Friday 28 February 2014

***Review*** Gravity by Melissa West

Gravity by Melissa West

Released: 18th December 2012
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Series: Yes, #1 in The Taking series
Source:  Netgalley
Format: Digital ARC
Find at: Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US | The Book Depository

Author Site: Melissa West

Many thanks to Netgalley and  the Publisher for my review copy, this is in exchange for an honest review.

  Goodreads Synopsis:

 In the future, only one rule will matter:

Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.

My Review:

This one started off really exciting but somewhere just after quarter of the way through I stared to disconnect with the characters.  Past that point it went off the boil really quickly, which is a real shame as it had such promise.  I feel so gutted actually. I was really looking forward to getting my teeth into this one.

The synopsis sounded just up my street, ticked all the boxed.  But sadly I won't be carrying on with this series as I barely struggled to finish the first book.  And that is not a good sign.  I normally find that book one wows me and book two has a hard time following up.  But I'm not going to even go there.  It took me such a long time to will myself to get through this first book.

I'm afraid I didn't really like the main character Ari and I failed to connect with her.

Sorry Melissa West I didn't like this book.

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Very disappointed and even more so as it was about aliens, and I love aliens!!

My Thoughts on the Cover
I do love the cover, I would certainly be drawn to this in the book store.  The only thing I think could be improved was the font type and maybe make the writing stand out more.


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