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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  497 ratings  ·  132 reviews

I should have died when I was shot at the Halloween dance.

Instead I woke up—one week earlier, in a parallel universe where my mom's fatal car accident six months ago never happened.

A world with my mom still in it was all I ever wanted. But in this timeline, everything is different—my grades, my friends, and even my boyfriend. I'm a stranger in my own body, and I don’t
Kindle Edition, 310 pages
Published February 9th 2017 by Dreamscape Publishing
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Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Collide introduces us to Anna who has lost her mother recently and gone through a rough time recovering from the loss. Now she is focused on school and has her boyfriend Jake that she's really close with and the promise of the upcoming Halloween dance. We follow Anna through the week leading up to the dance but during the actual event things go horribly wrong when a shooter appears and Anna is the target.

Rewind a week and Anna awakens in what seems to be a parallel universe after her horrid nig
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Collide is a wonderfully addictive read, one I found impossible to put down. Honestly, it was so much more than I’d expected it to be, leaving me fearful I will be unable to do it any real justice in my review.
Collide takes a very interesting topic and creates an intricate story that will pull you in from start to end. For those who know of it, the book takes the topic of the multiverse and gives us a parallel universe story mixed with a time travelling story. It had the potential to become con
Michelle Madow has done it again - written a very different, highly individual story. In this case a teenager attends the school Halloween dance, where she is shot. Instead of dying, however, she awakens a week earlier in a parallel universe, one where her Mom wasn’t killed in a car accident six months ago, a universe where her friends, grades and especially her boyfriend are totally different. The story explores, through the parallel universes, how choices can have long lasting impacts.It also ...more
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
original review @

I was so excited that I was chosen to be a part of the ARC team for this book. Thank you so much for the chance.

If you know me then you will know that I’m love anything TIME-TRAVEL. The synopsis of this book caught my attention. We follow our main character, Anna and the incidents leading up to the Halloween Dance where she is shot. She wakes up in a parallel universe to the start of the week before the Halloween dance but everything has changed. Her
Karen Barber
May 19, 2017 rated it liked it
This was going to be four stars, as I loved the idea and our main character. Unfortunately, some elements of the book were just too frustrating to not affect how I felt about it.
There's a really fresh feel at the start. We're introduced to Anna, our main character, and learn all about how she's spent months dealing with her mother's death in a car accident. We get a clear sense of the bond between her and boyfriend Jake, and I was pretty amazed when they go to a Halloween dance and there's a sho
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW. This was hard to put down and the ending - HEY we need an ending, Michelle!

This felt very Alice in Wonderland-ish as far as Anna's desperation and confusion, and I was impressed with Zac, Claire, and Jake's loyalty to Annabelle, considering that Anna's story was off-the-hook crazy. They believed her and did all the could to help and support her in spite of how impossible her situation seemed. I would LOVE to see what Annabelle was up to this entire time - hoping that a story that tells her
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
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This book was definitely an engaging read! It was better than expected! I loved the concept of Parallel universe portrayed in it and also the mystery surrounding the gunman’s identity. I liked all the characters and how well they connected with each other. This is my second book from Michelle Madow, though I didn’t loved the Remembrance series, I enjoyed reading this book. I loved the beautiful cover of this book and its intriguing premise is t
Dec 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Overall it was a pretty decent book. It was a clean easy ready that definetly pulls you in. The story line may have been a bit predictible, and the characters a bit easy to believe what they were told, but I didn't really mind it. For me reading is sometimes just about getting lost in the story for a bit, and this book did that. At the end of the book I found myself what came next for the characters, and to me that is always a good sign. ...more
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

Collide by Michelle Madow is one of those books that easily sweeps you away from reality. It's Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Romance with some mystery thrown in. The story was very fast paced, and I felt completely invested in the outcomes & lives of these characters. At first, the ending was abrupt. I had more questions than answers, and I was beyond disappointed and frustrated. BUT, there is an epilogue on the author's website! This epilogue is much needed! It answer
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts:

I was ecstatic to begin my reading journey with Collide! I was very lucky to read the very beginning of the story as a teaser, and it just made me anticipate Collide even more! After reading Michelle Madow's, Elementals Series, I have come to love her fun, care-free, adventurous, and fast-paced writing style.

