Having loved Aprilynne Pike's Life After Theft, I was definitely excited to be picking this one up. I have to admit, the synopsis didn't sound that intriguing to me, but I still thought it was interesting. The main protagonist, Tavia, was the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed her parents. Sent to live with her distant aunt and uncle, Tavia starts experiencing weird things in the town. Tavia starts envisioning a boy that no one can see, and not only was he imagined, but he also looked like he just got pulled from the 1800's or something. Then we have Benson, who is Tavia's best friend and long time crush. I think Benson played a huge part of why I still continued reading this book, because I absolutely loved him! Yea, yea, everyone's probably fed up of best friend romances, but I'm still a sucker for those.
As a character, I wasn't able to connect to Tavia at all. She just felt blank for me. Thinking about it now, I don't think she was memorable at all. I think Benson felt like a better written character than she was. Tavia just felt like she was 2D. The twists and the mysteries in this book were what made me want to continue reading as well. I have to admit, the plot felt a bit lacking, and it was kind of boring at some point, but I still continued. There was a lot of shocking scenes and the book, but there were also some parts that made no sense for me whatsoever.
Overall, Earthbound was an okay read for me. It was honestly a shame because I had such high hopes for it after reading Life After Theft. The ending was interesting, but I don't think I'll be picking out the second book when it comes out. I guess it was just one of those books that don't click with me. Of course, me disliking it doesn't mean that whoever is reading this is going to dislike it to. Give it a chance, and I hope you will enjoy it more than I did!