July 28, 2011

Review: Collide by Shelly Crane

Review of Collide by Shelly Crane

Title: Collide

Author: Shelly Crane

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Source: ebook from author

Goodreads summary:

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?

My take:

Sherry has a horrible boss, hippy parents and a lazy brother. She is lonely and her abusive ex-boyfriend doesn't make her life any better. But one day the moon goes missing and "visitors" show up in other peoples dead bodies. This is where her boring life makes a u turn.

So we have the Lighters who are bad. But they come to earth making people think they are good and that the Keepers are the bad guys. Which in all actuality the Keepers are good. In fact they are here watching over the Specials. Who are humans with a special purpose in their life, they just don't know what it is yet. Confused yet? Don't be. Shelly explains the whole story clearly. She pulls you in and you just want to stay there and never leave. I was constantly thinking about it when I wasn't reading it and forcing myself to put it down so I could go to sleep late at night.

Characters...oh wow the characters. I love these people if they were my own family..if not better. She gives each character the perfect amount of attention so you know who they are. My favorite? Merrick of course. I adore him. So adorable and cute and funny. But best of all so protective and loving. I want a Merrick of my own. *And I will hug him and squeeze him and call him George, er Merrick* Well hubby might not approve of this. Oh well. Sherry can have him for now. I love how everyone bands together and become a family living in hiding. What a great group of people, taking care of each other and being there during the times it was needed.

Like I said before, your drawn into the story. Riding on the highs of love right along with the characters...and fearing the unknown of a world spiraling out of control. The story and the characters stay with you long after your done reading.

Absolutely A Must Read!

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