Abigail Boyd began writing stories as a kid on dark and stormy nights. She was born and still lives in Michigan with her husband and the haunting cries of three rambunctious children. Her influences include Stephen King, Veronica Mars, and lots of processed sugar. She wishes that time had a pause button.
Gravity is the first book in the four part Gravity Series. The second book, Uncertainty, is out now, and the last two books will be released on November 24th, 2012. For more information, feel free to contact me or visit me online.
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Impossible Magic, 1
For Iris Archer, everything changes the night she discovers she's a witch. She's whisked off to a college for young witches to hone their skills, and there she meets the gorgeous but cold Luke. He's a necromancer, able to bring back the dead...but she feels an instant spark of attraction to him.
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Smashwords book reviews by Abigail Boyd
- The Color of Freedom
on July 01, 2011
The main character in The Color of Freedom is young Meadow McKenzie, a red haired girl from Ireland who is taken into indentured servitude in America. When she denies the advances of the master of her household, she has to get away to save her life. She sets off on foot, disguised as a boy called Wynn (her middle name), to make it to Boston where her father lives.
In the meantime, due to the Boston Tea Party and other conflicts between the British and the Colonies, war is starting to brew around her. Everyone she meets is taking sides. Meadow herself is on the side of the colonies, as she hates the British for what they did to her family.
The Color of Freedom is an excellent historical fiction novel. The writing contains really beautiful combinations of words, vivid settings and descriptions, and some of the cleverest physical descriptions of characters I've read ("lips that sagged like old lettuce" is fantastic). I literally do not have one bad word to say about this book, it was an extremely enjoyable read.
Along Meadow Wynn's journey, she meets up with a cast of colorful characters that are diverse and enjoyable. For a time she travels with Salizar, a trader with no ties to either side, and later on in Boston meets up with Daniel, a horse groom who she worked beside at the Master's house, and has now joined the side of the colonies against the British.
Meadow soon realizes that both sides are more complicated than just "bad" being the British and "good" being the colonists. Meadow herself is resourceful, clever, and a very strong main character who has to grow up fast but doesn't do any complaining about it, a real breath of fresh air from common young adult characters. Reading about her trek through much of her journey by herself was very enjoyable.
The pacing is excellent as well, and there is always another interesting turn. The historical backdrop fits in seamlessly, and it's obvious that the author did a lot of research to make the book so accurate.
Altogether I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read.