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Abithica by Susan Goldsmith

Abithica by Susan Goldsmith
Publication Date: June 15, 2011
Published by: Twilight Times Books
Pages: 288
Source: From Author for review
Buy the Book: Amazon

Summary via Goodreads:

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, but only for periods of time she cannot control. When she switches into the troubled life of Sydney Turner she breaks the one rule that has sustained her–never get attached–and learns the pain of loving and being loved in return. Lane Riley has no idea he’s fallen for Abithica, wearing Sydney Turner’s body, or that he’s asked the impossible when he suggests marriage. Desperate to stay with him, Abithica struggles to uncover the mystery of what she is, only to learn she’s a pawn in the eternal battle over souls, and worse, she’s more than likely one of the “bad guys.” What will happen if she refuses to leave the body she’s inhabited?

The story of Abithica is downright imaginative and fascinating! What mainly drew me into reading Abithica was the plot. It sounds really different and engaging that will pull the readers initially.

I also liked Susan Goldsmith’s writing. It was full of life and she makes it easier for the readers to feel the characters. She also gave Abithica such a clear, strong and glowing voice. I loved her from page one. She’s witty, strong and has a lot of common sense. I simply admire her courage, I mean, being thrust into one’s life must be really exhausting and a bit scary. Her relationship with other characters like Faith and Shae was also very nice to read. Her relationship with Lane was very intense and utterly romantic. It was actually instalove but it wasn’t the kind of instalove where you feel annoyed with the couple sometimes. Overall, the characters are dynamic and very well-written.

However, there were parts where the POV changes from Abithica to some other characters that are by some means connected to Abithica’s situation. But honestly I wished the story was just entirely focused on Abithica.

Overall, I enjoyed reading Abithica. It’s a very good mix of mystery, paranormal and romance. I’m giving this 4 stars out of 5 and I recommend this read to all YA Fiction readers!

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