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Cassidy Hart is alone. Her Commander and the love of her life, Chris Young, has gone missing in action. A horrific battle with Omega has left too many good men and women dead, and Cassidy must bear the burden of leadership in the militia on her own. But she's not about to give up. With the help of her faithful friends - and former enemies - she will stop at nothing to rescCassidy Hart is alone. Her Commander and the love of her life, Chris Young, has gone missing in action. A horrific battle with Omega has left too many good men and women dead, and Cassidy must bear the burden of leadership in the militia on her own. But she's not about to give up. With the help of her faithful friends - and former enemies - she will stop at nothing to rescue Chris and ensure victory for the militias in their fight against the all-powerful Omega forces. The game has shifted. This time, Cassidy is one step ahead of the enemy. This time, Cassidy is in charge.Collapse Series #4 - YA/NA Romantic Adventure - National Bestselling Series...

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  • Summer Lane
    2019-05-12 18:02

    June 6th, 2014! The fourth installment already! I think we're doing pretty good. (That's what Cassidy would say!) Thanks so much for reading The Collapse Series and I hope you enjoy this one when it releases, too! :)

  • Jason O'neal
    2019-05-04 17:47

    Wow did this book series get any better. Book four makes the other three books seem tame. Commander Hart is a bad a!! Is all there is to say. Not wanting to be a leader at all she is just a natural at it. She keeps exceeding your expectations of her. I found myself with tears of joy cheering for the militia being led by Cassidy Hart. This book end with a shocking boom. Hurry with book 5.

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    2019-05-13 19:13

    First, let me be clear: While I won't be posting any spoilers of this book, in discussing it I may end up sharing some things that went on during the first three books. (I mean, by the fourth book, how could you write a review without spoiling something from the first three, right?) So, if you don't want to know any of this, go, read the first three, then come back. You're back? Great. The fourth installment of this series certainly does not disappoint in a fast-paced, exciting read. We pick right back up where we've left off with Cassidy and her militia, down one commander/boyfriend. Obviously, this leaves a lot of questions to be answered, none of which I'll go into, because well, you'll just have to read it! What I liked: Cassidy! She is great. And so, so believable! Sometimes her inner dialogue would irritate me, but then I realized something: I would be thinking the same stuff if I was suddenly thrust into the apocalypse and a militia! So yeah, some of her thoughts may seem strange, but the whole situation is strange. So I got over it. There are some awesome supporting characters too. Especially Manny, he makes for some great lighter moments that offset the somber tone of the book very well.The plot/action and pacing was great. Seriously, this was one of those books that I never really looked at the screen to see how far along I was! That is so rare for me (just because I like to know!) that I find it worth mentioning- this book really, really held my interest and drew me in. Really, I am super curious about the Omega plotline in general, I love how the author answered some questions, left some unanswered, and created even more questions for the next book, which for me is kind of the perfect combination. Plus, there was a kind of insane cliffhanger. And while some people may not like them, I enjoy cliffhangers to an extent. This one was perfect for me. It wrapped up some things, and then threw in some completely new and intense stuff, leaving me wanting the next book now.What I didn't: I still, for some reason, have no feelings toward Chris. Like, I wanted to like him more so I could care that he was MIA, but I just couldn't muster it. I cared about Cassidy being upset though, so it held my interest on that front. I don't know what it is about him, but he just irks me sometimes! And, I don't like how Cassidy often defers to him in general. I get that he may know more about fighting and such, but he doesn't know more than her about everything. Stand up for yourself, girl. And the only other issue I had was with something that happened at the end, it seemed a bit unrealistic to me, but it was only a slight annoyance. I just wonder how it will play out in the next book. Bottom Line: Amazing book. If not for my few qualms, it would be perfect! And seriously, for an author to keep up the intensity for four straight books is really, really amazing. I keep waiting for things to kind of fizzle out, but nope. If anything, this book is even more intense and captivating than its predecessor.

