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Oct 27, 2012

Gravity by Melissa West. Review, Playlist & Giveaway

Hello dear reader!
Today I'm a part of the Blog Tour for Gravity hosted by the awesome Shane @ Itching for books.
Hope you enjoy this post, and get a chance to read this great book.


Author: Melissa West
Pages: 350
Goodreads AVG Rating: 4.23
Source: ARC provided for review.
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


Gravity by Melissa West is one of those books that remind you tons of awesome books you read before. But wasn’t because the story wasn’t original, it was. The thing is that it was so good that you can’t help but think of other great ones.
You know, I really enjoyed reading about Ari and the way they lived in the new America, how the government trait their people and the technology. 
Plus the aliens and the role they played to the humankind.
I must tell you that this book is unique. I was expecting something like Obsidian, but of course, I didn’t get that, in fact if the characters reminds me of someone in special, it was Ari to Alex from the Covenant.  That girl is brave, smart and strong.
I liked a lot the relationship between her and her dad, the Commander, a kind of super important person in the government. He is rigid, but he seems to care about his family. I don’t really know why I like him, but I did, he was Ari’s trainer, so I think he wanted the better to her daughter.
Then… the aliens. They’re called “Ancient” and guess what? They’re HOT, especially some hottie alien Ari cares about. The Ancient seems to be good, all nature and pure, except to their president… you’ll see why when you read it.
About the other characters.
Jackson… oh, Jackson. Why you have to be so damn sweet!!

 I also LOVED Lawrence. The President’s son and Ari’s friend. He’s not the kind of selfish boy you can think he must be. He is so good!!

And it was Gretchen. Ari’s best friend. At the beginning I thought she was just a plain girl, but in the last chapters she shows you how strong and brave she is, how much she loved Ari and wanted to help her.

Gravity is a fast read with tons of action. Mysteries, strong characters, a new world I’m sure you’d love to discover and an original and well created plot. Melissa West did a great job creating a fast read you’ll enjoy since the start to the end. I bet you won’t be disappointed.

Gravity's Playlist.

Now, to make my read and yours even better, I’m showing you my Gravity playlist. Maybe the song won’t match with every scene, but they were sounding in my head in little verses. Lines that made me think of the books and the characters.

1. Bulletproof heart by My Chemical Romance
“Gravity doesn’t means to much to me…”

You see right? The first line says “Gravity” so, this is for me like the main soundtrack of the book.

2. Alien by Tokio Hotel.
“I feel lost in myself, there’s an alien in me…”

This song reminds me of some character I cannot tell you about cause it will be big spoiler if I do.

3. Battle for the sun by Placebo.
“I… I… I… Will battle for the sun, I won’t stop until I’m done”

Well, this song talks about a battle for the song, for the book is the same battle but for the earth.

4. Hunter by Dido
“I want to be a hunter again. I want to see the world alone again”

This song reminds me of Ari and how she wants to be free and not being seen as her father.

5. It ends tonight by All American rejects.
“When darkness turns to light it ends tonight”

This make me think in one of the battles of the books and how the people were dying.

6.Soldier on by The temper trap.
“Soldier on, soldier on, keep your heart close to the ground”

This song is for Ari and her younger friends, because even of they were just teenagers, they were soldiers.

7. Love hurt by Incubus.
“Love hurts, but sometimes it’s a good hurt and it feels like I’m alive”

This is about Ari and Jackson.

8. Miracle by Paramore.
“I’ve gone for too long living like I’m not alive, so I’m gonna start over tonight beginning with you and I”

This song makes me think of Greatchen and the one she loves. Because all they need to be together is something like a miracle.

9. The Fixer by Pearl Jam
“When something broke I wanna put a fixing on it”

This is exactly how I feel about the governments, and the way they want to fix everything, even though they hurt some people

10. Scars by Allison Iraheta.
“You say “Don’t act like a child” but, what if it’s a father I need?”

 This song reminds me of Ari, Lawrence and Jackson, not wanting to disappoint their families.

And for the giveaway. Enter to win a signed copy of Gravity.



  1. Great review! Awesome playlist! I love those songs. Thanks for participating.

  2. I want to read this so much!! It was already on my goodreads list, but you made me want to read it even more... Great review!


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