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Author:Susan Goldsmith
Pages: 288
publication date: June 15 2011

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. When she switches into the troubled life of Sydney Turner, she breaks the rule that has sustained her, the one thing in her control—never get attached. Lane Riley has no idea he’s fallen for Abithica, wearing Sydney Turner’s body and that a future with her is impossible. Desperate to stay with him, Abithica uncovers the mystery of what she is, only to learn she’s a pawn in a battle over souls, and that she’s probably one of the “bad guys.” What will happen if she refuses to leave Sydney’s body?

Abithica was such a good book, even though it took me forever to read (only because I had so many to read) it was such a great story, I loved the plot.

When I first started reading I was so very confused, I had no idea what was going on, then I got into the book.

We don’t know exactly what Abithica is till the very end of the book but throughout the book we learn that she changes bodies, she doesn’t know who she is all she just knows is that she switches bodies randomly and for no reason at all.

I can tell the author has a sense of humor; she introduced the Sydney character with her head in her fish platter while she was at a restaurant with her mom.

While Abithica is in Sydney’s body she tries to figure out what she has to do. Unfortunately she didn’t plan on falling in love. My favorite character in Abithica has to be Lane, he sounded very handsome and he had to care for his sister, which he would do anything for. Not only is he a strong compassionate person, he is head over heels in love with “Abithica”.

I found the pattern in the book that when she inhabited the two characters in the book both had that tattoo from the secret “paranormal gang” that fed on souls, that switched to that POV every once awhile in the book. I don’t know if she ever switched to bodies with that tattoo before, but I felt like she was supposed to help the people in that gang, trying to get there life straight.

I did wonder why only little kids could sense that she was an angel and none of the adults. I am thinking it’s because there younger and they still believe in that kind of stuff. But I thought it was cute how all the little kids would try to follow her around, and they would ask her about heaven or ask if she could relay a message to one of their family members in heaven. And then all the parents and grownups would think there kids were using their wild imagination and they would look at Abithica like she was a crazy nut.

Just a few things that I didn’t like about the main character, the fact that she refused to believe that she was an angel, the signs were clearly there. She really put herself down and thought she was a nobody. I really don’t like when people take pity on themselves, and I also don’t like a perfect character, so I guess it’s one or the other right?

I feel like there wasn’t a lot of information about the gang that Sydney and Sarah were involved in. I’m thankful it did switch POV every once and awhile but I would have liked to read about some more in depth details about it.

I really hope there’s more than just one book. I would be very disappointed if there wasn’t.


Jolene and Family said...

Great review, I'm intrigued

cmd409 said...

Hmmm... this sounds different, but in a good way. I'll have to check it out. Nice review

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