Synopsis: In the future, only one rule will matter:
Don’t. Ever. Peek.
Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.
Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.
Thoughts: A legacy, an alien, and a country on the brink of war. Filled with romance, secrets, and and thrills that will keep you constantly on your toes, Gravity is one powerful punch after another.
The Ancients, a powerful alien race who wishes to co-exist with Earth, come every night for what is known as the taking and there is one rule: Don't ever peek. Ari Alexander is a military legacy who is expected to follow in her father's foot steps and become the next commander. One night changes everything, and that is when she breaks the rules and looks to see Jackson Locke hovering above her. Jackson Locke is sexy, popular, and supposed to be human. Ari soon finds out that the world is not what she expected and a war looms over their heads. Ari will have to choose to be the legacy she's supposed to be or betray her country and help Jackson.
Gravity was definitely one of those kick-ass books with the whirl-wind of romance that I love. I admit, there were a few things about the Ancients I wished were explained more and parts that may have seemed a bit rushed but that being said it didn't make me love this book any less. Some of my favorite scenes were the training scenes, OP and fighting scenes. You can definitely tell Melissa can write her fight scenes... they were so vivid and I loved watching Ari be the fierce little soldier she was. I love how Ari made her own decisions and fought for what she thought was right, that is always an admirable quality in my mind.
With the boys, Jackson Locke is our sexy Ancient with blue-green eyes to fall into. He has the some-what smug attitude, but he's so protective, strong and caring at the same time that he's easy to fall for. As much as I love Jackson and Ari's relationship, I have to admit I actually really liked Lawrence. Even though Law and Ari are "arranged" to be married for political reasons, I truly believe he actually cares to Ari. Plus he's always on her side and so helpful, I honestly hope we see more of him in future books.
When I first starting reading, I expected more of a romantic book but as the story progressed we're also thrown into fighting, and lies, and tons of exciting thrills. There were even some scenes that I found disturbing. I'm really intrigued by the world that Melissa created with Gravity, and I cannot wait to read more from her!!
- 4 out of 5 Splatters -