Thursday, February 12, 2015

Collide Book Tour: Review + Giveaway! @EntangledTeen @MB_West

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Welcome to my post for the Collide book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $20 gift card, a copy of Gravity, and a few other prizes. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Release date: February 9, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Romance
Series: 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.

Previous books in the series:
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My Rating: 4 Roses

A thrilling conclusion to the series, Collide was a fantastic YA read. It had secrets, betrayals, and a final battle that didn't hold back. I thought it was a great way to end the Taking series.

Ari continued to grow stronger and smarter in this book. She went up against tyrants and refused to give up no matter the circumstances. I already liked her and this book just reinforced how much of a badass she was.

Jackson was wonderful as always. He was strong, yet sweet, and determined to always be there for Ari. I just adored him.

The romance was perfect. Ari and Jackson are so great together, stronger as a team and always supportive of each other. I was happy with how things turned out with them.

The plot moved quickly, keeping me interested all the way through. There were plenty of thrills along the way, a few surprises, and, of course, the epic final battle. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect.

Collide was an excellent end to the series and it definitely didn't disappoint. YA lovers, this is a series worth checking out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs is a $20 gift card, a copy of Gravity, and a few more prizes.
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About the Author:
Melissa West writes young adult and new adult novels for Entangled Teen and Embrace and Penguin/InterMix. She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.

She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. Yeah, her blood runs orange.


1 comment:

  1. I've recently become a fan of YA Sci-fi and this series looks great. I got the first book when it was offered for free and put the others on my want list. Sounds like an exciting read.