Tuesday, 13 August 2013

ARC Review: Hover (The Taking #2) by Melissa West

Author: Melissa West
Title: Hover
Series: The Taking #2
Publication Date: August 13th 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Rating: 5 stars


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. They sought refuge in hopes of finding a new life, but what they became were slaves, built to wage war against their home planet. That is, unless Ari and Jackson can stop them. But on Loge, nothing is as it seems...and no one can be trusted.

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The characters

Gravity ended with Ari arriving in Loge.Now,in Hover, she is trying to accept the fact that she's half Ancient and that she lives in a different planet with the help from Jackson and Emmy,her healer.She's pretty lucky because she gets to live with Jackson and his cousin and Emmy's grandson,Vill.Zeus makes her join the RES and she starts training with the rest of the group.The bright side?Jackson is her trainer.

Moreover,she has found a safe way to communicate with Earth without Zeus knowing about it but things back home are not the same.Law is the President of the United States until his mother recovers from a heart attack and he seems distant towards Ari.On Earth,they expect Zeus's next step which is declaring war but they can't let that happen.So they ask from Ari to kill Zeus once and for all.In the beginning she hesitates but when Zeus orders that one human will be executed every day in order to take over Earth,she's more than happy to oblige.

Zeus is one crazy and paranoid person.He's getting older,weaker,starts losing control and he knows that.That's why he tortures Ari so that he can get as many information he can and find out weaknesses about humans.But at some point he crosses the line and the only to fight back is one: REVOLUTION

But apart from Zeus and his evil destruction plan,there's also Ari and Jackson.Ari can't forgive him for all the things he kept from her in Gravity.She's not ready for a relationship with him and he agrees with that but wishes for more.But throughout the book Ari uncovers secrets and truths about Jackson and the cruel way he was raised that makes her realize that she can't live without him.


Melissa West in Gravity introduces us to a new world.In Hover this world is about to change.Well hidden secrets,revelations,action packed and an unexpected cliffhanger that you won't see it coming makes Hover one of the best sequels I've read and I can't wait to read the final chapter of this story in Collide.

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