Friday, November 2, 2012

                           Collide (Collide #1)

         Author: Shelly Crane
          Series: Collide Series
           Pages: 360
         Genre: YA Fiction/Romance
         Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

     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 disappears and people start to go missing only to reappear later, but different. Sherry has an abusive ex-boyfriend who shows up and clams 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 then. 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?

       One day on her way home Sherry looks up to see that the moon is gone, and no one knows why. All they know is that friends and family are dying then coming back, but they have creepy black eyes with black hair. They don't remember anyone from before at all. When Sherry gets home one day after the moon has disappeared she see's Matt her pushy, and abusive, ex-boyfriend hanging around her apartment. When she tries to get rid of him, he drugs her and takes her and her brother Danny to a underground bunker type thing. Where Matt proceeds to tell her he's not Matt at all he is actually Merrick, her brother's keeper and Danny is a special a person that is destined for something great and that keeper is a protector. And the moon has disappeared because the lighters have left it to take over earth.

       I read this book a while ago and have to say Shelly Crane is an amazing author. The concept is definitely different, it has a Dystopian feel to it. It gives a new meaning to the phrase, the man in the moon, or in this case creatures in the moon. This is a unique and interesting story that had me captivated from page one. Every time I put it down I found myself picking it back up, it was just that good. This one stuck with me for a while after reading it I just could not get it out of my head.This read will grab you from the beginning and you won't regret it. I loved It so much I bought book two Uprising before I was even done with book one. I give it five stars and can't wait to read more of this series.