Review: The Other Side Of Gravity by Shelly Crane

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.

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.

The Other Side Of Gravity by Shelly Crane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Earth is no more. Life is now on Planet Landu which is on the other side of the sun. To survive you have to take gravity and oxygen pills. Problem is unless you part of the new government you either work in the mines and have to pay extremly high taxes or you’re a slave.

The Other Side Of Gravity is the first book in a new series. It reminded me a little of Divergent as the story progresses we see that its going to be the young adults that are going to make a stand in the new world and take back their lives and rights.

The main characters are Sophelia whose father died in the mines and whose mother died when she was 10 in what looked to be a sacrafice to make sure Sophelia would be able to do something significant in the future (we do not find out what that is in this book). After her mothers death she was made in to a slave for 10 years before she finally got her chance to escape.

Maxton works for and as a trader. Its on his boss ship that Sophelia stowes away and he finds her hiding. At first when he finds out the amount of the bounty on her head he turns her in for it but his concience gets to him and he instead escapes with her.

The author does a fabulous job of describing the world of Landu’s and how each group of people live. As the story progressive we find out Sophelia is someone important to the Patriots – the resistance group who wants to over throw Congress Hill.

The book does end with a pretty big cliffhanger but like Hunger Games and Divergent those stories were not all told in one book either. I really enjoyed what I’ve read so far and look forward to the next installment. I cant wait to meet the Patriots and also to continue to see the love bloom between Maxton and Sophelia.

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