Earthbound

Earthbound

Aprilynne Pike / Oct 20, 2019

Earthbound If love can survive death are soul mates eternal Eighteen year old Tavia is the only survivor of a plane crash that killed her parents Grieving and lonely she starts having strange visions of a boy

  • Title: Earthbound
  • Author: Aprilynne Pike
  • ISBN: 9780007519484
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • If love can survive death, are soul mates eternal Eighteen year old Tavia is the only survivor of a plane crash that killed her parents Grieving and lonely, she starts having strange visions of a boy she s never met but feels compulsively drawn to A boy who tells her to do things she never dreamed of.Tavia begins to suspect that secrets are being kept from her, and thatIf love can survive death, are soul mates eternal Eighteen year old Tavia is the only survivor of a plane crash that killed her parents Grieving and lonely, she starts having strange visions of a boy she s never met but feels compulsively drawn to A boy who tells her to do things she never dreamed of.Tavia begins to suspect that secrets are being kept from her, and that her kindly aunt and uncle know than they are letting on Was the plane crash really an accident Or is Tavia part of something bigger than she ever imagined With only her instincts and long time crush, Benson, to rely on, Tavia must decide where her destiny lies, and who with 1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike has created a heart stopping romance built on a love triangle like you ve never seen before and filled with epic stakes and a centuries long conspiracy Give it to fans of Nightshade and Fallen.

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      • 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 climates.Aprilynne Pike s 1 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 facebook aprilynnepike


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    1. See more reviews at YA Midnight Reads1.5 stars Thank you HarperCollins Australia for sending me this copy. No compensation was given or taken to alter this review.'I relaxed, stopped struggling, and watched out the window as the ground rushed to swallow me.'Books like these make me seem like I have mental issues. The cliché, 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 despai [...]


    2. *Won in a 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 anymore. Well as I con [...]


    3. 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. 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 [...]


    5. 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 [...]


    6. 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. Review from Ja čitam, 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 [...]


    8. 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. [...]


    9. I received the book for free through 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 much more. Its 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 [...]


    10. 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 [...]


    11. Wow. Earthbound is breathtaking. The kind of novel that makes you feel like your entire world has shattered into glass, and you have been reborn.Tavia is a normal girl, pursing the thing that she loves, until she is the only survivor in a horrific plane crash, and her life falls apart.Now living with her aunt and uncle, Tavia is feeling anything but normal. She is seeing things that no one else can - including a mysterious boy that she is extremely drawn to - and finds that she can create object [...]



    12. I don't know I'm so confused by what I just read What DID I just read?! Review to come.--- [07.08.13] Updated with review.Firstly, thanks to HarperCollins Australia for this review copy <3 “Who can fight fate, really?”Earthbound held a very promising concept to me and I had this preconceived idea of what it would be like – something of a cross between Hodkin’s Mara Dyer and Brennan’s Unspoken. What I got instead was almost a mix of Twilight and Fallen. Everything felt so forced and [...]


    13. I won't say Earthbound is a favorite of mine by Aprilynne Pike but I definitely liked the story in general. It was intriguing and something sort of new. Only the romance didn't sit well with me.The premise of the book was interesting for sure. A girl being the sole survivor of a plane crash that also killed her parents. Months later she's grieving and in therapy. It's then that very strange things start happening like having visions of a boy she feels drawn to. Soon she and her best friend (and [...]



    14. I really wanted to like this book, if only because I really enjoyed Aprilynne Pike's Laurel/Wings series and even liked Life After Theft, which got mixed reviews. The premise for this book sounded pretty good. Unfortunately, there were just too many things about this book that makes me realize I probably shouldn't have tried to read it in the first place. If you're wondering whether this is a good book for you, here were the red flags I ignored, without spoilers:1. Love just happens. First sight [...]


    15. Tavia Michaels survived the plane clash that killed her parents and more than two-hundred strangers. She's on her way to physical and emotional recovery when she starts seeing things. A boy, triangles, flickering people. Worse, there's a man following her.I enjoy books where characters find out that they're living in a paranormal universe, not a realistic one, and they have to piece together the rules. Thus, I liked quite a bit of EARTHBOUND. On that note, however, the book got more disappointin [...]


    16. ***Copy received in exchange of an honest review *** I loved this book. It was the first book I've read written by Aprilynne Pike and I wasn't disappointed at all. I think it would make a great book to young readers, mostly teenagers. I wish the pace would have been even quicker sometimes because you have to wait a certain time before you have some answers about what is really going on, so if you're a little impatient like me, don't worry you'll have your questions answered, maybe not immediatel [...]


