24 April 2016

Book Review: The Other Side of Gravity (Oxygen, #1) by Shelly Crane

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Kiss Me Publications LLC
Published: 15th March 2016
Pages: 262
Genre: YA, Romance, Sci-fi
Main Characters: Sophelia, Maxton
Date Read: 28th March - 3rd  April 2016

Rating Given:
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Synopsis:My name is Maxton and I’m a trader. 
I live on a soulless planet where gravity, oxygen, and everything else are sold to the highest bidder on the black market. People are sold on the black market, too. You have to work really hard not to become one of those people. Pay your taxes, keep your friends and family close, and more than anything else—don’t get caught by the Militia. But all the rules changed for me the day I found her. 
My name is Sophelia and I’m a stowaway. 
I’ve been a slave for almost as long as I can remember. Waiting for the one day, one second, for my proprietor to turn his head so I could run and never look back. Now I'm on the run. And on a planet where no one is on your side and people would turn you in for a good meal or a piece of a silver, being on the run on Landu is the last place you want to be. Until he found me. 
I won't survive without him. 
I can't breathe without her.

 I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

As soon as I saw this cover I fell in love with it, it's stunning, eye catching and one of the reasons why I wanted to read it. There's not one thing that I don't like about this cover it all works well with the actual storyline.

To begin with this was a hard one to get into but the further I went into the story the more I got into it but during the book there was moments when I started to not like it again. What I really liked about this book was how different it was to what I've ever read before so it was a nice change to not know what's going to happen with the storyline plus it kept me guessing through out. I liked the slow building romance between the two characters. They had good chemistry throughout most of the book apart from the very beginning which considering the circumstances they are living in as well as how they actually met it's understanding that they didn't hit it off straight away. I really enjoyed the ending as it was left on a cliff hanger that I can't wait to find out how everything is going to unfold.

I liked the two main characters as well as some of the secondary characters even if there was some that I wasn't a fan of. Sophelia is the character that goes through more than most and yet she still comes across strong even if there was times when she  came across weak but that makes her what she becomes in the end. Maxton was a good male character and even though there was times when I wasn't quite sure whether he could be trusted he was still a likeable character.

Overall, I was expecting more from this book but it slowly became a very interesting read and I can't wait to find out what's going to happen next.