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?
Publisher: Kindle Edition
Published: May 13th 2011
Series: Gravity Series
Gravity is the story of a young girl named Ariel who constantly has weird, paranormal, things happening around her. She never quite knows what's going on - whether she is being haunted or if it is simply figments of her imagination. To make matters worse, there are a string of girls mysteriously disappearing around her - including her best friend.
There were a few things I loved about this book, and also a few things I didn't really like at all. To begin with, I would say that the first half of this book is much too slow. I appreciate that we're getting to know Arial and the life she leads with her family, but I began to feel like nothing was ever going to happen. BUT - once Ariel actually started to take matters into her own hands (like deciding to hold a seance) the book actually did get much better and managed to keep me hooked.
The characters in the story are a bit too typical. You have the hot, sexy and yet mysterious guy (in this case, his name is Henry), the outcast best-friend who will stick by you through anything (her name is Theo) and the overbearing, way-too-protective parents. While I enjoyed each character separately, when you put them all together in one story, the entire thing just becomes a bit too cliche for my taste.
All in all, Gravity was an okay read for me. By the end of the novel, there were just far too many questions still remaining, and although I'm sure they are meant to be answered in the next book, I still feel as though I was left unsatisfied. On the bright side, however, Abigail Boyd's writing style is easy to read, and quite funny at times. I think if the next book promises to answer more questions than ask them, I will be looking forward to reading it.
2 1/2 out of 5 stars