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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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(cross-posted from the blog Wading Through Electronic Ink)

Uncertainty is a very good continuation of the story that began in Gravity. It centers on what happened to Ariel's friend Jenna, who had disappeared three months before the beginning of the first book and whose body was found at the end. Assisting Ariel in this process is Jenna herself, though her ghost form refuses to focus on the circumstances surrounding her death. But she definitely gives Ariel motivation to investigate this newfound ability to communicate with ghosts - if only to confirm that she's not going insane.

Abigail's true (/only) love Henry did not win too many points with me in this book. Ariel is not sure whether she can trust him because she thinks he may be lying when he says he really likes her. This is a totally fair consideration on her part, since he goes back and forth between kissing her and dating her archenemy. But I think the bigger issue is not whether he really likes her but whether he will keep waffling back and forth between wanting to be with her and thinking they should be apart. Because even though his motives are understandable, his lack of reliability is unattractive.

Avid readers of my blog will recall that one of my biggest potential problems with Gravity was that I had no idea what the root cause of all the supernatural phenomena was. After reading Uncertainty, I feel more than 50% certain of what the answer is, but we get more in the way of death omens than actual answers. I'm okay with this, but I think that I will definitely want some answers by the end of the third book, or I will start to lose patience. I don't need all the answers, of course, because then why would I want to read more of the story? But some answers would be appropriate.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2013
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First I want to say: these books have fantastic plot and faceted characters. The basic writing is good; I recommend these books to anyone who likes paranormal fiction or YA fiction.

However, both books I have read written by this author are *desperately* in need of an editor. There are words missing, bad typos, and also some plain old wrong word choices, where it's clear the words don't mean what the author intended.
I DO NOT mean to be unkind, here.

I enjoyed the books. I hope the author finds a good editor - she could charge more for these if she cleaned them up.

Without the glaring mistakes, I would have given a higher rating and paid regular paperback prices for these. They'll be very popular with YA fiction readers.

Please, correct the grammar - find a good editor and then charge more for your books!

(one small example of why an editor is needed: it is not necessary to pepper your writing with similes - this habit was more glaring in the first book - everything is "like" something else, totally unrelated and not very good. The blackbird feathers falling to the ground were "like twisty bird seeds." It is distracting, and doesn't work - but a good editor will get rid of that stuff for you.)

This is the first author so badly in need of an editor that I have continued reading, however, because the basic writing is quite good: the plot is very imaginative. So, while this review may not feel like praise , it is... definitely give these a read if you are into paranormal or YA fiction.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2012
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I liked Gravity so I purched the second book and I really liked it. I hope there will be a 3rd book to the series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2013
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I was surprised to realize that Uncertainty has surpassed the first book of the series. This book is utterly absorbing- I finished it in one sitting and immediately purchased the third book. Our author is growing with her story telling abilities, maturing much like our young protagonist.

Things that stood out to me- Ariel's romance keeps you guessing, Jenna (it was great to finally meet Jenna), and the fact that Ariel was no longer so cringingly awkward. The second book had a nice pace, believable dialogue, and kept me guessing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2012
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Fellow author Abigail Boyd and I have agreed to beta read each other's books. The paranormal content in Uncertainty, book two in the Gravity series, has grown increasingly occultic. Extreme behavior (I won't give away details for the sake of suspense) is reserved for the criminal element within the story and gives the book a strong sense of danger; nevertheless, some scenes went beyond my comfort zone.

Yet I can't help but be impressed with Abigail's writing style. Despite my qualms, the story is extremely absorbing. She especially has a knack for imagery--she always chooses just the right words and often makes me laugh with the description--and for effortless dialogue. In short, this is prose Every Joe will pick up and relate to. And she makes it look easy. Case in point:

"Her voice was several octaves higher than usual, her green eyes ballooning like a cartoon mouse begging a cat not to kill it."

Then there was the lady with so much plastic surgery "they could have bounced a quarter off her face."

And my favorite, the "huge assault strollers in the mall." See what I mean? Abbey's writing sparkles with humor and personality.

Now for the plot. Ariel, who uncovered the murder of her best friend, Jenna, in book one, is now being visited by her friend's ghost, who is trapped in "Limbo." But Jenna doesn't know she's dead, so she can't remember details of the murder. Using her psychic abilities and the few clues she's given, Ariel begins to uncover a plot that stretches far beyond the man who was jailed for the crime. It seems to reach into the wealthiest families in town, including that of Henry, her on-again, off-again boyfriend. Uncertainty, while concluding satisfactory, definitely leaves lots of material for book three.

So, setting my content preferences aside, I am rating this one based solely on how much I enjoyed Abbey's style and story-telling ability.

I recieved a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2012
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After I read the first book, I was not 100% sure I would like this series. However, at the same time I went back to Amazon right away to see if the sequel was available. I am glad I did, the second book was better than the first, and I am still not completely certain what will happen next.

Just an FYI, since I know this bothers some readers, there are a few areas in the book where the Author mixed up the names. One in particular was near the end when Madison goes to Ariel for help. In my opinion, the book was good enough that I just replaced the name in my head and moved on.
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on July 9, 2014
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Loved
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on April 10, 2014
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This series has really caught me in its grip - I can't stop reading, once I finish one book I go right on Amazon and order the next one! I'm on the 4th now, what will I do when I finish???
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on March 27, 2014
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These books are great! Awesome writer! Should become a movie or a mini series!! Highly recommend this book and series!
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on March 23, 2014
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I was so delighted to see there was a book two and read in one sitting and have already downloaded book three. I just love books that have you thinking the whole time and you cant wait to get back to it to see what happens next. So sad for Jenna and a little scary at times but such an amazing read real on the edge of your seat stuff and leaves you wanting more. Pick up and read now!!!!!
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