Review: “Gravity” by Abigail Boyd
Published May 13th 2011 by Abigail Boyd
Review Copy: E-Book From Author
Description from Goodreads:
When Ariel Donovan’s best friend goes missing, she has to face the prospect of going back to normal life without her. Mysterious things start happening to her, and she wonders if she’s being haunted. Along the way, she meets new friends and encounters old foes, and it’s possible that nothing is as it seems. Will Ariel find out the truth about what is going on in the small town of Hell?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I won an e-book copy of “Gravity” from the author off of LibraryThing in exchange for a review.
“Gravity” is a nice surprise. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in really. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did though.
Ariel’s best friend, Jenna, is a missing person. It’s rumored that she ran away, something that Ariel refuses to believe. Jenna’s parents and the cops are questioning Ariel as though she had something to do with Jenna’s disappearance. Ariel finds herself pulling away from people as she tries to handle the fact that Jenna is gone. After visiting the local orphanage, having envisioned Jenna running there in her dream, weird things begin happening to Ariel.
With school starting back up, Ariel is forced to face the students at school. No one wants to talk to her, though, and she finds herself closed off from everyone until she meets Theo and Henry.
Abigail Boyd did a wonderful job of creating characters that are realistic. They are flawed, they are impulsive, they are vulnerable. Ariel, Henry, and Theo are believable teenagers. The story itself was well thought out. There were some small issues with the writing, but definitely not enough to hinder the story.
Thankfully, “Gravity” is the first of a series because I still have a ton of questions after that ending. What happened with Henry? Where did they find Jenna? And how? What did the Principal have to do with any of it? I can’t wait for the second book!