Friday, 19 June 2015

REVIEW~Collide by J.C. Hannigan

Title: Collide (Collide Series Book 1)
Author: J.C. Hannigon
Publisher: Booktrope Publishing
Re-Release: May 11th 2015
Harlow Jones has a troubled past, and a questionable future. Surrounded by death, tragedy, and intrigue, she is forced to mature long before her time. Plagued by anxiety and depression, she hides her inner turmoil with spite and sarcasm. Her thick skin is impenetrable…or so she thought. Until she becomes involved with her grade twelve English teacher. In this exclusive entry into the new adult genre, with raw style that is as dark as it is poignant, Collide presents the ultimate choice: forbidden love or doing the right thing.

Rating: 5 Beautiful Stars 
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I love meeting new authors and finding out they are exceptional at what they do. When offered the chance to review Collide I jumped at the chance.
To be honest, I didn't read the blurb or know what Collide was about. As I started reading I had to stop and check out the blurb, A Teacher/Student Romance!!!!!. I tend to stay away from these type of reads only because the last one I read made me sick to my stomach. I couldn't stop this one though because I was to far gone and needed to find out what was happening. I was pleasantly surprise how much I loved every word and minute of it.

Harlow Jones doesn't seem like your typical teenager. She kind of reminded me of myself in my younger days(gosh I sound old lol). I was a little rebellious and didn't care what others thought about me, I still don't.
The way the story reads at times I thought Harlow was older than she really was. She does have a dark past and because of the lack of parenting she had to grow up fast. Harlow makes a lot of decisions I didn't agree with but I guess that comes with being a teenager.

I couldn't tell you much about Iain because I hated him.

Overall, Collide was well written, a strong narrative with characters that were well developed. Some authors are born to write and J.C. proved that with this debut novel.

Great read indeed and I am so disappointed I didn't get this in paperback when I had the chance lol. 

J.C. Hannigan’s love of reading was spawned from a very early age. She inhaled novels with an unquenchable thirst. Eventually, that love of reading turned into a love for writing. She started to pen stories at the tender age of nine while sitting at her white desk, pencil posed over lined paper, writing countless stories about a girl, her best friend, their horses and the adventures they’d have going on trial rides together. Born with a chronic pain bone disorder called Multiple Hereditary Exostoses, she didn’t get to play sports or run amuck like her siblings and peers. Writing kept her company amid a world of surgeries, bad pain days, and isolation.

She started a blog when she was fifteen-years-old, chronicling the challenges of high school, dating, and coping with her chronic pain bone disorder. That blog went on to win a Bloggie for Best Teen Weblog, and J.C.’s ego inflated quite a bit over it (enough to continuously mention it even today).

J.C. currently resides in a small town in Ontario with her husband, their two sons, and two dogs. When she isn’t trying to wrangle kids and dogs, she can be found writing. In addition to writing new adult romance and suspense novels, J.C. writes a blog for the MHE Coalition, discussing the struggles of living with Multiple Hereditary Exostoses. She also contributes to several other websites, including her personal blog, the OCH Literary Society, and she is the content manager for Stigma Fighters Canada. Through her writing, J.C. brings to light awareness of mental health and social challenges. Her writing has been described as edgy, bold, poignant, and raw.

Other hobbies of J.C.’s include hiking, camping, binge-watching shows like Outlander, Game of Thrones, The Vampire Diaries, and The Walking Dead, eating dill pickle chips and daydreaming of travelling around the world. J.C. adores interacting with readers, so don’t hesitate to reach out and say hi! She tries her best to respond to every message. To learn more, visit her on Facebook and follow her personal blog of random ramblings.

Connect with J.C. Hannigan:
Twitter: @jcahannigan

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