  • Michelle
    2019-04-30 20:48

    Amazing!! That's the only word I can use to describe this series. Every time I think Summer can't get any better I am totally blown away. I was fortunate enough to get an ARC to give an honest review before the release. To say this series is one of my absolute favorites would be an complete understatement. How Summer can end one book with me completely spell bound and pick up with the next and never feel like I left the one before is quite amazing!! The story line continues as smoothly as though it were all one book. And that "book" I am totally in love with.This installment picks up with Cassidy secretly leading a rescue mission to retrieve Chris from the OMEGA forces where he is being held as a POW. What I love most about Cassidy is how humble she is even though she is a kick butt heroine. I love she's not some weak little girl, scared like in some books that we read. Strong girl characters make a wonderful book. And Chris is everything a soldier, gentleman, and all around good guy should be. And the fact that he has rescued her before and she returns the favor in this book shows that she is as strong a person and soldier as you could ask for. And what really makes this a wonderful read is that he loves her. He truly loves her not the sappy stuff you read in romance books but the real life love that is so awesome to see. He's her protector and she is his. The romance is so sweet. I just love it!And you couldn't ask for better secondary characters. They aren't the fictitious characters that just blend into the background of the book doing everything that you expect. These characters are strong and like Manny and Uriah, love Cassidy like a little sister or a daughter. They would fight with her to the end. Then there's Vera, who doesn't really care for Cassidy but later changes her attitude but no matter what she feels or thinks she is always a good soldier and follows Cassidy's orders.I wish Summer could write a little faster because every time I finish one I'm already dying for the next one. I know she's written 4 in the past year but COME ON I need the next one!! :) Like I've said before God has blessed Summer with the awesome ability to write and put the reader into the story.

  • Kristen L
    2019-05-14 17:52

    This book is....laughable. It takes a lot to make me stop reading a book, which I why I am trudging through this series, but I am almost at my breaking point. The fight with Omega continues and yet, the characters remain the same. Chris, Cassidy and the gang have not evolved or changed at all. The author attempts to make us believe that Cassidy has grown since the EMP hit by throwing army jargon and tactics at us, but it all just seems so contrived. Her reactions and gesturing are still weirdy off and there are so many false leads, red herrings and fake foreshadowing that I want to scream.Finally, the laughable part...Cassidy is now a commander? I mean, I get that this is an end-of-the-world, apocalype book, but it's just not believable. The strength and depth that characters like Katniss Everdeen, Tris and Aelin Galathynus have is missing from Cassidy in a big way. I mean, shes 19, surrounded by a surprising amount of military men and women and yet she is somehow calling the shots when Chris is captured? And her speech during the Northwest Alliance meeting? Completely cringeworthy. I almost had to look away for fear that my second-hand embarassment would kill me. And then, to top it all off, she is elected interim Senator??? The room is described as having hundreds, if not thousands of people present and a non-military, non-political, teenager is elected Senator? I just don't get it....As a side note, the explanations as to where the clean rooms, clothes, new weapons and electronics is completely lacking and thus far, makes absolutely no sense. The only reason I gave this book a 3 is because the background storyline is interesting enough to keep me reading....or maybe I'm just waiting for the next Throne of Glass book to come out and this is filling my boring train rides...either way...

  • Andrew Carlson
    2019-04-30 23:03

    The fourth book in the Collapse series was a good finish (?) to the saga of Cassidy and Chris. The story moved at a good pace from the start and held my attention throughout. (I finished it in one day.) The characters were well-delevloped from the previous books, so words were spent just on the plot.I enjoyed the book and the conclusion (?) of the series. The story was alive. If I have one criticism, it's that I wanted more emotion from Cassidy. I wanted more highs and more lows. (spoiler) When she sees the two children in the city, for example, I expected more grief or despair from her. I think Cassidy has that it her. She was a bit too robotic. I guess that's the result of the continued conflict.If you've read the first three, definitely read the fourth. If you haven't read any, start with the first and go all the way through to the end. You will not be disappointed.

  • Donna
    2019-05-08 19:51

    I am assuming that anyone who has come this far has read the first three. I loved this book. Cassie, who was a real wimp although she thought she was so tough, in the first book, has now become a real leader of men...and women. I just love her now. I am not a fan of wimpy women. And even less of wimpy men. Sorry, I love strong people and those who start out with doubt and develop themselves into mentally and physically strong people are admirable, in my book. Cassidy and her love Chris Young are both strong now and although Chris has rescued Cassie numerous times, now it is her turn to rescue him. I won't tell more but this author has grown too, and her writing moves the story along and keeps you reading until the end. Now we have to wait for the next book in the series, number 5. Please hurry, Summer Lane. I want more.

