Friday, January 30, 2015

REVIEW: Collide by Melissa West

Collide (The Taking, #3)
Military legacy Ari Alexander has survived alien spies, WWIV, and a changing world order. But when the new leader of Earth uses Jackson—the only boy she's ever let herself care about—to get to her, Ari has no choice but to surrender.

To free Jackson, she agrees to travel to the national bases to train others to fight. What she discovers is a land riddled with dying people. Ari has the power to heal by turning the fighters into aliens—half-breeds like her. If she succeeds, together, they have a chance at overthrowing the alien leader, Zeus. But if she fails, everyone she holds dear will be wiped away forever.

Once again, everything Ari’s come to believe is thrown into question. In a world of uncertainty, loyalties are tested, lies are uncovered, and no one can be trusted. If Ari and Jackson have any hope at survival and at preserving a life for the future, they must fight the final war with their eyes wide open.

I received an ecopy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


This is such an amazing series and I was not disappointed in this conclusion!

This takes place directly after the events in Hover. Ari is back on Earth and Earth happens to have a new leader, who is borderline a dictator. The new leader is intent on the fact that Ari knows Zeus's plans to destroy the human race and uses Jackson to torture her. But Ari is intent on saving Jackson and finding a peaceful war to save the human race, or she will lose everyone she loves.

I have a huge love for alien books and the world-building in this series is phenomenal! It not as much in this book, as this book takes place entirely on Earth, but the idea of the Ancients and this dystopian futuristic Earth is so vividly created.

Also, the characters in this series are so well-developed! It's been awhile since I've read the first book, but Ari and basically any of the characters, have grown so much since that first book and it is both amazing and heartbreaking! I love Ari and how strong she has become. I love how loyal she is to her friends and family. I also love how great many of the supporting characters were.

The romance was also really great! I love Ari and Jackson together and I rooted for them from the start. We still get to see how much they loved each other in this book, without distracting from the plot.

My only issues with this book is the epilogue. It's not a bad epilogue, but it's really cheesy and it's the cliche epilogue you get with most conclusions of series. Again, not bad, I just could've been fine without it.

If you love this series, I honestly don't see why you wouldn't read this one! It's a great conclusion and just as good as the other books! I hope to see more by Melissa West!

I hereby give this book
5 Wheels

Meaning: A new favorite!

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