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Hover (The Taking #2)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  1,317 ratings  ·  202 reviews
On Earth, seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander was taught to never peek, but if she hopes to survive life on her new planet, Loge, her eyes must never shut. Because Zeus will do anything to save the Ancients from their dying planet, and he has a plan.

Thousands of humans crossed over to Loge after a poisonous neurotoxin released into Earth's atmosphere, nearly killing them. Th...more
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published August 13th 2013 by Entangled Teen
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Stacia (the 2010 club)

I don't have to start a rebellion. It's already begun.

3.5 stars. I'm actually happy that Book 2 of The Taking reads less like Lux this time around and more like Divergent instead. While many might argue that Divergent isn't exactly the gold standard of excellence in sci-fi, I was more than okay with the shift. At least I don't have to complain about reading another paranormal book which just happens to feature aliens.

Why the Divergent comparison? The simulations immediately brought me back to...more
The note Gravity ended on has me pretty much going nuts for this book!
I am so very very very excited to read this!!

Jackson is great.

Seriously, its going to be a loonnngggggg wait..

What was with that ending? West is like a master at the cliffhanger. Geebuz.
Melissa West
Sep 18, 2013 Melissa West added it  ·  (Review from the author)
The Kindle version is now available everywhere! The glitch has been fixed. :) I'm so sorry for the delay!
Silvia Rodríguez Conejo
Nov 21, 2013 Silvia Rodríguez Conejo is currently reading it
Shelves: seq-er
Just one question: how do they expect me to wait til august for the next book? I'm just curious...
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Hover (The Taking #2) Review on K-Books

"My first thought every day for the rest of my life... will be you."

Oh. My. Alien. Goodness! This book was just un-freaking-believable! Right from the moment that I finished reading the first installment in this series, Gravity, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Hover and see what was going to happen. To me Gravity was a phenomenal start to a series and I desperately wanted to see what was going to happen. In no way whatsoever did I think that Hover could...more
Nov 25, 2012 Samantha marked it as to-read
The first book was only just released so I'm pretty sure this will come out towards the later half of 2013. Woe. :( I want more Jackson!!!
Two and a half stars: A disappointing sequel that presents little resolution and a cliffhanger ending.
Ari is still reeling from the fall out back on Earth. In an attempt to rid the Earth of the Ancients, a deadly toxin was released. Unfortunately, due to the symbiotic relationship between the Ancients and the humans, many humans were also poisoned, Ari among them. Jackson rescued Ari and brought her to Loge the planet of the Ancients. The maniacal leader, Zeus, is dangerous and he continues to...more
Aug 20, 2013 Nick rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Read more of my reviews at Nick's Book Blog.

Hover, the sequel to Gravity, was a fulfilling second book in the series although I did have a few qualms with it. Despite the few issues I had, the growth of the characters and the better understanding of the world building made this book a successful one for me.

Ari was a kick-ass character that I fell in love in the first book. In this book, she grew even further. She was bold, strong and wasn't afraid to fight for her loved ones. In Hover, she still...more
Review: 4 ½ out of 5 stars

Contains possible spoilers from the first book, Gravity.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in The Taking series, Gravity so I was more than eager to read the sequel Hover and it certainly lived up to all of my expectations and kept me flipping through the pages wanting to know more.

After the events at the end of the first book, Ari Alexander is now residing on the dying planet of Loge with the Ancients who she doesn’t trust and who don’t seem to trust her and Jackson L...more
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
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Apart from all the sequels that are coming out this year for me this one was one of the most expected title. I really, but really wanted to get that purple sky. But for real, when you leave me hanging with a cliffhanger it drives me crazy and when you add a new planet into all that I go insane.

