I received this book for free from Blog Tour, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hover by Melissa West
Series: The Taking
Published by Entangled Teen on August 13, 2012
Genres: Sci-Fi, YA
Source: Blog Tour, Publisher
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Also in this series: Collide
Also by this author: Gravity, Pieces of Olivia
On Earth, seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander was taught to never peek, but if she hopes to survive life on her new planet, Loge, her eyes must never shut. Because Zeus will do anything to save the Ancients from their dying planet, and he has a plan.
Thousands of humans crossed over to Loge after a poisonous neurotoxin released into Earth's atmosphere, nearly killing them. They sought refuge in hopes of finding a new life, but what they became were slaves, built to wage war against their home planet. That is, unless Ari and Jackson can stop them. But on Loge, nothing is as it seems...and no one can be trusted.
I can’t even begin to describe all the feels after reading Hover. I mean seriously, it’s hard to put into words. I’ve missed these characters so much.
I love that we get to see an unhinged Ari. She doesn’t know anything about Loge. She also doesn’t trust the people there. Everything seems so different. She has to struggle to find the confident person she was back in Sydia. And even in all the inner-battle, she still can’t seem to muster up the confidence. She also has a problem reacting to things instead of thinking them through, but she wouldn’t be the person she is if she didn’t jump the gun, and go on instinct.
I felt peeved at Jackson at the end of Gravity. Seriously, I was so mad that he was not at all who he pretended to be. But on Loge, we get to see the real him, and how brave he is. He always acted like he wasn’t scared of anything, but he has a lot to fear at home. He’s not at all like he seemed before, and always thinks about protecting Ari. I also like that he doesn’t rush to make Ari forgive him or anything. He lets her come to that conclusion herself.
Now Zeus. He’s one villain I’m loving to hate. Seriously, dude is nuts. He had me clenching my fists while reading. I’m not sure I would have been able to show any restraint in dealing with that man.
The storyline is paced slowly. I’m still not sure exactly how much time is passing in Loge, but I do know that we learn so much about the characters, and the people on this planet. Any leader would do what they must to keep their people alive, but I don’t agree with Zeus at all. I also found myself completely stunned by some characters. I mean, when you’re planning some important stuff, you like to know who you can trust.
And the ending KILLED me! Complete cliffhanger. I even scrolled down a few more pages to see if I was missing any. Nope, I wasn’t. Apparently Melissa likes to torture us readers. I do know that I cannot wait for the next book! I was completely shocked after reading this. Ask the hubby, he had to listen to my rambling, which made no sense, for at least 30 minutes. Finally he turned up his COD game so he couldn’t hear. This is definitely an awesome sequel, and I’d recommend this series to anyone!
“No, it’s just a girl and a boy, staring into each others’ eyes, lost to anything but each other.”
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