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(The Taking #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  2,309 ratings  ·  262 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.
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
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and Netgalley.)

Just because you arent afraid doesnt mean there isnt a reason to be afraid.

This was a brilliant Sci-Fi sequel, and I loved Zeuss evil ideas!

I liked Ari and Jackson in this book, although their decisions didnt always make sense. I liked how they cared more about other people than themselves though, and werent afraid to risk their own lives if they thought it
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
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..
Nov 07, 2012 rated it really liked it

What was with that ending? West is like a master at the cliffhanger. Geebuz.
Melissa West
Sep 17, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Kayleigh {K-Books}
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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"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
Nov 25, 2012 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!!!
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: won, arc, for-review
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
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

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
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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 doesnt trust and who dont seem to trust her and Jackson
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hover continues the story of one girls extraordinary duty to try and bring aliens and humans and allow them to live in peace with each other without the threat of war over their shoulder all the time.

After the events of Gravity, Ari Alexander is now stuck on Loge, the land of the Ancients with no way to return home to Earth or speak to her friends or family. And suddenly everyone Loge is turning to her to help their planet, which is slowly dying under a cruel and relentless ruler. With the help
Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi/James
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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
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Aug 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian, sci-fi, arc
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 Ive always
Oct 05, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Feb 21, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Jul 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
The prospect of finding out what the ancient's planet was like was one thing that drove me to read Hover, 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. ...more
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I just woke up one day and thought to myself: Hey, have I finished that book about some alien invasion and hot alien dude? So I looked for the book and have been busy since then reading it.

It's action packed. Ari has her hands full of a new planet, rebellion talks, torture. Her mind filled with plans, ideas, strategies. Her heart...pining after Jackson.

I loved this one. Just as much as I remember loving the first one. There are some stuff from the previous books mentioned here and there so I
Aug 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short, and ends on a cliffhanger. Why is a teenager leading a rebellion? Also, Ari gains a magical healing ability. The book was okay to read, but the more I think about it the more I didn't enjoy it.
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Geez Louis

Thats all I have to say
Jen (Jen & Mel's Book Nook)
I feel like Hover wasn't quite as good as Gravity, the first book in this series, but only by a little bit. I still read this book pretty quickly and while I was interested enough to keep reading, I also wasnt left feeling completely satisfied. I felt like I wanted a little bit more from this book, though I dont exactly know what that was.

It also felt to me like there wasnt actually a whole lot of plot happening. There was lots of new information learned and quite a lot of planning and
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Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Ari Alexander is now in a new world. Loge is nothing like Earth. With a heartless and brutal leader who seems to be everywhere, Ari is more in danger than she was in Earth. And knowing that the
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, young-adult
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
Apr 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in The Taking series. It picks up right where the first one left off, which is exactly what it was supposed to do after the major cliffhanger the first book ended on. And while the story is fast-paced and exciting, sometimes I wanted to throw this book out the window. Why does Ari need to be such a stereotypical teenage female character? One sentence she's trying to figure out why she's pushing Jackson away and the next minute she's literally yelling at him for no reason ...more
Erin Arkin
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 arent 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
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorite
An eARC copy was provided to read and review.

After Gravity left its readers with a huge cliffhanger, I honestly didnt know what to expect from Hover. But I just knew that this book would be well worth the wait and even better than the first.

After the recent events of Gravity, Ari will find herself in difficult and conflicting situations torn between her duty to the humans as their next commander and her undeniable feelings for Jackson, Ari will have to learn to make the hardest decisions all
Jun 04, 2013 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 lets just say whoa. Ive been waiting for Hover for a while and yes it made me nervous to pick it up but Im happy to say I was not disappointed. The book absolutely played puppeteer with my heart strings but thats because I am so heavily invested in the characters. This is one of those series that I think doesnt get enough love. Everyone should read it! I dont think you have to be a ...more
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Hover by Melissa West After reading author Melissa Wests Gravity, the first novel in her the Taking series, I was super excited to find out what would happen next to main character Ari Alexander. From how Gravityleft off (Spoilers ahead so if you havent 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
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Melissa West is the USA TODAY bestselling author of swoony 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

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