Gravity, the first novel in this series, was one of those that caught my attention and like I said in my review it wasn't flawless but it was enjoyable. But for me the...more
Originally posted at City of Books

I was so psyched when I found out I won an eARC of Hover from Entangled! Needless to say, I started it immediately. Like the moment I received it. Hover, if you can imagine, is even better than Gravity! I gave both books 5 stars but I wish there was a way I could differentiate. Because this one is just mind-blowing. It's very different from Gravity, of course, since the entire book takes place on Loge, not Earth. And I loved the new setting, Loge sounds absolute...more
Samantha Martin
Hover is the haunting, captivating, and breathtaking sequel to Gravity. The reader is thrown into a new an alien world with Ari. The government unleashed a neurotoxin that when breathed, would kill the Ancients. But Zeus is not so easily fooled. He was prepared for the duplicity of Earth and a lot of humans lost there lives in one of the biggest epidemics in Earth’s history. Now Ari is stranded on a world not her own, with people who look at her with mixtures of hate and curiosity.

Ari trusted J...more
I was excited to find out what the ancient's planet was like, but honestly I was disappointed. It was a whole lot like Earth. In fact there wasn't much difference at all. This book was also somewhat frustrating. Mainly because I felt Ari was too headstrong and never thought things through before she acted. Her mind is like an open book to the ancients and I wondered why she wouldn't have worked a whole lot harder at blocking them from her thoughts. Also, I wondered what happened to her RES abili...more
May 12, 2014 Tina marked it as need-to-check-out
Oh my god, why do I have to wait so long?! I need this now, Jackson is dreamy.
I was so excited to get a copy of Hover after having read Gravity when it first came out. I love the concept of a possible alien invasion and travelling back and forth between worlds. So, when I knew that at least some of Hover would take place on another world, I was even more excited!

I was a little surprised when I didn't immediately fall in love with the book. That's not to say I wanted to put it down, because I didn't. In fact, I was reading another book prior to this, and put that one on ho...more
4.5 Stars!

There are two scenes in HOVER that I loved. The first involves Jackson's "dream" and the other involves water. You're welcome.

The rest of the book had me on the edge of my seat with my heart in my throat and I loved!

I wanted to high five Ari for her strength, the way she stands up to the uber creepy Zeus was amazing! Her stubbornness makes her brave, but it also makes her all kinds of stupid where Jackson is concerned. I mean, I get it, I do, Jackson lied and lying...more
Hover is the sequel to the very promising Gravity, West's fabulous Ya science fiction series. It's a short and fast read, set on the planet Loge after the big showdown on Earth at the end of Gravity. Ari is still completing her change into an Ancient and she has to find a place in the Ancient society. But this is not the paradise, people thought it might be. Because there's still Zeus who follows his own plans which includes the poor humans who've made it to Loge and the whole of humanity which...more
Special Review up on my blog august 6th in occasion of my "Dystopian Week". I have an ARC of this book

OMG It can't finish like this, I need "Collide" right now, OMG It's so so so good. I give it ten stars! Love Jackson <3 *_______________*

La recensione sul mio blog per l'iniziativa "Settimana della Distopia" che si protrae dal 1 all'8 agosto:

I have no fear. Not of losing the ones I love or war or even of becoming something other than what I’ve always be...more
Alicia (A Kernel of Nonsense)
Hover is the second book in Melissa West’s The Taking series. Ari, our intrepid heroine, finds herself on the planet Loge after the aftermath of humankind’s failed attack on the Ancients, an extraterrestrial race bent on inhabiting Earth.

“I’m left alone before the wall, no choice but to push aside doubts and trust…there is no time for second-guessing…no time for fear. There is no time for anything but action.” -Ari

I had really low expectations for Gravity, West’s first novel in the series, so wa...more
Katrina Tinnon
I can’t even begin to describe all the feels after reading Hover. I mean seriously, it’s hard to put into words. I’ve missed these characters so much.

I love that we get to see an unhinged Ari. She doesn’t know anything about Loge. She also doesn’t trust the people there. Everything seems so different. She has to struggle to find the confident person she was back in Sydia. And even in all the inner-battle, she still can’t seem to muster up the confidence. She also has a problem reacting to things...more
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Gravity ended with Ari arriving in Loge.Now,in Hover, she is trying to accept the fact that she's half Ancient and that she lives in a different planet with the help from Jackson and Emmy,her healer.She's pretty lucky because she gets to live with Jackson and his cousin and Emmy's grandson,Vill.Zeus makes her join the RES and she starts training with the rest of the group.The bright side?Jackson is her trainer.

