My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was completely consumed by After We Collided…671 pages read in 2 1/2 nights and I wish there was more.
Again, I find myself tense and edgy at the thought of having to wait for the December 30th release of After We Fell. I am completely addicted to the After series!!! It definitely ranks up there in my all-time favourite series. #HESSA
I wish I could put my finger on exactly what it is that has me drawn to Tessa and Hardin’s story. It might be how they’re both trying to navigate through life the best they can – both damaged by events of their childhoods. Or it might be the deep, desperate passion between them. Really, it doesn’t matter. All I know is that I wasn’t able to put After We Collided down. Anna Todd sucked me right back into the story with her complex characters and angst-filed love story.
I feel for Tessa, what would any of us do if we were in her shoes? Would you stay and fight or would you walk away. Hardin has crept into my heart. I want to slap him silly but I absolutely love him. He is everything a girl is warned to stay away from but no one will love as deeply or passionately as he will.
I know there are readers out there who will complain about the story and the behaviour of the characters but for me, that’s what makes the story so addictive. This isn’t a sweet love story…It’s messy…It’s unhealthy… It’s passionate…and it’s all-consuming. Quite often Ms. Todd references Wuthering Heights – one of my most favourite love stories ever – and I think it’s the similarities between Tessa and Hardin, and Catherine and Heathcliff that have drawn to this story.
After We Collided was an incredible read as there haven’t been too many books this year that have made me drop everything. The perfect amount of angst and passion make this a love story I can’t get out of my head…or my heart. And again with the perfect cliffhanger. Hurry up December 30th – I need more!!! Nic
*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher*