Skip to main content

ARC Review: Collide by Michelle Madow





I should have died when I was shot at the Halloween dance.

Instead I woke up—one week earlier, in a parallel universe where my mom's fatal car accident six months ago never happened.

A world with my mom still in it was all I ever wanted. But in this timeline, everything is different—my grades, my friends, and even my boyfriend. I'm a stranger in my own body, and I don’t like who I’ve become.

But one thing is the same—that shooting will still happen at the end of the week.

I'm the only one who knows. Which means I'm the only one who can stop it.

But first I need to convince someone—anyone—that I’m telling the truth... and then get them to help me.

Series: Standalone

Source: Sent by the author in exchange for an honest review
Format: ebook
Pages: 308
Genre: YA action-adventure/mystery + fantasy

Rating: 4 Stars
Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
Release Date: February 9th 2017


My Thoughts...
Collide is written in Madow's signature style, fast-paced non-stop action with plenty of twist to keep you guessing and characters that will make you smile. Once again, this author has created an amazing story that I didn't want to put down! 

Collide in 5 words: Fun mysterious action-filled fantasy.

Storyline: I was hooked from the beginning. Immediately after reading the first couple of paragraphs I felt the nostalgia practically dripping from the pages. Madow has a way of pulling you into the character's head and I felt like a teen all over again!

Quite quickly though the mood changes into a more somber, almost melancholy feel. Not without reason, the main-character Anna has recently lost her mother from a drunk driver hitting her. 

Not only does she lose her mother but she also loses her boyfriend from a school shooting at the Halloween Dance. 

Imagine waking up the next morning and you are a week into the past, AND in another universe! Ever heard of the multiverse theory? I LOVE that Michelle uses it in Collide

Characters: I really enjoyed each and every character in this book. They are all written into incredibly realistic people. I felt like I knew them! 

Watching Anna get to know her friends all over again in the parallel universe was super intriguing. I loved how they were the same people but different due to the experiences that made them who they are. 

Other things I liked about Collide:
1. It reminded me of a YA version of Groundhog Day
2. The series, real-world issues of gun violence: On the surface this book may feel like a light read but it does deal with a few serious issues. 
3. Fast-pacing (Of course!).
4. The Ending- I can't tell you anything but at first I thought 'wait, no...that can't be the end!' but after simmering on the ending I absolutely loved it! 

All-In-All:
I'd recommend this book to anyone with the following:
1. A Book Hangover- Collide if the perfect cure!
2. If you're a fan of the multiverse theory. 
3. Or if you like time-travel!
4. Love fast-paced adventure type books. 
5. Are a fan of Groundhog Day

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Review: The Gender Game by Bella Forrest - Violet is such a strong, brave and amazing character!

Series: The Gender Game #1
Source: Netgalley
Format: ebook
Pages: 640
Genre: Upper YA Dystopian + a sprinkle of forbidden romance
Rating: 5 Stars
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 24th 2016

A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates's world by gender.
Women rule the East. Men rule the West.

Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus.

Ever since the death of her mother, Violet's life has been shadowed by bad luck. Already a prisoner to her own nation, after two unfortunate incidents resulting in womanslaughter, now she has been sentenced to death.

But one decision could save her life.

One decision to enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.

Everything about the patriarchy defies Violet's identity, but she must sacrifice many things if she wishes to survive the forbidden kingdom... including forbidden love.

In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive...
My Thoughts... Written in the way of Deliriumwith romance similar to…

Review: A Shade of Vampire By Bella Forrest - Such a fun read! More please!

Series: A Shade of Vampire #1
Source: Amazon Kindle Store
Format: ebook
Pages: 149
Genre: YA Fantasy +Vampires + Magic
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 17th 2012

On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.

A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her p…

All About That Cover: The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries #1) by L.J. Smith - An oldie but a goodie!

"All About That Cover" is a weekly feature that focuses on the differences between various book covers of the same book, such as cover changes, covers from different countries as well as special editions. 
Original Cover vs. TV tie-in edition


I don't know about y'all but I will always love the original cover. There's just something about YA book covers from the 90's. Notice the raven feather, too bad they didn't give Daemon shifting powers in the show!