Publisher: Tate Publishing
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Challenges: Completely Contemp Challenge
Rating: 5 stars
Cab Stone has it all—fame, fortune and the adoration of millions of women across the globe. When the constant attention from fans and expectations from his handlers becomes too much, he escapes the craziness of press junkets and movie sets and escapes to Asheville, North Carolina to hide away for the summer.
He expects peace, quiet, and solitude. What he doesn’t expect is to meet a fiery redhead who changes everything he knows about the world.
The daughter of missionaries, Kei Sallee lives a life of service to others. She has little, expects less, and helps heal the hearts of thousands in Uganda, where she grew up. When she finds herself staying in the same guesthouse as Cab Stone, she vows to ignore his Greek god good looks and spend the summer as she had planned—in peace, quiet, and solitude.
Cab and Kei’s lives couldn’t be more different…or more the same.
Despite, or perhaps because of, their vastly different yet startlingly similar backgrounds, Cab and Kei strike up an unlikely friendship that could possibly blossom into something more. But Kei fears that the truth about her past will prevent pretty-boy Cab, who is used to getting everything he wants, from fully committing to her.
When two completely different worlds experience a Collision, can they exist as one?
Stefne Miller is one of those people who has this crazy amount of talent that I can’t even really fathom it. With each book, she just proves this more and more, and Collision, it was her best book yet. Collision was one of those books that just felt right. And I’m not really sure if that makes sense as a statement, but everything about Collision like it was just meant to be.
Collision‘s story was just beautiful. Beautiful and entrancing to a T. I was smiling like a fool for a good portion of the book. The overall mood of the book was just contagious. The happy, light-hearted moments are definitely balanced with the more serious aspects of the book. There are some of the most adorable scenes ever – like the camping scene Kei and Cabot go on. I could have kept reading this one for many more pages, and was so sad when it ended.
The characters in Collision were fantastic. Millie was a total show stealer! I loved her. I almost fell out of my chair laughing from some of the scenes with her. Kei and Cabot were such an adorable and unlikely pair. I loved how both had their flaws, and it made them so much more likable. There was something so special about the both of them.
Collision holds one of the top five heartbreaking endings in all of YA Lit I think. I still am thinking about it days after I finished. I had some severe emotions over it. It shows what kind of writer Stefne Miller is: One who isn’t afraid to really make an impact with an ending.
Now Collision is a christian fiction YA, but don’t let that scare you off. I’ve had a discussion with several people over this book, and several people have told me they wouldn’t read it solely because of that. I was completely baffled. I despise the stigma that surrounds anything with a Christian label on it. The Christian element is there, sure, Kei is a missionary, but it really is by no means a “shove it down your throat” part of the book or anything. I mean, it’s there, just make of it what you will. Collision holds an amazing story and I would hate for anyone to miss it for a simple reason such as that.
Collision by Stefne Miller is undoubtedly one of the best books of 2012. Stefne Miller is a rising star in YA, and it’s only a matter of time before she breaks big. I cannot wait to see what she will write next, whatever it is I will start counting down the days until it releases. Don’t miss out on one amazing book, as the characters will charm you til tomorrow and the plot is absolutely entrancing.