Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publication: July 30, 2013
Rating: 4 out 5
Synopsis: 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.
Review: Once Tavia's plane crashed she became socially withdrawn.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 together is the tension was never strong and awkward. Que the second guy who randomly shows up everywhere and freaks Tavia out - Quinn - with long blonde hair and striking eyes. He's gorgeous and someone ladies would kill to be with. I'm not into guys with blonde hair so much (I find brunettes more attractive, I don't know why!) but Quinn is different. He's definitely going on my book boyfriend list!
One of the things that irritated me was Tavia is in the tstl category. I hate putting characters there, but she makes choices that boggles my mind and gets her in trouble. It's like a situation where everyone knows what to do because it's common knowledge, but the main character does the opposite. It's just... ARG!
The plot was very interesting; it's unique and kept me engaged. I never felt it was slow or moving at a too-fast pace. It was very nice to read, and I enjoyed myself immensely. I recommend this book for sure! (this book will also be in a future giveaway, so keep your eyes open!)