  • Sophieisabella Dickson
    2019-05-11 18:03

    This book was wonderful. We're back to what made Book #1 great- serious characterization.I've loved watching these characters grow since State of Emergency, although there are very few I feel a real emotional connection to. Oddly, that's not bothering me much. There's enough action and other things going on, and these are super quick reads, that I don't really have time to make emotional connections anyway.These books are still too short, though I guess that's not a bad criticism! I want more! Super excited for Book #5, not so excited to wait for it!

  • Allie Rashkow
    2019-05-05 15:45

    Yes this one took me a bit longer to get through. Not because it wasn't good. It was better than good! I just know I'm getting close to the end of the installments that are out already and after having five books at the tips of my fingers immediately, I'm a tad bit spoiled. But yet again, Ms. Summer Lane delivered! State of Pursuit is just as fast paced and enthralling as the previous three. The shoe is on the other foot in this one boys and girls!

  • Ellisa Barr
    2019-04-27 19:46

    State of Pursuit, is a worthy sequel in the Collapse series. It's a post-apocalyptic, military adventure novel, with just the right amount of romance between main characters Cassidy and Chris. The author has a real knack for writing dialogue as well as action scenes, and I'd say her newest book is her most polished yet.

  • Patti
    2019-05-16 23:13

    WOW! I absolutely love it, I don't want to give anything away because Collapse Series is a must read. Summer Lane has created this post apocalyptic world that is so close to feeling like it could really happen with today's state.

  • Dawn Taylor
    2019-05-03 20:09

    Collapse is the Woolworths yearChris and Cassidy continue their journey in an effort to save the United States from the invading Omega troops. Well written and inspiring. Continue the journey you won't regret it.

  • Jessica
    2019-04-27 22:04

    I got the book early through some Amazon magic! I've finished it already. This one was better than the previous two for sure. It moved faster and leaves a few things unanswered... making me hungry for book 5! Not sure when the next book will come out.

  • Abigail Ziegler
    2019-04-22 20:07

    Great, now I just have to wait for book #5

  • Julie
    2019-05-05 23:56

    A great post collapse read. I think this is #4 in the series, it feels pretty gloomy right now, I sure hope they start winning soon!

  • Sandy Benton
    2019-05-12 20:44

    Another winnerAnother great chapter in the story of Chris and Cassidy. Gives the reader hope for our future if we are united.

  • Anthea
    2019-05-06 19:11

    brilliant storytelling which holds you rivetted until the end. thanks, Summer, for adding the little bit more romance to the story. Please, more next time...

  • Maranda Johnson
    2019-05-09 16:13

    Wow! Read two of these books in one day!!! Where is the next one!!!???

  • Ashley Breanna
    2019-05-05 16:52

    I think this series just needs to end. It really feels like it is just dragging on & on & on... And the writing - I could handle it the first few books, but now it just seems immature. I think I am putting this 10-book (!) series to bed. It's really perturbing when an author keeps a series going for way too long, maybe just to make a few bucks on separate books, instead of combining them.

  • Dave T
    2019-05-12 21:57

    Another great story. This has been another action and suspense filled novel in the series. I am really enjoying them but wish they could have been combined into maybe five books.

