Uprising is the second book in the Collide series by Shelly Crane, following Collide. I started this series because I am anxiously awaiting the next book in theSignificance series (set to release this month! YAY!), which I just really love. The Collide series is not holding the same draw for me. There is something about the characters, especially the main character, Sherry, that I am just really not connecting with. I think the plot—or maybe the idea of the plot—is very unique and cool. There is just something about this book (as well as the first) that is not telling the story in a cohesive way. Perhaps it is because it just feels like you go through pages and pages without anything really happening. Nonetheless, the promise of the plot keeps me reading. I think if Crane can just get the story going, she’ll knock it out of the park.
And the ending was such a cliff hanger! I felt like it could be the twist that saves the series, and it is why I will be reading the next book, Catalyst. There is a lot of promise there for a more streamlined cohesive plot, because something big actually happens. I think it will be better than Uprising.
In this book, there were some developments I really enjoyed. More narratives for one. The first book is all Sherry’s POV, and in this book Crane takes us into several other character’s heads. Since I didn’t really dig being in Sherry’s head, this really worked for me. Some of those other characters quickly became my favorites.
I give it: