Grounded is the second installment from Constance Sharper’s exhilarating Airborne Saga. I really enjoyed the first book, Airborne, and left me wanting for more so I was really looking forward into reading Grounded. I had high expectations on this one because Airborne was really amazing. And Grounded did not disappoint!
Grounded by Constance Sharper
Publication date: September 15, 2011
Published by Constance Sharper
Source: From Author for review
At last, Avery thought that she had made it back to a normal high school life– except for the death threats on her head and the harpie in her backyard. Trouble never stays far away though, and Mikhail hatches a plan that endangers life as she knows it. Avery is drawn back into a vicious harpie war and is finally forced to confront her relationship with Mason whether she is ready to or not.
One of the reasons why I really love the Airborne Saga is because there is always something happening that will catch your attention. Constance has her own way of doing that brilliantly and that’s one of the things I absolutely love about her. The whole plot was engrossing and gripping!! I feel so lucky to be able to read this! Seriously, if you haven’t picked up this book or the first one, you should grab one ASAP!
Avery, as always, I love her! She’s still the spunky yet caring and independent girl I’ve known from the first book, if not tougher. I love the fact that sometimes she doesn’t need Mason in order to get herself out of trouble or save herself. She’s definitely far from a “damsel in distress”. And finally, finally, after enduring the painful tension they had on the first book, Avery and Mason are finally together! As in as a couple. This is perhaps one of the reasons why I’m looking forward to Grounded. They complement each other and I also love how much faith they have on each other, it’s just so cute and romantic!
The supporting characters are also entertaining and added certain thrill on the story. Leela got involved on the whole Harpie thing but she quickly redeemed herself. On the other hand, Adalyn finally got what she deserved (cue evil laughs) Okay, I don’t hate her that much, just a little (Teehee!). Eva, hmmm, I have a feeling about this Harpie girl and it’s not a good one. Then, there is a new character (sort of), Patrick, who is another Harpie, and a strong and flirtatious one, too. He’s kind of interesting and I hope we can learn more about him on the next installment, Windswept.
If you enjoyed Airborne, you’ll love Grounded! I think this is my favorite Airborne book. It’s intense and definitely addictive! I recommend this refreshing Urban Fantasy adventure about Harpies!