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Gravity (The Taking Series #1)

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

This is one of the novels of 2012 that I have been really excite

This is one of the novels of 2012 that I have been really excited for, the cover is pretty sick and the description I found on Goodreads had me hooked instantly. You mean to give me a novel about romance, aliens, the future and the fact that everybody on Earth might suf...
This is one of the novels of 2012 that I have been really excited for, the cover is pretty sick and the description I found on Goodreads had me hooked instantly. You mean to give me a novel about romance, aliens, the future and the fact that everybody on Earth might suffer should the MC (main character) not make the appropriate choices? You had me at aliens.

Gravity by author Melissa West is the story of main character Ari Alexander, the daughter to one of the most powerful men in North America . The story is set in a dystopian future in which aliens invaded Earth due to their planet running out of water, after a treaty was signed, the aliens and humans decided to live in a peaceful existence… that is as long as the humans allow them to steal small amount of their microscopic cells. Every single night at midnight aliens come when humans put on their patches and steal parts of their bodies, no big deal right? That is, until Ari loses her patch and finds herself awake when her alien is taking from her, and she learns just who her alien is. The super attractive, Jackson Locke who is (gasp) an Alien spy. Jackson and Ari work together to find out just what secrets are being kept from the public and what the alien leader, Zeus, is hiding. It’s not until Jackson and Ari begin to fall for each other that things begin to get dramatic and it becomes evident that nothing is ever going to be the same again.

Can I be the first to say that when it came to the possibility of Jackson being an Alien spy, I totally figured it out right after he and Ari first “meet”? The fact that Ari’s patch magically showed up seemed too unlikely, I knew that there was something wrong with that attractive Jackson and I’ll admit that I ignored my gut when it came to how sweet he was to Ari. After reading the Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout, I’ve found myself falling pretty hard to alien bad boys and Jackson is the complete package. He’s the one character that Ari literally cannot have, and that just made me (and Ari) want him so much more. He was sweet, badass and positively to die for despite his mood swings.

The sci-fi world found in Gravity is one that I wouldn’t mind living in, despite the fact that an alien would be stealing from my body and that the human species is under attack by an alien threat. But I mean, other than that, I wouldn’t mind getting to be like Ari or her friend Gretchen. Why? Because the two are total badasses! They get taught how to fight in school and throughout the novel Ari gets to use her fighting skills in a style that is straight out of a Suicide Squad action scene (and that’s a comic for those of you who don’t know).  From start to finish, Gravity was a novel that I had such a fun time reading, especially with the strong opening chapter and the cliff-hanger ending. All in all, I want the next book… now.

I would recommend Gravity to fans of alien novels, YA dystopia & romance as well as fans of sci-fi.

posted by chapterxchapter on January 19, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Umm

There is a good storyline here but it's un developed. It needs more detail. The author also needs to work on how it flows. It seems so choppy and has weak links.

posted by 18091305 on December 18, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Meh

    Boring and weak start. They try to make it exciting but its not. Characters arent well developted either. Not enough diolaoge. Srry but its a thunbs down :(

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