  • Kelly Loughner
    2019-05-06 16:53

    Author Summer Lane is definitely progressing with her writing style as the Collapse series continues. She is growing in parallel with her lead character Cassidy Hart. The feel of the novels have moved from a more simplistic, rudimentary approach, which matches the main character, to a more in-depth and serious look at the surrounding environment in the novel. The growth is a significant improvement to the substance. SPOILER ALERT State of Pursuit was a more serious version of its series predecessors. Long gone is the overly sarcastic (and often irritating) Cassidy, with the language and vocabulary of a teenager, and born is the young woman who is strong and coming into her own. The command she takes of Chris's rescue team seems natural and respected. Lane, however, continuously references that outer-lying characters are familiar with the reputations of both Cassidy and Chris, but fails to tell us what they are familiar with and how. This concept of their growing popularity is supposed to support Cassidy's ability to command and her militiamen's willingness to follow. I felt there needed to be a greater look into how and why their popularity was increasing to buy into the concept that this previously immature 19 year old, smart ass teenage girl is suddenly combat trained and ready with extensive knowledge of the battlefield and special missions, and not silly sarcastic child we met initially.I was hoping this book of the Collapse series would give us a deeper look into the relationship between Cassidy and Chris. So far it has seemed very superficial. Although they have been through life altering events with one another, there has been a lack of exploration of that relationship in the 3rd and 4th installments of the series (the 1st and 2nd books explored a newer younger relationship). This shallow description of their relationship leaves the reader wondering, "why would she ever risk her life to save Chris. The guy can't even say 'I love you'." In the 3rd and 4th books Cassidy and Chris spend very little time together connecting, how is the relationship expected to move forward under such circumstances. It feels empty. Further, the characters have developed and matured over the past 2 books and it seems their relationship is still stuck in sophomore year. With the addition of the knowledge that Chris was previously married, we are even more aware of his age and his obvious maturity in relationships. That is not translating into his relationship with Cassidy and she seems to be growing up in every area but love. I can't feel a serious, deep connection between them despite how many times she says "I love you" and doesn't hear it back. He needs to just say it already. Further, Cassidy's character in her relationship with Chris seems to contradict the place she is going in her life. She is maturing and taking on immense responsibilities with a level-headed adult, yet she still looks to Chris for approval and is weakly (and directly) expressing her love to him that does not feel as if its being reciprocated. Yes, she went on a rescue mission for him like he did for her, but why???? Where are these deeper moments they share that make you think they can't live without one another? Simply saying "I don't know what I would do without you" is insufficient to really feel that love. To buy into this love affair as a serious adult relationship, there needs to be more development of the connection.In the first book of the series, I wasn't sure how the concept of the EMP would develop. However, Lane has done an excellent job of describing this post-apocalyptic U.S. and how matters could play out. The idea of an EMP by a group rejected by their countries and all sharing a common bond of being wronged by the U.S., is not an idea so far fetched. I do think, however, Lane drops leads and never follows through. In earlier books of the series, it was hinted that maybe the EMP was not set by Omega, than who? That concept was never followed through. It seemed like a weak, under-developed red-herring. We are at the completion of the 4th book of the series and it seems we know very little about Omega and their motives or plans. Its a little disappointing to be this far and have no knowledge of "why". I suppose this could be perceived as a cliff-hanger, but holding out on the truth for so long is causing me to lose my interest instead of pique it.I do appreciate how the books in this series have grown and how the author's writing style has grown along with them. The idea of an EMP by a collection of the U.S.'s enemies is an original concept that allows the series to stand out. I would personally like to see a deeper description of Omega and Cassidy's relationship in the 5th book.

  • Holly
    2019-05-14 23:13

    First posted at Words Fueled by Love on 11/17/14.You might not want to read this review if you're new to this series. Go back and check out my review of book one, State of Emergency (4.5 stars!). I'd hate to give anything away too soon.Book four picks up with our main character, Cassidy, back at the National Guard headquarters just after their attempt to fight back Omega from the Central Valley. Lives were lost, some close to her, and Chris is MIA. She fears for him. She questions her own decisions and blames herself. She's definitely at a low point. She has grown and matured so much in the year since the EMP hit and has become a well respected leader, and now a Lieutenant.She along with 29 other militiamen and women agree to go against the National Guard Colonel's orders and set out on a rescue mission to find Chris. In order to do that though, they have to go into the heart of Omega's forces. They all realize it's quite possibly a suicide mission, but their loyalty and love for Chris as their Commander and what he was fighting for has them determined to carry out their mission, no matter the consequences.There are a few surprising twists in this installment of the story, and as expected a cliffhanger at the end.This story is just as gripping as the first three books. It even brought tears to my eyes - which happened at some point in nearly all of the books in this series. I believe if you put all of these books together into one giant novel, I would still breeze through it and devour it as quickly as possible. They are just THAT good. The story is that engaging and I really feel like I'm in the battle with the characters while I'm reading. It's wonderfully written!!This series is categorized as New Adult/Young Adult romantic adventure. For those who are familiar with the "typical NA" books, let me just say that this story, as far as mature content and language, is very tame....nonexistent really. To that end, the characters are older (Chris being 28 and Cassidy 20) so perhaps that's why the story could be considered NA. As for romance....there is a romantic theme, however it's not very detailed in nature. So for those wanting a full on romance, that's not what this series is about nor would it have the graphic content to satisfy some who enjoy that aspect of romance fiction. There have been zero sexual situations up to this point, unless you consider some kisses or cuddling to be sexual in nature, so if you prefer stories that are mild in that regard, you are safe to read this. I wholeheartedly agree with the adventure part. Every turn these characters go on there is more adventure - dangerous and life threatening adventure. You'll be cheering them on and hoping for them to pull through and you will feel a sense of camaraderie with the Freedom Fighters and other militias like them.This has quickly become a favorite series of mine for 2014. Cassidy Hart is a heroine to look up to. She is strong and courageous and smart. She's got it all!If you haven't yet, be sure to check out this series!Favorite Quotes:They have had no mercy on us, so we cannot afford to have any on them. It's fight or die these days.Cassidy Hart, the smart mouthed girl from L.A., died somewhere on the battlefield. At some point, she was replaced by a battle hardened ex-slave laborer and the Lieutenant of a sniper platoon.Sorry, Chris. I love you too much to leave you in the hands of my enemies. Even if it means breaking my promise? Yes. Even then."Ordering people around doesn't define a leader. Doing the right thing at the hardest time does."I realize that this is the reason I fell in love with him. Not because of his good looks. Not because of his fighting capabilities. Not because of his leadership skills. But because he is a good man. A man of integrity and honor and respect."You need to see this," Dread seizes me. Those five words never hold a positive meaning. Never.Final Rating - 4 starsMy reviews of this series, in order:Book One: State of Emergency (4.5 stars!)Book Two: State of Chaos (4 stars!)Book Three: State of Rebellion (4 stars!)

