did Than you know exactly what to expect This author is well known for creating beautiful, magical world that will make you feel like a kid who is discovering worlds of faery tales all over again Unlike her heroine from Wings series, Tavia is a little bit older eighteen I m guessing that author tried to escape image that follows her writing it seems that general impression among readers is that her books areappropriate for younger readers Partly, she managed to to that, but there is still this feeling of innocence , for the lack of better words That is not bad thing, quite opposed, it s one of the reasons why I love Aprilynne Pike novels Best way to describe Earthbound would be Ghost Whisperer meets Wings meets Fringe Best from all three in one package I have to admit that somewhere around middle of novel I had my doubts about plot and characters, but I ll give you one advice Keep reading and everything will come to its place So, why did I give it 4 stars Love story I liked chemistry between Tavia and Benson especially that scene in the library, but I still felt like something was missing And that ending I thought this supposed to be standalone novel And now I have to wait to see what will happen next And I so don t like Logan Aprilynne, you better make thing right Should you read this book If you like true young adult paranormal romance, as soon as you canNote Copy of this book was provided in exchange for honest review by publisher, Harper Collins Children s Books, via NetGalley We review books for free, as lovers of written word

  8. Anastasia Anastasia says:

    I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.Wow this is the first book that I read by Aprilynne Pike, and all I have to say is Wow, I really liked this book It was a surprise, I thought it was just going to be another love triangle, but oh my God it s so muchIts really a book that as you read you keep uncovering new secrets and surprises you didn t expect I just loved how from the beginning the story just pulls you in Probably one of my favorite beginnings I just loved I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.Wow this is the first book that I read by Aprilynne Pike, and all I have to say is Wow, I really liked this book It was a surprise, I thought it was just going to be another love triangle, but oh my God it s so muchIts really a book that as you read you keep uncovering new secrets and surprises you didn t expect I just loved how from the beginning the story just pulls you in Probably one of my favorite beginnings I just loved the whole plot of the story Travia s story is full of grief but also full of secrets The secrets she will find out can either save her or destroy her I loved the twists OMG There were some awesome twists that I didn t see coming I can t really give away much, you ll have to read it to find out about how good the plot is I also enjoyed the characters Travia is amazing narrative, she deals with all that s happening in a way that I can connect to She is strong but at the same time she is also weak I liked her character a lot, well honestly I liked all of the characters In a book, there were only a couple things that I might of not liked I was really annoyed with some of the scenes, and all of the waiting to find out who the mystery person is lol But that s just my problemHaha Overall I really liked this book, and I will definitely recommend it Now waiting for the second one to come out

