Collide By Michelle Madow [Review]

CollideRELEASE DATE:  February 9, 2017
AUTHOR: Michelle Madow
GENRE:  Young-Adult, Fantasy, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Dreamscape Publishing

SUMMARY: I should have died when I was shot at the Halloween dance.

Instead I woke up—one week earlier, in a parallel universe where my mom’s fatal car accident six months ago never happened.

A world with my mom still in it was all I ever wanted. But in this timeline, everything is different—my grades, my friends, and even my boyfriend. I’m a stranger in my own body, and I don’t like who I’ve become.

But one thing is the same—that shooting will still happen at the end of the week.

I’m the only one who knows. Which means I’m the only one who can stop it.

But first I need to convince someone—anyone—that I’m telling the truth… and then get them to help me.


This book was definitely an engaging read! It was better than expected! I loved the concept of Parallel universe portrayed in it and also the mystery surrounding the gunman’s identity. I liked all the characters and how well they connected with each other. This is my second book from Michelle Madow, though I didn’t loved the Remembrance series, I enjoyed reading this book. I loved the beautiful cover of this book and its intriguing premise is the first thing that grabbed my interest. I was totally hooked from the start and I liked how the story was executed. Apart from the parallel universe aspect, there isn’t any fantasy or sci-fi elements in this book so it mostly feels like a YA contemporary thriller.

The story is about Annabelle, a high school girl who’s still mourning for her mother’s death by a tragic car accident six months ago. She’s a straight A student and also has a amazing  boyfriend who loves her very much but on the night of the Halloween dance everything changes when she gets shot by someone leaving her dead. Instead of being dead, she wakes up a week earlier and finds herself in a parallel world where her mom is still alive. She later finds out that the Anna in this world is a different version of her with different grades, boyfriend and friends. Despite being happy with getting her mother back she doesn’t know how to deal with her current boyfriend Zac who she doesn’t know much about and she hates to see the guy she loves with someone else.  Though some aspects of her life has changed, some things hasn’t changed and the shooting will happen on the Halloween dance but first, she needs to convince someone for help without making herself look crazy and stop the shooting before it happens. Can Anna catch the gunman before it’s too late?

I loved Anna! She seemed very realistic and I liked how she handled everything despite being feared for her life. Jake is such a sweet guy and he’s great a friend/lover who loves Anna very much. There’s a triangle in this book and it made the story even more exciting to read. Zac is totally a lovable character who never gives up on Anna even though she doesn’t likes him back.  Both of the guys are pretty good and it was hard for me to choose which guy should I root for. As for the supporting characters, I liked Claire. She’s Anna’s BFF in the current universe and I enjoyed their friendship. Marisa is a mean bitch character. she used to be best friend of Annabelle in the previous universe but in the current universe she is quite mean and rude towards her because she’s afraid that Anna is going to steal her boyfriend.

Despite the plot being predictable, the story was thrilling to read and I can’t stop turning the pages. It was exciting through out and though I already predicted the identity of the gunman, I wasn’t sure until I came to the end. Most of the story revolved around Anna, Jake, Zac and Claire. The story moved in a fast pace and there isn’t any dull moment in this book. The love triangle is another major aspect of this book and surprisingly I found myself enjoying all the drama. I enjoyed seeing everything through Anna’s POV and I liked the solid writing style of the author.

Overall, it was a great read but I was pretty mad with the ending though. It was kinda cliffhangar-ish and there’s still so many questions left unanswered. I really hope there’s a sequel to it because it really can’t end like that.

Recommend it?

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Collide is a thrilling YA read filled with romance, mystery, thrill and drama.

I highly recommend this to everyone!

MY RATING: 4-stars14-stars1 4-stars14-stars1[4/5 Stars]

So, What do you think of this book? Have you read it yet?
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12 thoughts on “Collide By Michelle Madow [Review]

  1. Mia Hayson March 5, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    Aw man, there’s ins’t enough money in the world for all the books I want to get but this one is going to the top of my wish list now! I have a weakness for parallel universe stories…

    Liked by 1 person

    • ravenblake99 March 6, 2017 / 12:54 am

      I can totally relate to that! I hope you enjoy it when you get to it! Thanks for the visit! 🙂


  2. Poulami @ Daydreaming Books March 6, 2017 / 1:08 am

    Okay… this is sooo going to my tbr! The plot sounds awesome, I love me some parallel universe! I’m glad you enjoyed it despite the fact that some aspects were predictable. The story sounds interesting as well as the characters. I definitely want to give this one a shot.
    Loved your review Raven!


    • ravenblake99 March 7, 2017 / 2:08 am

      Thank you! It really was an entertaining read and I really hope you enjoy it as well! 🙂

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  3. Marie March 6, 2017 / 1:18 am

    Ohhh that synopsis sounds SO intriguing, I’m already almost sold ahah. I’m really glad that you found Anna realistic and that the love triangle did not bother you that much. I don’t usually enjoy this kind of trope but at times when it’s done well, I guess it’s okay. I’m sorry to hear it was a bit predictable though, but I think I’d be willing to give this one a try! Lovely review! 😀

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    • ravenblake99 March 7, 2017 / 2:12 am

      Thank you! This book has a gripping plot and I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I’ll look forward to your thoughts on it! 🙂

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  4. Jen March 8, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    The premise sounds so intriguing! And the fact that there are elements to her life that are changed just adds to the allure in my eyes! But I need HEA or HFN so I’ll definitely be watching to see if there is a sequel for this book. 🙂

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    • ravenblake99 March 9, 2017 / 2:04 am

      This book is really good but I hated that unresolved ending. I’m not sure if there’s going to be a sequel to it but I really hope the author is planning to write it. 🙂

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      • Jen March 9, 2017 / 4:15 am

        I hope a sequel is planned too! I sometimes even struggle with HFNs lol, so I’ll wait and see if a sequel releases for this book.

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