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Also by this author: Hover, Pieces of Olivia
Source: Received from publisher for my honest opinion
Don’t. Ever. Peek.
Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.
Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.
I’ve been reading a lot of sci-fi books, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Gravity is a mix between sci-fi and dystopian. Two great dystopians in one…. heck yeah!
The characters were great. Aria is a kick butt chick. She’s not that arrogant type that annoys the hell out of you either. She still has the same confusing emotions that all teenage girls have. I think that’s what makes her such a relatable character. Jackson is very mysterious. You never really understand his intentions. He’s also wicked hot, so that probably adds to his appeal. I adore him and think he’s a great character. I appreciated the fact that Aria and Jackson were faced with probably situations. Aria has to decide whether she trusts her dad an what the government has always told her. Jackson just wants to do what’s best for everyone.
There was quite a bit of action. I still wonder where all of the situations lead, and maybe things aren’t exactly what they seem. Gravity is fast paced, and you are thrown into the dynamics of this new way of living. The ending left me in “what the crap” mode. I can’t wait for the sequel, Hover.
Even if you aren’t a big fan of science fiction, I think you should give this one a try. You’ll like it.