  9. Dark Faerie Tales Dark Faerie Tales says:

    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty This was a really fun read full of action, cute romance, betrayal, and suspense I am a big fan of Aprilynne Pike s work and this was a great start to her new series.Opening Sentence I remember the plane going down.The Review Tavia Michaels is the only survivor from a plane crash that killed both of her parents It has been two years now, and after multiple surgeries and lots of therapy, life seems to finally start feeling normal again Tavia Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty This was a really fun read full of action, cute romance, betrayal, and suspense I am a big fan of Aprilynne Pike s work and this was a great start to her new series.Opening Sentence I remember the plane going down.The Review Tavia Michaels is the only survivor from a plane crash that killed both of her parents It has been two years now, and after multiple surgeries and lots of therapy, life seems to finally start feeling normal again Tavia lives with her step aunt and uncle that she hardly knew before her parent s death She has come to care about them, but it s hard for her to let people close to her She has one really close friend that she shares everything with His name is Benson and he is a college student that works at the local library She felt an instant connection with Benson and has been secretly crushing on him for months now.Then one day everything changes Tavia sees a boy that looks like he could have stepped right out of a history book He has long blond hair pulled back into a low ponytail, and he s wearing breeches, a long fitted coat and a top hat He also happens to be the most beautiful boy Tavia has ever seen Then he starts to pop up all the time in random places but no one else ever seems to see him Tavia starts to wonder if she is going crazy She starts to notice that she is being followed, and she starts to develop weird powers As things start to unravel she doesn t know who she can trust or what she is, but the boy she keeps seeing might have some answers for her Hopefully, Tavia will live long enough to find out what is going on and what she is.Tavia is an interesting girl She is so broken by what happened to her parents that she has a hard time opening up to people She cares about her aunt and uncle, but she feels like she is burden to them As she starts to realize that nothing in her life is as it seemed, she really has no idea who she can trust She is a really caring person, but she trusts people too easily There were times when her voice irritated me a little bit, but overall I did really like her as a character I was able to feel her emotions and by the end of the book I really connected with her.Quinn is our mystery boy that Tavia keeps seeing He is totally swoon worthy with long blonde hair, green eyes, and totally gorgeous He always seems to pop up when Tavia is in trouble, and then he disappears I don t want to spoil anything so I m not going to go into a lot of depth about Quinn, but he is a very intriguing character that I am excited to get to know better He isn t in the book a ton, but there is a love triangle so I know that he will be a bigger factor in the future books.Benson is the boy that Tavia has befriended and she has really relied on him ever since the crash He is the only person that she feels comfortable totally confiding all of her secrets in, and she has also totally fallen for him She hasn t said anything to him about it because she doesn t want to ruin their friendship and she knows that she has a lot of emotional baggage so she feels that he deserves better Benson is a total book nerd He wears sweater vests, glasses and is really smart He seems to really care about Tavia and he is a good friend to her I actually really fell for Benson and I am totally Team Benson at least for now.This was a really fun read for me There is tons of action and suspense The plot is very intriguing full of twists and surprises I really loved the romance, it is sweet and totally gave me butterflies I really liked the characters and I cared enough about them that days later I was still thinking about their story The book flowed perfectly and I had a really hard time putting it down I have been a fan of Aprilynne Pike for a while now and this is a great addition to her already wonderful books There is a slight cliff hanger at the end so of course I am dying to read the next book in the series I would highly recommend this series to anyone that enjoys YA Paranormal action books.Notable Scene I look up, our faces only a few inches apart, and my chest freezes.My hand lowers slowly, his lips soft against my fingertips, until only one finger rests on his bottom lip A distant part of me hears Benson s breath, unsteady as it speeds up, his eyes burning into mine.I m not sure who reaches out first or how it happens amid everything going on, but in an instant my fingers are grasping at his hair, pulling his face down to me, his hand behind my neck, pulling me up, tilting my mouth to his His lips are desperate on mine, seeking, demanding, taking.But how can they take what I m savagely giving His whole body trembles as he steps forward, pressing against me, trapping me between the bookshelf and the warmth of him The corners of books dig into my back as our bodies meet, push, wrap I grasp at the soft fabric of Benson s sweater vest, and my fingers dig into his ribs just beneath His hands are still behind my neck, my head fingers weaving through my hair as he brings my mouth harder against his but the length of his body rocked snugly against mine feels like its own kind of embrace.I rip my mouth away to gulp for air but return immediately to his lips, needingof him Tiny groans vibrate in his throat and they make me want to hold him tighter, kiss him deeper I don t know how long it lasts forever and yet not nearly long enough before Benson throws his head back and lets out a long sigh His hands frame my face and he lets his forehead rest against mine as we both struggle for air His breath is hot on my lips and when I breathe, it smells like him.And something in me knows that everything is different now.Better I hope so Is this the part where I m supposed to apologize Benson asks, and his voice is so low, so weak, it makes me want to cry all over again Are you sorry I whisper And I don t know what I want to hear Never, he says, his whisper barely audible.A strange joy fills me and this time it s not overwhelming It s calm Peaceful almost Then don t apologize FTC Advisory Razorbill Penguin provided me with a copy of Earthbound No goody bags, sponsorships, material connections, or bribes were exchanged for my review