    17. I was pretty excited when I won this book as a First Reads giveaway since I enjoyed the Wings series, but I have to admit I was a little disappointed. It was fairly likeable, but it was just one of those books that was good enough to want to finish but not so good that I was particularly invested in how it was going to turn out. I found the concept for the book to be pretty creative and interesting, which is probably why I stuck with it, but it felt like I kept waiting and waiting for some hint [...]


    18. ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Somewhere around the 1.5 star range. The premise of this book held a lot of promise, but it was the execution of the story that fell short. When it comes to first books in a series, I'm used to world building overload. This book was just the opposite. Most of it the narrative was spent on Tavia bumbling around making mistake after mistake. At some point, you would think common sense would kick in, but it never did for her. She kept ign [...]


    19. By page 3 of Earthbound I was hooked. By page 300 I thought it was getting a bit ridiculous. One thing I really liked about this novel was that it portrayed librarians in a new light. I don't think there are many stories where the love interest is a library intern. I was surprised at the novel's resolution. The story came to what I thought would be the natural cliff-hanging resolution but there were a couple of chapters still to come. I think I've been reading too much series fiction because I e [...]


    20. This was bad. At about 25% left in the book, I stopped reading. I couldn't finish it. The reveal took way too long, and still she's not sure of everything. Also, the dreaded love triangle *sigh* reminded me a lot like "Wings". The human boy & the supernatural one. She's fighting her feelings for both. Also, I do not mind romance in a book but this was too much. She was kissing Benson most of the time ughh. Benson is suspicious. I do not trust him. Overall, I obviously didn't like it. maybe s [...]


    21. Didn't finish it. Book just didn't do it for me & did not appeal to me.Characters were boring, plot was sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow!Eh, MIGHT try reading it again at a later date, but as for now, I have other books to read.Pike, I am disappointed. :( I loved the Wings series, so.what happened?


    22. Wow. I am in utter awe at how awesome this sounds. Also at how AWESOME that cover is! Am I the only one in love?!


    23. I love this book. It's got an unreliable narrator who is recovering from a near death experience and dealing with severe trauma and damage to her brain. She doesn't know what's real and neither do we. But she sees things that others don't. And she has dreams that feel too real to be dreams. Tavia was a really cool protagonist and I enjoyed every minute inside her mind. I felt everything she felt which is the mark of a fantastic author. I sank so deeply into Tavia's world that it took me several [...]


    24. Picking uo a book from a author I know and love, she has never failed me. This time around, she took my breathe away, taking me on a unexpected journey of truth and lies.1. Plot. The plot of the book is brilliant. I love how in an instant, the reader is moving with the plot, feeling every depth of emotion. The story really moves with the reader and I can appreciate that. I enjoyed being out of the loop and overcoming every single plot twist and turn with Tavia.2. Build Up. The author did a great [...]


    25. Earthbound had pros and cons for me. On the plus side, it was engaging and easy to read. Tavia, who has just lost her parents in a plane crash, was a character I immediately felt empathy towards. I especially loved the dynamic between Tavia and Benson, the cute, slightly nerdy librarian she befriends after she moves in with her aunt and uncle. They had a nice friends-with-chemistry vibe that I enjoyed.When Tavia starts having visions of a mysterious boy from the past, I was intrigued. She and Be [...]


    26. Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyThere is a wonderful sense of mystery and intrigue throughout EARTHBOUND that perfectly compliments the utterly unique mythology that Aprilynne Pike has created. It is a complex story with a robust supernatural world that is as elusive to readers as it is Tavia for most of the book, but even though my head was spinning with questions while reading, all the answers were provided by the end.As far as protagonists go, it isn’t often that we get one who i [...]


    27. Once Tavia's plane crashed she became socially withdrawn. She becomes friends with a college librarian - Benson (I've never heard of that name before by the way) - and secretly has a crush on him. He's pretty much her anchor in life; someone Tavia can turn to when she's down or has something on her mind. It's not all platonic though! Some where down the line they hook up and it's BEAUTIFUL! When they finally got together I was sighing of relief and happiness. What I liked about both of them toge [...]


    28. FINALLY, I finished this book. I had quite a few problems with this book, the first thing being the insta love. While there was an attempt to rationalise the fact that Tavia had a special connection to this guy, I just couldn't feel it. It didn't click correctly. Secondly was the love triangle - it wasn't much of a love triangle, but internally in Tavia's mind, it was serious and personally I felt it sounded ridiculous and young. I like the premise of this book. I was confused for 90% of the boo [...]


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