Resist (Breathe #2) by Sarah Crossan
The sequel—and conclusion—to Sarah Crossan's Breathe. Three teen outlaws must survive on their own in a world without air, exiled outside the glass dome that protects what's left of human civilization. Gripping action, provocative ideas, and shocking revelations in a dystopian novel that fans of Patrick Ness and Veronica Roth will devour.
Bea, Alina, and Quinn are on the run. They started a rebellion and were thrown out of the pod, the only place where there's enough oxygen to breathe. Bea has lost her family. Alina has lost her home. And Quinn has lost his privileged life. Can they survive in the perilous Outlands? Can they finish the revolution they began? Especially when a young operative from the pod's Special Forces is sent after them. Their only chance is to stand together, even when terrible circumstances force them apart. When the future of human society is in danger, these four teens must decide where their allegiances lie. Sarah Crossan has created a dangerous, and shattered society in this wrenching, thought-provoking, and unforgettable post-apocalyptic novel.
Publishes in US: October 8th 2013 by Greenwillow Books
Genre: YA dystopia
Source: Harperteen via edelweiss
Series? Yes. 2nd in Breathe
My review of #1 Breathe here
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I remember really loving Breathe, and connecting with the characters, but unfortunately Resist didn't warrant quite as much love from me. I think my biggest issue is I was thrown back into this world and into these characters heads without any sort of review or refresher, so I felt disconnected for a bit, and I couldn't remember plot details. I guess I should have reread and then I know this probably would have been a 5 star, but I didn't have time.
Once I got back into the characters heads for a bit and just forgot what I'd forgotten, I got swept up in their troubles, trials, loves, friends and into this frightening world where taking your next breath is not guaranteed. Bea was my favorite, like last time, she is so kind hearted but strong at the same time. She strives to see and believe the best of other people.
There were many challenges thrown at the characters, and obstacles to overcome so there was always something going on and it def kept my attention.
The ending didn't feel quite complete enough for me, but I can't put my finger on why because everything was tied up as can be expected. Maybe it was a certain death? Can't be sure, but while I was caught up in this world, it was not the sequel that I was yearning for.