My Rating ★★★★
Colliding Skies was as good as I hoped it to be! It was nice to read a typical, sweet and honest YA book! It did a lot of times remind me of my days being completely lost in reading Twilight, although I might say now that Twilight wasn’t the best of books, it was something I truly enjoyed as a teenager.
The reason it didn’t get 5 stars is only because of a few things that bothered me, such as Skye’s age and her parents being able to treat her like a young teenager, but I do understand that different households have different ethics and rules 🙂
Actually, what I would have loved is reading this as a New Adult book, where Skye is older, more like 25, and see how it would have all worked out!
Since Skye Reilly can remember, she has been looking up to the stars. With high school graduation upon her, her telescope in one hand and her college acceptance letter in the other, she has life as meticulously mapped out as her star chart. That is, until the Celeians arrive and she meets Ethan, an alluring alien. Ethan collides into her like an asteroid, causing a gravitational shift in Skye’s trajectory and hurling her life into a cataclysmic collision course of interplanetary proportions.
The Celeians promise many things. An end to disease, global warming, and famine. The knowledge to help humankind. Despite the suspicions surrounding the intriguing aliens and rising anti-alien protests, Skye gives Ethan her trust, and eventually her heart. The very heart he could stop with a lethal electrifying touch of his hand.
When the Magistrate, a council of alien leaders, threatens to put an end to their interspecies relationship, following her heart could cost Skye her life and the lives of everyone she loves.
Not even light can escape the pull of a black hole.