  10. Annette Annette says:

    This is the first book I have read from Aprilynne Pike, but not my first YA paranormal reading experience While I did enjoy this book overall, parts of the storyline dragged somewhat most notably the beginning, when Tavia s still in the dark about her abilities I also had a nagging feeling about most of the plot twists, which spoiled their impact somewhat I totally knew what that tattoo was about Tavia was a great main character, I liked her almost immediately she s brave, clever, lo This is the first book I have read from Aprilynne Pike, but not my first YA paranormal reading experience While I did enjoy this book overall, parts of the storyline dragged somewhat most notably the beginning, when Tavia s still in the dark about her abilities I also had a nagging feeling about most of the plot twists, which spoiled their impact somewhat I totally knew what that tattoo was about Tavia was a great main character, I liked her almost immediately she s brave, clever, loyal, but not always great at seeing the big picture Apparently her sub conscious has great survival instincts, but I m not sure she does I did shake my head at her a few times It was interesting to have Tavia narrate because not only is she suffering the after effects of a traumatic brain injury, she s also seeing things in dreams and in her everyday life, so you re not sure what s real and what s not.As to the romance, I wasn t keen on Tavia s instant feelings for the mysterious Quinn although they made sense once you got the backstory, and the Benson half of the triangle was just okay He goes from a best friend who calls her things like cupcake to hot stuff in a flash The chemistry seemed a bit forced Beyond that this was quite an emotional book and it hooked me from the start.This was basically a setting the scene novel that focuses on major revelations, which means I think the sequel will be the true test of whether or not this series is for me an avid romance reader, who reads for the romance not the storyline As far as originality, it reminded me at times of Kirsten Miller s The Eternal Ones which I loved, not sure why I haven t read the follow up books yet , but it really is it s own book so points for that They mythology aspects were really exciting and I m looking forward to seeing these aspects further developed in future novels.http bookblather.wordpress.com 2013

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10 thoughts on “Earthbound

  1. Melanie Melanie says:

    Seereviews at YA Midnight Reads1.5 stars Thank you HarperCollins Australia for sending me this copy No compensation was given or taken to alter this reviewI relaxed, stopped struggling, and watched out the window as the ground rushed to swallow meBooks like these make me seem like I have mental issues The clich , predictable and cheesy type They make me my head sore from banging it on the wall so much They make me talk to the book in great rage Earthbound was pure fury and des Seereviews at YA Midnight Reads1.5 stars Thank you HarperCollins Australia for sending me this copy No compensation was given or taken to alter this reviewI relaxed, stopped struggling, and watched out the window as the ground rushed to swallow meBooks like these make me seem like I have mental issues The clich , predictable and cheesy type They make me my head sore from banging it on the wall so much They make me talk to the book in great rage Earthbound was pure fury and despair for me, nothing really worked out at all It s been a while that I have found the idea of a novel unsurprisingly unoriginal That has come to a stop as the premise of Earthbound just could not click with me We have Tavia, an extremely sensitive and stereotypical girl, the sole survivor of a plane crash She has a huge crush on her best friend and is absolutely obsessed with Chapstick It s like her drug Then one day she discovers that strange things are happening to her, soon, she discovers the truth behind the plane crash and what s with the new mysterious guy Sounds familiar Earthbound s plot and foundation idea is wholly monotonous and calculable Tavia s narrative point clearly was not a helpful factor Rarely, at times she came out as thoughtful, yet it was overpowering and exhausting to read her fretting thoughts The romance was a weak point in Aprilynne Pike s latest novel Angsty, undeveloped, instant, trite and cheesy would all be some very accurate descriptions of Earthbound Not to mention that there s a love triangle Run awayBenson, is the cute, outgoing and jocular guy Tavia s best friend and secret crush He s always there for Tavia, and she just can t resist him But honestly, why can t they just stay as friends Is there some rule that declares that all guy friends have to be crushes in disguise YA genre, you leave me in great distress Now, on the other darker side of the love triangle is Quinn Utterly mysterious and cryptic, but apparently swoony on the inside He seems the know what s going on with Tavia but doesn t let information out easily I never really found Tavia and Quinn a likeable couple the two seemed artificial and it was awfully inconsistent Moreover, she declared she loved Quinn about only 100 pages in, how do you fall in love with a stranger Despite the lovely writing skills showing up in Aprilynne Pike s work again, I was saddened by the plot, world building romance and characters of this novel Not only did everything scream clich and predictable, but also a handful of scenarios were too dramatic and convenient for my tastes Unfortunately, I cannot recommended this