Aug 25, 2014 Kristin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
This is a sequel to Gravity and you MUST read Gravity before reading this. You cannot just jump in and hope to catch up. It had been a while since I read Gravity and even I needed the refresher that the author gives when starting the book. It took me a little bit for me to get my bearings and to get back into the state of mind since Hover starts right where Gravity left off.

I don't want to give too much away in my review but all I can say is that although this story isn't as gruesome as the last...more
Kezia Goodman
I am bowled over by the suspense and intrigue packed into a short novel, only 219 pages ad it was nail bitter, had me at the edge of my seat worrying rollercoaster fun ride.

The ending was unexpected, and for me that is saying alto, cause most books their ends or inevitable and easy to read, however I did not see this deceit coming, but I have an idea of how it all happen who is who and what is what, but I won't spoil it for the last book of this trilogy.

Of course when ever the loving couple deci...more
Wow. So much happened in this book that I'm still trying to process it all. I loved this book! Hover took all the thrills, romance, and surprises that made Gravity such an awesome read and did it ten times better. If you liked Gravity, you are going to absolutely loved this book.

Ari becomes much stronger in this book. Though she faced, and took down, huge odds in book 1, she would also back down sometimes. In this book, that wasn't going to happen. Whether she wanted it or not, she was in the mi...more
Okay, so I gave Gravity 5 stars, can i give more than 5 stars to Hover? 'cuz it's waaaay better. While Gravity is more on the lighter side of dystopia, Hover is just so intense and action packed, you can certainly feel its dystopic nature.

Ari matures a lot. From the girl afraid to fail her father's expectations, to someone strong enough to trust others and make decisions on her own. She's one tough heroine. I love that she fell for the real Jackson harder than she fell for her Jackson Locke in...more
Chapter by Chapter
Hover by Melissa West After reading author Melissa West’sGravity, the first novel in herthe Takingseries, I was super excited to find out what would happen next to main character Ari Alexander. From howGravityleft off (Spoilers ahead so if you haven’t read the first book I request you check it out and leave now) Ari and thousands of other survivors ended up on Loge in hopes of survival from the neurotoxin that almost killed all of them.
Now Ari and Jackson are both trying to find a way to survive...more
Erin Arkin
Hover is book two of The Taking series and brings you back into the world of Ari and Jackson. If you recall, book one left off with thousands of humans being forced to cross over to Loge because of the poisonous neurotoxin that was released. The crossover was supposed to become but it turns out, they aren’t much better off on Loge as Zeus has plans for everyone, including Ari and Jackson.

Through conversations with her father and those now in power on Earth, Ari and Jackson have found out that Z...more
Aug 13, 2013 Jennifer added it
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So I was so excited to read this...also so nervous. Gravity was an awesomely amazing book and the ending, well let’s just say whoa. I’ve been waiting for Hover for a while and yes it made me nervous to pick it up but I’m happy to say I was not disappointed. The book absolutely played puppeteer with my heart strings but that’s because I am so heavily invested in the characters. This is one of those series that I think doesn’t get enough love. Everyone should read it! I don’t think you have to be...more
Jessica (Lovin' Los Libros)
Wow. What a sequel!!! I am seriously floored right now! I enjoyed the first book as you saw above, but I LOVED this second one! It has everything I could ever want- romance, action, betrayal, and it's a SCI-FI! Woooo! I'm so glad I read these back to back- but... holy cliffhanger on this one! I can't believe I have to wait for Book 3! *pouts* I did NOT see that twist coming... well, I was suspicious, but never did I think that ending would actually happen!

The book picks up right where Gravity l...more
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Melissa West writes heartfelt Southern romance and YA sci-fi romance,all with lots of kissing. Because who doesn't like kissing?. She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.

She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University.

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