Collide is a titillating and enthralling young adult fantasy. Anna is at the end of her junior year of high school when her mother dies in a tragic car accident. The family is de
Jan 28, 2017 rated it liked it
I was really excited for this book because the idea of multiple dimensions truly fascinates me. Overall it was a decent read but it didn't knock my socks off. It's a fun, fast paced, enjoyable read but I believe there is a lot more that could have been done with the story. Additionally, it left some questions unanswered that I was very eager to have answered. Thus, I was left wanting more. Some people may enjoy that element of it but I'm not one of them. Notwithstanding this, I'd still recommend ...more
Jan 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: ableist idiots
for the full review, and some ranty stuff about ableist language, check out my blog between the pages

i quite enjoyed this book as a whole. i found it extremely intriguing. with most books, i tend to be able to guess the end before it's anywhere near. i mean, the elementals series (also by madow) were extremely predictable. this book, not so much. i had guessed a couple people as the shooter, but it was none of the ones i thought. one thing i don't like is how the murderer was shown as having a m
Sarah Crawford
Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
This is an interesting story but with some things left unexplained. Anna is in love with Jake and they go to a dance at school. Someone shoots and kills Jake and possibly kills Anna as well.

But Anna awakens in a parallel reality but one week before the shooting. Her mother is alive in this reality (deceased in the other one), Jake is not her boyfriend (he has his own girlfriend), her room is different and to top that off she wants to convince some people that the dance on the coming Friday will
Cecily Wolfe
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This. was. fantastic.

So excited to have my hands on this so quick after publication, but that just means I have to wait longer for the sequel. Or does it? I think I might be as confused as Anna/Annabelle is. This is a great story for readers of Claudia Gray's Firebird series (multiverses!) and Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall. It starts off with a bang and ends . . . well, it doesn't, hence the very serious need for the sequel RIGHT NOW. The Elementals series was good, but this is already great. Ma
Kira Moericke
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
For the most part, I really enjoyed this book. Anna was a good character and the plot was well-crafted. There were only a few things that prevented me from giving this book five stars.

The first one being Jake’s and Zac’s personalities. There wasn’t much of a difference between the two: they’re both nice guy who love Anna and would do anything for her. They were basically the same guy with different names.

The second was the ending: it just felt incomplete to me. I think the author could have crea
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, arc
Kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

Originally posted @ Miranda's Book Blog

Collide is written in Madow's signature style, fast-paced non-stop action with plenty of twist to keep you guessing and characters that will make you smile. Once again, this author has created an amazing story that I didn't want to put down!

Collide in 5 words: Fun mysterious action-filled fantasy.

Storyline: I was hooked from the beginning. Immediately after reading the first couple of paragraphs
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing. I loved the story, characters, in fact pretty much everything about it. It is a fast paced and thrilling read. Once I started it I simply couldn't put it down.
Anna has already lived through this week and it didn't end so well for her. But this is not her world. She is in an alternative reality and there is a chance that she might be able to change things. It won't be easy because everything is upside down, her friends are strangers to her and strangers are now her friends.
Abigail (Abbie) Osborne
Let me start by saying I did like this book. It kept me reading, and it only took me a couple of hours to finish. The reason I'm only given it three stars is that I worked out who was behind the shooting nearly straight away. I also don't like the ending. I HATE endings that stop and don't finish the story they started. I know that some people prefer to decide themselves what happened and that is why authors do this sometimes, but I can't stand it. I feel cheated. This is personal preference so ...more
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it

I really enjoyed Collide! I found the premise to be really interesting, and I liked how strong the characters are. Collide is a YA read, and is told from Anna's POV. Collide deals with the topic of parallel universes; different decisions creating different paths, and follows Anna as she finds herself in a universe where her mother was never killed. Anna goes to her school's Halloween dance with her boyfriend Jake and some friends, when someone begins shooting. Jake and Anna are both shot, and An
Emily (Falling for YA)
Feb 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book, reviewed
Collide follows Anna after she is shot at a high school dance and transported to a parallel universe where her mother is still alive. The catch is that she is transported to a week before the dance and she will do anything to stop the shotting from happening.

