Friday, November 4, 2011
REVIEW of Gravity by Abigail Boyd
Gravity by Abigail Boyd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: LibraryThing Member Giveaway
Genre: Paranormal YA
Description from Goodreads: One summer night in the town of Hell, Ariel Donovan's best friend goes missing. Everyone else believes Jenna ran away, but Ariel thinks something more sinister may have happened. She dreams of Jenna running to the abandoned orphanage in town, and then the building catching on fire. What does the orphanage have to do with Jenna's disappearance?
To complicate matters, a handsome new boy named Henry Rhodes has arrived in town, plaguing her with unwarranted attention. Even though she tries to stay away, she's drawn to him despite her best efforts, and can't help giving in to her attraction to him. Though he doesn't believe in the supernatural events that Ariel begins to witness, she enlists his help to figure out what is going on.
But when she discovers the truth, it's much worse than she ever feared.
My thoughts:Abigail Boyd has an excellent debut novel.
Ariel is having a difficult time. Her best friend left her home one evening and hasn't returned. She has withdrawn from everyone and is beginning her Sophomore year alone. The town that she lives in is named "Hell". I think it pretty much sums up what she is going through.
To make matters worse, she starts hearing strange thumping sounds and she is having vivid dreams of Jenna. A new boy moves into the area and he is way out of her league, but he is still interesting and cute. Her new next door neighbor begins to spy on her. To top it off, she starts to see ghosts.
This is the set up for the novel. There is a mystery involved that has a surprise ending. I am definitely looking forward to the second book.
Posted by Lisa Faber at 3:33 PM