Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Abithica, Book Review

What if you knew you were about to be torn from your body and replaced by an imposter in a seamless switch forever separating you and the one you love? Would you do whatever it took to stay? Even if YOU happened to be the imposter?

Abithica must borrow all that she is from others: names, lives, even bodies. When she switches into the troubled life of Sydney Turner, she breaks the rule that has sustained her, the one thing in her control—never get attached. Lane Riley has no idea he’s fallen for Abithica, wearing Sydney Turner’s body and that a future with her is impossible. Desperate to stay with him, Abithica uncovers the mystery of what she is, only to learn she’s a pawn in a battle over souls, and that she’s probably one of the “bad guys.” What will happen if she refuses to leave Sydney’s body?

Abithica by Susan Goldsmith
Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: June 15th 2011 by Twilight Times Books (first published April 14th 2011) 

This book for sure get you in from the very first chapter! It has action and romance and it's different. With 
a really nice surprise at the end! 
For starters to talk about the book in general...i liked the writing. It was simple in a way that you could
read and read without being bored or tired. The story is also placed in our world, and you see ordinary 
things around and as a result you get more into it. From situations, places or people, the world feels 
close to you. Even the parts of it, you probably haven't see in your life (gangs and stuff). 
The story in general is original. It might at some point, use a concept seen before (no world 
destruction or a prophecy) but it's used in a totally new way and i loved it.

The characters, even the mean ones, are all so well created you just can't dislike them. You are into "i 
wantto know more of why they are like that" than "oh what a bitch!". They all have their history, and it's 
nice to getto know it more from the conversations with the other chars than just a simple re-telling into
a paragraph at some point. In every chapter, you learn one more little thing.

There were two things i didn't enjoy much. Firstly, was non-Sydney/Abithica parts. I wasn't really 
interested in them. I would prefer if the whole thing was from Sydney's POV only. And secondly,
as i said at the start it has a surprise at the end. Unfortunately, cause of some small hints i managed to
see it. Once again, i would prefer no hints for a more excited discovery on what's going on at the end.
Conclusion it's a different and light read. Small book too. It would be nice for a travel or a fast-read 
at thebeach. You get the point XD

Thanks Susan Goldsmith for providing a copy of the book. 

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, I haven't heard of this one but it sure looks good. Just added it to my TBR pile.

    Thanks for the review.


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