First in Series

What if you were given the chance of a lifetime, the opportunity to find the one person you love, but there is a catch: you are not the person you claim to be. Abithica by Susan Goldsmith starts with Abithica replacing the soul of Sydney Turner yet, she has no idea what is going on and can’t remember anything. Confused about who she is with, who she is, and why she is in Sydney’s body. Abithica has just ventured into a situation of amazing proportions. With mysterious disappearances and killings happening in the city by the Legnas, a cult group, much is to be learned. Abithica has to figure out who they are and what Sydney's involvement was with the group.

Susan Goldsmith’s debut novel is charming. The love and chemistry between Abithica and Lane Riley is beautiful. Shea, Lane’s younger step-sister, is adorable. The originality of this book is undeniable and readers won’t be disappointed. Unfortunately, since the book starts in such a confusing place it makes it hard to follow along until there are questions answered but once that happens everything picks up pace. Susan Goldsmith’s writing is easy to follow and captivating. The synopsis suggests that this novel is like The Host by Stephanie Meyer but it is so much more than that and completely different. 

Book Blurb for Abithica

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? 

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2011 3.50