  2. Darrian Darrian says:

    Won in a Goodreads first reads giveaway Ok so when I first read the description I was like oh cool a new twist on the supernatural elemental thing but then it mentions a love triangle and I was just like oh please lord no After I started reading it I was like OH GOD THIS BOOK IS AWESOME But then I developed reader s block and had trouble settling down to continue reading it Eventually I worked my way into the middle of the book and thought eh it s a good book but not that great any W Won in a Goodreads first reads giveaway Ok so when I first read the description I was like oh cool a new twist on the supernatural elemental thing but then it mentions a love triangle and I was just like oh please lord no After I started reading it I was like OH GOD THIS BOOK IS AWESOME But then I developed reader s block and had trouble settling down to continue reading it Eventually I worked my way into the middle of the book and thought eh it s a good book but not that great any Well as I continued to read I realized that I was holding my breath between turning the pages and the plot twists and betrayals of the characters I just finished reading the book at 1 in the morning and all I can say is that this book is a book to watch out for It has become my all consuming everything It s so amazing I wouldn t be surprised if this became the next Harry Potter didn t want to use Twilight because, well it sucked type of book as far as how huge it becomes Pike definitely worked some magic into this book and it is such a new and fresh story line than what has become the normal Earthbound is equal parts a supernatural thriller as it is a timeless literally romance story with just a dash of dystopian mixed in with it.My only complaints about this book are the cover art and, because I had a proof copy, the mistakes in the book I found about 15 20ish My complaint about the cover art istowards the depiction of Benson in the bubble on the left I feel like you should move him somewhere else because he rest right on Tavia s eyebrow and it makes it look like he has a beard and it really throws off the image of what Benson should look like Other than that the cover art is amazing and I loved it The back could use a little bit of sprucing up too It s pretty cool looking but it s just kind of bland Just those minor tweaks and corrections to the spelling and grammatical errors and this book can easily be the next big thing.I want the next book THERE HAS TO BE A NEXT BOOK NOW

  3. Erica (storybookend) Erica (storybookend) says:

    Another love triangle I m getting pretty tired of those And from the description, it sounds like the love triangle is the main focus, and she ll most likely flip flop between the two But, who knows It may actually be a good story.

  4. Shaheen Shaheen says:

    Earthbound began so promisingly traumatized young girl who s lost her parents, has a nice best friend whom she s slightly crushing on, and has amicable relationships with the step aunt and uncle who have taken her in She sees a mysterious blonde boy on the street, and immediately feels a connection to him She then sees him at 2 am on her lawn, and freaks out Tells her therapist and best friend Worries about her safety.All great points, right Pike s writing, up to this point, is lyrical an Earthbound began so promisingly traumatized young girl who s lost her parents, has a nice best friend whom she s slightly crushing on, and has amicable relationships with the step aunt and uncle who have taken her in She sees a mysterious blonde boy on the street, and immediately feels a connection to him She then sees him at 2 am on her lawn, and freaks out Tells her therapist and best friend Worries about her safety.All great points, right Pike s writing, up to this point, is lyrical and engaging and I was really loving where the story was going.Cut to the next morning, where our protagonist, Tavia, has decided that the mystery man is nice Trustworthy That he s not going to hurt her That he s a cappuccino secret something sweet and frothy that warms me from the middle out. Excuse me, what Despite repeated warnings and weirdness, Tavia decides she s going to go meet him, in a town that takes hours of driving to get to And off we go, with the best friend Benson in tow.What follows is too complex, and simultaneously too boring, for me to remember clearly Luckily I kept good notes on Goodreads There are red herrings everywhere, the main characters are never on the right track, and there are so many coincidences and random events that I could not keep up Certain events stuck out at me, and had me laughing out loud or groaning in despair, but I don t think the author was going for those reactions.It s immensely difficult to like a book if you dislike the protagonist, especially in a book told in first person And I disliked Tavia vehemently, once she stopped being an independent, intelligent young woman, and became focussed on following her stalker I just don t understand why anyone, man or woman, would react the way she did So I was laughing when bad things happened to her, and rolling my eyes at her pathetic attempts at figuring out what s going on.My antipathy towards Tavia could have been redeemed if I had felt any connection to either love interest, but the romance is stilted and non sensical throughout the novel There are absolutely no redeeming qualities about Tavia s mystery stalker, and her best friend Benson is bland Tavia can t figure out which one of them she wants, and is constantly thinking about one and making out with the other On the topic of Benson I also feel that the romance between Tavia and Benson is really weird they basically act un attracted to one another except for a handful of random but intense make out sessions It s really confusing There is a fix that the author introduces, some 86% of the way through the book, but I had basically given up on Earthbound by then.My final gripe and I know there are many is the plot itself Or, to be clearer, the lack thereof Beginning as science fiction lite, perhaps with a bit of reincarnation parallel universes thrown in, Earthbound quickly snowballs to incorporate elements of historical thrillers, paranormal romance and finally, Egyptian mythologies It feels like the author didn t know where the book was going, and just kept adding over used tropes until a page limit was achieved.The thing that almost made me throw the book across the room was this view spoiler I should have realised how ubiquitous the triangle has been as a symbol throughout our history The Templars, the Masons, the Egyptians hell, it s on our dollar bills The Earthbound and through them, these brotherhoods are etched across the history of civilisation. hide spoiler I found that the story did pick up in the end once Tavia stopped thinking about her mystery stalker and Benson, I started enjoying the book again So perhaps a lot of my discontent with the novel has to do with the love triangle I found it unnecessary and bland.I didn t like this story and I wish I had spent my free time engagedpleasantly But it s a little like a train wreck, I couldn t look away, couldn t stop reading, and it was so bad, it was almost riveting If you like your love triangles with a background of themes of mythology and reincarnation, you may enjoy Earthbound But I m not sure I ll ever be brave enough to pick up a Pike book again, and thank my stars that I read Life After Theft which I enjoyed immensely beforehand.A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review.You can readof my reviews at Speculating on SpecFic

