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Collide by Shelly Crane
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Dec 28, 2011

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bookshelves: dystopia, fantasy, young-adult, text-to-speech-enabled
Recommended to Darlene by: Tiffany King's Ascended
Recommended for: the author
Read from December 28 to 30, 2011 , read count: once is quite enough

The only reason this book is getting three stars is because the story pushed me to finish. The editing was at first draft, November 30th level. Maybe a spell check had been done but not much else.

I read it because of the preview in Ascended, which did seem to be edited, the preview of this book, to clarify.

As an older reader, I have to admit that there was far too much romance and attempted rape both the result of repressive thinking. 'I'm saving myself for marriage' line was over done, especially when the girl spent much of her time seducing and daydreaming about her alien. If she had been half so much into her philosophy then her alien wouldn't have needed to be the strong one, cooling said girl's jets.

The really sad part of this book is that instead of focusing on the end of the world and how to help, the main characters spent their time looking over daisies and pulling love-me, love-me-not petals. A little romance is nice but dwelling in seducive virgin-land when the roof is on fire, especially with present/past-tense and other severe editing issues made this quite the disappointing read. Then leaving us with a cliffhanger ...

Tightened up, cleaned up this could be a wonderful story.
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S. I will happily skip this one. lol


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