Book Review: Collide by Shelly Crane

Posted August 30, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Published: June 11, 2011

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Source: Provided by Author for review

Goodreads Blurb: Sherry has always known there was something out there. She’s eighteen, works for a tabloid newspaper in Chicago and has a brother, Danny who is a lazy mooch. They live a pretty normal dull life with hippie parents and a normal existence Then the moon dissapears and people start to go missing only to reappear later, but different. Sherry has an abusive ex-boyfriend who shows up and claims to be one of these beings that have been showing up around the world. He’s no longer the same person in that body. He tells her he has come to protect her and her brother and takes her underground, against her will to save her, where they meet others like them. She begins to unravel the truth about Merrick, about what he’s really doing here, about the way he looks at her, about the crazy dangerous world they live in. Can he convince her that he’s here to help? Will she like what she finds when she opens up to the truth? Will he be the one to love her when everyone else has failed her? Will he be able to protect her?

This is a great love story with a sci-fi twist.  There isn’t a lot of action, as the characters are in hiding a majority of the time.  The story line isn’t fast paced, but the emotional tugs are. I think this has to do with the fact that most of the people in hiding believe this is the end of the world.  There isn’t much love at first sight, but the love some of the characters have for each other progress rather quickly.

Merrick and Sherry have a sweet relationship.  It reminds me of dating the “too sweet” guy in high school that never disagrees and always gives in.  While it’s cute, a times their lovey dovey talk was annoying.  I loved Mrs Trudy.  She is the poster woman for Southern hospitality.  Marissa is also a great character.  She isn’t liked by everyone, and ruffles some feathers of those she shares a basement with.

The writing flowed nicely for the most part.  There were times the writing would switch past and present tense within a sentence.  I also didn’t really care for Merrick’s POV.  It basically recounts everything that’s already happened.  I would love to see his POV in a forward motion instead of int he past.

Considering this is Crane’s first book, I think she did a pretty darn good job.  If you want a lot of love story with a little sci-fi, this is a good read for you!

FTC Disclaimer: This book was provided to me by the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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