  5. Kathy Kathy says:

    Thankfully I didn t read the book s description prior to starting to read this book I hate spoilers and that description has to be one of the worst as far as providing spoilers It s basically a summary of what happens in the book So if you haven t read it yet and like me hate spoilers don t read it.Other than being totally disappointed with how much unnecessary language Aprilynne added to this book I really enjoyed the story line I think I just loved Benson mostly.Earthbound held my interest Thankfully I didn t read the book s description prior to starting to read this book I hate spoilers and that description has to be one of the worst as far as providing spoilers It s basically a summary of what happens in the book So if you haven t read it yet and like me hate spoilers don t read it.Other than being totally disappointed with how much unnecessary language Aprilynne added to this book I really enjoyed the story line I think I just loved Benson mostly.Earthbound held my interest and moved along quickly right until the cliff hanger ending Glad I didn t read this when it first came out Rating 3.5 Stars Good BookContent Language throughoutSource Audible.com Download

  6. Bee Bee says:

    Unfortunately, it had the same kind of tone of Teardrop and Waterfall by Lauren Kate, which I really didn t like I really struggle with the lovers reborn concept because it seems to be used as an excuse for insta love.

  7. Glass Glass says:

    Review from Ja itam, a ti Ghost Whisper meets Wings meets Fringe Did you read Wings series by Aprilynne Pike You did Than you know exactly what to expect This author is well known for creating beautiful, magical world that will make you feel like a kid who is discovering worlds of faery tales all over again Unlike her heroine from Wings series, Tavia is a little bit older eighteen I m guessing that author tried to escape image that follows her writing it seems that general impressio Review from Ja itam, a ti Ghost Whisper meets Wings meets Fringe Did you read Wings series by Aprilynne Pike You did Than you know exactly what to expect This author is well known for creating beautiful, magical world that will make you feel like a kid who is discovering worlds of faery tales all over again Unlike her heroine from Wings series, Tavia is a little bit older eighteen I m guessing that author tried to escape image that follows her writing it seems that general impression among readers is that her books areappropriate for younger readers Partly, she managed to to that, but there is still this feeling of innocence , for the lack of better words That is not bad thing, quite opposed, it s one of the reasons why I love Aprilynne Pike novels Best way to describe Earthbound would be Ghost Whisperer meets Wings meets Fringe Best from all three in one package I have to admit that somewhere around middle of novel I had my doubts about plot and characters, but I ll give you one advice Keep reading and everything will come to its place So, why did I give it 4 stars Love story I liked chemistry between Tavia and Benson especially that scene in the library, but I still felt like something was missing And that ending I thought this supposed to be standalone novel And now I have to wait to see what will happen next And I so don t like Logan Aprilynne, you better make thing right Should you read this book If you like true young adult paranormal romance, as soon as you canNote Copy of this book was provided in exchange for honest review by publisher, Harper Collins Children s Books, via NetGalley We review books for free, as lovers of written word

