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Gravity (Gravity #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  2,954 Ratings  ·  256 Reviews
A lost friend, a new love, and a town full of secrets... One night in the town of Hell, Ariel's best friend goes missing. Those around her believe Jenna ran away, but when Ariel is tormented by nightmares and paranormal activity, she realizes Jenna's disappearance was part of a bigger mystery. Ariel's obsession with haunted houses and horror movies makes her the perfect de ...more
Kindle Edition, 3 edition, 257 pages
Published May 13th 2011 by Abigail Boyd
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Michelle Isenhoff
Jun 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
I don’t usually gravitate toward the paranormal. I hold some strong religious views and am of the opinion that the occult can be dangerous. But I've taken it upon myself to judge Ms. Boyd's craft, not her subject matter. And my conclusion? Abigail Boyd is a gifted writer!

In Gravity, Ms. Boyd has created three wonderful characters. Ariel is a fifteen-year-old girl whose best friend has vanished without a trace. She lacks confidence, struggles with “what ifs,” and she’s totally confused by her se
Jun 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I found myself clicking the button every second I could as this book pulled me in with it's compelling story. The coming of age story with a girl learning to cope with the sudden disappearance of her best friend for years and the realization that she had inherited her grandmothers gift to see the dead. The mystery unfolded more as Ariel moves through her day to day life her school year back after her friends disappearance, More people begin to disapear and more of her friends or would be friends ...more
Catherine Mesick
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
In Gravity, Abigail Boyd has crafted an intriguing and romantic paranormal tale. As Ariel Donovan turns fifteen, she is plunged without warning into a dark, supernatural world. She begins to see and hear things that she can't explain – and she is plagued by troubling dreams. At the same time, Ariel is still reeling from the loss of her closest friend, and as she tries to investigate her friend's disappearance, she finds more questions than answers.

As the mystery deepens, so, too do Ariel's feeli
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Emily by: Tanya
I can't believe how good this book turned out to be. I hated setting it down to leave work and pick it up again at home. The characters were well developed and I hated the right people and not the heroine. I can't wait to finish this series. I picked up book #2 right away.
Jul 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
RECEIVED FROM: Library Thing for Review


Ariel Donovan is a completely normal fifteen year old girl living in the town of Hell, Michigan. Well she’s normal if you discount the fact that she calls her parents by their first names. And you don’t mention that her best friend has been missing for three months and without Jenna she’s a social zero. Also if we’re calling her normal we probably shouldn’t mention that she might be seeing ghost and there appears
Crystal Navarro
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
I actually enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. A solid 3.5 stars for me. Rounding up because of reasons.

Gravity is the story of Ariel, a sophomore battling through the conflicting feelings of moving on after the disappearance of her best friend Jenna and staying tied to the nightmares and paranormal activity occurring around her that refuses to allow Ariel to move forward completely. And with more girls disappearing in her town of Hell, Michigan, there is always the nagging question
Casia Courtier
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have read a few other reviews saying how this book didn't have a good ending and clearly was set up with a sequel in mind. My opinion? I really liked this book, especially the fact that hardly any answers were given. With a town like Hell, I can only imagine what is really going on. I have my theories, but I'd be surprised if I'm even remotely correct.

Boyd writes beautifully and does depict a fifteen year old girl perfectly. At least, a fifteen year old girl who is similar to what I was at th
Jun 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. The story which takes place in a town aptly named Hell, was scary and suspenseful but not overly scary. Ariel's best friend disappears when staying the night with her and Ariel has become distant from former classmates and friends until a new girl moves next door who becomes a good and understanding friend. Ariel also meets a boy at school, Henry who is very handsome and who takes an interest in Ariel to the chagrin of the popular girl of the 10th grade. Ariel begin ...more
Courtney Wells
This book has a tone, atmosphere and pace of spooky horror movies I tend to binge on with Netflix.

It's definitely not obsessed with its own romance, which I liked since it keeps the supernatural aspects almost independent and gives the protagonist, Ariel, a sense independence and identity beyond the boyfriend material that caught her eye.

I also like the emphasis on being a good friend since that's typically neglected in YA books that make friends a distant second to boyfriends.
Nov 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal thrill seekers
I promise to be brutally honest with my opinion, but it should not be taken as fact. Any reader should read it for themselves, before they decide if this book has any merit or not. Do not judge this book biased solely on my opinion. If you do, you might miss out on a great read. You never know. It could happen. My review may contain spoilers, but I really strive to be spoiler-free.

1. Strong Main Character/ Female Heroine: Ariel was a dedicated best friend that did not understand what was goin
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