Collide was a fascinating story! It was sort of like an "alien" story. I don't like the term really, I think it makes things sound a bit ridiculous, it was a bit similar to The Host by Stephanie Meyer - no green people, just, you know....
lol, couldn't resist to use that image. On a serious note though, Shelly Crane created new beings and gave a whole other concept to 'The end of the world.' No huge explosions or very radical changes. The book starts with the world as it is right now, and slowly, through the story you get to see how everything starts to change and the world as we knew it begins to fade away.
We have the Keepers, who are protectors/guardians of the Specials, who are humans with a 'mission' or 'purpose' to fulfill. We have the Lighters - Bad Guys. And other weird creatures that introduce themselves further into the story. In the middle of this new world we have Sherry, a plain and completely normal human who is the sister of a Special; and we have Merrick, the Keeper of her brother, and someone who is madly in love with her. Problem is, he is not from her world, it is against the rules to fall in love with a human, and she is not whom he should be watching over. Still, he's willing to break all of them.
I really like that the author doesn't let her characters go on intact, they all have their share of suffering and bruises. Really felt for Sherry in this book, she had to endure a lot at a certain part. Ouch. Another thing is that Sherry seemed to be a magnet for douche bags o.O Seriously! And even though she was strong and very determined for many things, when it came down to the guys she acted like she was too fragile, saying 'Oh no, please leave me alone' instead of 'Dude, back OFF!' I would've liked to see her act more feisty about this.
Merrick was awesome, I'm in love with him. Did I mentioned he was awesome? Yeah, he is. Did I mentioned that I love him?
The Great beginning for what is sure to be an amazing series :)
(reviewed 46 days after purchase)