Collide by Forever


Collide

Synopsis:

Fated to love. Fated to break. Fated to die. 

As a loner his entire life, Shay Pearce feels abandoned and left for dead. Being stabbed in the back more times than he could possibly count has left his trust broken beyond repair. However, all of that threatens to change the moment he meets Avalon. She’s flawless, friendly, and incredibly talented at breaking through Shay’s defenses—which drives him absolutely insane. But there’s something alluring about her upbeat attitude and playful sense of humor, and before he can stop himself, he’s falling for her. 

When things take a turn for the worst, Shay discovers more about his world than he could’ve imagined in his wildest dreams. There’s far more to his existence than meets the eye. He knows one thing for sure: he has to fight the evil that haunts him. It’s the only way to save Avalon and finally get the vengeance that was always his. But some things were meant to be set in stone. If the course of fate cannot be altered, can Shay be saved… 


…from himself?

Review:

Wow I wasn't expecting Collide to be such a good book. This was one of those stories that just pulled me in right away. I was reading this while my husband was watching TV. Normally I can do both, watch TV and read and follow along with both story lines, but this book sucked me in so much I have no idea what he was even watching. Really a fantastic read.

Collide is one of those stories where you are wondering what exactly is going on in a very good way. You want to keep reading to find out what the deal is. It is obvious from the start something is odd with Avalon, but you aren't really sure if there is an issue with Shay as well. Does he cause whatever is wrong with Avalon? Is Avalon causing his weird issues? Do they work together to make something strange happen? What exactly is her issue? It was fun reading and finding out. Once you do it makes sense and is great and not like anything else I have read. I don't want to give away too much as it was better not knowing what is happening so you can discover it yourself.

Shay meets Avalon randomly one night in the woods. She is upset and crying and Shay tries to help comfort her. Shay is really sweet and great with Avalon. They really were so cute together, even though they did have their issues. They started as friends and gradually became more and fell in love. They do have kind of a rocky, volatile at times relationship but it was great seeing how they tried to overcome their issues to be together. They both have things they need to work on and one of my favorite scenes was actually the first time Shay asked Avalon if she wanted to be his girlfriend. They were both yelling and upset and angry and it was just kind of perfect. Then after that you get the super sweet do over which is great as well. They just really work well together even when they are screaming at each other.

So overall the entire story was amazing. What kept this book from being 5 stars for me? The ending. The big showdown. I was a little let down by that. It was just a bit too easy to defeat the bad guy. It was good, it wasn't terrible or anything, but it was missing just that extra oomph, that extra bit that would make it fantastic. It just seemed to happen to quickly and too easily, even though it wasn't really easy easy. Otherwise a great read.

Then once I read this story I look up about the author. Forever is a high school kid! That just blew me away. This book was so much better and the writing was so much better than most of the books I have read recently and it is written by a seventeen year old girl in high school. I can't wait to see what else she writes and see how she grows as a writer if this is any indication of what she is capable of.  Really seeing that someone so young wrote something so great just amazes me. Really well done. Can't wait to read more from this author.

Rating: 4.5/5

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