Character Profiles & Giveaway: Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West

Posted February 16, 2015 by Melissa in Book promo, Giveaway | 10 Comments

Character Profiles

Character profile #1: Jackson Locke

Basic Statistics

Name: Jackson Locke
Age: 18
Hometown: Triad
Current Residence: Wouldn’t you like to know?
Occupation: Republic Employed Spy (RES)
Income: Is that a joke?
Talents/Skills: Any gun, any time.
Relationship skills: This is getting too personal.

Physical Characteristics

Height: 6’2
Weight: 190
Race: half human / half Ancient
Eye Color: Blue-green
Hair Color: Blonde
Skin color: Golden
Distinguishing features: Chin-length dirty blonde hair.
How does he/she dress?: When not in uniform, jeans and solid T-shirt
Mannerisms: Confident, but not cocky. Always on guard.
Habits: Obsessing over Ari.
Greatest flaw: Loyalty
Best quality: Loyalty

Intellectual/Mental/Personality Attributes and Attitudes
Educational Background: Full RES training
Intelligence Level: Off the charts.
Any Mental Illnesses? Whatever Vill told you is a lie.
Character’s short-term goals in life: Survive this war.
Character’s long-term goals in life: Yeah, I’m going with survive this war.
How does Character see himself/herself?: Comfortable in his own skin, but is never fully satisfied with his efforts and actions—wants to do more.
How does Character believe he/she is perceived by others?: An outsider.
How self-confident is the character?: On the outside, very, but he doubts himself more on the inside.
Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof?: Ruled by logic, absolutely. One of the things that bothers Jackson most about Ari is that she thinks with her heart over her head a lot of times.
What would most embarrass this character?: Nothing could embarrass Jackson. He doesn’t care what others think of him, at least in that way. He only cares what the people closet to him think.

Character profile #2: Ari Alexander

Basic Statistics

Name: Ari Alexander
Age: 17
Hometown: Sydia
Current Residence: The Underground, Sydia
Occupation: Operative Trainee
Income: None.
Talents/Skills: Combat, weaponry, strategizing
Relationship skills: Heart wide open, always, and to anyone she meets.

Physical Characteristics

Height: 5’7
Weight: 120
Race: half human / half Ancient
Eye Color: Blue-green
Hair Color: Black
Skin color: Golden
Distinguishing features: Large eyes, long black hair
How does he/she dress?: When not in uniform, whatever she can find. She isn’t a girlie girl at all.
Mannerisms: Cracks knuckles when in deep thought or nervous.
Habits: Getting herself into trouble.
Greatest flaw: Caring too much.
Best quality: Caring too much.

Intellectual/Mental/Personality Attributes and Attitudes
Educational Background: High school and some Operative training.
Intelligence Level: Intelligent, but always learning
Any Mental Illnesses? Whatever Vill told you is a lie.
Character’s short-term goals in life: Survive this war.
Character’s long-term goals in life: Yeah, I’m going with survive this war.
How does Character see himself/herself?: Comfortable in his own skin, but is never fully satisfied with his efforts and actions—wants to do more.
How does Character believe he/she is perceived by others?: An outsider.
How self-confident is the character?: On the outside, very, but he doubts himself more on the inside.
Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof?: Ruled by logic, absolutely. One of the things that bothers Jackson most about Ari is that she thinks with her heart over her head a lot of times.
What would most embarrass this character?: Ari’s parents walking in on them. 😉

The Book


Title: Collide
Series: The Taking #3
Author: Melissa West
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction | Romance
Length: 320 Pages
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: 02/09/15
Available Formats:  Paperback, Audio
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: AmazonB&NKobo

Synopsis:

Military legacy Ari Alexander has survived alien spies, WWIV, and a changing world order. But when the new leader of Earth uses Jackson—the only boy she’s ever let herself care about—to get to her, Ari has no choice but to surrender.

To free Jackson, she agrees to travel to the national bases to train others to fight. What she discovers is a land riddled with dying people. Ari has the power to heal by turning the fighters into aliens—half-breeds like her. If she succeeds, together, they have a chance at overthrowing the alien leader, Zeus. But if she fails, everyone she holds dear will be wiped away forever.

Once again, everything Ari’s come to believe is thrown into question. In a world of uncertainty, loyalties are tested, lies are uncovered, and no one can be trusted. If Ari and Jackson have any hope at survival and at preserving a life for the future, they must fight the final war with their eyes wide open.

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The Author

Melissa West writes young adult and new adult novels for Entangled Teen and Embrace and Penguin/InterMix. She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.

She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University. Yeah, her blood runs orange.

Author Links: WebsiteGoodreadsTwitterFacebook

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10 responses to “Character Profiles & Giveaway: Collide (The Taking #3) by Melissa West

  1. Lori H

    I’m looking forward to reading this series. I haven’t read this author yet either. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. lori faires

    I love the character profiles.This series sounds awesome. All 3 are on my TBR list. Blessings & Thanks to All.

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