This will be a real experience for me as I am reading and reviewing Shelly Crane's four book series Collide. The series includes Collide, Uprising, Catalyst and Revolution.
Collide begins with an introduction to our heroine, Sherry Elizabeth Patterson, her brother Danny and her abusive boyfriend Matt. The moon has disappeared, and Earth has been invaded by Lighters and Keepers and a war is imminent between the two invaders. Matt returns for Sherry explaining she must go with him as well as her brother Danny. Matt says he will protect them, but he has to drug them to be successful in his efforts to spirit them away to safety. Such sets the stage for the adventure and dangers of a lifetime! Truth emerges when Matt explains he is no more, but his flesh has become host to Merrick, a Keeper who has watched over his Special, Danny, and consequently his sister as well.
Ms Crane's writing has a style that continually pushes the story forward and the story is easily read. The book is full of action and adventure. It even includes an accidental romance that takes everyone involved by surprise. Characters are all very well developed and exhibit all the emotions that the end of the world survivalists would experience. The only disturbing part for me was how beautiful Sherry was described and being a person that all men would want. I got it the first time and didn't need the repeated text. Still, I certainly enjoyed the first book, Collide and I am so glad that the four books in the series are approaching the series end in Revolution to be released September 14th. I just can't wait!
I'm appraising this book as 3 winks due to the interesting storyline, interesting characters and a convincing
battle of good vs evil.
Now on to read Uprising!