Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 194 pages
Series or Stand Alone: Series (#2 In The Blend Series)
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Earth Blend is the second book in the Blend trilogy and the sequel to Human Blend. In this installment, the mysteries of the Blends and Earthlings are revealed. How can Julie live a normal life when she is anything but normal? Her relationship with Austin is complicated by emerging abilities in them both. Trust is hard to come by as lies and secrets hinder them at every turn. Is the past destined to repeat itself as the Earthlings once again rush to save them? Ensuing chaos breeds fatal consequences.
I absolutely loved Human Blend, (the first book in The Blend Series) so I was very excited when Lori emailed me about reviewing Earth Blend! I have to say, it was definitely not what I expected. While Human Blend focused mainly on (shocking, I know) the Human Blends, Earth Blend gave a lot more detail about the Earthlings. I loved getting to read all about the history of the Earthlings and the Blends and how they came to coexist on Earth, while still reading about Julie and Austin and their crazy lives. This book opens up with back stories on some of the more background characters from Human BlendI, and explains how everyone came to be. While the earthlings have been here since the beginning of time, the Blends haven't called Earth home for very long.
Right when Julie starts to get her life under control, she discovers a whole new part of herself that she's never seen before. She also realizes that everyone who's supposed to be dead doesn't always stay that way, and while she knows life's never going to be easy, there's no way she could have predicted any insanity she's dealing with. At least Austin's always there for her, except something's making him act not quite like himself. And nobody seems to be telling the whole truth. But Julie is independent, and she can handle it all on her own... maybe.
Earth Blend was a fantastic sequel to Human Blend. I would definitely recommend Human Blend to anyone who hasn't read it yet, if you didn't realize already, I LOVED it! And I will be waiting anxiously for the next installment of The Blend Series!