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Colliding Skies

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Since Skye Reilly can remember, she has been looking up to the stars. With high school graduation upon her, her telescope in one hand and her college acceptance letter in the other, she has life as meticulously mapped out as her star chart. That is, until the Celeians arrive and she meets Ethan, an alluring alien. Ethan collides into her like an asteroid, causing a gravita ...more
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Published March 6th 2018 by Oftomes Publishing (first published 2018)
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Ben Alderson
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well. What can I say?


A sci-fi romance that ticks all the right boxes. This is Oftomes first debut releasing next year. I adore this story and the characters. I will never forget how this book made me feel when I read the submission.

The 5th Wave meets the CW’s Starcrossed
Full Review: 3/6/2018

***Actual rating: 3.5/5 Celeian Stars***

The point at which the gravitational pull becomes so great, it makes escape impossible.

Whoa, I think I just came back from a spectacular space exploration as well as a multi-dimensional world. Here’s the thing about Colliding Skies. It shows you what the outer space looks like, how the extraterrestrial creatures may not be as scary as the scientists describe and how interspecies relationship might actually work.

Victoria Scott
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! Full review to come. 😍
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Checkout my full review on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot....

Oh what an emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end! I was immediately ensnared and I finished this book in a few hours. Colliding Skies is definitely a mix of The 5th Wave and Star Crossed (tv show) that I believe everyone will love. This book has everything that I loved, sci-fi, aliens, star crossed romance, an intriguing plot, and SPACE. I won't forget how Skye and Ethan made me feel. I simply could not put this
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t put it down. This was a read-any-chance-I-got book. A I-have-to-know-what-happens-next book. I can’t wait for the next one!
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wish to thank OfTomes Publishing for sending me a copy for review. This was my favorite book so far!

This story was a strange mix of contemporary romance and sci-fi and I loved it! It work really well for me! Skye story starts when an alien invasion strikes DC and she is now faced with the consequences of this incident. The central portion of the plot is of course, Skye's life and romance with Ethan and yet I was still able to understand much of what was happening around with some subtle hints
Catherine Girard-Veilleux
*I received an ARC for free by Oftomes Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!*

IMPORTANT: I was kindly given this book for reviewing. However, I’m not one for sci-fi and even less sci-fi romance. BUT this is NOT a negative review; it is quite positive, on the contrary! I just want to tell you that my opinion might not be trustworthy when it comes to the sci-fi romance in this book. So, I will focus on other interesting elements and simply skim the actual romance to make a fair re
S.E. Anderson
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-gals
I was really excited to get a copy of this book: I love YA sci-fi, adore the alien/human relationship trope, and was so eager to connect with an MC who loves space as much as me. But I was really let down with this book. This is just my personal opinion and I can see why people loved the book, but for me, there were quite a few problems I just couldn't get past.

The first chapter was riveting. I loved the straight to action pacing: was pulled straight in, instantly connected with Skye and was so
Boundless Book Reviews
This story is described in the blurb for fans of the 5th Wave and Starcrossed; I haven’t read either of those so I can’t attest to that. What I kept thinking was it reminded me of Twilight. No there aren’t Sparkly Vampires. What it does have is a forbidden teenage romance with an immortal and love triangle.  And to be honest, at this point I am a bit team Taylor, call me crazy I love an underdog.  

Colliding Skies is set up to be a saga, not sure how many books Zaken has planned but the first end
I’m not really a big alien fan and wasn’t really sure if this book was going to be my cup of tea - but how wrong was I!

I loved the intergalactic love story between Skye and Ethan. It was very reminiscent of Twilight and the love story between Bella and Edward (forbidden love with the hint of danger in them getting too close and the love triangle including Taylor).

The writing was great and very well paced. Nothing seemed to drag or slow the story down. The characters were interesting and engaging
C. Kopf
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Forbidden romance? Check.

Aliens and Space? Check.

Star-crossed lovers (literally)? Check.

Colliding Skies is a novel that you must read if you enjoy these elements. It was so fun to see Ethan and Skye together and their romance unfold!

Part of what makes Colliding Skies so special is the world building. Although the alien race may seem like perfection to some, I really felt this element made them even more tempting and deadlier to the humans in this book. It made the romance even spicier for me,
Marty Mayberry
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is fantastic. It grabs you from page one and holds on until the end. I can't wait to see what the writer comes up with next! ...more
From the very first paragraph, Colliding Skies by Debbie Zaken pulled me in with it’s intriguing storyline and captivating characters. Skye Riley, her family, friends and the entire world witness the arrival of the Celeians, an advanced species from a galaxy light years away. Aliens, as you might say. For the most part, they blend in with their human-like forms and start interacting with important people in world governments, including Skye’s father. It doesn’t take long for Skye to interact wit ...more
Stéphanie Louis
# What I liked
So, first of all, I really liked the alien invasion. Alien coming down on planet earth and looking like human beings. (Only flaw they are perfect in every way imaginable) And that already at the beginning of the book! I really enjoyed that because the author came directly to the point! Next thing I like in a sci-fi book is when Space is involved. I'm kind of fascinated by Space. Don't ask me why because I don't have an answer to that but I'm just obsessed with it. (Fun Fact: I hate
Jess (terrifyinglyfictional)
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

**I was given a copy of this by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**


I'm not usually into sci-fi so I was a bit hesitant about this one. But wow! What usually takes me a couple days to read, I finished in about 24 hours!

It was so hard to put this book down. From the beginning, I fell in love with the characters right off the bat.

