Book Blog Tour: Revolution by Shelly Crane (Review + Playlist)

My first Shelly book was Significance and that was a long time ago. When I heard that her Collide series is coming to an end, I immediately marathoned her Collide series in time for Revolution. I can’t miss this! And now, here it is! A review from me, an excerpt and the soundtrack to the novel. Enjoy! (I apologize for the late posting. The storms had taken away my Internet connection. I can’t seem to catch a break!)

About Revolution (Collide #4)

Revolution (Collide, #4)

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…

Excerpt

He smiled. He had dimples. I’m sure he thought they were charming, but this jerkface was totally barking up the wrong tree. “Now why would I want to do a thing like that?”

“Because it’s the right thing to do.”

“You’ve got a point,” he said and stood, groaning. He stretched his back.
“Can you believe I used to be a linebacker? The good old days.” He held his hand out to me as I continued to look at him as if he were a mental patient. “I won’t bite.” He grinned.

“Aren’t linebackers the fat ones?” I asked as I let him help me stand.

“Nah. That’s the lineman. Linebackers are lean and mean.”

I sneered at him, “I can see that.”

“Hey, you didn’t have to run,” he argued with a smirk.

“Hey, you didn’t have to tackle me!” I shouted and checked to make sure I still had my necklace. “Why didn’t you just shoot me anyway?”

“I’m not in the habit of shooting beautiful women.”

Soundtrack Playlist

Here’s the soundtrack to the novel, prepared by the lovely Shelly. And The Cab! Walk the Moon! I just linked those that I’ve featured in my previous #nowplaying posts. Heehee. Enjoy!

(Theme) Collide : Howie Day
(Merrick’s flashback) Open Your Eyes : Snow Patrol
(Sherry’s dream) Touch This Light : House of Heroes
(Plotting) Angel With A Shotgun : The Cab
(Fight) Skin Graph : Silversun Pickups
(The hard truth) Anna Sun : Walk The Moon
Remember The Empire : House Of Heroes
(Ryan & Ellie) Love Somebody : Maroon 5
You Know Where I’m At : Gavin Degraw
Wide Awake : Katy Perry
Iscariot : Walk The Moon
Keep Your Eyes Open : Needtobreathe
Y Control : Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Stay : House Of Heroes
(Cain in the Sand) Be Still : The Fray
Alibi : 30 Seconds To Mars
Where I Belong : Switchfoot
(Daniel’s Goodbye) Broken Angel : Boyce Avenue
We Were Giants : House Of Heroes
Home : Phillip Phillips
(On the road to the station) Roads Untraveled : Linkin Park
Gunnin’ : Hedley
This Is Why We Fight : The Decemberist
On The Run : Kaiser Chiefs
(The war) The War Inside : Switchfoot
Daylight : Boyce Avenue
(The End) Vegas Skies : The Cab

My Review

This is the last. Sigh, I hate to part with this but all things come to an end, even the good ones. So sigh, let’s just finish this now before the floodgates open. (Dramatic much? Haha!)

Revolution is such a fantastic end to a series that even I am sad to see it go, at least it ended with Revolution. It starts in the middle of everything, putting us in the forefront of the action, which if you know me, I absolutely love. It’s the last book, why waste time on rehashing the past books? We land smack dab on the middle of action and we stay that way for the whole novel. The action never slips up and I love how high the stakes are. I mean, compared to getting suspended, this is just way bigger, right? Haha!

Revolution is told from several perspectives like the previous books and I love that we get different views and we get to see what’s in someone’s head. And so, I started missing these characters who’ve grown so much in a span of four books. I hate to part with characters I’ve known for so long (technically) and that I adored. Gah, this is such an emotionally taxing feeling.

I promise to review the previous books soon once my schedule clears up but I have to get out that this is an amazing series and you should start reading it! :D Do it for me, please. Do it for yourself. <3

About Shelly Crane

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.

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