  8. Anastasia Anastasia says:

    I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.Wow this is the first book that I read by Aprilynne Pike, and all I have to say is Wow, I really liked this book It was a surprise, I thought it was just going to be another love triangle, but oh my God it s so muchIts really a book that as you read you keep uncovering new secrets and surprises you didn t expect I just loved how from the beginning the story just pulls you in Probably one of my favorite beginnings I just loved I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.Wow this is the first book that I read by Aprilynne Pike, and all I have to say is Wow, I really liked this book It was a surprise, I thought it was just going to be another love triangle, but oh my God it s so muchIts really a book that as you read you keep uncovering new secrets and surprises you didn t expect I just loved how from the beginning the story just pulls you in Probably one of my favorite beginnings I just loved the whole plot of the story Travia s story is full of grief but also full of secrets The secrets she will find out can either save her or destroy her I loved the twists OMG There were some awesome twists that I didn t see coming I can t really give away much, you ll have to read it to find out about how good the plot is I also enjoyed the characters Travia is amazing narrative, she deals with all that s happening in a way that I can connect to She is strong but at the same time she is also weak I liked her character a lot, well honestly I liked all of the characters In a book, there were only a couple things that I might of not liked I was really annoyed with some of the scenes, and all of the waiting to find out who the mystery person is lol But that s just my problemHaha Overall I really liked this book, and I will definitely recommend it Now waiting for the second one to come out

  9. Dark Faerie Tales Dark Faerie Tales says:

    Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty This was a really fun read full of action, cute romance, betrayal, and suspense I am a big fan of Aprilynne Pike s work and this was a great start to her new series.Opening Sentence I remember the plane going down.The Review Tavia Michaels is the only survivor from a plane crash that killed both of her parents It has been two years now, and after multiple surgeries and lots of therapy, life seems to finally start feeling normal again Tavia Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty This was a really fun read full of action, cute romance, betrayal, and suspense I am a big fan of Aprilynne Pike s work and this was a great start to her new series.Opening Sentence I remember the plane going down.The Review Tavia Michaels is the only survivor from a plane crash that killed both of her parents It has been two years now, and after multiple surgeries and lots of therapy, life seems to finally start feeling normal again Tavia lives with her step aunt and uncle that she hardly knew before her parent s death She has come to care about them, but it s hard for her to let people close to her She has one really close friend that she shares everything with His name is Benson and he is a college student that works at the local library She felt an instant connection with Benson and has been secretly crushing on him for months now.Then one day everything changes Tavia sees a boy that looks like he could have stepped right out of a history book He has long blond hair pulled back into a low ponytail, and he s wearing breeches, a long fitted coat and a top hat He also happens to be the most beautiful boy Tavia has ever seen Then he starts to pop up all the time in random places but no one else ever seems to see him Tavia starts to wonder if she is going crazy She starts to notice that she is being followed, and she starts to develop weird powers As things start to unravel she doesn t know who she can trust or what she is, but the boy she keeps seeing might have some answers for her Hopefully, Tavia will live long enough to find out what is going on and what she is.Tavia is an interesting girl She is so broken by what happened to her parents that she has a hard time opening up to people She cares about her aunt and uncle, but she feels like she is burden to them As she starts to realize that nothing in her life is as it seemed, she really has no idea who she can trust She is a really caring person, but she trusts people too easily There were times when her voice irritated me a little bit, but overall I did really like her as a character I was able to feel her emotions and by the end of the book I really connected with her.Quinn is our mystery boy that Tavia keeps seeing He is totally swoon worthy with long blonde hair, green eyes, and totally gorgeous He always seems to pop up when Tavia is in trouble, and then he disappears I don t want to spoil anything so I m not going to go into a lot of depth about Quinn, but he is a very intriguing character that I am excited to get to know better He isn t in the book a ton, but there is a love triangle so I know that he will be a bigger factor in the future books.Benson is the boy that Tavia has befriended and she has really relied on him ever since the crash He is the only person that she feels comfortable totally confiding all of her secrets in, and she has also totally fallen for him She hasn t said anything to him about it because she doesn t want to ruin their friendship and she knows that she has a lot of emotional baggage so she feels that he deserves better Benson is a total book nerd He wears sweater vests, glasses and is really smart He seems to really care about Tavia and he is a good friend to her I actually really fell for Benson and I am totally Team Benson at least for now.This was a really fun read for me There is tons of action and suspense The plot is very intriguing full of twists and surprises I really loved the romance, it is sweet and totally gave me butterflies I really liked the characters and I cared enough about them that days later I was still thinking about their story The book flowed perfectly and I had a really hard time putting it down I have been a fan of Aprilynne Pike for a while now and this is a great addition to her already wonderful books There is a slight cliff hanger at the end so of course I am dying to read the next book in the series I would highly recommend this series to anyone that enjoys YA Paranormal action books.Notable Scene I look up, our faces only a few inches apart, and my chest freezes.My hand lowers slowly, his lips soft against my fingertips, until only one finger rests on his bottom lip A distant part of me hears Benson s breath, unsteady as it speeds up, his eyes burning into mine.I m not sure who reaches out first or how it happens amid everything going on, but in an instant my fingers are grasping at his hair, pulling his face down to me, his hand behind my neck, pulling me up, tilting my mouth to his His lips are desperate on mine, seeking, demanding, taking.But how can they take what I m savagely giving His whole body trembles as he steps forward, pressing against me, trapping me between the bookshelf and the warmth of him The corners of books dig into my back as our bodies meet, push, wrap I grasp at the soft fabric of Benson s sweater vest, and my fingers dig into his ribs just beneath His hands are still behind my neck, my head fingers weaving through my hair as he brings my mouth harder against his but the length of his body rocked snugly against mine feels like its own kind of embrace.I rip my mouth away to gulp for air but return immediately to his lips, needingof him Tiny groans vibrate in his throat and they make me want to hold him tighter, kiss him deeper I don t know how long it lasts forever and yet not nearly long enough before Benson throws his head back and lets out a long sigh His hands frame my face and he lets his forehead rest against mine as we both struggle for air His breath is hot on my lips and when I breathe, it smells like him.And something in me knows that everything is different now.Better I hope so Is this the part where I m supposed to apologize Benson asks, and his voice is so low, so weak, it makes me want to cry all over again Are you sorry I whisper And I don t know what I want to hear Never, he says, his whisper barely audible.A strange joy fills me and this time it s not overwhelming It s calm Peaceful almost Then don t apologize FTC Advisory Razorbill Penguin provided me with a copy of Earthbound No goody bags, sponsorships, material connections, or bribes were exchanged for my review