I will admit (because I was obsessed with it when it was first published) this book d
K.E. Radke
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Quirky teen romance that makes you fall in love with the stars in the sky and hunky aliens light years beyond. Its Twilight with a dab of The Lunar Chronicles and a dash of Strange the Dreamer.
M.E. Aster
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was an intriguing sci-fi story filled with romance and drama and danger. I was instantly drawn into it and I loved the character of Skye and her obsession with the stars and love. This is a great read for people of all ages and it is one of my favorite stories that I’ve read this year.
Chynna Williams
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Since Skye Reiley can remember, she has been looking up to the stars. With high school graduation upon her, her telescope in one hand and her college acceptance letter in the other, she has life as meticulously mapped out as her star chart. That is, until the Celeians arrive and she meets Ethan, an alluring alien. Ethan collides into her like an asteroid, causing a gravitational shift in Skye’s trajectory and hurling her life into a cataclysmic collision course of interplanetary propor
S.J. Lomas
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was excited to read this because the blurb sounded fantastic. The book started with a bang and I immediately liked the characters of Skye and Taylor. I thought the depiction of the aliens and their effect on the citizens was really compelling and the potential for great tension was there. When Skye met the aliens, including Ethan, things started to move very fast.
I was disappointed in how the relationship between Skye and Taylor played out. About halfway through the book, things reminded me v
Candyce Kirk
Mar 05, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

This book started off so strong and had so much potential. Unfortunately it turned in tp a book only about a fprbidden relationship that was a bit too much of 'instalove' for me. While a forbidden relationship could've been interesting, I want more than just that. We barely learn anything about these aliens and what they want. Besides a little about the news through the chapter, it's mostly Skye thinking about her relationship. The most exciting parts of the book don't come until the la
Marissa Dike
Jul 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Young adult science fiction is definitely not a genre that I read very often, but I did enjoy this one. I remember being seventeen and reading Twilight for the first time, and this was a very similar Edward/Bella type romance - an average girl and a handsome, otherworldly creature get together, but what is he hiding?? Fans of the genre will most certainly like this one, and to be perfectly honest I actually did find myself embracing my inner geek during the science/astronomy dialogue. 3.5/5
Megan (Curls.Creativity.Chaos)
Imagine a world where aliens walk among us. They help our people, share their technology, and look like the human benchmark of an intergalactic supermodel. These aliens have abilities that the human race can only dream of, and they want to share them with all of humanity.

Sounds a little too good to be true, doesn’t it?

That is the premise of Colliding Skies. This novel tells the story of Skye, the smart and pretty young woman who has been watching the stars for as long as she can remember. She ha
Ed Pena
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Colliding Skies e-ARC Review
By: Ed Pena
(I was given a free copy of this novel in return for an honest review, so with that, here is my completely honest, spoiler-free review of Debbie Zaken’s debut novel: “Colliding Skies”)
I don’t know what else to say, Debbie Zaken’s “Colliding Skies” was an absolute blast to read. It’s one of those books that’s incredibly hard to put down; I was pulled into Skye and Ethan’s world so much faster than I expected to be and by the end of the novel was sad to lea
Ana (thestarslisten)
*I would like to thank Oftomes Publishing for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*

I couldn’t put this book down and I sure hope there’ll be a sequel!


Love triangle? Check.
Star crossed lovers? Check.
Hot aliens? Check.

Can’t really say I’m crazy about this book, but it’s an easy read and I have no clue as to why I couldn’t stop myself from reading another chapter, and then another, and another. Aliens aren’t really my thing but I can’t help but imagine Ethan as the
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: standalone, read-2018

• ⭐️: 4,35/5

💬: Since Skye Reilly can remember, she has been looking up to the stars. With high school graduation upon her, her telescope in one hand and her college acceptance letter in the other, she has life as meticulously mapped out as her star chart. That is, until the Celeians arrive and she meets Ethan, an alluring alien. Ethan collides into her like an asteroid, causing a gravitational shift in Skye’s trajectory and hurling her life into a cataclysmic collision course
Gabrielle Hyde
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book! I thought the plot by itself was very captivating, and I loved the fact that we see a female character in the STEM field that has a true drive to be in that field.

The alien race used in this story was very unnerving to see, as I could tell from the very beginning that something was very off about them. The story did not let on to why that was until closer to the end, which was great in my opinion. I did not expect the story to make as many twist and turns as it did,
This review was originally posted on my blog: https://aideensbookobsession.blogspot...

*I received an eARC of Colliding Skies from the publisher, OfTomes Publishing, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.*

Publication:March 6th 2018 by Oftomes Publishing

Goodreads Description:

Since Skye Reilly can remember, she has been looking up to the stars. With high school graduation upon her, her telescope in one hand and her college acceptance letter in the other, she has life as meticulo
Fangirlinfinity21 (Sarah)
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Review: The only thing I wished we would have gotten out of this one is a little more time to learn who Skye was before the aliens came. That being said this book was still totally worth the read. I loved every second of it and really hope we get a book two because this one does end on a cliffhanger. I really loved how the blend of contemporary and science fiction played out in this one. It made it a great blend and I could see this one hitting the TV because it would be great to see this one ...more
Eka Roslan
Feb 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
Before I go further on what I think of this book, let me tell you what this book is about based on my reading. This book is about a girl who loved astronomy named Skye. She fell in love with a physically-look-alike-a-human-being alien named Ethan. Ethan with his other alien comrades came with the intention to help the Earthlings to become better in a lot of matters. Being an alien, of course, Ethan had something that was more superior than the Earthling. If he had any physical contact with any o ...more
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