When a collision of two parallel worlds creates a portal, Ella’s eyes-and heart-open to the impossible. Eighteen-year-old, tell-it-like-it-is Ella Beuchene is about to graduate from a prestigious high school, and yet she’s never felt more trapped. Her family is hell-bent on forcing her into a future she doesn’t want. Her boyfriend no longer gets her. And her best friend is keeping something secret. Something that could shatter their friendship for good. Ella is desperate to escape her “privileged” existence. Then, one warm summer night, Ella finds herself in the woods behind her house. The forest is lusher than ever before, the creatures of the night louder, and the moon brighter. Beneath its green canopy, she meets a mysterious, striking stranger. A man who gets her, who shifts her perspective of the world, and who…wait for it…glows in the dark. From that moment on, Ella’s not sure that it’s just her life she wants to escape. It may be her world.
Collision drew me in and held me prisoner until the *almost* bitter end.
An enticing out of this world romance – Collision is the story of Ella, an eighteen-year-old girl on the edge of adulthood. Trapped by the life her father has laid out for her, and terrified of the prospect of turning out like her alcoholic mother, she is delighted to wake up in another world completely, though she does take some convincing to begin with that she is in fact in another world and not simply dreaming.
Setting this story in parallel worlds, Alexandra Wright gives us a look at what our world, the land of Australia in particular, could have turned out to be had we not achieved such technological advancements.
The rough and tough nature of the world Ella visits is made softer by the connection she has with Colton, the handsome woodsman she met that first night in the woods. Their connection is forged by the power that brought her to his world, but their feelings for one another grows with each night they spend together, and it was far into this tale, that I was dreading where this story might lead, should Ella be forced to never return to Colton’s world.
I became so enamored with Wright’s storytelling that I read the last half of this book in one sitting, unable to literally put it down.
Your heart will thank you for reading Collision, it is everything that love stories should be.
I give Collision four out of five hearts, and can’t wait to read more form Alexandra wright.