Love, fate, and power collide in this new series by #1 New York Timesbestselling author Aprilynne Pike!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.
As the story unfolds Tavia is desperate to figure out why she's the sole survivor and unlock the secrets of a past she can't remember. Her friend Benson is by her side throughout and the relationship between them quickly grows into something more than just friends. But Quinn still haunts her visions and she can't help but want to know him. The fact that she's seeing all these things in dreams and when she's awake leaves the reader pondering, are these dreams or premonitions?
I don't always like the love triangle aspect in books, but I love a strong female lead, so Tavia's character balanced it out. She's strong and loyal, but her flight or fight response at times was backwards. Overall Tavia was a survivor in more ways than the obvious, which made her character extremely likeable.
Pike has created a unique story rooted with mythology and a side order of paranormal. The plot has a lot of twists and turns as you learn that certain people are not who you think them to be. Tavia is surrounded by friends, and enemies. The story was a little slow to start, but once Pike got past the pleasantries and introductions the story flowed better. In the end there were answers but then we are left with more questions. I look forward to the next book in this series.
Critically acclaimed, #1 New York Times best-selling author Aprilynne Pike has been spinning tales 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 out running; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne lives in Arizona with her husband and four kids; she is enjoying the sunshine.
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