  • S.T. Williams
    2019-05-17 21:58

    State of Pursuit picks up right where State of Rebellion left off and we spend most of the novel watching Cassie take charge of a rescue mission for Chris. Summer Lane has done a fantastic job with Cassie's character progressions and she is now believable as a young militia leader and watching her make smart decisions and difficult choices with skill logic and experience on her side is an extremely different vision than the first novel where she makes careless mistakes and is reliant on Chris to save the day. That being said and without giving any spoilers away this addition to the Collapse series does 2 things that don't sit well with me and both of them come near the end. First is allowing Vera to raise doubt about Chris' morality and character substance. And second although previous novels and the beginning of this novel do a good job of eluding to Chris and Cassidy's notoriety and reputation I think that the big scene at the end that elevates her status and results in a slow clap is a little bit of over kill...jumping the shark a bit if you will....regardless of logic, sniper skills, and a loud smart ass mouth the girl is still 20 years old with no professional background to speak of...the giant unanimous decision made right before the cliffhanger seems highly unrealistic...never the less this book like all the others was more than enjoyable and I had no desire to put it down from the moment I picked it up therefore I will continue on Book 5 here I come.

  • Bree
    2019-04-30 19:53

    Once again, not even a chapter in and the Author went into explaining the first book and what happened. I've given up hope that the last two books won't do this. It's a good series and a good story, I will say that much, but the repetitiveness and filler paragraphs are just really irritating. As soon as I see "My name is Cassidy and last year an EMP hit the US, blah blah blah", I immediately skip to the next chapter because that's how much space it takes up. I don't even read that part anymore, because I know what happened! "But, what if other people don't know that?" Why are they starting with the 4th book? Lol. I think it'd have been a lot better if the Author had stated from the beginning, which book number each one is and explain that the reader start from the beginning instead of taking up 4-5 pages telling the reader the same thing over and over again.

  • Bonny
    2019-04-23 23:55

    Good but starting to feel too.........Ok so I know I've whistled past the fact that this is all happening to a 20-year-old. We forgive how quickly people heal from pretty bad injuries . There are just some things towards the end of the book , are a little harder to go with. The action is great. I'm really thinking that I'd like her story better if she's was not with him . Let's see what the next book has in store .

  • Rob Lammert
    2019-05-06 00:05

    I can't get enough of this series. the way that I am going, I am going to run out of books soon. 4 books in 4 days! the story lines are fantastic and keep you on the edge of your seat. Onto #5

  • Monique
    2019-05-18 00:04

    Not bad. Some details seem to have been skipped or I passed over them, but I'll make sure I keep an eye out for #5

  • Celeste
    2019-05-19 23:04

    Just keeps getting better! Ok, must read book five now. Sorry no time to stop.

  • Jeannie
    2019-04-20 21:43

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  • Heidi M. Collins
    2019-04-28 22:13

    I'm in love with this seriesAn excellent read for YA apocalyptic series fanatics. I just plow through each book like a bulldozer. I can't put them down.