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Flightless Bird (Flightless Bird #1)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The summer of her seventeenth birthday Livy Eckels was faced with something she wasn't ready for. In the the midst of a crumbling family, devastated, she grabs her bicycle and heads out of town to escape the heavy atmosphere at home. Livy unexpectedly crashes into the lives of two mysterious people living on the outskirts of town. As she prepares to start her final ...more
Paperback, 426 pages
Published May 27th 2011 by Createspace
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Nov 25, 2012 Nancy rated it really liked it
4 BIG FAT I’m glad the SEQUEL is OUT STARS!!!

Flightless Bird was a fabulous debut novel by Paulina Ulrich. My favorite part was the way the relationship developed between Livy and Gregory. All of the characters were believable, the story was compelling and I absolutely fell in love!!

There were a few typos but none of them distracted me from the story. The beginning of the story was a little slow, but that was the result of the author painting such a detail rich story. When Livy and Gregory get t
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A while back I was reading this ARC by an author who I know has a YA series as well. I am friends with her on twitter and I expressed my wish to read her YA series as well. And she was kind enough to send me the book as a gift. Thank You Paulina for that treat.

FlightlessBird is the first book in The Flightless Bird series by Paulina Ulrich. The first three books are already out. The fourth book is scheduled for release in 2014.

I liked the synopsis and the cover.
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It took me a while to get into 'Flightless Bird' - the book felt very long to me and I do think I would've enjoyed it more had it been more compact.
However, it featured what we see quite rarely of in YA fiction nowadays which is a realistically and carefully growing relationship between hero and heroine.

The slow pace of the book gave more than enough time for Livy and Gregory to find each other - as people, as friends, and emotionally.
Mar 12, 2014 Kelly rated it it was amazing

Flightless Bird captivated me from the first page!! Paulina grabs you by the hand and pulls you into her romantic and exciting story! She'll holds you tight with fantastic characters and a fast moving plot, I promise you won't want Flightless Bird to ever end!

Your last in high school is stressful enough for any seventeen year old but Livy's life is collapsing around her and then she encounters Gregory Mason *sigh* trust me this book is yummy! He's sexy, mysterious....oh and extremely annoying! T
Mar 07, 2014 Sam rated it it was ok
So, what do i best start with?

How about the things I liked about this book. I can actually say that in one sentence:

I liked the idea behind his mystery. That was all.

From the beginning I couldn't help but thinking that everything in this book reminded me of Stepheny Meyer's "Twilight", so much that I actually went and checked which book came out first, I don't know where to start because I have to say that I think this whole idea behind Gregory could have been GREAT if it would have been unique
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Nov 20, 2012 Michelle Files rated it really liked it
This is a beautiful tale of girl meets boy, boy has a secret, girl is irritated by said secret until said girl learns the truth and then things get super exciting. Paulina does a lot of things right in this book starting with two words, Gregory Mason. Truth be told Gregory is not a name I equate with sexy, intriguing, or hot but I do now! Gregory is sweet, loving, and every moment he is absent I was left pining away for him. I haven't been that anxious over a character's absence since Edward in ...more
May 21, 2012 Nina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for a good read!
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This author's writing is positively captivating! She immediately draws the reader in with the plot and I adored how the characters were so well developed. I found myself laughing at times, agreeing with embarrassing moments, and the author really got me to care about the story and her characters. I found myself relating to some of the situations because her writing was so fluid and descriptive. I could picture everything described which made the reading experience all the better.
Apr 03, 2014 Tina rated it it was amazing
Excellent. I enjoyed book and how the characters and plot came about. I can't wait to read more by author.
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After studying English with an emphasis in creative writing in college, Paulina Ulrich is now a full-time author with her slightly insane cat, who is always happy to keep her company as he so often thinks he can lay on the keyboard to "assist" her writing.

Paulina is the author of the YA paranormal romance Flightless Bird series, the mature YA/New Adult paranormal romance Fighting Fate series and m
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