I liked the idea and plot of this book. It was a cross between Before I Fall and the movie Groundhogs Day. It was fast-paced and I never felt like there were scenes that could have been omitted. I think this is a strength in Madow's writing.
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Title: Collide
Author: Michelle Madow
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: Ebook
Pages: 310
Rating: 4.5
Heat: 2

Thoughts: This was a very fast paced, exciting book. Although, I figured out who it was before it was revealed the rest of the story was very interesting. My only problem was the ending, for me there wasn't any closure and that bothers me. I want to know what happened along with why it happened. Plus some of it didn't make sense, but I don't want to give anything away so you'll have to r
Christine Karmelreads2665 W.
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Time Shift

Lets just say wow, I did not really expect this story to hold my attention they way it did but I am glad I chose to finish this book. This is a YA book but i don't regret reading it.

It was not that it was gripping tale but it was consistent in writing and the development of the story line. The characters were varied and almost typical of high school students of today. By the time I got to the end of the book I was pissed because it left me hanging.

Kudos Michelle, you captured my attent
Debbie Eyre
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Once I started reading Collide I just couldn't put it down! From the start it gripped me and i could relate to each & every character. I just had to know what was going on & how the characters would try to change things and how it would all end up! Was quite fast pacing and a definite page turner and would recommend! ...more
Megan Coppadge
This book is so crazy! I couldn't stop reading it! I honestly didn't know if I would like this book. I don't read a lot of parallel universe books, have never really liked them. But this was great! It also has a bit of romance in it AND it ends with a cliff hanger which I hope leads to a second book!! ...more
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Kendall {Book Crazy}
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
4.5 stars!

I was really excited to read this book, so I squealed when I was picked to receive an ARC! The book sounded amazing and the cover is stunning! I've also read a few of this author's other books and loved them, so I knew that this book was going to be just as amazing! And I was right! This book only took me a few sittings to read and I read the first half in one sitting! It was also refreshing to read a Young Adult book again! I've read so many New Adult and Adult books recently, so it w
Michael  Thal
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The last day of spring break Anna (aka Annabelle) and younger brother Eric have the opportunity to go out for dinner with their parents. Eric wants Italian and Anna craves sushi. Mom tosses a coin, Anna picks heads, and pizza wins. Lucky for them! The following morning the news reported an outbreak of food poisoning at the Japanese restaurant.

Or were they lucky? If Anna had called tails instead, her mother would have eaten sushi and be too sick to go to the hospital where she worked as a doctor
CrazyCat (Alex)
Nooooooo! WHAT!? Is this really the end? What happens when the clock strikes midnight? And what about Zac? He is so in love and gave everything to safe Anna, hoe can she not fall in love with him? Yeah, I know, she loved Jake. But in this new world, she could have had a new start. It might not be easy to see him with Marisa, but now Anna will not get her back as a friend. Ever. She should have give it more time with Zac. There where feelings for him, so it could have been something new. I'm not ...more
Mar 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
Konsepnya bagus, tapi...

Ada banyak yg gak kusuka di buku ini...

here you go the review...

Pertama zach bilang :
“Well, she’s my girlfriend, and I want her back,” he said. “This is her life—not yours. You need to let her come back.”

Setelah itu Zach bilang :
"But Annabelle… I won’t give up. You might not remember us being together, but you would want me to fight for you. So that’s what I’m going to do.”

Ha. Ha. Ha. Zach galau!!

Aku suka konsep alternate universe instead travel time. Soal
Pauline Anne
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, polankasag
I received an advanced copy in return for an honest review.
Another great novel from Michelle Madow. I'd already thoroughly enjoyed her Elementals series and was thrilled when the opportunity to read her new work came up. It's also a different genre- alternative reality. What if you wake up after a tragic event and have the possibilty to start the week all over again and maybe change the outcome? That's what happens to our teenage protagonist Anna/ Annabelle. Anna finds herself in another reality
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