  10. Annette Annette says:

    This is the first book I have read from Aprilynne Pike, but not my first YA paranormal reading experience While I did enjoy this book overall, parts of the storyline dragged somewhat most notably the beginning, when Tavia s still in the dark about her abilities I also had a nagging feeling about most of the plot twists, which spoiled their impact somewhat I totally knew what that tattoo was about Tavia was a great main character, I liked her almost immediately she s brave, clever, lo This is the first book I have read from Aprilynne Pike, but not my first YA paranormal reading experience While I did enjoy this book overall, parts of the storyline dragged somewhat most notably the beginning, when Tavia s still in the dark about her abilities I also had a nagging feeling about most of the plot twists, which spoiled their impact somewhat I totally knew what that tattoo was about Tavia was a great main character, I liked her almost immediately she s brave, clever, loyal, but not always great at seeing the big picture Apparently her sub conscious has great survival instincts, but I m not sure she does I did shake my head at her a few times It was interesting to have Tavia narrate because not only is she suffering the after effects of a traumatic brain injury, she s also seeing things in dreams and in her everyday life, so you re not sure what s real and what s not.As to the romance, I wasn t keen on Tavia s instant feelings for the mysterious Quinn although they made sense once you got the backstory, and the Benson half of the triangle was just okay He goes from a best friend who calls her things like cupcake to hot stuff in a flash The chemistry seemed a bit forced Beyond that this was quite an emotional book and it hooked me from the start.This was basically a setting the scene novel that focuses on major revelations, which means I think the sequel will be the true test of whether or not this series is for me an avid romance reader, who reads for the romance not the storyline As far as originality, it reminded me at times of Kirsten Miller s The Eternal Ones which I loved, not sure why I haven t read the follow up books yet , but it really is it s own book so points for that They mythology aspects were really exciting and I m looking forward to seeing these aspects further developed in future novels.http bookblather.wordpress.com 2013

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