Synopsis: In the fourth and final installment, everything is on the line. Merrick's life is in the balance and Lily is their only hope. Ellie and her new powers are miraculous, but also problematic; if she's with the bunker family, they won't be able to sense when the Lighters are there. There are many new members to the bunker and sparks will fly, and with the food shortage, they will all have plenty to deal with. Miguel is intrigued with Rylee, her past and her spunk. Ryan and Elli are barely scratching the surface of their relationship. Cain and Lillian will have to deal with Daniel, who has no qualms about showing his true feelings for her. And Sherry and Merrick…what will happen to this happenstance family who have worked so hard to come together? Can they all survive? Can they all withstand the new enemy that is right outside their door? Can they beat the Lighters, once and for all…
Review: I can't believe that I just found this series. I signed up for the tour for Revolution, being completely new to the series. I read the first three books so that I could have a better understanding of book four for my review. I have to say, I'm kind of sad that I didn't find this series with the release of the first book so that I could read them over time, wait in anticipation for each new release and relish each book as they came out. That being said, this was an excellent finale to a wonderful series.
In this final installment of the Collide series we continue to read about the characters that we have gotten to know in love over the first three books. Various chapters are told from the perspective of different characters. I like books that do this because it gives you greater insight into each character. Even though this is the last book, the characters continued to grow and develop.
Overall, the pace of the book is action packed. It seems like every time something seems like it's under control, something else happens to test their strength, courage and character. Revolution is a page turner, one that I read in a single sitting. There just didn't seem to be a good place stop. I couldn't go to bed without knowing what happened next.
Revolution is a well-done, excellent end to a 5 star series. You will not be disappointed.
Character Bio for Cain:
Born: Glen Carbon, Illinois
Job Before Invasion: Military\cafe worker
Hair: Buzz cut brown
Distinguishing Marks: Lip ring and Marines tattoo on shoulder
Love Interest: Lillian
New Purpose: Rebel missions leader
About the author: Shelly is a YA author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. They currently reside in everywhere USA as they happily travel all over with her husband's job. She loves to spend time with her family, binge on candy corn, go out to eat at new restaurants, buy paperbacks at little bookstores, site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music everywhere and also LOVES to read.
Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.