- Shop our books
- Discover our Authors
- Read our Blogs
In the future, only one rule will matter:
Don’t. Ever. Peek.
Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed—arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.
Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know—especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.
Melissa West has committed to donating 10% of her earnings for the entire Taking Series, beginning with GRAVITY, to the American Cancer Society. For full details, please visit the American Cancer Society page on her blog.
"Gravity will grasp readers tightly, with an ingenious storyline and sharp dialogue. West's extraterrestrials are unlike anything sci-fi fans have seen." - RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 star and Top Pick rating
NOTE: I read the early arc version - not the finished arc.
I was never really into aliens (until I read Obsidian!) and then I became quite obsessed with them. When I came across Gravity during it's cover reveal, I thought it was the perfect book. I mean helloooooo, have you seen the cover? The sum... ...more
Free on Kindle today!
UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gravity-Takin...
US - http://www.amazon.com/Gravity-Taking-...
I don’t want to do this. Please don’t make me do this.
And then the smooth cloth slides over my eyes, blinding me. I relax for only a moment, then the patch suctions around my eyes as th... ...more
Gravity was such an addicting read! I finished the book in one day, two sittings. When I picked it up at my bookstore I thought it sounded intriguing and noticed it had a gorgeous cover, with a praising quote from Jennifer L. Armentrout I might add. Basically, I had high expectations and they wer... ...more
LOVE this book. Think HUNGER GAMES meets the television show "V" with a hint of MATCHED and you'll have a pretty good feel for Melissa's series. ...more
You better live up to my name!!! (^.^)
Oh, it felt so good, so personal to read my name in this story.
Ari.. Ari.. Every time I read this name it filled me with joy and my heart started to beat a bit faster. It was like the book had been written just for me.
Well, you can’t bl... ...more
OH MY CHEESE!!!!!!
This book was even better than I expected!!
This book sounds so ABSOLUTLELY AMAZING!! XD
First off it has aliens! ALIENS!!
There are very few cool teen books with aliens in it
I have only read 1 maybe 2 books with aliens in it
And it's a... ...more
It may sound cliche, but GRAVITY is one of those special books that hooks you from the first page and just doesn't let you go.
The only world that Ari Alexander has ever known, is one in which humans are forced to play host to the Ancients. This alien race has such a powerful and frightening cont... ...more
This was such a great alien book; I’m now actively searching for more to read. After the awesomeness that was the incredibly popular Lux series (Hi Daemon!), I was a little nervous about reading Gravity because no matter how much you want to enjoy a book if it’s similar to another series that you... ...more
Don't ever peak. In 2140, aliens, called Ancients, have come to earth. Well actually they travel through portals. Each night, Ari, as well as everyone else, must put on their patch blindfold that paralyzes them, and allow the Ancient assigned to them to enter their bedroom for The Taking. One nig... ...more
Four Stars: A thrilling, heart pounding beginning to a series.
Ari panics, she can't find her patch. Her Ancient is coming for the Taking and if she doesn't have the Patch over her eyes, serious repercussions will follow. It is too... late he is coming. She flings herself on her bed, terrified to... ...more
*A copy was provided for review purposes*
Gravity literally made me feel like I was floating; it made me lose my breath at certain points, and had me squealing like a love-struck girl. Everything from the out-of-this-world plot to the witty dialogue was able to hook my interest. It had me ADDICTED... ...more
This review is also posted on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.
Oh, this book! First, you see this beautiful cover that gets you intrigued. Then you read the synopsis and you see this line "Don't. Ever. Peek." and you're like super, super excited to read this book, and then you realize there are alie... ...more
This book is amazing.
Even though it's pretty short, it's h... ...more
FOR MORE REVIEWS PLEASE VISIT >> P.S. I LOVE THAT BOOK!
I got Gravity as an offer. One of those days when Amazon randomly decides to lower book prices and the Kindle edition of this one was literally 1€ so I just had to buy it. I didn't know if I would like it but it sounded cool and gave it... ...more
Okay, so I was really excited when I first saw this absolutely gorgeous cover, and when I read the synopsis I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! That "Dont. Ever. Peek." gave me the chills!!! I'm not big on alien stories per se, but this one really intrigued me and I had high hopes for it. I'm... ...more
An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.
Sydia is the city where our main character Aria lives in what happens to be North America. The world has been broken up into sectors, and peo... ...more
From the first time I saw the cover and read the synopsis for this book I had been pining to read it. I am so glad that I got a chance to read this as part of the blog tour because it was really great. I have been reading a lot of sci-fi lately and have found that I really enjoy them. There aren'... ...more
LOVE. I love the cover. I love the plot. I love the characters. I love everything about this book. Gravity is one heck of an amazing read, and I keep banging my head on the wall for not reading it sooner. I remember seeing it around and thinking "It looks cool, it sounds cool, the author's name i... ...more
(Source: Purchased on kindle from Amazon.co.uk)
17-year-old Ari lives in a dystopian society, where every night aliens come to every human’s bedroom and suck antibodies from them.
Ari is in training to be the next engineer commander after her father, but doesn’t expect to find herself in the middle... ...more
I loved this book! To be honest I've never really read much in the sci-fi genre, but after reading GRAVITY, I'm an official fan. An intriguing blend of sci-fi, dystopian, and romance made this novel beyond compelling. Another great aspect of this book were the characters. This novel had a cast th... ...more
We'll if you like Divergent and Obsidian this book is the combination of the two..that made this book so amazing..
At first i was a little confused in the beginning. There were too many details and not enough explanation but later on it does get better.I absolutely adored this book.... ...more
ANOTHER ALIEN BOOK PEOPLE
I NEED THE NEXT ONE
THIS WAS SO GOOD
Gravity (The Taking #1) Review on K-Books
"I won't let ignorance murder the people I love."
Wow. I seriously have no words at all to explain just how amazing this book is. It completely took my breath away with it's serious awesome-ness. This is one of the first sci-fi/alien kind of books that I... ...more